The Orange and Black Newspaper

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


Filed under Sports

-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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  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...

Tigers Growing Up To Be Mavericks

Jared Hanks, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Grand Junction High School's very own Abram Sanchez signed his National Letter of Intent Wednesday, February 8, 2018, to continue his soccer career and education at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado. Sanchez is no stranger to GJHS. In the 2018 season as striker, he scored a standout...

Dreaming for Success

Jeremiah Chavez, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The girls swim team has been working their butts off trying to get their best times ever. Kelsie Kerr said this about the swim team “the swim team is like our own little family and I love practicing and going to meets," Kerr, junior, said. This family is striving for their best personal times ever. The...

Basketball senior: Aaron King

jeremiah chavez

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

The start of a champion “I started playing basketball when I got into middle school and I played it a lot because my friends did, and I just eventually fell in love with the game.”   A team to Look up to “My favorite basketball team is the Oklahoma City Thunder. I started liking bask...

Senior Swimmers: Sarah Griffin

Lily Caldwell, Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Start of Swimming: “I started swimming in 5th grade, but I didn’t start getting competitive with it until freshman year. My dad was a swimmer and water polo player in high school. Once I came back to it in 5th grade, I decided that was the main thing that I wanted to do.” The Motivation: ...

GJHS Dominates Warrior Classic

Aspen Leman, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

What do you get when you add 1 four-time champion,  5 individual champions,  a third place finish and a fifth place finish?  You get a record breaking win at the Warrior Classic by one of the best wrestling teams in the state of Colorado. In 2001,  the Moffat County Bulldogs set the team points re...

Winter Sports Preview

Jailen Manzanares, Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As winter rapidly approaches, new sports are sweeping in. Boys’ basketball just kicked off their season last weekend with their first tournament. “Our varsity team from last year graduated, so these boys never got a lot of playing time. This is their first time being on the court full time. We...

Latham Grapples with the Future at CMU

Shannon Clark, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Over the past six years of his life, Seth Latham has been preparing for the moment he commits to continue his wrestling career in college. From taking 1st at the CHSAA 5A-Region 3 qualifying tournament, to placing 4th at the Colorado High School Wrestling State Championships his junior year with the GJHS w...

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