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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 ...


Mistakes don’t hurt Junction in wild win

By Matt Meyer

There were several sources of frustration for the Grand Junction High School baseball team Wednesday night. Seven errors, numerous runners left in scoring position and a grand slam by Jax Nourse in the bottom of the fourth inning wiped out by ...


The old college try

By Matt Meyer

Despite injuries, former Hotchkiss High School runner Jennifer Celis has an impressive résumé. In 2015, she was a Division I All-American in the indoor mile for Oklahoma State University, running the fourth-fastest mile in ...

Hot bats carry Central to key SWL win over Tigers

By Jon Mitchell

Tanner Huskey had the best baseball game of high school career Tuesday night. The rest of his Central High School teammates followed suit at the expense of the Grand Junction Tigers. Huskey finished a home run away from hitting for the cycle, ...


Pep talk helps Voytilla earn win as ‘Cats take SWL title

By Dale Shrull

The mental part of tennis can make or break a player. When Tayvia Voytilla started to struggle in the second set Tuesday, her mental armor weakened a little. Leading 1-0 at No. 2 singles after the first set, the Fruita Monument junior saw ...

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