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Tigers pass the test

By Allen Gemaehlich

Smoky Hill tried to put pressure on Grand Junction High School quarterback Mike Poland, but it didn’t work. The senior threw for 245 yards and five touchdowns Friday night to lead the Tigers to a 45-26 victory over Smoky Hill at Stocker ...

Penalties hurt ‘Dogs in loss

By Matt Meyer

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Quarterback Dante Sparaco called it luck. Glenwood Springs High School football coach Rocky Whitworth said the Demons were “fortunate.” In what essentially summed up Friday night for Palisade, Sparaco used ...

Defense carries Rifle past Panthers

By Dale Shrull

DELTA — Rifle’s defense knew it had to be physical. Playing a big, physical Delta High School football team, the Bears set the tone from the start and cruised to a 36-19 win over the Panthers in a Class 3A Western Slope Conference ...

Week off helps Hotchkiss prepare for rival

By Staff

HOTCHKISS — The Hotchkiss Bulldogs showed they’ve still got some bite, especially when they get an extra week to prepare and they’re facing an old rival. Hotchkiss snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Cedaredge ...


A pitcher’s kind of day

By Staff

Fruita Monument got two solid pitching outings, including a one-hitter by Taylor Laing, as it swept Durango 6-1, 10-0 in a Southwestern League softball doubleheader Friday. Lauren Reed pitched all seven innings, scattering five hits and three ...

GJ guard Brandon commits to Ft. Lewis

By Matt Meyer

Sydni Brandon, a standout guard for the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team and the reigning Southwestern League Player of the Year, on Friday verbally committed to play at Fort Lewis College starting next school year. Brandon ...


Palisade gets first soccer win of season

By Matt Meyer

Palisade High School boys soccer coach Austin Wallace can finally shave off the inch-long red and gray beard he’s been sporting since the season started. Wallace told his wife he was putting down the razor until the Bulldogs won. ...

Fruita earns hard-fought win over GJ

By Dale Shrull

Matt Harris found himself in a real battle, maybe even a little unexpected. The Fruita Monument senior dropped the first set and was down 5-4 in the second to a scrappy Brian List of Grand Junction. Harris then won the next eight games of ...

Glenwood QB generating college interest from big schools

By Matt Meyer

One of these things is not like the others: Florida State, Notre Dame, University of Texas, Glenwood Springs High School. All of those NCAA Division I schools have a larger student population than the roughly 9,700 people who live in Glenwood ...

How the West 
was won?

By Staff

Friday night has a pair of huge Class 3A Western Slope Conference games. It’s only the second week of conference play, but all four WSC playoff teams from last season will be matched up in two big games with Rifle (4-0, 1-0 WSC) ...

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