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Broncos haven't given up on Paxton Lynch

Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be … more

CHSAA leader brings her role into public view

Rhonda Blanford-Green, the former Aurora Central and University of Nebraska track standout, took over as the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s ninth commissioner last July. In her first … more

Manning visits as Broncos install simplified offense

A day after teeing it up with Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning stopped by the Denver Broncos' on-field workout to check things out. By the end, the five-time NFL MVP quarterback probably had the new … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

Elephant Rock rides again

An event-filled weekend in Castle Rock ended with one of the town's most iconic summer events welcoming Coloradans to the cycling season. The 31st annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival finished off … more

Kayak contest, downriver race part of rodeo series

Colorado Whitewater's 2018 Golden Community Rodeo Series takes place June 13, June 20 and June 27 at Clear Creek White Water Park, 1201 10th St. in Golden. The first two events of the series will be … more

E-sports proposal could see kids get inside and play

It has almost become run-of-the-mill these days to tune into the news on television or car radio to hear about some decision that leaves you shaking your head. The National Federation of State High … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of game

It’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very … more

Evergreen girls soccer continues to have Wheat Ridge’s number

LAKEWOOD — Evergreen and Wheat Ridge girls soccer teams had been here be-fore. The Class 4A Jeffco League teams faced off in the Class 4A state tournament quar-terfinals a year ago with Evergreen … more

Rice and Haas ends girls tennis drought for Lakewood Tigers

DENVER — Junior Lauren Rice and freshman Mikaela Haas did something no girls tennis player from Lakewood High School had done since 1982. Rice and Haas — Lakewood’s No. 4 doubles teams — … more

Broncos wide receiver energized by offseason moves

When Emmanuel Sanders returned from vacation to start the Denver Broncos' offseason training program, he went straight to the team store and loved what he saw. Hanging off the racks were No. 4 Case … more

History made at Jeffco track league championships

LAKEWOOD — History was made Friday, May 4, at Jeffco Stadium. Valor Christian sophomore Cole Sprout broke Colorado’s all-classification record in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:01.53 … more

Growing up around baseball gave players solid footing in game

For young athletes to succeed and advance in any sport, it takes athletic ability, desire and hard work. Plus, the culture in which young athletes are brought up can have an impact on their chances … more

Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year. Instead, long-term prospects are what dominates their 2018 draft class, players who spent four years in college and enter the NFL with … more

More changes set for next year by CHSAA council

One of the biggest changes to come out of the April 26 Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Council meeting was that the council would have one meeting a year instead of two. That … more

Golden unable to upset two-time defending 4A champs

GOLDEN — Valor Christian baseball fell behind 1-0 early to Golden on April 28, but the two-time defending Class 4A state champions weren’t concerned. “It’s great knowing that we have a team … more

It’s a sacrifice bunt it can pay off

In today’s high school baseball, most of the attention is focused on pitch counts, hitting and base running. A key sacrifice bunt often goes unnoticed. But it remains an important part of baseball, … more

Broncos visit Casa Bonita for draft picks

It was more than just the typical Saturday rush that brought dozens of people to Casa Bonita on the morning of April 28. The Denver Broncos took over the famous restaurant for the third day of the … more

Wheat Ridge girls soccer defeats rival Golden

LAKEWOOD — Wheat Ridge girls soccer kept any hope of winning the Class 4A Jeffco League title alive April 18 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Farmers, ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com 4A girls … more
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