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Walker eager to pull his new weight for Broncos

The Denver Broncos mandated DeMarcus Walker bulk up this offseason. That was a big weight off his mind. As a rookie last season, Walker slimmed down to about 238 pounds in order to be more of an … 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

Manning visits as Broncos install simplified offense

A day after teeing it up with Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning stopped by the Denver Broncos' on-field workout to check things out. By the end, the five-time NFL MVP quarterback probably had the new … 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

Elephant Rock rides again

An event-filled weekend in Castle Rock ended with one of the town's most iconic summer events welcoming Coloradans to the cycling season. The 31st annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival finished off … more

Valor Christian wins third baseball title in a row

Keith Wahl was coaching down the first-base line on May 30 and Brian Bonn was in the third-base coaching box as Valor Christian won its third straight Class 4A state baseball championship with a 5-1 … more

Broncos' Miller pumped for pass-rush summit

Von Miller doesn't get too excited about how guys look this time of year. “You really can't put too much into OTAs,” Miller said recently when asked how much improvement he saw in Denver's … more

E-sports proposal could see kids get inside and play

It has almost become run-of-the-mill these days to tune into the news on television or car radio to hear about some decision that leaves you shaking your head. The National Federation of State High … more

Mountain Vista captures baseball crown

Mountain Vista was determined to prove that one loss does not define a season. The Golden Eagles suffered their first loss of the season in an 8-1 setback to Arapahoe during the first game of the … more

Cherry Creek wins state girls golf title

Coach Randy Smith spent a lot of time for two days watching the persistence of his Cherry Creek girls golf team. The Bruins, three strokes back of Regis Jesuit and two behind Grandview after the … more

Valor loses to Windsor in state soccer finale

There is a pretty convincing reason why Alexandria Daws was one of the captains on the Valor Christian girls soccer team. First of all, Daws is one of only four seniors on the 22-player Eagles … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

Lindsay willing to play any role to latch on with Broncos

The fieriness of undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay will be put on the back burner. Not for long, just for now. The former Colorado standout known as the “Tasmanian Devil” for his … more

Valor girls claim track title

Valor Christian coach Brian Kula knew his girls track team had the ability to be a championship contender. He was right: The Eagles captured the Class 4A state title. Valor's team title was the … more

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college … more

Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of game

It’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very … more

Kelly has chance to win Broncos' backup quarterback job

Not even the signing of free agent Case Keenum could keep the Broncos from staging yet another quarterback competition this offseason. This time it's a battle for the backup job. After bypassing a … more

Cherry Creek girls capture tennis crown

Tennis is in the blood of Cherry Creek's freshman twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill. It's something natural for them because the family has played and watched a lot of tennis. The sisters helped the … more

Broncos wide receiver energized by offseason moves

When Emmanuel Sanders returned from vacation to start the Denver Broncos' offseason training program, he went straight to the team store and loved what he saw. Hanging off the racks were No. 4 Case … more

Growing up around baseball gave players solid footing in game

For young athletes to succeed and advance in any sport, it takes athletic ability, desire and hard work. Plus, the culture in which young athletes are brought up can have an impact on their chances … more
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