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Wildcats’ comeback falls short after three turnovers

By Matt Meyer

Three first-half turnovers put the Fruita Monument High School football team in a hole Saturday afternoon in a Class 4A playoff game against Chatfield. But as they had all season, the Wildcats fought through their mistakes. No. 10 Fruita ...

Panthers come up short against Kent Denver

By Staff

ENGLEWOOD — In a game of evenly matched teams, a handful of plays can define the outcome. Delta High School’s football team, in search of its first state championship game appearance in 55 years, fell just a couple plays short in a ...

Cowboys rally to top Bennett, play for title

By Staff

Meeker High School’s football team struggled at times with a big, physical Bennett team, but the Cowboys found a way to put together a 34-24 win on Saturday. The win puts Meeker into the Class 1A state championship game. Meeker (12-0), ...

‘Dogs upset by Mead in quarterfinal

By Brian Miller

LONGMONT — The quarterfinal struggles that have plagued Palisade High School’s football team were so close to being demolished in spectacular fashion Saturday afternoon. Playing an upstart in 11th-seeded Mead on its home field in ...

Paonia football in the semifinals, again

By Matt Meyer

Because the opponent of the Paonia High School football team faced 1A Western Slope Conference foes in the first two rounds of the playoffs, there’s a decent amount that Eagles coach Brent McRae has gleaned from the game film. The No. 2 ...

Meeker eyes Bennett in semifinals

By Dale Shrull

Meeker is a big, physical football team. Just like always. But this year’s Meeker squad is as balanced as any in the Class 1A ranks. Meeker (11-0), the No. 1 seed, comes into today’s semifinal game averaging 202 yards rushing and ...


‘Cats play well down the stretch

By Dale Shrull

Even after opening the season with two losses and going 1-3, the playoffs were always the goal for Fruita Monument. Head coach Todd Casebier had a hunch the team would come around. Like all good football teams, the Wildcats knew they had to ...


More carries for Brown sparks Delta’s offense

By Dale Shrull

DELTA —  It was an ugly, demoralizing loss for the Delta Panthers. The defending Class 2A Champions came to town and drilled the Panthers in convincing fashion. Delta coach Ben Johnson needed to find a solution or the ...

Colorado Premier selects Hayden for boys program

By Matt Meyer

The footprint of the Colorado Premier basketball club continues to grow on the Western Slope. The club announced the hiring of Central boys basketball coach Ryan Hayden as the Colorado Premier Western Slope boys program director and will ...


Palisade looking to break quarterfinal curse

By Dale Shrull

Quarterfinals is a dirty word for the Palisade Bulldogs. For the past three years, the Bulldogs have lost in the quarterfinals in the Class 3A playoffs. Come Saturday, Palisade 
(10-1), the third seed, will look to bust through that ...

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