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Coach floored by response after 800th win

Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give … more

Girls finished golf tourneys before weather went subpar

Girl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started … more

Wheat Ridge baseball stays undefeated in 4A Jeffco

WHEAT RIDGE — Wheat Ridge baseball coach Adam Miller would love to have newly named Chuck Griffith Jr. Field be the location for a Class 4A regional tournament May 18. “We kind of control our own … 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

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

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. … more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blind skiers hit the slopes in Breckenridge

Lakewood resident Chloe Poston loves to ski.The fifth grader at Rooney Ranch Elementary said her family tries to go skiing every weekend during the winter, but on a most recent weekend, she got to … more

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … 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

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
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