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Area teams roll in boys lacrosse playoffs

Valor Christian, Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch advanced to the semifinals of the CHSAA boys lacrosse tournament. Semifinal games were scheduled for May 15 at Legacy Stadium with the winners … more

Girls finished golf tourneys before weather went subpar

Girl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started … more

Rock Canyon knocks off top-seeded Broomfield in girls soccer

Rock Canyon, seeded 16th in the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs, pulled off a big upset in the May 10 second round by eliminating top-seeded Broomfield. Cade Sheahan scored in the 20th minute and the … more

Cherry Creek girls claim tennis crown

Cherry Creek wrapped up another CHSAA girls state tennis championship on May 11, and the Bruins’ doubles depth once again was a key factor. “Doubles matches are very important,” said sophomore … more

CHSAA panel gives green light to three pilot sports

When spring rolls around, it’s the time that the Colorado High Schools Activities Association Legislative Committee gets together to approve or shoot down possible changes to Colorado high school … more

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson … more

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. … more

Pugh, Horan in good company with honor

Local products Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan, members of the U.S. women’s soccer team, joined an impressive assembly of people on April 3 when they each accepted Denver Challenge Coins and … more

Twin sisters have thrill of being on two state title teams

State championships should never be taken for granted. They are just too hard to attain. Twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill, however, have been on two state championship teams in the last 12 months. … more

Denver native Freeland feels at home atop Rockies rotation

Denver native Kyle Freeland wears the affection for his city on his right arm: Tattoos of the area code (303), the elevation (5,280) and a silhouette of the Rocky Mountains. With his left, there's … more

Colorado roots shape game of premier women’s golfer

Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest won the 2018 women’s NCAA golf championship and then soared to No. 1 in the women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), which she has held for 23 weeks dating back … more

Elway insists Flacco is still in his prime

John Elway insists Joe Flacco is at the top of his game at age 34 even though the former Baltimore Ravens quarterback hasn't thrown a pass in the playoffs since 2015. “Joe is a perfect fit for … more

Vista, Legend take game to Arizona diamonds

Now that the winter sports season is over and driveway is finally clear of snow, it is time to catch up on a few other things. First off, the Mountain Vista and Legend baseball teams displayed good … more

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … more

Bruins win first girls basketball title

Cherry Creek junior guard Jana Van Gytenbeek and the rest of the Bruins were smiling and celebrating on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. The Bruins defeated two-time defending champion Grandview, … more

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation … more

Newcomer Murphy says Rockies are built to win

Accustomed to the postseason, Daniel Murphy built his free-agent checklist around playoff contenders. When the ascendant Colorado Rockies showed as much interest in Murphy as he had in them, working … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

Rockies relievers ready for strong bullpen minus Ottavino

The Colorado Rockies will be without the reliever who boasted he could strike out Babe Ruth, but they believe the bridge between their solid starting rotation and premier closer Wade Davis remains … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more
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