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Hitting the Jackpot

By Tim Harty

Tyren Castonguay knows what Andrew Bench did at the Warrior Classic two-and-a-half weeks ago and was disappointed he didn’t have a say in it. The Grand Junction High School junior hoped to meet Central’s Bench in the finals of the ...

Sports Briefs, Jan. 5, 2016

By Staff

Girls Basketball Bryant helps Central rally past Rife Central High School’s Chloe Marston hit the go-ahead bucket with 21 seconds remaining Wednesday to lead the Warriors to a 36-34 victory over Rifle. Cassidy Bryant, who led ...


Defensive Warriors

By Matt Meyer

For most of the first half Tuesday night, it was apparent Central High School and Steamboat Springs were playing their first girls basketball game in more than two weeks. Neither offense was in sync early, particularly the Warriors, but ...

Young players flock to Premier tryouts

By Matt Meyer

Colorado Premier, a Denver-area club basketball team, conducted its first tryout for middle school-aged girls players on the Western Slope on Monday at Fruita Monument High School. Colorado Premier merged with the Supreme Court and Wildcat ...


Continuity key to Indians’ success

By Jon Mitchell

There aren’t too many girls basketball programs that have had the kind of run of success that the Montrose High School girls teams have had. The Indians, off to a 5-1 start, are well on their way to posting another winning record. That ...


Team defense leads Junction past Evergreen

By Jon Mitchell

Robi Powers’ big first quarter Saturday got the offense of Grand Junction High School’s boys basketball team going against Evergreen. The Tigers’ defensive intensity took it the rest of the way. Powers scored 13 of his ...


No. 2 sports story of 2015: 4-peat for Paonia’s Reed tops great year for area wrestlers

By Dale Shrull

When the clock hit zero, Paonia’s Jesse Reed jumped to his feet and threw up his arms with four fingers raised on each hand. After his 4-1 victory in the Class 2A 126-pound championship match in February, Reed become the 18th wrestler ...


No. 5 sports story of 2015: Paonia football team unable to complete state title 3-peat

By Matt Meyer

The Paonia High School football team was chasing history this season. The Eagles nearly became the 20th team to win three consecutive Colorado state football titles, but ultimately fell short. Paonia led Buena Vista 20-7 at halftime, but a ...


No. 6 sports story of 2015: Todd Casebier continues coaching success at Fruita

By Matt Meyer

After a decade of sustained success at Montrose High School, football coach Todd Casebier left for a job coaching a Fruita Monument team that won one game in 2014. Despite losing standout senior quarterback Sam Schroeder to a season-ending ...

No. 9 sports story of 2015: Paonia girls track team wins third straight state crown

By Jon Mitchell

Paonia High School’s girls track and field team accomplished a difficult feat on May 16 in Lakewood, winning a third consecutive team championship, thanks in part to four event titles at the Class 2A state championships at Jefferson ...

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