High Schools

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Wacky finish gives Wildcats SWL crown

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — It wasn’t exactly how the Fruita Monument High School baseball team imagined capturing its second straight Southwestern League championship. A suspended game played in two different cities that lasted nine innings ended ...


Wildcats on the prowl

By Matt Meyer

A down year in the Southwestern League for high school girls soccer didn’t do Fruita Monument any favors when it came time for playoff seeding. Still, the Wildcats won eight of their final 10 games and Fruita coach Alex Garza said his ...

Bulldogs earn home game in 4A soccer playoffs

By Matt Meyer

For the first time since 2010, the Palisade High School girls soccer team will host a playoff game. The Bulldogs (12-3) were seeded No. 11 in the Class 4A playoffs in a 32-team bracket released Sunday and host No. 22 Holy Family (7-5-1) at 7 ...


Now’s the time to peak

By Jon Mitchell

All of the training Palisade High School senior Jay Shuman has had over the past two months has been leading up to these final two weeks of the track and field season. Shuman, a three-time state qualifier for the Class 4A state championships ...


Montrose wins ‘team meet of the year’

By Matt Meyer

A line of Montrose boys swimmers jumped into the pool at El Pomar Natatorium on Saturday with their coach, Silas Almgren, leading the way in street clothes. The Indians capped the Western Slope Swimming and Diving Championships, what Almgren ...

Bulldogs take two from Rifle

By Staff

Freddie Horn hit a walk-off, RBI single Saturday to lift the Palisade High School baseball team to a 6-5 victory in Game 1 of a doubleheader against Rifle at Suplizio Field. The Bulldogs (13-6, 12-2 4A Western Slope League) hammered the Bears ...


Clutch Tigers

By Matt Meyer

The Grand Junction High School baseball team pitched well, played clean defense and manufactured runs when it needed to Friday at Suplizio Field. The Tigers’ 3-1 victory over Montrose was everything Grand Junction coach Justin Little ...

Schroeder lifts Wildcats past Demons

By Matt Meyer

With the bases loaded and no outs in the first inning Friday night, Fruita Monument ace Sam Schroeder found himself in an unfamiliar position. The senior right-hander, however, worked out of the jam and lifted the Wildcats to a 9-2 victory ...

Montrose’s Meek wins two events at SWL championships

By Dale Shrull

With a storm bearing down, winds picking up and lightning fast approaching Friday, Ian Meek was in a hurry to get the Southwestern League 800-meter race done. But Meek is always in a hurry. The Montrose junior was running one stride ahead of ...


Rally ‘Cat

By Jon Mitchell

Fruita Monument High School sophomore Sarah Fleming lost momentum and confidence in the second set of Friday’s No. 1 singles Class 5A Region 6 title match. She was battling Kristen Kirby of Mountain Range and the match jumped into a ...

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