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Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

September 25, 2018


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Three Tigers Standing

March 7, 2018


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The Grand Junction Tigers baseball team is getting ready to open play on March 8, 2018 against Horizon High School at Suplizio Field. When the season rolls around take a look at the 2018 varsity baseball roster, you're going to notice some unique differences compared to last year's roster. Twelve seniors...

Unsung Heroes

Kyler Bradshaw, Reporter

February 28, 2018


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Often times in high school athletics, a few star players are chosen to be recognized and accredited with a team’s success. While that credit may be well deserved, it is no secret that one or two players alone are not responsible for every play made or win earned. So here is to the unsung heroes, the...

Senior Basketball: Truett Richardson

February 26, 2018


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Truett Richardson   Unknown Passion At the young age of 7, Truett was bored, but one night had the brilliant idea to ask his parents about playing the sport. When asked, “Truett why did you choose basketball of all sports?” Truett responded with, “eh… gave me something to do and what ...

Dream of a Championship

Madi Martinez, Reporter

February 21, 2018


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Kieran Thompson is a varsity 106 pounder for the number one ranked wrestling team in Colorado.  Grand Junction High School has an extraordinary team and it isn’t easy to be on varsity.  Thompson has dedicated his life to wrestling, this regional tournament and state tournament.  He is not only on...

Sideline to Superstar

Chavis Nourse, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Students and Culture

One of the Tigers key basketball players was sidelined with a season ending injuring in just the seventh game of this 2017-2018 season. Derek Shaver was looking to step into a leading role for the Tigers this season. The junior tore his ACL, LCL, and meniscus in a game against Eagle Valley on the 12th of Decembe...

Meant to Be

Callie Shea, Reporter

February 21, 2018


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Every year in the winter and fall the cheerleaders and poms team at Grand Junction High School run a program called Tiny Tigers.  Twenty to forty girls come out every year to be a part of tiny tigers.  Continuing Tiny Tigers over the course of many years has given young girls the opportunity to get...

Rushing Rivalries

Jacob Melchor, Reporter

February 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Rivalry is what makes games great. Whenever Grand Junction High School takes on the teams around the valley there is always hype both on and off the court. “I love being part of the student section during the basketball season because we are able to make the game intense with any team we play. When...

Senior Wrestlers: Seth Latham

Lily Caldwell, Reporter

February 19, 2018


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-Off to College “I already signed with CMU for a scholarship and I’ll be trying to win a D2 title. This is also what  keeps me motivated to do my best- my scholarship.” -Things get easier “Since I’ve started wrestling, things have started to come easier to me. Wrestling is tough, ...

Senior Swimmers: Jennifer Pudlewski

Eden Kunkel

February 14, 2018


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5 Things you didn’t know about Jennifer Pudlewski Swimming buddies- Jennifer has been swimming for two years now. Swimming was not a part of her original plan for sports, but she said, “My best friend swims so she got me into the sport”. Goals- When asked what her goal for swim throughout...

Senior Wrestlers: Dylan Martinez

Eden Kunkel, Reporter

February 13, 2018


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6 Things you didn’t know about Dylan Martinez Puppy Bribery-When Dylan was seven his dad told him if he wrestled he would get him a puppy. “I never got that puppy,” Dylan said. To this day,  he still hangs on to that. Martinez said he tried to quit after he did not get the puppy but his dad,...

6 Things You Should Know About Kimberly Becerra

Evelynn de la Torre, Reporter

February 9, 2018


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  Kim can’t do what? When Kimberly was in middle school, she was a part of the basketball team and ended up with a severe concussion where she lost  her memory. “I was able to remember who my parents were after a couple weeks, but when the doctor asked me who I was, I really had no idea...

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