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Regionals narrow ranks for boys golf tourneys

Teams and individuals for the state boys golf tournaments are set after the regional meets were completed. The first- and second-place teams in each regional tournament qualify for the state … more

Douglas County High starters hit by quarantine order

Douglas County's softball has learned how to deal with the adversity of being behind late this season but the Huskies had to handle another type of adversity in their Continental League game against … more

Senior day puts focus on Huskies catcher

There was a big number 22 written in chalk near the backstop of the Douglas County field for the Sept. 23 Continental League softball game against Chaparral. It was senior day and a day to honor … more

Cherry Creek reclaims boys tennis crown

Regis Jesuit senior Morgan Schilling won his second straight Class 5A No. 1 singles title, and Cherry Creek added another team championship to its lengthy list of accomplishments. Schilling and the … more

Tennis tourney sets seedings for state

Jackson Scott played his type of tennis on Sept. 17 in the finals of the Region 5 boys tennis tournament at the Heritage High School tennis courts. Scott, Heritage's No. 3 singles player, recorded a … more

Gifted golfers rise to top of tourneys

Rock Canyon senior Nick Fallin examined his round and figured he could have played better. Fallin, however, took medalist honors with an even-par 72 on Sept. 15 at the Spring Valley Golf Club in the … more

South metro teams ready for football

All south metro area schools, except for Littleton High, will be playing football this fall. The Colorado High School Activities Association Board of Directors recently gave schools the option to … more

Roundup of preps games around area

In recent high school sports matchups around the south metro area:  Two-time defending boys state tennis champions Regis Jesuit faced Cherry Creek, the state runner-up the past two seasons, in a … more

Practice amid pandemic is ongoing challenge

Mountain Vista boys tennis players with face masks on hiked up to the tennis facility, then checked in and had their temperatures taken before heading onto the courts. It’s all part of the … more

Hopes for fall Colorado high school football season thwarted

Amid pressure to allow more fall sports, the Colorado High School Activities Association board of directors met Sept. 8 to discuss an adjustment of the previously approved 2020-21 sports calendar, … more

Lopsided game against Highlands Ranch gives top team Rock Canyon a break

Rock Canyon’s softball team is no stranger to being the No. 1 team in the state. The Jaguars were top-ranked last season and went into the state tournament as the top-seeded team but lost 6-3 to … more

Long course is early season cross-country challenge

Harrison Witt was zealous after winning the boys race at the Vista Nation XC Two-Mile Invitational meet on Aug. 28, while girls winner Taylor Whitfield was more reserved after her victory. Witt, a … more

Tennis is escape for top singles player at Littleton's Heritage High

For Chase Walters, tennis was a way for him to get through a rough time in his life. Walters is a senior and the No. 1 singles player at Littleton’s Heritage High School. His mother, Laurie, was … more

Hard-fought softball game between Highlands Ranch rivals shows determination

Valerie Warszawski was in Buffalo, New York, two weeks earlier but on Aug. 19 she was playing for Mountain Vista High School for its season-opening home softball game against Continental League rival … more

Cycling event survives with move to Castle Rock

Dave Muscianisi did not know if he would be able to put on the Colorado Junior Cup in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-year-old youth cycling competition is typically held in Bailey after … more

Coronavirus changes world of sports recruiting

Coronavirus has impacted Colorado sports — high school, college and professional — and the future is also uncertain. Recruiting of high school athletes has to be adjusted since the Colorado High … more

Metro-Denver club football league proposed for fall

The announcement that the Colorado High School Activities Association would not play football this fall has stirred a response from those not happy with the decision. There is a move to initiate a … more

Castle View coach leaving preps for world of warriors

Patrick McHenry faced a tough decision about the next phase of his life. McHenry had been a teacher for 32 years and spent the past 13 seasons as the strength and conditioning coach at Castle View … more

Prep golfers weather storm delay in tourney

ThunderRidge High School boys golf coach Jim McCord was the director for the Continental League’s first tournament of the season on August 6 at the Broken Tee golf course in Sheridan. It was one of … more

Colorado high school football moves to spring

Colorado high school football will be played in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns, the state’s governing body for prep sports announced Aug. 4.   Football practices are now set … more
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