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  • Low temps could mean frozen pipes

    With temperatures plummeting well below zero this winter, many Holyoke residents are concerned about frozen pipes. Each winter about 250,000 homes are ruined because of burst water pipes. But the good news is that below-freezing temperatures don’t nece...
  • Cheer Clinic performs for large crowd

    Girls as young as 3 on up to those in sixth grade performed for the large crowd gathered during halftime of the boys’ basketball game against Caliche Saturday, Jan. 29. Pictured above, from left are Rianne Worley, Emma Thompson and Elby Kropp. Below, fr...
  • Dragons beat Akron, fall to Caliche in heartbreaker

    Holyoke boys’ basketball players ended a five-game home stretch on a sour note Saturday, Jan. 29 with a five-point 58-63 loss to the Caliche Buffaloes in front of a packed and energized gymnasium. A night earlier, Holyoke managed to beat Akron 62-47. ...
  • Swimmers host two duals

    Sterling High School hosted two dual swim meets last week, falling to Eaton 91-82 Tuesday, Jan. 25 and defeating Valley 91-77 Thursday, Jan. 27. HHS members of the Sterling team did well in the two days of competition. Since Thursday’s dual was the la...
  • Edmonds named in ESPN Rise magazine

    HHS wrestler Mark Edmonds was recently recognized on the wrestling All-State second team in the January-February Colorado edition of ESPN Rise magazine. Edmonds, a junior, is a returning state champion at 119 lbs., wrestling at 125 this season. The publ...
  • 4 place in Brighton tourney

    HHS wrestlers earned a first, second, third and fourth-place finish to rank ninth as a team at the Brighton Invitational Saturday, Jan. 29. Mark Edmonds won the 125-lb. bracket, while Broc Pelle took second at 171 lbs., Skyler Dittmer third at 135 and Je...
  • Dragon wrestlers dual Cougars at Burlington

    Holyoke won two of six actual matches in the dual wrestling meet at Burlington Friday, Jan. 28, while failing to fill the other eight weight divisions. Mark Edmonds went up to 130 lbs. and defeated Shane Whitmore 13-0. Broc Pelle won his 171-lb. match w...
  • Yost named to All-Tourney team

    Kaitlin Yost, a senior and member of the McCook, Neb. Christian Homeschool Basketball team, was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Sunflower Invitational Tournament in Hays, Kan. Jan. 6-7. Players selected for the honor were voted on by the coaches ...
  • 1941 game puts a new spin on Colo. basketball history

    Dragon fans have been out in large numbers for this season’s basketball games, packing the home side of the HHS new gym with green and gold. They love the action, and fans of all ages can really be heard when HHS athletes sink a basket or two. Here’s...
  • Dragons think pink for breast cancer

    Dragon gym was filled with pink last Saturday, Jan. 29 as girls’ and boys’ basketball teams raised awareness for breast cancer. Pink and white uniforms were worn by the Lady Dragons while the boys’ team sported bright pink socks for this Women’s ...
  • Tharp wins FT contest

    Jeff Tharp, father of HHS Dragon Logan Tharp, came out on top after a shoot off to win the fathers’ free throw contest Friday, Jan. 28. Tharp was one of six fathers to go 2-3 and was the only one to sink both of his extra shots to win the contest. A we...
  • Lady Dragons beat Caliche, fall to Akron last weekend

    Dragon fans were treated to two great games of basketball last weekend as the HHS girls’ basketball team took on Akron Friday night, Jan. 28 and Caliche Saturday, Jan. 29. The Lady Dragons put up a good fight against the Rams Friday, but suffered a 40-...
  • JV girls win one, lose one

    In junior varsity action last weekend, the Lady Dragons were defeated by Akron Friday, Jan. 28 but came back for a nice win over Caliche Saturday, Jan. 29.   Holyoke JV 24, Akron 44 Holyoke girls struggled in their home game against Akron Friday n...
  • JH girls fall to Wray

    Holyoke junior high girls’ basketball teams were on the road Thursday, Jan. 27 to face Wray. Holyoke A, B and C teams all came up short against the Eagles. The A team fell 23-32 and was led by Stefani Razo with 11 points. Megan Vieselmeyer and Rosa Oc...
  • Be the MVP of the Super Bowl party: Be a designated driver

    Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), Denver Broncos and members of the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association are reminding football fans if Super Bowl celebrations include alcohol, make sure there is a sober designat...
  • Hospital board gets menu overview

    Dietary menus and changes within the dietary department were a topic of interest for East Phillips County Hospital Board members at their Jan. 25 meeting. Director of the dietary department Linda Alberts provided a brief overview for board members and ex...
  • Whitni Redman elected FCCLA district president

    HHS junior Whitni Redman was elected Northeast District FCCLA president at the Wednesday, Jan. 26 winter meeting at NJC in Sterling. Redman just completed her one-year term as district secretary. The winter meeting was a chance for the HHS FCCLA chapter ...
  • Bills dealing with ag motor vehicles survive initial approval

    Two bills dealing with the motor vehicle issues for farmers and ranchers got through their initial approval processes last week. On Jan. 24 the House Transportation Committee approved House Bill 11-1024, which would create an agricultural youth license. ...
  • 4th graders share winning essays

    Holyoke fourth grader Brenna Sullivan was recently recognized as the winner of the Family Community Education (FCE) Club’s “Character Counts” essay and artwork contest. Sullivan received a savings bond from FCE and her essay and artwork were sent ...
  • NJC offers help on financial aid forms

    Students and parents will be offered free professional help as they take an important first step to getting college financial aid Sunday, Feb. 13 at 15 locations across Colorado, including Northeastern Junior College (NJC) in Sterling. It’s all part of...