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Stage fright

By Staff

LOVELAND — The state basketball tournament poses a different atmosphere than teams face during the regular season. The arenas are bigger. There are seats behind the baskets, offering a different shooting background. The stakes are ...


Yuma’s 3-point shooting hurts Paonia in state tourney loss

By Staff

PUEBLO – There were no surprises for the Paonia High School girls basketball team Thursday morning. The Eagles knew Yuma, their first-round opponent in the Class 2A state basketball tournament, could be potent on ...


4th-quarter funk dooms Meeker boys at state

By Staff

PUEBLO — Poor shooting, especially in the fourth quarter, spelled doom for the Meeker High School boys basketball team Thursday. The Cowboys, trailing by only three points heading into the final quarter, went cold offensively in falling ...


Tigers’ Trujillo, Paonia’s Pipher selected top wrestlers in 5A, 2A

By Staff

Jacob Trujillo went through the Class 5A 160-pound division with methodical ease this season, going undefeated and winning his third straight state championship. He dominated his opponents virtually every time he stepped on the mat and ...


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Hustling turnaround

By Dale Shrull

Paonia needed to do something different, or its dreams of a return to the Class 2A girls basketball state tournament were done. Coach Scott Rienks shifted to a slower tempo to limit the team’s mistakes. But he said the team had to have ...


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Cedaredge’s tall task

By Matt Meyer

The height of the Akron girls basketball team — and Cedaredge’s lack thereof — will come into play when the Bruins travel to Pueblo for the opening round of the Class 2A state playoffs. Cedaredge (21-2) plays Akron (22-2) at ...


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Meeker boys hope speed, philosophy a good mix at Class 2A state tournament

By Dale Shrull

Quick offense and working inside out is a philosophy Meeker High School boys basketball coach Klark Kindler has preached for years. But it still comes down to talent, and this year’s team is something special. After going 22-1 and ...


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Goals coming in bunches for Palisade

By Dale Shrull

The net results for the Palisade High School girls soccer team early have been excellent. Last season, the Bulldogs struggled to find the net at times. Not so much through the first three games of this season. After Palisade’s 6-1 ...


Talented T-birds on tap for Plateau Valley

By Matt Meyer

The Plateau Valley High School girls basketball team will have its hands full with an experienced, balanced Sangre de Cristo squad Thursday in the Class 1A state tournament. The third-seeded Thunderbirds have five players who average at least ...


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The Nelson show

By Tim Harty

Fruita Monument has a girls lacrosse lineup littered with returning starters and other players who received significant playing time a year ago. Among those seven seniors and seven juniors, Wildcats coach Mark Twardowski said he has six to ...


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