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Penalties hurt GJ in loss to Durango

Two penalties led directly to two goals Friday night in Grand Junction's 3-2 loss to Durango at Cany...


Tigers cruise to second win over Central this week

Round 2: Grand Junction. Riding the momentum of an emotional comeback victory Tuesday night, the ...


7th-inning rally lifts Grand Junction past Central

When John Wampler stepped to the plate Tuesday night in the seventh inning, he found himself in a sc...


Grand Junction earns narrow win over Central

The Grand Junction High School girls soccer team won a close, physical game over league rival Centra...


Adding to the repertoire

As veterans on the track and leaders of the Grand Junction High School boys track team, Kade Christe...


GJ, Fruita tennis teams learn some lessons at Western Slope Open

The Western Slope Open was a learning experience for the Grand Junction and Fruita Monument high sch...


News Archives


photo #1 published on 4/7/2019

ADDING TO THE REPERTOIRE | As veterans on the track and leaders of the Grand Junction High School boys track team, Kade Christe...


NATHAN DEAL| 4/7/2019

photo #2 published on 3/31/2019

GJ, FRUITA TENNIS TEAMS LEARN SOME LESSONS AT WESTERN SLOPE OPEN | The Western Slope Open was a learning experience for the Grand Junction and Fruita Monument high sch...


DAN WEST| 3/31/2019


photo #1 published on 3/25/2019

GRAND JUNCTION WINS PALISADE INVITATIONAL | Grand Junction put together a strong team effort to win the Palisade Invitational at Lincoln Park Go...


STAFF| 3/25/2019

photo #2 published on 3/24/2019

THREE TIMES THE FUN | After qualifying in the high jump for the Class 5A state track and field meet the past two years, Gr...


NATHAN DEAL| 3/24/2019

photo #3 published on 3/22/2019

SIX-RUN FOURTH PROPELS GRAND JUNCTION TO WIN | One big inning was all it took Thursday for Grand Junction to win in the Coach Bob National Invitati...


STAFF| 3/22/2019

photo #4 published on 3/20/2019

GLAD TO BE BACK | The screaming grounder looked to be trouble. But the 6-foot, 4-inch shortstop deftly shifted to t...


DALE SHRULL| 3/20/2019

photo #5 published on 3/17/2019

GRAND JUNCTION WINS IN EXTRAS | Christian Hafey's sacrifice fly to right field in the ninth inning Saturday scored Levi Prall to lif...


STAFF| 3/17/2019

photo #6 published on 3/16/2019

SOPHOMORE SURGE | After a 10-5-1 season last season on the feet of fantastic freshmen, the Grand Junction girls soccer...


NATHAN DEAL| 3/16/2019

photo #7 published on 3/9/2019

GJ'S OFFENSE WAKES UP IN FINAL GAME OF FANNING CLASSIC | Game 3 of the 2019 season was a walk in the park for Grand Junction High School. After working th...


DALE SHRULL| 3/9/2019

photo #8 published on 3/9/2019

THREE-GOAL FLURRY IN SECOND HALF LIFTS TIGERS TO OPENING WIN | It seemed like Grand Junction had let its momentum slip away. After Tristin Niemeyer found Laney ...


NATHAN DEAL| 3/9/2019

photo #9 published on 2/24/2019

TIGERS' TWO-FER | JT Skalecki and Hunter Tobiasson have left their mark on Grand Junction wrestling. The two senior...


DALE SHRULL| 2/24/2019


photo #1 published on 2/23/2019

FALLING SHORT | After earning a home game for the Class 5A state playoffs, the Grand Junction High School girls bask...

- NATHAN DEAL | 2/23/2019
photo #2 published on 2/23/2019

JUNCTION'S SKALECKI, TOBIASSON, FRUITA'S BAILEY MAKE 5A FINALS | JT Skalecki will make his first Parade of Champions walk tonight at the Pepsi Center. Then he wi...

- DALE SHRULL | 2/23/2019
photo #3 published on 2/19/2019

DISAPPOINTMENT FUELS THE FIRE FOR TIGERS' TOBIASSON | Hunter Tobiasson is a mild-mannered, low-key and soft-spoken kind of guy. The Grand Junction seni...

- DALE SHRULL | 2/19/2019
photo #4 published on 1/27/2019

GJ GIRLS PREPARE TO PUT WINNING STREAK ON THE LINE AT MONTROSE | For the seven seniors on the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team, this season is a spec...

- DAN WEST | 1/27/2019
photo #5 published on 1/26/2019

COLLINS, TOBIASSON WIN TITLES AS GJ FINISHES THIRD AT NORTHGLENN | Grand Junction had two individual champions and finished third as a team at the Northglenn tournamen...

- STAFF | 1/26/2019
photo #6 published on 1/24/2019

GJ BOYS FALL TO DEVILS ON BUZZER BEATER | When the buzzer sounded Tuesday night at the end of Grand Junction High School boys basketball game ...

- DAN WEST | 1/24/2019
photo #7 published on 1/22/2019

BIG 2ND-HALF RUN HELPS GJ EXTEND WINNING STREAK TO NINE | Only one minute into the second half, the Grand Junction High School girls basketball team's eight-g...

- NATHAN | 1/22/2019
photo #8 published on 1/22/2019

JAYDEN MAES LEADS CENTRAL BOYS PAST GRAND JUNCTION | Central's Jayden Maes wasn't having his most productive night. After three quarters Tuesday night...

- NATHAN DEAL | 1/22/2019
photo #9 published on 1/20/2019

GRAND JUNCTION, CEDAREDGE NO. 2 IN RESPECTIVE CLASSES | There seems to be new surprises every week with the On the Mat wrestling rankings. With only 25 d...

- DALE SHRULL | 1/20/2019
photo #10 published on 1/15/2019

GJ UP TO NO. 2 IN LATEST RANKINGS BY ON THE MAT | With the calendar turning to January, the On the Mat wrestling rankings are getting more cluttered w...

- STAFF | 1/15/2019
photo #11 published on 1/14/2019

GJ SWIMMING USING VETERAN COACH, FRESHMAN STARS AND NEW TRAINING STRATEGY TO SUCCEED | One of the oldest adages in sports is "slow and steady wins the race." An adage inside the locker...

- NATHAN DEAL | 1/14/2019
photo #12 published on 1/12/2019

TIGERS' POOL PARTY | Inside the friendly confines of El Pomar Natatorium on the campus of Colorado Mesa University, the G...

- NATHAN DEAL | 1/12/2019
photo #13 published on 1/3/2019

TIGERS HAVE 4 TOP SEEDS IN 5A REGIONAL RANKINGS | In the first breakdown of regional tournament wrestling rankings, Grand Junction has four top seeds ...

- DALE SHRULL | 1/3/2019
photo #14 published on 12/28/2018

GJ'S FIRST STATE WRESTLING TEAM TITLE SINCE 1994 IS NO. 1 SPORTS STORY OF 2018 | Dawson Collins lost, then a referee reversal gave the Grand Junction sophomore another shot. He t...

- DALE SHRULL | 12/28/2018
photo #15 published on 12/22/2018

GJ REMAINS THIRD, CENTRAL ENTERS TOP 5 | In the final On the Mat rankings before the Christmas break, Grand Junction remains No. 3 in Class 5...

- STAFF | 12/22/2018
photo #16 published on 12/20/2018

DEFENSE PROPELS JUNCTION GIRLS TO 4TH STRAIGHT WIN | After an 0-3 start, Grand Junction's girls feared the 2018-2019 season was on track to become anothe...

- NATHAN DEAL | 12/20/2018
photo #17 published on 12/19/2018

TIGERS SHOW THEY'RE WARRIORS | The Grand Junction High School wrestling programs is all about big shoes. It's become a program b...

- STAFF | 12/19/2018
photo #18 published on 12/13/2018

AREA FOOTBALL PLAYERS EARN ALL-STATE HONORS | It was a competitive Class 4A football season on the Western Slope with three teams making the 16-te...

- STAFF | 12/13/2018
photo #19 published on 12/13/2018

CLASSIC COMPETITION | As the defending Class 5A state champion, Grand Junction will first look to defend its Warrior Class...

- STAFF | 12/13/2018
photo #20 published on 12/9/2018

GJ DUALS PERFECT TUNEUP FOR WARRIOR | The Grand Junction Duals was the final tuneup before the Warrior Classic next weekend for most wrest...

- STAFF | 12/9/2018
photo #21 published on 12/6/2018

GOTTA HAVE FAITH | Of all players on the floor, one would think that the player least likely to sneak away from the def...

- NATHAN DEAL | 12/6/2018
photo #22 published on 12/5/2018

AREA TEAMS PEGGED FOR MORE SUCCESS | After a runner-up finish in 2017, Grand Junction reached the mountaintop last season by winning the ...

- ROBERT GARCIA | 12/5/2018
photo #23 published on 11/29/2018

GRAND JUNCTION RANKED NO. 3 IN PRESEASON WRESTLING POLL | The preseason On the Mat wrestling rankings were released on Wednesday and Grand Junction comes in r...

- STAFF | 11/29/2018
photo #24 published on 11/27/2018

TIGERS' VERSATILITY | Grand Junction High School head coach Sam Provenza likes what he sees in his senior-laden team this ...

- DALE SHRULL | 11/27/2018
photo #25 published on 11/27/2018

YOUTH, INEXPERIENCE DEFINE TIGERS' BOYS HOOPS TEAM | Mystery and intrigue is great for Hollywood, but not so much for a high school basketball team. H...

- DALE SHRULL | 11/27/2018
photo #26 published on 11/2/2018

BOYS BASKETBALL PRE-TRYOUT CAMP | The Tiger Skills & Fundamentals camp is open to all Grand Junction HS boys who may be interested in ...

- ISAAC MADISON | 11/2/2018
photo #27 published on 10/23/2018

GJ LEADS WESTERN SLOPE SOCCER TEAMS INTO PLAYOFFS | The Western Slope will be well-represented in the high-school soccer playoffs this week. In Class...

- STAFF | 10/23/2018
photo #28 published on 10/17/2018

FRUITA TOPS GRAND JUNCTION TO WIN SECOND STRAIGHT SWL TITLE | The Fruita Monument High School volleyball team entered 2018 as the defending Southwestern League ch...

- DAN WEST | 10/17/2018
photo #29 published on 10/10/2018

LATE-GAME TIGERS | The Grand Junction High School soccer team honored its senior players Tuesday night before its game ...

- DAN WEST | 10/10/2018
photo #30 published on 10/6/2018

LAST-SECOND SCORE LIFTS GJ PAST GOLDEN | During the last timeout Friday night at Stocker Stadium, Grand Junction High School quarterback AJ M...

- KENT MINCER | 10/6/2018
photo #31 published on 10/5/2018

TIGERS' DYNAMIC DUO | Riley King ripped a wicked forehand winner that clipped the baseline. His partner at No. 1 double...

- DALE SHRULL | 10/5/2018
photo #32 published on 10/3/2018

TIGERS HAVE FOUR TOP SEEDS FOR REGIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT | Grand Junction High School enters the Class 5A Region 7 tennis tournament with four top seeds in the...

- STAFF | 10/3/2018
photo #33 published on 9/26/2018

CENTRAL SOFTBALL TEAM RIDES MIDDLE-INNING WAVE TO BEAT GJ | The Central High School softball team overcame a slow start Tuesday night to defeat rival Grand Junc...

- DAN WEST | 9/26/2018
photo #34 published on 9/25/2018

GJ ENDURES HIGHS AND LOWS ON FIRST DAY OF SOUTHWESTERN CLASSIC | Grand Junction High School's softball team had mixed results Friday in the first day of the Southwes...

- DAN WEST | 9/25/2018
photo #35 published on 9/25/2018

TIGERS TOP RIVAL 'CATS IN OVERTIME | No matter the sport, the Fruita Monument-Grand Junction rivalry draws a crowd. Wednesday night at...

- DAN WEST | 9/25/2018
photo #36 published on 9/22/2018

HIGH SCHOOLS GJ ENDURES HIGHS AND LOWS ON FIRST DAY OF SOUTHWESTERN CLASSIC | Grand Junction High School's softball team had mixed results Friday in the first day of the Southwes...

- DAN WEST | 9/22/2018
photo #37 published on 9/19/2018

KISSELBURGH LEADS GJ PAST RIVAL FRUITA | Kali Kisselburgh pitched well and came up with a big two-run single, but her leadership was key Tues...

- ALLEN GEMAEHLICH | 9/19/2018
photo #38 published on 9/17/2018

STRONG SECOND HALF CARRIES TIGERS PAST LIBERTY | Coming off last week's loss to cross-town rival Central, the Grand Junction High School football tea...

- KENT MINCER | 9/17/2018
photo #39 published on 9/12/2018

TIGERS SWEEP WARRIORS IN SOUTHWESTERN LEAGUE OPENER | The Grand Junction High School volleyball team started out slowly in its Southwestern League opener,...

- DAN WEST | 9/12/2018
photo #40 published on 9/11/2018

FRIENDLY FOES | A little more than a year ago, Max Nikkari and Brandon Miller were doubles partners for the Grand Ju...

- ALLEN GEMAEHLICH | 9/11/2018
photo #41 published on 9/6/2018

CENTRAL SCORES IN EVERY INNING TO BEAT GJ | It was a merry-go-round night for the Central High School softball team. Scoring in every inning,...

- DALE SHRULL | 9/6/2018
photo #42 published on 9/6/2018

CENTRAL SCORES IN EVERY INNING TO BEAT GJ | It was a merry-go-round night for the Central High School softball team. Scoring in every inning,...

- DALE SHRULL | 9/6/2018
photo #43 published on 9/1/2018

RUNNING GAME CARRIES INDIANS TO WIN OVER GJ | The Montrose High School football team has a large group of inexperienced players but they play with...

- WILLIAM WOODY | 9/1/2018
photo #44 published on 8/26/2018

STRONG FIRST IMPRESSION | Carson Loveridge's first varsity start for the Grand Junction High School football team couldn't hav...

- JON MITCHELL | 8/26/2018
photo #45 published on 8/26/2018

TIGERS IN THE SWING | Busy is how best to describe Cameron Weckerly's start to the fall sports season. One way to put i...

- DALE SHRULL | 8/26/2018
photo #46 published on 5/23/2018

GJ GOLFERS FINISH 16TH, 17TH AT STATE | The two Grand Junction golfers finished in the top 20 of the two-day Class 5A state golf tournament ...

- STAFF | 5/23/2018
photo #47 published on 5/22/2018

GJ GOLFERS FALL BEHIND ON 1ST DAY OF STATE | In the first of two days at the Class 5A state golf tournament, Grand Junction High School's two gol...

- STAFF | 5/22/2018
photo #48 published on 5/9/2018

TIGERS FALL TO PANTHERS IN FIRST ROUND OF 5A PLAYOFFS | The comeback season for the Grand Junction High School girls soccer team came to an end Tuesday at W...

- JON MITCHELL | 5/9/2018
photo #49 published on 5/4/2018

DEPTH LIFTS 'CATS PAST TIGERS | Depth has been the one constant for the Fruita Monument High School girls soccer team this season. ...

- MATT MEYER | 5/4/2018
photo #50 published on 5/4/2018

PERSISTENCE CARRIES GRAND JUNCTION'S PELTIER INTO REGIONAL TENNIS FINAL AT NO. 3 SINGLES | Kamryn Peltier was worried Thursday going into her match against Fran Belibi of Regis Jesuit — and t...

- JON MITCHELL | 5/4/2018
photo #51 published on 5/2/2018

TIE WITH DURANGO A POSITIVE FOR TIGERS' SOCCER TEAM | Grand Junction was determined not to suffer another overtime loss to Durango. That's why the 1-1 ...

- DALE SHRULL | 5/2/2018
photo #52 published on 5/2/2018

GJ'S OLKOWSKI EASILY WINS DISTRICT 51 TITLE | In what is likely her last high school golf tournament on a Grand Junction golf course, Gracie Olkow...

- MATT MEYER | 5/2/2018
photo #53 published on 4/25/2018

FRUITA MONUMENT HOLDS OFF GRAND JUNCTION TO EARN WIN | Some quick scoring spurts gave the Grand Junction High School girls lacrosse team a chance against F...

- JON MITCHELL | 4/25/2018
photo #54 published on 4/24/2018

OLKOWSKI, TIGERS TAME ADOBE CREEK TO WIN WILDCAT INVITATIONAL | Gracie Olkowski on Monday continued her dominating play on the golf course....

- STAFF | 4/24/2018
photo #55 published on 4/23/2018

GOING THE DISTANCE | What a difference one race makes....

- JON MITCHELL | 4/23/2018
photo #56 published on 4/20/2018

WILDCATS RIDE FAST START TO DEFEAT RIVAL TIGERS | The Fruita Monument High School boys lacrosse team wanted to set the tone early Thursday in its riva...

- MATT MEYER | 4/20/2018