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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

Arenado, Rockies looking to sustain recent success

The season remains weeks away and already Nolan Arenado hit one out of the park. With his record-setting deal anyway. It could be the start of that kind of year for the Colorado Rockies All-Star … more

Remembering the Coach Irv Brown and his impact in Jeffco

ARVADA — Irv Brown guided Arvada High School’s baseball team to a state championship in the spring of 1964. “I was really lucky to be one of his players on his state championship team. The … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

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

Hundreds turn out for state youth wrestling tourney

It was wall-to-wall action in the gymnasium Feb. 3 as Englewood hosted the state youth wrestling tournament. Hundreds of 4- to 14-year-old athletes from a dozen teams took part in the day-long … more

Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … 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

Showdown spurs yawns, but JV is strong

It was a marquee matchup featuring Mountain Vista, the state’s No. 1 team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, going against No. 2 Chaparral on Jan. 15 in the Wolverines gym.The game, however, … 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

Broncos hire 49ers assistant as offensive coordinator

The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive … more

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a … more

Broncos pick Bears defensive coordinator Fangio as new coach

Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. “Vic really impressed us with his attention to detail — his focus is … more

Area athlete grew into role as NBA starter

As soon as coach Kevin Boley walked into Sagewood Middle School and saw a skinny, curly-haired kid, he knew he had found a player. Boley was holding open tryouts for the first Legend High School … 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

'I do what it takes to win,' says son of former Denver Nugget Earl Boykins

It may not come to anyone's surprise that the Boykins have a competitive household. Whether its bowling or family game night, TJ and his father, Earl, always seem to be vying for No. 1. When it comes … more

Daniel Murphy moves from second to first for Rockies

Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base. As for taking his kids to get a picture with Santa at the mall just days before the holiday? Hey, … more

For football, a new class could be in session

A new year is approaching and a change could be imminent for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s big-school football playoffs. CHSAANow.com reported that administrators from large … more
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