GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- The Palisade High School boys basketball team has a record of 8-2 this season. This stat may not seem very important, but consider this: the Bulldogs recorded only 7 wins last year, alongside 11 losses.
The key for the about-face for the Bulldogs has been an improvement on the defensive end. So far this season the Bulldogs have allowed the second lowest points in the Western Slope League.
Yet, the source for the most inspiration among all of the Bulldog players is the memory of former teammate Gabe Hellmann.