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Tennis Courts Receive Upgrade

Facility improvements continue at Fruita Monument High School with the addition of newly logo’d windscreens.  In a partnership with the City of Fruita and The Locker Room, owned by Girls Basketball Coach Michael Wells, the facilities windscreen received some much needed attention. The tennis facility is just the latest in a line of improvements the […]

GBB Summer Informational Meeting

Potential Incoming Fruita Freshman Girls Basketball Players, there will be an informational meeting on 4/27 at 6pm in the Coaches Modular (Room 806), next to the weight room. Parents and interested athletes are encouraged to attend. Topics will include workouts starting 5/1, summer camps, open gym schedule, etc.

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FMHS Boys Basketball Hires Hayden

Fruita Monument athletic director Denny Squibb announced on Monday that Ryan Hayden has been hired as the schools new boys basketball coach Hayden comes over from Grand Junction Central where he has been the boys basketball coach for the last six seasons, and resurrected a program that had been struggling until recently. Prior to his […]

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Wildcat Wrestling Adds Archuleta

After the departure of Dan Van Hoose to retirement, the Frutia Monument Athletic Department has found the next man to lead the Wildcat Wrestling program. That man is a familiar face in Lucas Archuleta, a Fruita alum, and only the fifth coach in program history. “Fruita Monument is excited to have Lucas coming back to […]

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New scoreboard latest upgrade at Fruita baseball field

By Matt Meyer Saturday, April 1, 2017 Fruita Monument High School dedicated a new scoreboard at its baseball field Saturday in memory of former Wildcats baseball coach Gary Thomas, after whom the field is named. Thomas, a longtime coach and teacher, died in 2016. His wife, Shirley, threw out the ceremonial first pitch and his […]

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Snyder Steals “The Show”

Courtesy Matt Meyer Daily Sentinel Riley Snyder raised some eyebrows Saturday on the Front Range. The Fruita Monument High School girls basketball standout dazzled at The Show all-star game Saturday in Denver, finishing with 17 points, four rebounds and two assists to lead White Team past Blue Team 70-48. The Show features four games, two […]

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Snyder selected to play in “The Show”

FMHS Junior Riley Snyder was selected to play in “The Show”, which is an All-Star game made up of the Top 20 players in the state as chosen by participating members of the media.  Snyder will participate on the White Team, coached by Grandview Coach Josh Ulitzky. The game will be held Saturday, March 25 […]

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Cats Land Four on SWL All-Conference Team

FMHS Girls Basketball was rewarded for a great season by the other coaches in the SWL with four all-conference selections.  The back to back SWL Champs finished the season 22-3 (7-1 in SWL) and garnered the selections to support that success.  Riley Snyder and Angelique Gall landed on the first team for the second consecutive […]

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Snyder Reaches 1,000 Points

Fruita Monument Junior guard Riley Snyder, eclipsed the 1,000 point mark this season in the game against CSCS back in January.  Head Coach Michael Wells said “I’ve always had a policy to not recognize individual accomplishment during the season”, “We knew she reached the mark, but we keep all our goals team oriented, that is […]

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GBB Draws 5th Overall Seed

FMHS Girls Basketball has drawn the 5th overall seed in the CHSAA 5A State Basketball Tournament.  The cats finished the regular season 21-2 and will await the winner of Pomona (37th) and Legacy (28th).  Those two teams will play on Tuesday 2/21 with the winner traveling to the Western Slope for a date with the […]

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