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Lending a hand deserves applause

It was late in the third period of the state semifinal game against eventual state champion Regis Jesuit when Alex Harlan set up Chaparral’s best scoring chance of the contest. The Chaparral senior … 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

Lutheran teams fall short in title bid

Lutheran High School boys and girls basketball teams both turned in solid performances, but their efforts to win Class 3A state titles ended March 7 in the Great 8 games played at the University of … more

Wolverines lose touch in title game

Top-seeded Chaparral missed a lot of shots and a chance to win the state championship. The Wolverines made just 33.3 percent of their field goal attempts and were defeated, 61-47, by Rangeview on … 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

Despite semifinal loss, Chaparral's play speaks volumes on the ice

It was easy for Chaparral hockey coach Ryan Finnefrock to recall a meeting two years ago. That was when it was finalized that hockey players from Legend, Ponderosa and Chaparral would create a co-op … more

Highlands Ranch, Creek make semifinals of girls basketball state tournament

On paper, the game between fourth-seeded Cherry Creek and fifth seed Fossil Ridge appeared to be the best Great 8 game scheduled for March 1 at the Denver Coliseum. And it was. Cherry Creek held on … more

South metro-area teams notch three spots in boys basketball Final Four

Three Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest … 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

Fencing draws untraditional athletes

Nico Pope conceded he’s not very good at many sports. The 14-year-old from Castle Rock loves chemistry and, though still an eighth-grader at Mesa Middle School, plans to study computer science in … more

A fantastic fourth: Schultz wins another state title

Ponderosa senior Cohlton Schultz wrapped up an extraordinary high school wrestling career by capturing his fourth state title — but he had a second goal heading into the finals of the Class 5A … more

Girls basketball playoffs: Local roundup

Top-seeded Highlands Ranch and five other south metro Class 5A girls basketball teams notched second-round victories and advanced to the Feb. 26 Sweet 16 round of the CHSAA state playoffs. The Great … more

Boys basketball playoffs: Local roundup

Six south metro-area teams won second-round games on Feb. 23 in the CHSAA boys state basketball playoffs. Sweet 16 games were scheduled for Feb. 27 with Great 8 games set to be played March 2 at the … more

Hockey semifinals: Regis, Chaparral, Valor and Dakota Ridge

Top-seed and defending state champion Regis Jesuit and No. 2 seed Valor Christian moved closer to a title game rematch with quarterfinal victories on Feb. 23 in the CHSAA state hockey playoffs. Regis … more

5A state wrestling: How they finished

Team scores and podium finishers for south metro wrestlers in the Class 5A state tournament Feb. 21-23 at the Pepsi Center: Team scores Pomona 166.5, Ponderosa 103.5, Grand Junction 88, Grandview 84; … more

On Campus: Parker

Chaparral • Tanner Giles had 20 points, but the top-ranked boys basketball team lost a chance to gain a share the Continental League title following a 56-52 loss to rival Legend on Feb. 15. Still, … 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

'Floor general' sparks Mustangs

When Zoe Miyasato began her career at Ponderosa High School, no one seemed to think much about the Mustangs girls basketball team. It wasn't until this year, Miyasato's senior season, when people … more

On Campus: Parker

Chaparral • Andrew O’Connor had a hat trick, while Simon Herz, Alex Harlan and Dylan Florit each had two goals in a 10-0 hockey win over Summit on Feb. 8. Evan Crawford made 16 saves for the … more
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