High Schools

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Soccer success

By Matt Meyer

Wes Padgett and Lukas Smith, former high school soccer players in the Grand Valley, were selected to the All-Region IX South second team earlier this week as members of the No. 6 Trinidad State Junior College men’s soccer program. The ...


‘Dogged defense

By Dale Shrull

Palisade’s 53-21 loss — annihilation — to Holy Family on Sept. 12 was a humiliating slap in the face for the Bulldogs. Giving up 53 points is not a good sign for a high school football team with postseason goals. It was a ...

CHSAA considering big changes to classifications

By Dale Shrull

Dramatic changes are being considered for Colorado’s high school athletic classifications. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s Classification and League Organization Committee came up with new enrollment proposed ...


Pack of ‘Dogs

By Dale Shrull

Palisade is back in the Class 3A quarterfinals. After a heartbreaking, last-minute loss to The Classical Academy in 2013, the Bulldogs are hoping for a better result this year. Good teams make the playoffs, but real good teams make the ...


A signature day

By Matt Meyer

Jacob Seely has three goals: sign with an NCAA Division I wrestling program, become an NCAA national champion, and wrestle in the Olympics. Wednesday, the Fruita Monument wrestler can check off the first item after he signed his national ...


Defensively sound

By Matt Meyer

Paonia will be doing its best to avoid defensive confusion Saturday. Resurrection Christian, for its part, will be throwing everything it has at the top-ranked Eagles. The No. 4 Cougars run multiple sets on offense, Paonia coach Brent McRae ...


Meeker must find a way to slow down Buena Vista’s QB

By Matt Meyer

Buena Vista quarterback Keegan Wentz is the only player in Class 1A with more than 1,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing. He’s drawn recruiting interest from Colorado State, Adams State, and CSU-Pueblo. Saturday, Meeker will have ...


Mirror images

By Dale Shrull

A pair of traditional Class 3A powers will once again battle for a shot to move on in the playoffs. No. 6 Rifle (10-1) plays at Roosevelt (10-1), the third seed, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, and the similarities between these two teams extend much ...

Palisade faces Pueblo East under the lights Friday in Class 3A playoffs

By Staff

The Class 3A football playoffs are down to the final eight, with three Western Slope Conference teams hoping to advance to the semifinals. No. 12 Palisade (8-3) hosts 
No. 4 Pueblo East (8-3) on Friday at Stocker Stadium. Kickoff is set ...

Palisade rallies past Lutheran

By Brian Miller

CASTLE ROCK — Trailing by 10 points with less than three minutes remaining Saturday, Palisade High School’s football team never went into panic mode. Instead, the Bulldogs made every last second count. Isaac Maestas scored a pair ...

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