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Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more

Valor forward achieves impressive numbers on ice

Luke Wheeler finished his short Valor Christian hockey career in impressive fashion. The senior led Valor into the Colorado state hockey tournament finals, topped the state in scoring with 56 points … more

Ponderosa athlete is master of the mat

Ponderosa junior Cohlton Schultz is a modest wrestler who is on his way to becoming one of the best in Colorado. Schultz moved up to 285 pounds and wrapped up an undefeated season (50-0) by winning … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Scoring drought dooms Grizzlies' title hopes

ThunderRidge coach Joe Ortiz labeled it a devastating loss as poor shooting cost the Grizzlies a chance to play for the Class 5A boys basketball championship. Grandview took advantage of … more

Jaguars' season ends in semifinals

Rock Canyon coach Kent Grams talked to his boys basketball team after the Jaguars' 47-41 overtime semifinal loss to George Washington in the Class 5A state playoffs on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. … more

Valor comes up short in championship hockey game

Luke Wheeler looked anxious on the Valor Christian bench during the Eagles' state championship hockey game against Regis Jesuit on March 6 at the Pepsi Center. Wheeler was wearing his helmet but he … more

Boys volleyball takes first step toward being sanctioned in Colorado

Boys volleyball has been trying to open the door to get the sport sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association for around 20 years, according to John Prusinowski. Well, boys … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

At 20, Terry is veteran of international hockey

Troy Terry is only 20 years old but can be considered a veteran of international ice hockey play. Terry, a junior forward on the University of Denver team who was a Rock Canyon student for two years, … more

Small actions could create big things

Little things can make a big difference in a basketball game and in life. Rock Canyon girls basketball coach Becky Mudd followed up on a good idea of creating a personal challenge for her players, … more

Former Bronco McCaffrey takes over Valor program

Ed McCaffrey's bonds to Valor Christian go back a long way, and now the former Denver Broncos wide receiver has been named the new Eagles football coach. Valor Christian Athletic Director Jamie … more

Baseball finally gets much-needed longer season

First off, I have to declare that I believe most professional football, basketball and baseball seasons are too long. I’ve always complained that the baseball regular season drags on and the “dog … more

Putting passion into practice

There were no sports for girls at the middle school Caryn Jarocki attended in the Chicago area, so she kept the scorebook for the boys. That didn’t sit well with Jarocki. “That made me angry … more

First-year challenges are nothing new for hockey coach

Many years ago, I wrote a paper about the value of experience. This is another tale about lessons than can be learned from experience. Chaparral has a first-year hockey team competing in the Colorado … more

CHSAA will soon end mysteries of 'next year’

“Wait until next year” is a familiar catchphrase for many sports fans. The next year is approaching and Colorado high school enthusiasts are waiting for the Colorado High School Activities … more

Roy Halladay left good memories through years in baseball

Ralston Valley baseball coach Brad Madden grew up playing baseball with Roy Halladay. It didn’t take Madden long to realize that Halladay, who was his teammate at Arvada West, was a special player. Halladay, 40, was killed Nov. 7 when the … more

Volleyball leaps in popularity in Colorado

Volleyball is a sport that I never connected with, probably because of my introduction decades ago in elementary school. Half of the physical education class was stationed on each side of the net and I never was able to touch the ball. So obviously … more

Football a kick for high schooler off to Baylor

Issac Power gave up kicking a soccer ball when he was a freshman at Ponderosa. Instead, he started booting a football. Power is now one of the best punters, kickoff specialists and placekickers in the state as a senior and will be a punter in the … more
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