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Student-athlete spotlight: Sisters spark competition on volleyball court at Chaparral

One opinion you often hear from many athletes is that the team is like a family. For the Chaparral girls volleyball squad, the team is literally like a family. There are two pairs of sisters on this … more

More chances for Season D sports teams?

There could be more, not less games for students participating in the so-called Season D sports … more

Metro sports roundup

Mountain Vista’s girls volleyball team took a big step toward winning the Continental League regular season title with a win on March 30 in a showdown between the state’s two top-ranked Class 5A … more

Athletes in the fields

ThunderRidge, Lutheran take boys hoops titles

ThunderRidge used a second quarter surge to claim its first state basketball boys title in almost 20 years and Lutheran’s third quarter performance domination in the Lions’ first Class 3A boys … more

Q&A with the new Red Hawk Ridge Golf Pro

The Castle Rock News Press caught up with Brian Erickson, who recently took over as the head golf professional at the Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course in Castle Rock. The Red Hawk golf course is at 2156 … more

State wants soccer players to become officials

To paraphrase a line from the Marine Corps, the Colorado High School Activities Association and the state’s high school soccer officials organization are looking for a few good soccer referees who happen … more

Ponderosa makes a charge for wrestling title, Pomona wins

Ponderosa had a chance to win the Class 5A state wrestling championship held March 13 in Pueblo.The Mustangs had a 12-point lead going into the final session, but Pomona’s depth began to show, and … more

Heritage reaches new heights in swimming competition

Heritage made a statement about the future while Cherry Creek relived the past during the Colorado state girls swim and dive championships held at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton. … more

CHSAA changes afternoon times for 4A/5A state wrestling

PUEBLO -- The Colorado High School Activities Association moved up the start times for the afternoon sessions of the state 4A and 5A wrestling tournaments. An impending snowstorm caused the … more

Snow impacts state tournament schedules

AURORA -- The potential for heavy snow this weekend is causing some issues with state playoffs in girls swimming and, perhaps, boys and girls basketball. The Colorado High School Activities … more

CDPHE requires COVID testing for state wrestlers

AURORA -- The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Monday night it was requiring COVID testing for those participating in the state wrestling tournaments this weekend. In … more

Ponderosa qualifies 10 wrestlers for state tournament

Ponderosa captured the Region 2 wrestling championship at Cherokee Trail High School on March 6. There were four regional championships for Class 5A, with the top two wrestlers in each weight … more

Student-athlete spotlight: Top player ready to do what's needed at Mountain Vista

Ben Bowen is doing what he claims is “whatever” for the Mountain Vista boys basketball team. Bowen, a 6-5 senior who will be heading next season to the University of Wyoming to play basketball, … more

State wrestling schedule announced

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the schedule for next week's state wrestling tournaments. They will be at the Southwest Motor Events Center in Pueblo. The … more

Senior succeeds by wrestling smarter

It takes strength and agility among the many things needed to become a good high school wrestler. However it takes a least one more thing, which has taken Legend senior Treyson Valdez a while to … more

For area teams, postseason draws near

This is the final week of the regular season for boys and girls basketball, and 32 teams will advance to the state playoffs, which begin with first-round games on March 9. Wrestling regional … more

High school sports roundup: Valor holds off Chaparral in meeting of top-five hockey teams

Unbeaten Valor Christian, ranked third among 5A hockey teams in the official CHSAA poll, clashed with fifth-ranked Chaparral on Feb.19 in a South Conference showdown Valor jumped ahead 4-1 after … more

Douglas County guard says sinking shots is the point

What Jaeton Hackley believes is the best part of basketball is probably the same for most players. “Seeing the ball through the hoop is the best part of basketball in my opinion,” said Hackley, … more

Regional wrestling locations set

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the locations for this year's regional wrestling tournaments. They are set for Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6. In class 3A, … more
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