I cover prep sports along with the occasional Colorado Mesa University or community sports events. I’m also a backup page designer/copy editor and a high-volume tweeter (@jmattmeyer).
Bachelor’s in Mass Communication, Colorado Mesa University
I was born in Wheat Ridge, Colo. but grew up in Cody, Wyo.
After spending my formative years in a town with just under 10,000 people, I moved to the “big city” to go to school at what was then Mesa State College.
I was a part-time writer at the Daily Sentinel for a little over two years before officially joining the sports department during the summer of 2013.
I love covering prep sports, and I’m the only reporter in the department that understands mixed martial arts fighting.
I’m a 23-year-old caffeine addict who enjoys snowboarding, reading and marathoning shows on Netflix.
Believe or leave. That’s the motto of the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team. … more
Fruita Monument High School boys basketball coach Billy Dreher tentatively thinks the Wildcats are the favorites to … more
Paonia High School football means a lot to the mountain community of less than 1,500 people, like it does in many … more
Expect a lot of running and scrappy defense from the Central girls basketball team this season. … more
The kids are all grown up. … more
From Ryan Whiteside a few years ago to Beau Byers now, the Delta High School football team has used premier pass … more
DELTA — Delta High School quarterback Kole Roberts saw the reaction to the Panthers’ narrow, early … more
I hate when I hear people say: “Taylor Walters is really good for his level.” … more
Exposure opportunities for local high school basketball players — spearheaded by a local coach and a former … more
MEEKER — The interior of Meeker High School’s defense is imposing, so Resurrection Christian stayed … more
People around the world mourned the passing of a basketball great, but Grand Junction felt the loss of a teacher, … more
Many of the buildings and facilities are new at Colorado Mesa University, and the quality of the track facilities, … more
Six shutouts and 3.1 points per game allowed. That’s how good the defense of the Resurrection Christian … more
Cassidy Bryant found everything she wanted in Bethany College, a small, private, liberal arts school in Lindsborg, … more
Several mountain passes, 400 miles and seven hours of driving separate Paonia and Burlington high schools. … more
The Fruita Monument High School football team is aspiring to be something like ThunderRidge, its opponent in the … more
It took a little postseason travel, something the Paonia High School volleyball hadn’t needed in years past, … more
Cuba Bess wanted to play his college baseball in “a baseball state.” … more
PAONIA — Paonia’s physicality was on display early and often at Paonia Town Park. … more
The Meeker High School football team lost three games by a combined seven points this season. … more