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Happy to play at home

By Matt Meyer

The Grand Junction High School boys basketball team is right where it expected to be. The Tigers received a No. 4 seed Sunday when the Colorado High School Activities Association released the playoff brackets for the Class 5A and 4A ...


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Palisade’s Randen Espinoza finishes second once again in Class 4A

By Staff

DENVER — Palisade High School’s Randen Espinoza didn’t get the ultimate satisfaction he sought in two trips to the state wrestling finals. But in what he calls “a sport of winners and losers,” at least he went as ...


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Trio carries Montrose to district title

By Matt Meyer

Early in the season, it was rare for more than one player in any particular game to make a significant offensive impact for the Montrose High School boys basketball team. Down the stretch, the Indians got contributions from multiple players ...


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‘Dogs get defensive

By Matt Meyer

The Palisade High School girls basketball team, for the third game in a row, didn’t have the consistency on offense it was looking for. However, also for the third straight day, the Bulldogs’ defense did more than enough to secure ...


Wildcat boys top rival Warriors in overtime thriller

By Matt Meyer

Back and forth they went. Big shot after big shot. Everything was falling for the Fruita Monument and Central boys basketball teams on Friday night, but the Wildcats threw the final punch in an 82-77 overtime victory. Javen Gumber led all ...


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Tough defense lifts Bulldogs past Rifle

By Matt Meyer

The Palisade High School girls basketball team held Rifle scoreless Friday in the first quarter and allowed only two points in the second quarter. Although the No. 6 Bears (13-9) clawed back in the third quarter, the No. 2 Bulldogs ...


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Farris Billy’s day on the mat

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — First-year wrestlers aren’t supposed to show up at state and win matches. Palisade High School’s Farris Billy didn’t get the memo. The sophomore advanced to the 182-pound quarterfinals with a 6-4 decision ...


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Fruita’s Seely hoping to remedy last year’s mistake with title

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — Jacob Seely is tired of talking about it. The questions, the conversation, the memory — it bums out the Fruita Monument High School senior. And it irritates him. It’s the worst memory of his wrestling life. Over ...


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Meeker’s Pontine deals with pain, advances to quarters in 2A

By Tim Harty

DENVER — If Devon Pontine had listened to his doctors, he wouldn’t be wrestling today in the second round of the Class 2A Colorado state wrestling championships. But the doctors only recommended that the Meeker High School junior ...


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Pirates’ tradition

By Dale Shrull

DENVER — Chayden Harris came in confident and made quick work of his first-round opponent. The Olathe High School junior said his second trip to state is a big difference from last year. “This is totally different, I felt a lot ...


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