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Arapahoe diver repeats as state champion

Franny Cable wasn’t feeling great despite a 39-point lead heading in the diving finals of the Class 5A state swimming and diving meet on Feb. 9 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton. … more

Valor swimmer making waves

Lindsay Stenstrom has been following in the athletic footsteps of her family and insists there has not been any pressure. Stenstrom's mother Lori is a former Valor Christian girls swimming coach and … more

Point guard builds on experience

Jana Van Gytenbeek has been one of Colorado's top girls basketball players for the past two seasons, and the Cherry Creek junior continues to get better. The 5-foot-7 point guard who has verbally … more

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … more

'I trained for this'

The Castle View wrestling squad entered this season coming off one of the best stretches in program history. Three wrestlers finished in the final round of the state tournament. Two of them, Malik … more

An ice experience

Colorado high school hockey has taken its game to the next level, coaches and players say. Athletes playing in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s hockey leagues are more skilled and … more

South Metro football players of the year: McCaffrey, Zemla soared with the Eagles

Luke McCaffrey and Ethan Zemla were dual threats for the state champion Valor Christian football team and headline the Colorado Community Media All-South Metro football team. The 26-player team was … more

Chaparral, Valor athletes share volleyball honors

Chaparral’s Julianna Dalton was switched this season from an outside hitter to the middle, the position that Valor Christian’s Anna Davis plays. Dalton and Davis were standout volleyball players … more

LeCompte, Hedges are softball standouts

Amanda Hedges was the hitting leader and Zoey LeCompte handled the pitching. Those two players were the standouts and two of the best players in the south metro area during the softball season. … more

Valor wins eighth football title

The Valor Christian football team was once again playing in a state championship game on Dec. 1 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. In that game, Valor completed an undefeated 14-win season and captured … more

Parkour creates caring community

Ken Arrington, founder of parkour gym Path Movement, knows that parkour — in which athletes often scale walls, make 9-foot leaps and traverse rails 10 feet off the ground — has a bad reputation … more

Valor advances to title game

The Valor Christian-Grandview clash for a spot in the Class 5A state football championship game came down to the wire as the Eagles bested the Wolves 31-29 in the game played Nov. 24 at Legacy … more

Cherry Creek to face Valor for 5A state football title

Cherry Creek coach Dave Logan concluded his postgame comments to his football team on Nov. 23 on the field at Jeffco Stadium with a few meaningful words. He told his team that they needed to continue … more

Lutheran captures 3A volleyball crown

Lutheran was the top-seeded team in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament Nov. 8-10 at the Denver Coliseum, but the Lions had one big hurdle to overcome. That hurdle was Eaton, the five-time … more

Valor takes 5A volleyball title

Senior Courtney Lane summed up the four-year journey of the Valor Christian girls volleyball program after the Eagles wrapped up the state championship with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Chaparral on … more

A 'surreal' celebration for Warriors

A large group of Arapahoe High School students and supporters gathered at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Nov. 9 with hopes that the boys soccer team could provide some encouragement to the school that … more

Mountain Vista girls repeat as champs in cross country

It can be difficult to defend a championship, but two individual athletes from Douglas County schools and the Mountain Vista girls team repeated during the CHSAA Cross Country Championships, which … more

Titans again take title

Legend won its second straight Class 5A softball championship, but it wasn't easy. The Titans polished off top-seeded and 2016 state champ Cherokee Trail, 8-4, in the state title game on Oct. 20 at … more

Stopping for nothing

Jordan Jackson is like most kids his age. He watches Rick and Morty in his downtime and listens to Kendrick Lamar. He's the starting fullback on Castle View's football team, a natural outlet for the … more

ThunderRidge thumps rival Mountain Vista

Nothing changed when the ThunderRidge and Mountain Vista football teams renewed their rivalry on Sept. 28 at Shea Stadium. Students and fans arrived early to secure places in the parking lots and … more
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