High Schools

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A long time coming

By Matt Meyer

The last time the Fruita Monument High School football team started a season 2-0, some of the current students hadn’t been born. In 2000, led by dual-threat quarterback Ryan Jobe, the Wildcats beat Thornton 42-8 to improve to 2-0 after ...

GJ’s Trevor Olkowski wins title at Cortez Invite

By Staff

Grand Junction High School’s Trevor Olkowski shot a 3-under-par 69 to win the Montezuma-Cortez Invitational on Tuesday at Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez. Fruita Monument’s Troy Dangler was the runner-up, two strokes off the ...


Clutch in the circle

By Tim Harty

Rivalry game. One-run lead. Two outs. Runners on first and second. Full count on a good senior hitter. Melissa Gellermann appreciated the moment. Relished it even. No nerves. She knew what she wanted to do, then threw the pitch that ended the ...


Late loss

By Tim Harty

Big plays and momentum swings ruled the second half of a football game that was 22-6 at the half, then turned into a wild, back-and-forth shootout between Central High School and Vista Peak. Unfortunately for the Warriors, who limited Vista ...

Plateau Valley snaps losing streak

By Staff

Plateau Valley High School’s football team snapped 25-game losing streak Saturday with a 33-26 win over Soroco. Chris Miller ran for two touchdowns and threw a TD pass on a fake punt to lead the Cowboys (1-1), who were winless the ...


Cedaredge’s close call

By Jon Mitchell

OLATHE — All of the rushing yards Cedaredge High School running back Christian Reynolds racked up in the second half Friday night didn’t keep the Olathe Pirates from coming within a few feet of winning. Reynolds amassed all of his ...


Central goes 3-0 at Dave Sanders tourney

By Staff

Melissa Gellermann threw a three-hitter Friday as Central High School defeated Lakewood 6-0, one of three wins for the Warriors at the Dave Sanders Memorial Softball tournament, hosted by Columbine High School. Gellermann didn’t walk a ...

Montrose attacks on defense to beat Lakewood

By Staff

LAKEWOOD — It took one play Friday for the Montrose High School football team to send its message: The Indians traveled to the Front Range to make a statement. Montrose picked off a Lakewood pass on the first play from scrimmage. From ...

Walters accounts for 5 TDs in Paonia’s rout of Ignacio

By Staff

PAONIA — It wasn’t a question of if the Paonia High School football team would win against Ignacio in a nonconference game Friday night at Paonia Town Park. It was only a question of by how much. Reigning Class 1A player of the ...



By Matt Meyer

Half an hour before its game against rival Grand Junction High School, with the stands almost completely filled, Fruita Monument’s players hadn’t taken the field at Stocker Stadium. Five minutes before kickoff, after a moment of ...

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