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Perseverance, love of competition set track athletes apart

Valor Christian’s Anna Hall and Drake Nugent of Highlands Ranch finished their high school track and field careers with rewarding seasons. Cole Sprout of Valor Christian lived up to expectations. … more

Cherry Creek athlete makes waves

Senior Brendan Eckerman will always remember the fun he had swimming for Cherry Creek this season. He competed in three previous CHSAA Class 5A State Swimming Championships with second place as his … more

Smoky Hill athlete is a force on the court

It has been said that everyone can have a bad day, and Smoky Hill sophomore Valerie Negin is smart enough to cope with that thought. “I have good days and I have bad days,” she said. “Some days … more

Two-sport standout bound for Drake

Legend senior Caden Meis is a football player who excels on the lacrosse field. He averaged 5.6 points, 3.6 ground balls and was the leading scorer among Class 5A lacrosse midfielders this season … more

Seeing how it all adds up for area schools

Yes, it seems like the fall 2018-19 Colorado High School Sports Association sports season started just a couple weeks ago, but the spring campaign is now over. Some teams and individuals were left … more

Coach floored by response after 800th win

Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give … 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

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

His success is adding up

Ponderosa co-op boys swim coach Warren Ross likes to tell the story of how Nathan Griffin predicted what he was going to do two years ago when he was a freshman. Ross recalls that Griffin got caught … 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

Pitcher steps up from reliever post

Iain Isdale likes to be in control. The senior Chaparral left-handed pitcher who has signed to play baseball at Northern Colorado next season has as many saves as wins in his high school career and … 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

Change in sports is net gain

Dante Delgado started to play lacrosse because of peer pressure. The Douglas County senior is the leading goal scorer on the team and the early season goals leader in the Douglas County League this … 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

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

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

Cable, Stenstrom take honors

Franny Cable and Lindsay Stenstrom have a lot in common. Both are heading to major universities next fall on swimming and diving scholarships and both are focused on their sports. And both were … 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
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