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Grand Junction’s Rider, Melchor make college choices official

By Matt Meyer

Grand Junction wrestler Isaac Rider watched as James Martinez went from a good wrestler at Rifle High School to an NCAA Division II national champion at Colorado Mesa University. Rider wants to follow a similar path, and Wednesday he signed a ...


Wildcats cruise past Montrose

By Matt Meyer

As rain fell Wednesday, the Fruita Monument High School boys lacrosse team relied on its sturdy defense. Both offenses slipped around Canyon View Park, but the Wildcats’ defense allowed only one goal for the fourth time this season in a ...


Fleming helps ‘Cats get past rival Tigers

By Dale Shrull

Sarah Fleming was cruising toward a two-set victory Tuesday with a 4-1 lead in the second set when the match got tight. Playing at No. 1 singles, Grand Junction junior Carolena Campos fought back and won the next two games to cut the lead to ...

Position changes help Indians top Central in soccer match

By Staff

Sometimes swapping the positions of two players is all it takes to break a game open. Thursday, the Montrose High School girls soccer team moved striker Stephanie Rowan into the midfield and slotted Megan Parker at the top of the ...


Alexander resigns

By Matt Meyer

Grand Junction High School baseball coach Donnie Alexander resigned Tuesday, ending a three-season tenure with the Tigers. Grand Junction assistant coach Jeff McLaughlin will serve as interim head coach for the Tigers’ final four games ...


Winning the battle

By Dale Shrull

It was a battle between a pair of battlers on the mound. In the end, Kyle Freeburg and Montrose got the best of Grand Junction with an 8-2 Southwestern League win on Monday at Canyon View Park. Montrose (10-4, 3-3 SWL) took a 4-2 lead into ...


Pitching in

By Matt Meyer

If John Taber pitches like he did Saturday, the Palisade High School baseball team will have a solid second option when the Class 4A postseason begins. The sophomore allowed one hit in six innings in the first game of a doubleheader against ...

Fruita hits three HRs to cruise past Durango

By Staff

Cuba Bess’ first-inning grand slam Saturday got the Fruita Monument High School baseball team warmed up in its 14-6 rout of Durango. The Wildcats (17-0, 8-0 Southwestern League) scored in every inning except the fifth and got a pair of ...

Palisade’s Combs will walk on to Northern Colorado FB team

By Matt Meyer

Two years ago, Marques Combs was being courted by colleges for fútbol rather than football. But after spending his junior and senior seasons playing for the Palisade High School football team, Combs caught the eye of college ...


Fruita boys lacrosse team falls to No. 3-ranked Aspen

By Staff

The Fruita Monument boys lacrosse team hung tough Friday with Aspen — a team ranked
No. 3 in Class 4A in the latest CHSAANow.com poll — before falling to the Skiers 20-8 in a Mountain League game at Canyon View Park. The ...

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