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Grand Junction pulls away in 2nd half to top Fruita

By Dale Shrull

It was a game of spurts and momentum shifts. Every time it looked like one team secured the momentum, the other team would grab it right back. Finally in the second half, Grand Junction scored three quick goals to pull away from Fruita ...


Bringing the heat

By Matt Meyer

PAONIA — Most pitchers in Major League Baseball can throw a fastball 90 mph or faster. NCAA Division I college pitching staffs, especially major programs, have at least three or four pitchers who can throw 90 mph. Even high-level ...

Walk-off HR from Noland spurs sweep of DH by ‘Dogs

By Staff

Max Noland hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday to lift the Palisade baseball team to an 11-10 win over Glenwood Springs in the first of two games at Palisade High School. The Bulldogs (9-5, 8-1) won the ...


Like father, like son

By Matt Meyer

PAONIA — It’s not one of those situations where you can squint and mistake the son for his father. Paonia High School baseball coach Nate Miller and his son, Jaden, do look alike, standing side by side. But on the baseball ...


Wright stuff

By Jon Mitchell

Tia Wright has heard plenty of “what ifs” for the past month. The Grand Junction High School junior is competing on the school’s track and field team for the first time, making the change after playing soccer her freshman ...

Nelson’s six goals lift Wildcats past Summit in girls lacrosse

By Staff

The Fruita Monument girls lacrosse team bounced back from a lopsided loss by topping Summit 12-7 on Friday in a Mountain League match in Frisco. Vanessa Nelson scored six goals to power the Wildcats (4-6, 3-3 ML) past the Tigers (2-7, ...

CHSAA chooses Bookcliff to host 5A boys state golf tournament in the fall

By Jon Mitchell

Having a state golf tournament in Grand Junction isn’t as rare as it used to be. A few extra bids to the Colorado High School Activities Association is changing that. Bookcliff Country Club on Friday was added to the list of ...


Payne’s gain

By Jon Mitchell

Unlike some members of the Grand Junction High School track and field team, Jill Payne looks forward to “puke Mondays.” It’s not because the senior sprinter enjoys the literal interpretation of every Monday, which serves as ...

‘Dogs top Devils to win sixth straight girls soccer game

By Staff

Palisade rolled to its sixth straight win on Thursday with a 3-0 victory on the road over Eagle Valley. The Bulldogs (10-2, 7-2 Western Slope League) took a 1-0 lead at the half on a goal from Maya Hilty. Christina Chatfield and Nicole ...


Making the grade

By Matt Meyer

Elisha Jahnke hasn’t taken a pitch off this season. That’s life playing NCAA Division I college softball in the Southeastern Conference. The Grand Junction High School graduate played one year at Salt Lake Community College before ...

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