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Derrieux Demolishes his Senior Basketball Season

Shannon Clark, Online-Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Years played:4 Years as a GJHS letterman:3 Position:Guard What has basketball taught you? “It’s taught me how to handle adversity, how to become a cohesive unit, and how to win. Basketball means the world to me.” GPA:3.73 Parents:Dennis and Jillbemew Inspiration: My sister,...

Hansen Kills it On the Court and in Academics

Shannon Clark, Online-Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Years played:3 Years as a GJHS letterman:3 Position:Point Guard   What has basketball taught you? “Basketball has helped me learn about the importance of hand work, discipline, and how to bounce back from failures and defeats.” GPA: 4.28 Parents: Tom and Shelly Inspirat...

Wrestlers Dominate Regional Tournament and Qualify 10 for State Tournament

O and B staff

February 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the same confidence and domination that they have shown throughout the entire season, the #2 ranked GJHS Tiger wrestlers stormed their regional tournament and took home first place as they take the last steps to the state tournament held February 16-19 at the Pepsi Center. It's been a march towards...

State Swim Meet

Makayla Moran, Reporter

February 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Kiannah Colaizzi, senior, Avery Pope, senior, Sarah Griffin, junior, and Delaney Kidd, freshman swam the 200 yard medley relay with a time of  1 minute and 59 seconds and placed 20th. Delaney Kidd, freshman, swam the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2 minutes coming in 17th place. Clarissa Berry,...

Super Bowl 51

Sal Capritta, Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

In one of the greatest sporting events ever Super Bowl 51 didn’t start the way anyone imagined. This was a game of two different halves. The first half was dominated by the Falcons as the offense started the scoring with the first T.D. of the game half way through the second quarter. The Falcons then...

Upcoming GJHS Wrestling Tournament

Jacob Melchor, Reporter

February 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

This coming weekend the GJHS wrestling team will be going to Cherokee Hill High School to wrestle in a varsity regional tournament.  This tournament is huge for GJHS because it determines which wrestlers will compete in the state tournament the following weekend at the Pepsi Center. These boys have...

Sporting Success- Tiger Sports Update

Staff

February 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Congratulations to our girls swim team who took 3rd at their district meet over the weekend.  The Tigers are sending Delaney Kidd, Kianna Colaizzi, Clarissa Berry , Sarah Griffen, Jenny Pudlewski, McKayla Moran, Kelsie Kerr, Morgan Creel, Emma Beyer, Maddie, Cawood, Baily Manupella and Avery Pope to...

GJHS Student Athletes Sign to Colleges

Makayla Moran, Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

On February 1st, Grand Junction High School was honored to have three student athletes sign to three colleges. Drew Derrieux will play basketball for William Woods University in Missouri, Camryn Sanchez will play softball for Chadron State College in Nebraska, and Trevor Olkowski will be playing golf for t...

Cora Severs

Kyra Roberts, Reporter

February 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Students, Arts and Culture

  Cora Severs, a junior at Grand Junction High school, is an exceptional horse rider with lots of passion and skill for what she does. Severs has been riding since she was 5 and is now 17. “I started out riding Western and learning to love horses for everything outside of just riding. When...

Nebraska Bound

Aaron King, Reporter

January 30, 2017


Filed under Sports

  Josiah Rider, Grand Junction High School, junior, wrestling in the 145 weight class, recently committed to the University of Nebraska. He's hoping to get a full-ride scholarship and is going to wrestle. Rider is currently the number one ranked wrestler in 5A and has won every tournament...

Making A Mark At GJHS

Madi Martinez, Reporter

January 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

Tonight, January 19th 2017, Shawn Garcia wrestled his last match at Grand Junction high school. Wrestling since the 7th grade up until his senior year of high school, Shawn has accomplished so much over these years. Wrestling is a hard sport to learn, yet Shawn didn’t shy down, he took on the challenge...

SPORTS, SCHOOL, STRESS

Aaron King, Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Sports

Students who participate in sports are put under a lot of pressure to succeed. They have goals and expectations to meet, and can get behind in schoolwork and other things while occupied by sports. Andrew Hansen, a GJHS senior, has played three sports all three years of high school, and is on track t...

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