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photo #1 published on 12/7/2018

REDDING'S BIG 4TH QUARTER LIFTS CENTRAL TO WILDCAT CLASSIC WIN | When her team needed her to score some points, Leah Redding was there. The Central High School so...


DAN WEST| 12/7/2018

photo #2 published on 12/1/2018

FANTASTIC FINISH PALISADE HOLDS OFF LATE CENTRAL RALLY AT WARRIOR CHALLENGE | The gym was rocking, the pressure was on, the game was in the balance. Central was in the midst o...


DALE SHRULL| 12/1/2018

photo #3 published on 11/28/2018

SWL TITLE THE GOAL FOR EXPERIENCED CENTRAL BOYS TEAM | The Central boys basketball team is aiming for a league crown this season. "We should be competin...


DAN WEST| 11/28/2018

photo #4 published on 11/28/2018

CENTRAL FOUNDATION 2018-19 WARRIORS FOLLOWING SOLID SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINED SUCCESS | The goal for the Central girls basketball team is not just to have success over a single season. ...


DAN WEST| 11/28/2018


photo #1 published on 11/5/2018

CENTRAL, FRUITA TO MEET IN PLAYOFFS | Fruita Monument and Central are in the Class 4A football playoffs, and Palisade is back in the Class...

- SENTINEL STAFF | 11/5/2018
photo #2 published on 11/3/2018

BALLEWEG’S BIG NIGHT; WARRIORS SHAKE OFF LOSS, CRUISE PAST MESA RIDGE | Cade Balleweg had himself a night to remember Friday. The Central High School senior running back...

- KENT MINCER | 11/3/2018
photo #3 published on 10/22/2018

5A SOFTBALL: GRAND JUNCTION CENTRAL'S BATS LEAD IT TO THE SEMIFINALS | AURORA — Grand Junction Central, a No. 10 seed, smashed its way into the Class 5A softball semifinal...

- RYAN CASEY | 10/22/2018
photo #4 published on 10/21/2018

WARRIORS TO THE END CENTRAL SOFTBALL TEAM PROUD OF REACHING STATE FINAL FOUR | AURORA — The Central Warriors were warriors, battling to the final out. After seven innings, thre...

- DALE SHRULL | 10/21/2018
photo #5 published on 10/20/2018

CENTRAL CRUISES, WARRIORS BLANK INDIANS, PREP FOR MATCHUP WITH PINE CREEK | Shawn Marsh's biggest concern for his Central High School football team the past two weeks was that ...

- KENT MINCER | 10/20/2018
photo #6 published on 10/20/2018

CENTRAL SOFTBALL TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE SEMIS | The Central Warriors are into the Class 5A state softball semifinals. The Warriors (22-6) won two...

- SENTINEL STAFF | 10/20/2018
photo #7 published on 10/19/2018

CARDENAS WINS REGIONAL XC TITLE, HELPS CENTRAL CAPTURE CROWN | Running on a nice afternoon with temperatures in the low-50s, David Cardenas sprinted to the finish ...

- SENTINEL STAFF | 10/19/2018
photo #8 published on 10/16/2018

WARRIORS' STATE OPPONENT IS BROOMFIELD | After battling back to win two win-or-go-home games at the regional tournament, Central High School ...

- DALE SHRULL | 10/16/2018
photo #9 published on 10/14/2018

CENTRAL SOFTBALL TEAM ADVANCES TO STATE TOURNEY | The Class 5A Region 6 softball tournament didn't start well for Central High School, but it ended wi...

- SENTINEL STAFF | 10/14/2018
photo #10 published on 10/9/2018

CENTRAL BACK IN PLAYOFFS IN 5A SOFTBALL | After a strong regular season, including an 8-0 mark in Southwestern League play, the Central High S...

- SENTINEL STAFF | 10/9/2018
photo #11 published on 10/8/2018

RUNNING WARRIOR HARD WORK HAS LED TO GREAT IMPROVEMENT FOR CENTRAL SENIOR CARDENAS | David Cardenas seems to always be on the run. A few weeks back, he returned after a long trip fro...

- DALE SHRULL | 10/8/2018
photo #12 published on 10/7/2018

CENTRAL'S SMART IS FULL OF FIGHT, HEART AND DREAMS | Tyman Smart is a little guy. Yes, we all know about the old adage about the size of fight in the ...

- DALE SHRULL | 10/7/2018
photo #13 published on 10/6/2018

GAME OF THE WEEK |CENTRAL DEFEATS VISTA RIDGE ON LAST-SECOND FIELD GOAL | It’s safe to say that Grand Junction Central and Vista Ridge have started a new 4A Southern rivalry....

- LINDSEY SMITH | 10/6/2018
photo #14 published on 9/29/2018

LATE-RACE KICKS HELP PALISADE'S HITTLE, CENTRAL'S CARDENAS WIN SWL CROWNS | The race was a virtual carbon copy of the Anna Banana Invitational, but Friday it was the Warrior Cl...

- DALE SHRULL | 9/29/2018
photo #15 published on 9/29/2018

GOOD-HANDS GUY BALLEWEG'S CIRCUS CATCH, DEFENSE LEADS CENTRAL TO ROUT | Cade Balleweg is a combination of fast and quick, and he's got a nice pair of hands. With the clo...

- DALE SHRULL | 9/29/2018
photo #16 published on 9/24/2018

SENIOR NEWCOMER SHARP BRINGS WINNING PEDIGREE TO CENTRAL | With seven seniors, the Central High School softball team is packed with experience. That number ...

- DALE SHRULL | 9/24/2018
photo #17 published on 9/22/2018

TOGETHERNESS MIX OF SENIOR LEADERS AND SOLID UNDERCLASSMEN LEADS TO ANOTHER STRONG SOFTBALL TEAM AT CENTRAL | The Central High School dugout is packed with joy and excitement. Hitters are sent to the batter'...

- DALE SHRULL | 9/22/2018
photo #18 published on 9/19/2018

RALLY 'CATS, FRUITA MONUMENT WINS 2 OF FINAL 3 GAMES TO BEAT CENTRA | The Fruita Monument High School volleyball team mounted a late match comeback Tuesday night to defea...

- DAN WEST | 9/19/2018
photo #19 published on 9/13/2018

KEY'S COMPLETE GAME CARRIES CENTRAL PAST FRUITA | With some timely hitting and a solid effort in the circle, the Central High School softball team pic...

- DALE SHRULL | 9/13/2018
photo #20 published on 9/8/2018

ZUBIATE'S ZIP - CENTRAL RB LEADS THIRD-QUARTER RUSH IN WIN OVER GJ | Central High School will never be know as a smashmouth football team, but Anthony Zubiate puts the z...

- DALE SHRULL | 9/8/2018
photo #21 published on 9/6/2018

CENTRAL SCORES IN EVERY INNING TO BEAT GJ | It was a merry-go-round night for the Central High School softball team. Scoring in every inning,...

- DALE SHRULL | 9/6/2018
photo #22 published on 9/1/2018

GETTING DEFENSIVE DEFENSE LEADS CENTRAL TO FIRST WIN OVER FRUITA SINCE 2009 | The last time the Central High School football team beat Fruita Monument was ... "Gosh, I don't k...

- JON MITCHELL | 9/1/2018
photo #23 published on 8/24/2018

Z-POWERED, WARRIORS' EXPECTATIONS SOARING BEHIND DEFENSE | Shawn Marsh has high hopes for the Central Warriors this year. But the head coach also knows the ...

- DALE SHRULL | 8/24/2018
photo #24 published on 5/19/2018

SPEED IN RESERVE | LAKEWOOD — David Cardenas responded to his slow start on Friday by running his fastest time ever. ...

- JON MITCHELL | 5/19/2018
photo #25 published on 5/4/2018

4-2 (W) - GJCHS @ STARGATE SCHOOL | The Grand Junction Central varsity soccer team won Friday's away non-conference game against Stargat...

- STAFF | 5/4/2018
photo #26 published on 5/1/2018

2-1 (L) - GJCHS @ MONTROSE | The Grand Junction Central varsity soccer team lost Tuesday's away conference game against Montrose ...

- STAFF | 5/1/2018
photo #27 published on 4/27/2018

16-3 (W) - GJCHS @ MONTROSE | The Grand Junction Central varsity baseball team won Friday's away conference game against Montrose ...

- STAFF | 4/27/2018
photo #28 published on 4/24/2018

9-2 (W) - GJCHS VS. MONTROSE | The Grand Junction Central varsity baseball team won Tuesday's home conference game against Montrose...

- STAFF | 4/24/2018
photo #29 published on 4/24/2018

CENTRAL OUTLASTS MONTROSE | GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) Paul Salazar's two-RBI triple in the first inning set the tone for...

- STAFF | 4/24/2018
photo #30 published on 4/2/2018

CENTRAL IN NEED OF TIMELY HITS | GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) In order for Central to defeat Fruita in their Southwestern League...

- STAFF | 4/2/2018
photo #31 published on 3/31/2018

OVERLAND OVERCOMES MISTAKES, DOWNS GJ CENTRAL 8-5 | The Overland Trailblazers outdueled the Grand Junction Central Warriors 8-5 Saturday at Suplizio fie...

- RICHIE COZZOLINO | 3/31/2018
photo #32 published on 3/30/2018

CENTRAL RUNS WIN STREAK TO TWO | GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) On Thursday night it was another low scoring match for Central gir...

- STAFF | 3/30/2018
photo #33 published on 3/30/2018

SOLID ALL-AROUND GAME CARRIES CENTRAL SOCCER TEAM TO WIN | The Central High School girls soccer team put together one of its best games of the year in a 1-0 wi...

- STAFF | 3/30/2018
photo #34 published on 3/25/2018

LATE GOAL LIFTS GRAND JUNCTION PAST MADARIS AND CENTRAL | It took most of the game Tuesday, but the Grand Junction High School girls soccer team finally got a...

- MATT MEYER | 3/25/2018