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Palisade’s Christa Brown voted top player in WSL

By Staff

The Palisade High School girls basketball team placed five players on the Class 4A All-Western Slope League team. Leading the way was Christa Brown, who was selected the player of the year. The sophomore averaged nearly 10 points and six ...

Paonia girls seeded fifth in Class 2A

By Staff

The Class 2A girls state basketball tournament seeding was announced Sunday, and Paonia (19-4) was given a No. 5 seed and Cedaredge (21-2) will be the sixth seed. The two Western Slope League rivals earned spots in the final eight with ...


Patient Paonia

By Dale Shrull

Paonia coach Scott Rienks knew he had to change. The Eagles had just lost two conference games and were not playing that well after the holiday break when the veteran coach decided to change his philosophy. After their 56-38 win over Soroco ...

Defense lifts Plateau Valley to region title

By Staff

Never allowing more than six points in a quarter, the Plateau Valley High School girls basketball team thumped Gilpin County 36-15 in the Class 1A Region 1 Pool 1 championship game Saturday at Glenwood Springs High School. The Cowboys now ...


Scoring runs in second, third quarters lift Ignacio past Paonia

By Dale Shrull

The Ignacio boys basketball team is big, fast and skilled. The Bobcats turned the Central High School gym into its own little playground Saturday, beating Paonia 54-29 in the Class 2A Region 3 Pool 1 title game. The Bobcats are now off to ...

Defense fuels Cedaredge girls’ rout in 2A regional

By Matt Meyer

Steal. Strip. Block. Steal. Steal. That’s how the Cedaredge High School girls basketball team opened the second half Saturday. The Bruins watched a 16-point lead erode to only seven points at halftime, but the Bruins opened the third ...


Lopez lifts Meeker into state tourney

By Dale Shrull

Raul Lopez is the igniter for the Meeker High School boys basketball team. When the Cowboys saw their momentum sucked away Saturday by Mancos in the fourth quarter, it was Lopez who took over. Meeker (22-1) never trailed, and aside from a ...

Six-run third inning lifts GJ to Fanning win

By Matt Meyer

Bouncing back from a couple of errors and some nerves early, the Grand Junction High School baseball team closed out the Bill Fanning Memorial Classic with an 11-3 win Saturday over Centaurus at Suplizio Field. The Tigers (2-0) were scoreless ...

Centauri rallies from 20-point deficit to beat Olathe girls

By Tim Harty

Olathe’s man-to-man defense was harassing, hawking and relentless. It’s the way the Pirates like to play defense, the way they played throughout the season. And it staked them to a 20-point lead through a quarter-and-a-half ...


Harmon’s relief effort key in Fruita’s win

By Matt Meyer

After four innings Friday, Devon Canup was nearing the pitch limit that Fruita Monument baseball coach Ray McLennan set for him. In a perfect world, or later in the season, McLennan would have left Canup in for one more inning against ...

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