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It didn’t take a rousing halftime speech or emotional plea to motivate the Delta High School football team on Saturday when they led Alamosa by 10-8 at halftime. It was cool, calm analytical adjustments that made the difference.

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A quick glance at the box score of the North Fork High School volley might suggest a misprint. Nestled after a 25-20 loss to Rye in the second set, the third set shows 25-9 victory for the Miners. But instead of a statistical typo, it was just North Fork once again answering a challenge from…

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The Delta High School volleyball team not only punched its ticket to the state tournament on Saturday, it did so in convincing fashion.

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Since the start of October, all the way through their 42-0 first-round playoff victory on Saturday, the Delta High School football team has allowed six points. The defense once against flourished, pulling down three interceptions as the top-ranked Panthers pummeled No. 16 Berthoud.

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Jessie Black placed second for North Fork during the Class 2A girls state cross country race in Colorado Springs on Saturday, finishing behind the classification’s record-holder.

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During halftime of its game Friday, the Cedaredge High School football seemed to have Buena Vista on the ropes. They led 14-7 through combination of a solid passing attack and a defense limiting big plays on the outside.

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It was a banner weekend for the Delta High School football team. On Friday, the Panthers hammered Montezuma-Cortez 42-0, powered by a well-rounded offense and four interceptions by the defense. By Sunday, they found out their undefeated regular season translated to the top seed in the Class …

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During sophomore quarterback Ty Reed’s return to game action, the Delta High School football team didn’t pass much because it didn’t have to. But when they did, the Panthers made the most of it.

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For the match against Basalt last week, the Delta High School volleyball team experimented with a 5-1 rotation — five hitters and one setter on the court.

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Not one, but two gadget plays powered the North Fork High School football team Friday night alongside a steady rushing attack and stifling defense. All of that added up to a 21-13 victory over Gunnison.

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Luke Maxey’s return made a big difference for the Cedaredge High School football team. After being sidelined for three weeks following an injury in the Meeker game, the junior quarterback returned to throw for 239 yards and two touchdowns in the Bruins’ 34-8 victory over Roaring Fork.

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Each of the seniors for the Delta High School boys soccer team played varied roles for the Panthers during the regular season. A smaller class with only four members, they shepherded large freshmen and sophomore classes in a program without a junior varsity or freshmen team.

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The recipe for toum contains only garlic, salt, lemon juice and olive oil. It’s as thick and creamy as mayo, and improves everything it touches. But before it’s time for toum, we have to discuss the task at hand: It’s time to plant the garlic.

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The Delta Jaguars played host to the North Fork Miners Saturday, Oct. 15, in the fifth- and sixth-grade Delta County football championship game. Delta would go on to defeat the Miners 20-14 behind the powerful running and precision throws of Mack Lockhart.

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Jessie Black placed fourth for the North Fork High School cross country team as they completed at the Warrior Lincoln Park Classic in Grand Junction.

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Late in the double-overtime match against Aspen, the Delta High School boys soccer team had a chance to win. They were pressed up high with a chance to score, but in the excitement of the attack, a shot near the goal sailed high.

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Jessie Black returned to the North Fork High School cross country team and delivered a big victory during Pantherfest on Friday at Confluence Park.

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The Delta High School softball team went 1-2 this week, dropping contests against quality opponents Rifle and Palisade before dismantling Aspen.

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With their backs against the wall last week, the North Fork High School volleyball team delivered under pressure.

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The Delta High School softball team pushed its winning streak to seven games with two wins last week — a 15-4 victory over Gunnison and 14-2 drubbing of Durango.

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John Dexter finished nearly 30 seconds ahead of his closest competitor last weekend as the Delta High School cross country runner earned victory during the Rumble at the Reservoir at Ridgway State Park.

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Leading up to the North Fork High School football team’s game against Montezuma-Cortez, coach Curtis Hintz had a conversation with Rifle head coach — and former Delta assistant — Ryan Whittington about Cortez, to whom Rifle lost 33-26 earlier this month. “He told me ‘watch out for No. 6,’” H…

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The Delta High School softball team rattled off three consecutive victories last week and pushed their winning streak to five games after topping Cedaredge, Eagle Valley, and Alamosa.

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John Dexter placed seventh and helped the boys side of the Delta High School cross country team place ninth and the Grand Junction Tiger Invitational at Connected Lakes State Park this past weekend.

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The Delta High School volleyball team dropped the first set against Grand Junction Central, but won the next three to secure a 22-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-17 win.

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The connection between twins Hunter and Hayden Moreno can be seen clearly in the North Fork High School football team’s box score.

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The Delta High School softball team went 3-1 this past week, splitting a pair of home games before sweeping a road doubleheader against Basalt.

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Small mistakes, an early deficit and even an alleged extra down didn’t dissuade the Cedaredge High School football team from its comeback attempt after Grand Valley on Friday night.

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John Dexter turned in a time of 18 minutes, 39 seconds and placed 11th for the Delta High School cross country team at the Battle Mountain Husky Invitational in Minturn on Saturday.

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The first chance he gets when the offense leaves the field, quarterback Luke Maxey is next to Cedaredge High School football coach Craig Cerise to discuss the last drive.

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The Montrose Red Hawks girls volleyball team has been hard at work getting ready for the new season under head coach Shane Forrest. According to Coach Forrest this is a new year after graduation thinned the ranks of a team that has played together for two to three years.

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There’s a learning curve in high school golf that only tournament experience can flatten.

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John Dexter placed third for the boys and Shayla Curtis took fourth for the girls as the Delta High School cross country team hosted the Grand Mesa County Line Trails Meet this past weekend.

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There’s a stretch of the stands at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood, each year at the State Championship Track and Field meet, where Cedaredge fans can be heard. Whenever a Bruins athlete is running, or appearing on the medal stand, the cheers can be made out from the parking lot.

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Both North Fork High School track and field teams had strong showings at the Colorado State Track and Field Championships in Lakewood across Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Inclement weather pushed back proceedings by a day, but the girls team finished 11th and the boys team was 13th.

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The first season of combining two of the strongest small-school baseball programs in the state came to an end on Saturday as the North Fork High School baseball team lost to Bayfield 8-3 at the Class 3A Region 6 Tournament in Hotchkiss.

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Like it had already many times this season, the collective mental fortitude of Lauren Angelo and Benedetta Armano was present at the Class 3A girls tennis state tournament in Colorado Springs this past weekend.

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