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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...

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...

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