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 …
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Franny Cable of Arapahoe High School has been named Diver of the Year.

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 …
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Chaparral's Bryce Matthews attempts the underhanded shot. The Wolverines fell to the Raiders 62-51 on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum in the 5A state championship game.

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 …
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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 …

Chaparral goalie Evan Crawford sits on the puck during a scrum in front of the net as teammates Landen Boyd (3) and Simon Herz (20) try to help. Regis Jesuit kept pressure on the Chap goal the entire game during the CHSAA state semifinal hockey game on March 1 at the Pepsi Center. Crawford made 35 saves but Regis had 39 shots on goal and won the semifinal game, 4-0.

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 …
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