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Sisters a winning combination for Ponderosa

Jensen Ellis is a playmaker for the Ponderosa girls soccer team. She controls the Mustangs’ offense and her precise passes often to lead to goals. Jensen’s younger sister Jazlynn has benefited … more

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Jeffco Standout Performers: Week of April 19

Billy Wahl, Ralston Valley The sophomore singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 4-3 baseball win over Dakota Ridge on April 10. Jenna Colombo, Arvada West The … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

Hensley gives back to the community that made her

Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you … more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other … more

Bear Creek baseball rallies to defeat D’Evelyn

DENVER — The hit parade came late, but happened when it really counted for Bear Creek on the baseball field April 7. The Bears cranked out six straight hits in a 4-run top of the seventh inning … more

Defensive back brings fresh mind, body into reboot with Broncos

Su'a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver. Elated over John Elway's call and Von Miller's text, the former standout safety from Southern Cal … more

Spring break sports reports

Arvada baseball Close to home, Arvada proved to have a potent offense over spring break. The Bulldogs beat Sheridan, Alameda and Thornton in tournament play, but did falter against Berthoud. The game … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … more

For ex-major leaguers like Helton, retirement no easy transition

Todd Helton now regularly drives his two daughters to school or other activities back home in Tennessee, a huge life change for Colorado's former All-Star first baseman. He had no idea walking away … more

Lakewood boys lacrosse off to best start in program history

There is no question that Lakewood boys lacrosse in on the rise. The Tigers, ranked No. 10 in last week’s CHSAANow.com Class 5A boys lacrosse poll, is off to their best start in the program’s … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Jeffco standout performers: March 15, 2018

Chase Dornbusch, Lakewood The senior won the 800 meters in 2:04.32 and the 1600 meters in 4:32.87 at the Columbine Invite on March 10. Reece Davidson, Faith Christian The senior won the shot … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Eagles fourth at state

The young Faith Christian boys basketball battled hard but lost to defending champ Sterling 48-36 in the March 10 Class 3A state tournament third-place game. “We got ourselves in a big hole early … more
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