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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

Arenado, Rockies looking to sustain recent success

The season remains weeks away and already Nolan Arenado hit one out of the park. With his record-setting deal anyway. It could be the start of that kind of year for the Colorado Rockies All-Star … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

How will brash Rams cope with wily ol' Patriots in Super Bowl?

The guys from LA seemed to enjoy the spectacle. The silly questions. The ridiculous antics. The carnival-like atmosphere. Why wouldn't they? It's all new to most of them. ``I'm 37 years … more

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … more

Lacrosse moves indoors as players prep for spring

High school lacrosse is a spring sport but a number of area athletes move inside in the winter to prepare for upcoming season. “We have about a dozen area players on our winter indoor team,” said … more

Showdown spurs yawns, but JV is strong

It was a marquee matchup featuring Mountain Vista, the state’s No. 1 team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, going against No. 2 Chaparral on Jan. 15 in the Wolverines gym.The game, however, … more

Broncos hire 49ers assistant as offensive coordinator

The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive … more

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a … more

Broncos pick Bears defensive coordinator Fangio as new coach

Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. “Vic really impressed us with his attention to detail — his focus is … more

Area athlete grew into role as NBA starter

As soon as coach Kevin Boley walked into Sagewood Middle School and saw a skinny, curly-haired kid, he knew he had found a player. Boley was holding open tryouts for the first Legend High School … more

An ice experience

Colorado high school hockey has taken its game to the next level, coaches and players say. Athletes playing in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s hockey leagues are more skilled and … more

Daniel Murphy moves from second to first for Rockies

Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base. As for taking his kids to get a picture with Santa at the mall just days before the holiday? Hey, … more

For football, a new class could be in session

A new year is approaching and a change could be imminent for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s big-school football playoffs. CHSAANow.com reported that administrators from large … more

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 1/2 years. She announced her plans Dec. 19 in a letter … more

Gift from afar scores down under

We are often reminded that one of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to help those in need. It’s a special time of year, and Rock Canyon assistant basketball coach Nick Mahan … more

Looking back at strong showings in fall season

Snow and cold weather was around for the kickoffs during the last few games of the football season, but the winter sports season has started and all games/matches are inside. So let it snow, let it … more

McCaffrey, Logan are old friends and new rivals

Cherry Creek’s Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey of Valor Christian had a lot in common even before they coached against each other in the Dec. 1 Class 5A state championship football game at Broncos Mile … more

Hoops player steps up her game overseas

Madison Hema skipped playing with her club basketball team in the summer. She instead went to New Zealand and Belarus for a few weeks, but it wasn’t a vacation. She went overseas to play … more
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