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Pugh, Horan in good company with honor

Local products Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan, members of the U.S. women’s soccer team, joined an impressive assembly of people on April 3 when they each accepted Denver Challenge Coins and … 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

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … 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

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

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

Ralston Valley boys lacrosse rewriting program’s history books

ARVADA — Ralston Valley’s boys lacrosse program in no longer in its infant stages. The Mustangs are in their third season fielding a varsity program. Ralston Valley made a bit of history March 25 … more

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson … more

Green Mountain girls soccer improves to 4-0 with shutout win

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain’s girls soccer team has stormed its way to an impressive 4-0 record early this season. The Rams — No. 10 in the Class 4A girls soccer CHSAANow.com preseason rankings … 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

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

Colorado roots shape game of premier women’s golfer

Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest won the 2018 women’s NCAA golf championship and then soared to No. 1 in the women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), which she has held for 23 weeks dating back … 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

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

Rockies relievers ready for strong bullpen minus Ottavino

The Colorado Rockies will be without the reliever who boasted he could strike out Babe Ruth, but they believe the bridge between their solid starting rotation and premier closer Wade Davis remains … more

Vista, Legend take game to Arizona diamonds

Now that the winter sports season is over and driveway is finally clear of snow, it is time to catch up on a few other things. First off, the Mountain Vista and Legend baseball teams displayed good … 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

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

Twin sisters have thrill of being on two state title teams

State championships should never be taken for granted. They are just too hard to attain. Twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill, however, have been on two state championship teams in the last 12 months. … more

CHSAA panel gives green light to three pilot sports

When spring rolls around, it’s the time that the Colorado High Schools Activities Association Legislative Committee gets together to approve or shoot down possible changes to Colorado high school … more
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