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Wheat Ridge football suffers heartbreaking loss to Chatfield

LAKEWOOD — Chatfield football coach Bret McGatlin put trust into his offensive line and running backs Malcolm Boyd and Hunter Barnes with the game on the line Oct. 5 at Jeffco Stadium. Boyd scored … more

For Arapahoe, not playing was right move

Arapahoe High School officials made a tough decision last week. But it was the right call to forfeit the school's football game against rival Cherry Creek after the deaths of two students within … more

Alma mater days come to end for top player

I’ve never considered “old school” to be a derogatory term, especially since I’m more old-school than I sometimes want to admit. I do have a cell phone and know enough about computers, … more

Jeffco Adapted Athletics scores big on soccer day

High school athletics typically bring out the best of students — whether that be to teach teamwork, make friendships, or to learn leadership skills. They can also bring out competitive rivalries, … more

Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … more

Green Mountain pulls off upset of Standley Lake

ARVADA — A strong second-half by Green Mountain led a signature win for the Rams’ football program Sept. 21. Class 3A Green Mountain scored 21 unanswered points to start the second half at the … more

Big inning lifts Golden over rival Wheat Ridge

WHEAT RIDGE — Golden senior Cassidy Paulson doesn’t fear facing softball rival Wheat Ridge. It was a scary start for the Demons’ four-year varsity pitcher against the Farmers. Paulson pitched … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more

Rookie gets nod to start at running back for Broncos

Royce Freeman is set to become the first rookie running back to start a season opener for the Denver Broncos since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis in 1995. ``It's an honor to be mentioned with a man … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

No. 4 Pomona football overcomes turnovers to defeat Bear Creek

ARVADA — The defending Class 5A state football champions looked impressive, but did have some issues in their home opener Thursday night at the North Area Athletic Complex. Pomona defeated old … more

Young pitcher immersed in national pride

It is amazing how easy it is to remember all the first times in our lives. I can still recall the first time that I really felt and saw public patriotism. Admittedly I used to feel a twinge of … more

Putting a focus on fuel

Athletes and coaches are paying more attention to the role of nutrition, with an eye toward improving sports performance. “We just used to eat meat and potatoes,” said Amy Faricy, manager of Menu … more

Castle View football players devote hot day to selflessness

Landon Williams was near tears, Andrew Grout was happy to make a difference and Dan Brite will continue to be a faithful fan of the Castle View football team. Williams, Grout and a group of 11 … more

In high school sports, training takes new direction

It’s often easy to distinguish a good athlete by the way he or she moves. That starts with strength training and conditioning, which have advanced over the years into a science. There is more to … more

Broncos rookie Chubb hitting all right notes in camp

The Denver Broncos are singing the praises of rookie outside linebacker Bradley Chubb — even if carrying a tune isn't necessarily his specialty. The No. 5 overall pick recently paired with fellow … more

Time keeps moving as another season comes around

Time doesn't stop for anybody. This is a subject that most of the time I would prefer to overlook but it is impossible. Time flies and there is nothing to do about it except take advantage of each … more

The rise of cornhole: no pain, just grain

You can find Keilan Wilbanks playing cornhole three or four nights a week — he practices almost daily. “It’s a social thing. You can do it outside or inside,” he said. “It’s kind of like … more

In second year, Broncos coach in must-win situation

No, Vance Joseph never felt as if he was drinking out of a firehose when the Denver Broncos stumbled through a 5-11 season in his first year as head coach last year. That's how general manager John … more
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