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Standout Performers: Douglas County

Zach Paschke, Mountain Vista The senior went 3-for-4, scored three times and drove in a run during an 8-5 baseball win over Chaparral on April 25. He drove in the winning run in an 8-7, eight-inning … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

On Campus: Parker

Chaparral • Justin Sandberg won the pole vault at the Stutler Twilight Invitational track meet on April 27 with a 15-foot effort. • Bryce Matthews, who averaged 10.9 points and 6.2 rebounds for … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

Broncos haven't given up on Paxton Lynch

Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Ryan Catalano, Castle View He collected his first CHSAA hat trick in a 12-3 hockey victory over Woodland Park on Feb. 3. Caleb Tamminga, Legend The senior hit the game-winning shot with 23 seconds … more

On Campus: Parker

Chaparral • The boys lacrosse team, 1-1 before a spring break trip to Arizona, will have everybody using nicknames when the team plays Chaparral of Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 23. The Arizona … more

Legend girls look to next season after playoff loss

Legend girls basketball coach John Angleo hopes the underclass players on his program felt the sting of the 44-30 Class 5A first-round playoff loss to Vista Ridge on Feb. 20. The Titans saw their … more

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … more

Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year. Instead, long-term prospects are what dominates their 2018 draft class, players who spent four years in college and enter the NFL with … more

Pair of Ponderosa wrestlers bring home titles

Ponderosa junior Cohlton Schultz was his usual reserved self after winning the 285-pound title at the state high school wrestling championships, wrapping up an undefeated season. Mustangs senior … more

Area high school baseball teams use spring break to sharpen skills

South metro-area baseball teams are anxious to open league play after tuning up with spring break trips to Arizona, California and Florida. Twelve teams from area schools compiled a 30-19 record in … more

Jamie Tatum named Girls Soccer Player of Year

Jamie Tatum’s scoring statistics aren’t overwhelming, but the Rock Canyon senior midfield soccer player showed the ability to produce when it counted. Tatum, who will continue playing at the next … more

Jake Heintzelman has strong end to lacrosse journey

Jake Heintzelman had a special season for the Douglas County boys lacrosse team. The Huskies finished seventh in the eight-team Douglas County League but Heintzelman held his own against the … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … more

The 2017 All-South Metro Football Team

OFFENSE Quarterback: Alex Padilla, 6-2, 190, junior, Cherry Creek Had a 125.6 quarterback rating, passing for 2,678 yards and 40 TDs. Running back: Dominic Bettini, 5-9, 170, junior, Highlands Ranch … more

On campus: Parker

Chaparral • The girls lacrosse team, seeded No. 5 in the state playoff bracket that was released May 7, will play No. 12 ThunderRidge in a second-round game that must be completed by May 12. … more
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