The Orange and Black Newspaper

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


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 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...


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...

Nicoletti Prepares For Big Things

Aaron King, Reporter

January 13, 2017

Filed under Sports

Alexandra Nicoletti (Alex) is a sensational lacrosse player and recently signed with a Division one school, East Carolina University. Senior, Alex Nicoletti has played varsity lacrosse since her freshman year, and is planning on making a huge difference in college; then maybe someday becoming a coach. Nicoletti...

Winter Sports

Luke Aubert, Reporter

January 13, 2017

Filed under Sports

As the leaves turn yellow and the air gets colder, tennis rackets, golf clubs, and cleats are put away. The fall sports have ended, and it’s now time to get ready for winter sports. Basketball shoes are taken out of the closet and laced up, and swim goggles are placed over swimmers eyes. As tryouts...

Tigers Dominate Warrior Classic Proving They are Worthy of Ranking


December 28, 2016

Filed under Sports

This year the Tiger wrestling team began the season ranked number 2 according to OntheMat.  It didn't take long to see why the Tigers earned that distinction.  By the end of the first day of the Warrior Classic, a premier wresting tournament which was celebrating its 40th anniversary, the Tiger were...

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