The Orange and Black Newspaper

Rider Runs With the Wolves

Marilyn Rice, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Two time State Champion, nationally ranked and known as a “Once-in-a-lifetime Kid” according to CHASA NOW, it comes as no surprise that colleges are lining up to have Josiah Rider on their mats. Riders dedication, discipline, and humble composure have turned him into a fierce competitor and an...

Mt. Bike State Championships

Annika Sisac, Reporter

November 6, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

The sound of clicking gears creates rhythm as your tires roll over the trail. Your lungs heave, you tell yourself to push harder even if you feel like you are going to collapse. The finish is close, and you can hear cheering vibrating the hillside of the Eagle Mt. Bike State Championships. “You ...

GJHS’s Dylan Martinez Aims High and commits to Air Force


November 5, 2017

Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

   Wrestling matches last just six minutes... there are just three two-minute periods that take every bit of focus, technique and strength a wrestler can muster.  It's a grueling sport that takes years of practice, defeats and dedication to master.      That dedication to wrestling has prepared ...

GJHS Boys Golf Team Places Third At 5A State

Delaney Kidd, Reporter

October 24, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

The golf course grass still wet from last night’s sprinklers, the clubs that follow close behind and the endless amounts of golf balls are all too familiar for the Grand Junction High School boy’s golf team. On October third, 2017, the GJHS boys golf tea, participated in the 5A golf championships....

Taking Home the Win

Shannon Clark, Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Eleven-One wins, currently 18th in the state, and has beat Fruita Monument High School(FMHS) for the 4th year in a row. The GJHS boys' varsity soccer team has been raising the bar as they take on a path to the Southwestern League Championship(SWL) for GJHS, with their latest win against FMHS. "Last...

Preview of the upcoming Tiger baseball and Tiger Lacrosse

Max Broughton, Reporter

March 8, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Baseball Preview: There are some big expectations for this upcoming Baseball season for the tigers they have 5 returning Varsity players who played last season.The team lost in the second round of the playoffs to cherry creek. The Tigers have almost their entire infield returning and they have a future...

3 Tigers are Named All State Wrestlers

Aaron King, Reporter

March 3, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

  The wrestling team for Grand Junction High School this year did very well. They had a tremendous amount of success throughout the year. The wrestling team qualified for the State Tournament, and some of the wrestlers at GJHS made the All-State team. Josiah Rider, who has already committed...

72 State Champions: Josiah Rider Captures 2nd State Title

Jax Nourse, Photographer, Reporter

February 24, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Ten Tiger wrestlers traveled to Denver for the Colorado State Wrestling tournament last week to capture the elusive state championship that motivates all wrestlers.   Along with an individual championship, the Tigers were looking for points to earn a team championship. Seven Tigers stood on top...

New Coach Brings Exciting Prospects

Makayla Moran, Reporter

February 17, 2017

Filed under Sports

GJHS has recently hired Dustin Giesenhagen as the new track and field coach. Giesenhagen, a science teacher at Valley School, was very excited to hear of the opening. Gissenhagen was a cross country and track assistant coach for four years in Wyoming. He was a three season athlete in high school and...

Tigers Take 7 Wins in Day 1 of State Wrestling Tournament


February 17, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Dawson Collins, freshman, wrestling at 106, set the tone for the Tigers as they begin the three-day Colorado State Wrestling tournament held at the Pepsi Center in Denver.  Collins, who is seeded second in the tournament,  pinned his opponent. Angelo Guillen, junior, wrestling at 113, followed Collins'...

Schmalz Stands Out on the Court

Shannon Clark, Online-Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Years Played: 9 Years a GJHS letterman: 3 Position Played: Point Guard What has participating in this sport meant to you or taught you? "Basketball has been a large part of my life that has allowed me to become an athlete, student, and all around person." Other sports/activities: ...

Younker Leaves Behind a Legacy

Shannon Clark, Online-Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2017

Filed under Showcase, Sports, Students, Arts and Culture

Years Played:  4 Years a GJHS Letterman: 2 Position Played: Post What has participating in this sport mean to you or taught you? "Basketball has taught me to have a good work ethic and a good team spirit." Other sports/activities: Volleyball, track GPA: 4.1 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation Tiger:...

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