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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

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

Renewed Force takes the crown

John Force erased his own doubts and those of other National Hot Rod Association enthusiasts who figured he might not win another race. Force, the 69-year-old NHRA icon and owner of John Force … more

Fishing lets troubles fly away

Fly fishing is different. Most of the time it requires using a fly rod and an artificial fly on typically moving water. Casting the weightless fly using a specialized line is different and entails … more

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

Arvada club team takes a national title

For the girls of the Real Colorado Edge under-16 club soccer team, just gathering for practice in Wheat Ridge can be a chore since they hail from 11 different high schools. While the team is no … more

Preseason quiet: all teams still equal

Early August is an enjoyable couple weeks for those athletes that have spent time all summer preparing for the upcoming fall sports seasons. It is a tranquil time because everybody and every team is … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

Pressure is on for runners aiming for title

High school sports can be beneficial in demonstrating values that athletes can use later in life, like discipline, dedication, teamwork and the ability to handle adversity. However, one of the … 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

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

Wheat Ridge boys basketball wraps up OT win over Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Wheat Ridge senior Isaiah Lucero handed out maybe his most important gift of the holiday season on the basketball court Dec. 19. Lucero snagged a rebound under the basket, but instead of … 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

Emerging star on links finding the sweet spot

Ross Macdonald is playing golf this summer like I wished I could play. He is confident and has learned not to carry around a bad shot, missed putt or a bogey for the rest of a round. Macdonald, after … more

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 1/2 years. She announced her plans Dec. 19 in a letter … 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

Jeffco crowns league champions in cross country

LITTLETON — The weather was great during the Oct. 11 Jeffco League 4A and 5A races. However, rain and snow during the week left a few damp places on the course. In the 4A boys race, Green Mountain … 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

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
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