The Orange and Black Newspaper

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

Staff

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 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:...

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...

The student news site of Grand Junction High School
Sports