Position: Sports Editor

Email: jangell@the-journal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6035

Indoor soccer is a hit

The Cortez Middle School parking lot can fill up fast on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the winter. Not for basketball or wrestling – but soccer. Although it’s not technically in season, area...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Wrestling roundup: Final action before holiday break

Despite some nasty weather, the Montezuma-Cortez wrestling team was still able to make the trip to Grand Junction last weekend for the Warrior Classic at Grand Junction Central High School. With 41...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Area cheerleaders hit state mats

The Dove Creek, Dolores and Montezuma-Cortez high school cheer teams made the trip to Denver for the State Spirit Championships from Dec. 9-10. Hosted at the Denver Coliseum, each of the three...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Lady Panthers gain experience through struggles

Montezuma-Cortez girls basketball head coach John McHenry is hoping that his young team learns something from each game. Even the losses. After falling to Durango 59-31 last Thursday, the Lady...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Forest Pejsa named all-state

Dolores sophomore Forest Pejsa is turning heads again. The sophomore linebacker already had the attention of football fans and coaches in the Southern Peaks League and was named second team...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS slips in home tournament

The Montezuma-Cortez Panthers dropped both games of their Rumble in the Jungle tournament last weekend to head into the holiday break with a 2-4 record. On Friday, the Panthers were paired up...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Dolores dancer performs in Houston Thanksgiving parade

Krystle Hager recently had the honor of performing at the 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade in Houston, Texas. The Dolores junior dance team member was one of over 300 All-American dancers...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Bears garner league recognition

Following the 2016 season, the Dolores Bears football team had five players selected to Southern Peaks League all-conference teams. Sophomore Forest Pejsa and senior Tristan Medina were each named...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Area wrestlers shine at Dawg Fight

Richard Martinez and Brandon Ward were on a collision course. Wrestling in the 120-pound weight class at the Dawg Fight in Dove Creek on Saturday, the two seniors breezed through pool play with 4-0...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Panthers finish strong against Buckaroos

Braden Keetch and Jasen Engel were in sync early on Tuesday. The Montezuma-Cortez duo played a solid two-man game against the visiting Monticello Buckaroos to combine for all of the Panthers’...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS relay team gets redemption

Sam Bagge, Jenna Barner, and Bailey and Caisey Duran swam the 200-yard medley relay fast enough to qualify for state at the Panthers’ home meet on December 3. Unfortunately, they were disqualified...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

M-CHS takes third at home tourney

Opening their home tournament on Friday against the visiting Soroco Rams, the Lady Panthers were getting the shots they wanted, but they couldn’t connect and trailed 16-6 after one. “We knew that...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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