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Carmen Garcia is enjoying her second year as a caddie. “The opportunity was offered to me... and I thought it was interesting and different,” said Garcia, a sophomore-to-be at St. Mary’s Academy in Cherry Hills Village. “I never played … more
Pete Sampras, the former world No. 1 tennis player, was revered for his accurate and winning serves. He once said a tennis player is only as good as his or her second serve. There is no argument against the importance of second serves by area … more
Spring break used to be just that, a break. It was a couple days off from homework assignments, a time to watch a movie, not think about any class projects that might be pending and get a few days off from baseball practice. These days, … more
It’s time to consider a high school basketball mercy rule in Colorado. Lopsided scores have been frequent this season, especially in girls games, and some of those blowout scores were evident in the first two rounds of the girls and boys state … more
It’s late afternoon along the Morrison Slide Trail at the north end of Red Rocks Park and the sun is starting to disappear behind the foothills to the west. A beautiful February day by most standards, it’s perhaps a little bleaker than normal for the Front Range … more
It’s summer, and high school sports are in a timeout. So it’s a good time for a debate, discussion, examination, argument or whatever you want to call it. The internet is filled these days with the pros and cons of sport specialization, … more
Fewer than 400 boys played high school hockey in Colorado during the 2002-03 season. More than 600 did during the 2014-15 campaign. But although high school hockey is enjoying a rise in popularity in the state, a major challenge remains: Many … more
Lakewood girls basketball coach Chris Poisson is once again guiding another state-contending team as the Tigers move toward a fourth consecutive 20-win season. Teams like Highlands Ranch, Grandview, Broomfield, ThunderRidge, George Washington and … more
Maurice “Stringy” Ervin, who never cut a swimmer during his more than 30 years as coach at Littleton High School, told a poignant story during his recent induction into the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame. Ervin … more
Monte Thelen planned to step away from football when he announced his retirement as Cherokee Trail football coach last November. But it took only a few months for the 55-year-old veteran coach to reconsider. After taking a call from Legend … more
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