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Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

Young pitcher immersed in national pride

It is amazing how easy it is to remember all the first times in our lives. I can still recall the first time that I really felt and saw public patriotism. Admittedly I used to feel a twinge of … more

Putting a focus on fuel

Athletes and coaches are paying more attention to the role of nutrition, with an eye toward improving sports performance. “We just used to eat meat and potatoes,” said Amy Faricy, manager of Menu … more

Castle View football players devote hot day to selflessness

Landon Williams was near tears, Andrew Grout was happy to make a difference and Dan Brite will continue to be a faithful fan of the Castle View football team. Williams, Grout and a group of 11 … more

In high school sports, training takes new direction

It’s often easy to distinguish a good athlete by the way he or she moves. That starts with strength training and conditioning, which have advanced over the years into a science. There is more to … more

Time keeps moving as another season comes around

Time doesn't stop for anybody. This is a subject that most of the time I would prefer to overlook but it is impossible. Time flies and there is nothing to do about it except take advantage of each … more

The rise of cornhole: no pain, just grain

You can find Keilan Wilbanks playing cornhole three or four nights a week — he practices almost daily. “It’s a social thing. You can do it outside or inside,” he said. “It’s kind of like … more

Preseason quiet: all teams still equal

Early August is an enjoyable couple weeks for those athletes that have spent time all summer preparing for the upcoming fall sports seasons. It is a tranquil time because everybody and every team is … more

Fishing lets troubles fly away

Fly fishing is different. Most of the time it requires using a fly rod and an artificial fly on typically moving water. Casting the weightless fly using a specialized line is different and entails … more

Emerging star on links finding the sweet spot

Ross Macdonald is playing golf this summer like I wished I could play. He is confident and has learned not to carry around a bad shot, missed putt or a bogey for the rest of a round. Macdonald, after … more

Renewed Force takes the crown

John Force erased his own doubts and those of other National Hot Rod Association enthusiasts who figured he might not win another race. Force, the 69-year-old NHRA icon and owner of John Force … more

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season … more

Area woman set to play against pros

There will be 120 golfers in the field for the first-ever U.S. Women’s Senior Open that starts July 12 but there is more to this story. Centennial resident Janet Moore is probably tired of hearing … more

Game’s reach goes beyond beach

Shelly Leuenberger temporarily left her love of playing beach volleyball behind when she moved with her family from California to Colorado. However, the Parker resident is playing volleyball again in … more

Area punter/kicker ranks nationally in fencing

Matt Waid is a specialist. The senior-to-be will be the punter and place kicker for the Ponderosa football team this season and he is also a highly regarded fencer for the Fencing Academy of Denver. … more

Vista’s Flanigan named AD after years in tennis

Jim Flanigan has a new job at Mountain Vista. He is now a maintenance man. No, not that kind of maintenance man. Flanigan, the tennis coach for the past 13 years at Vista, is the school’s new … more

Mountain Vista athlete is double honoree in baseball

One of the debates in baseball that has been around for a long time questions whether pitching or hitting is more vital for successful baseball teams. Good pitching is important, especially late in … more

CHSAA leader brings her role into public view

Rhonda Blanford-Green, the former Aurora Central and University of Nebraska track standout, took over as the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s ninth commissioner last July. In her first … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more
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