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My name is... Connor Ladd

About me I’m trying to be a normal 16-year-old. I’m a sophomore at Lakewood High School, and I play football there. I like to bike during the summer, write, play video games and just do things … more

Elway names Lock starting quarterback as 2020 begins

For the first time since Super Bowl 50, John Elway heads into an offseason not looking to change his head coach, starting quarterback or locker room chemistry. Elway said recently that rookie Drew … more

Green Mountain’s postseason run ends with state semifinal loss

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain’s most successful postseason football run in 20 years came to an end at blustery cold Jeffco Stadium on Nov. 30. “It sucks right now, but it was awesome to come out … more

School of Mines gets lucky number 7

GOLDEN, Colo. - Colorado School of Mines' defense thoroughly dominated as it shut out Fort Lewis, 42-0, for the Orediggers' homecoming game at Marv Kay Stadium. Mines (7-0, 7-0 RMAC) produced … more

Orediggers give Mines, Golden something to cheer about

The Colorado School of Mines football team is one of the best-kept secrets in college athletics. And 2019 has proven to be an especially great season for the Orediggers. “I’m proud of how we’re … more

Jeffco Adapted Athletics hosts soccer in Lakewood

Smiles were contagious at Trailblazer Stadium on Sept. 24 for Jefferson County students as they gathered to play soccer. The day was part of Jeffco School's Jeffco Adapted Athletics program. The … more

Photos: Golden Giddyup goes great!

The Golden Giddyup mountain bike race, and associated festival took place Sept. 15. more

60 years of Jeffco Stadium

Jeffco Stadium will hold a special place in Lakewood High School’s Dylan Ladd’s memories when he looks back on his high school days. Ladd, a senior running back and kicker for the LHS football … more

New head coach at Ranch making the best of things

Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos isn’t the first longtime assistant in the area to finally get a head coaching job. Fangio, a 40-year coaching veteran as an assistant, welcomed the chance to … more

Four local golfers bound for national tourney

Kent Moore of Centennial, let’s just say, is a veteran golfer who relies on his years of experience to keep pace with younger players. He will be making his sixth appearance in a U.S. Mid-Amateur … more

Trail stewardship, bikes and community celebrated

Across its entire trail network, Jefferson County Open Space attracts about seven million people annually. This can take a toll on the trails, said Jeff Watrobka, executive director of the Golden … more

Colorado Classic rolls through Golden

Golden is getting amped-up for the Colorado Classic bike race. And there are number of ways for the community to get involved, whether it be cheering on the cyclists from the sideline or watching the … more

Mental health added to coaches’ mission

Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green called it a very bold stance. The CHSAA Board of Directors in June approved a Mental Health Initiative that mandates all … more

Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch … more

Golden ready with fanfare for the Colorado Classic

Golden is getting amped-up for the Colorado Classic bike race. And there are number of ways for the community to get involved, whether it be cheering on the cyclists from the sideline or watching the … more

High school sports: the fall lineup

FOOTBALL First games: Aug. 29 Defending champions: Valor Christian (5A), Loveland (4A), Palmer Ridge (3A), LaJunta (2A), Limon (1A), Sedgwick County (A8), Stratton/Liberty (A6) 2019 state … more

Broncos' Sutton forgoes the spectacular for the steady

Courtland Sutton hasn't been the star of training camp like he was last year with a daily diet of highlight reel catches on deep fade routes, and the Denver Broncos are glad about that. Sutton is … more
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