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Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more

Wheat Ridge boys hoops harvests first league title since 2007

WHEAT RIDGE — It only took one basket in the fourth quarter Feb. 14 for Wheat Ridge to end a 12-year drought on the boys basketball court. Senior Blair McVicker’s floater just outside the paint … more

Jeffco student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

JEFFERSON COUNTY — It was another banner day for student-athletes in Jefferson County on Wednesday, Feb. 6. More than 100 signed their National Letter of Intent to a wide range of colleges and … more

Remembering the Coach Irv Brown and his impact in Jeffco

ARVADA — Irv Brown guided Arvada High School’s baseball team to a state championship in the spring of 1964. “I was really lucky to be one of his players on his state championship team. The … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … more

Showdown spurs yawns, but JV is strong

It was a marquee matchup featuring Mountain Vista, the state’s No. 1 team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, going against No. 2 Chaparral on Jan. 15 in the Wolverines gym.The game, however, … more

Jefferson’s Nick Gallegos grabs title at Arvada West Invitational

ARVADA — The evidence was overwhelming how competitive and challenging the two-day Arvada West Wrestling Invitational was as it wrapped up Jan. 12. The annual tournament featured the On The Mat’s … more

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a … more

Broncos pick Bears defensive coordinator Fangio as new coach

Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. “Vic really impressed us with his attention to detail — his focus is … more

Area athlete grew into role as NBA starter

As soon as coach Kevin Boley walked into Sagewood Middle School and saw a skinny, curly-haired kid, he knew he had found a player. Boley was holding open tryouts for the first Legend High School … more

Daniel Murphy moves from second to first for Rockies

Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base. As for taking his kids to get a picture with Santa at the mall just days before the holiday? Hey, … more

For football, a new class could be in session

A new year is approaching and a change could be imminent for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s big-school football playoffs. CHSAANow.com reported that administrators from large … more

Pomona’s Billy Pospisil set to join former teammate at Washington State

ARVADA — The numbers tell the story when it comes to how productive Pomona receiver Billy Pospisil was on the football field during his stint with the Panthers. Washington State University took … 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

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

Gift from afar scores down under

We are often reminded that one of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to help those in need. It’s a special time of year, and Rock Canyon assistant basketball coach Nick Mahan … more

Looking back at strong showings in fall season

Snow and cold weather was around for the kickoffs during the last few games of the football season, but the winter sports season has started and all games/matches are inside. So let it snow, let it … more

Threes and defense propels D’Evelyn girls hoops to win

DENVER — Don’t be fooled … D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team is still going to put up its share of 3-pointers each game. D’Evelyn made seven 3-pointers against Heritage as the Jaguars … more
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