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Youth hurts Fruita in loss to Montrose

By Matt Meyer

Stephanie Rowan had the tall task of guarding Riley Snyder, giving up four inches to the Fruita Monument freshman. Snyder scored nearly half of the Wildcats’ points Friday, but Rowan and the Indians’ perimeter defenders secured a ...


Fruita athletes make college choices official with signatures

By Matt Meyer

Four girls soccer players from Fruita Monument High School signed national letters of intent Wednesday to play soccer in college, and two are going to the same NCAA Division II school. Sarah Benton and Mackenzie King signed to play at ...


Cards’ scorer

By Matt Meyer

The only thing “new school” about Sam Parker is a calf sleeve on his right leg. The senior, who has led Grand Valley to an 11-2 record and is Class 3A’s second-leading scorer, has a jump shot that favors fundamentals more ...


The Zach attack

By Matt Meyer

Zach Labine matched his season high for points in a game during the first half Tuesday night. The junior forward scored 26 points, 17 in the first half, to lead Central High School to a 68-61 victory over Fruita Monument in a Southwestern ...

Pair of Western Slope linemen commit to Mesa

By Matt Meyer

The Colorado Mesa football team snagged verbal commitments from a pair of Western Slope linemen the day before national signing day. Tuesday, Delta defensive tackle Marcus Garcia and Montrose defensive end Matt Maestas each committed to the ...

D.J. Wells’ clutch 3-pointer lifts GJ boys past Montrose

By Staff

Montrose had battled and thwarted every Grand Junction comeback attempt for more than three quarters. But when D.J. Wells calmly took a step back in the right corner, the Tigers’ 6-foot-7 big man flicked a 3-pointer that found nothing ...


Perfect Palisade

By Tim Harty

Ashlyn Brown sat all alone on the left wing with about three minutes left in the third quarter. No thinking needed here. Swish. Three-pointer. About 45 seconds later, Brown was all alone on the left wing again. Swish. Three-pointer. And with ...

Free throws help Montrose girls get past Grand Junction

By Dale Shrull

MONTROSE — Two close games, two good teams, and both teams are now tied atop the Southwestern League girls basketball standings. Montrose outdueled Grand Junction High School for a 46-44 win Tuesday to move into a tie for the league ...


Eatwell, Snyder dismantle Durango’s pressure in win

By Matt Meyer

Taylor Eatwell has a knack for finding the soft spots in opposing defenses. The Fruita Monument senior found all kinds of holes in Durango’s defense Saturday, leading the Wildcats girls basketball team to a 41-33 victory in a ...


Fruita boys top Durango

By Staff

Dylan Row left with a head injury following the first play of the game, but Javen Gumber and Trey Morrill carried Fruita Monument to a 52-48 victory over Durango in Southwestern League boys basketball Saturday. Gumber and Morrill scored 15 ...

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