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At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … more

Bruins win first girls basketball title

Cherry Creek junior guard Jana Van Gytenbeek and the rest of the Bruins were smiling and celebrating on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. The Bruins defeated two-time defending champion Grandview, … more

Blind skiers hit the slopes in Breckenridge

Lakewood resident Chloe Poston loves to ski.The fifth grader at Rooney Ranch Elementary said her family tries to go skiing every weekend during the winter, but on a most recent weekend, she got to … more

Holy Family ladies bound for Final Four

Holy Family Girls basketballers punched their Colorado 4A Final Four ticket March 1 beating Greeley Central 52-42, in a CHSAA Great 8 playoff game at Holy Family High School. Leading by only 3 at the … more

Holy Family basketball holds off Lincoln, defeats Mead to advance to Final Four

In an ultra-competitive matchup between host team, Holy Family (21-4) and No. 13 seed Lincoln (18-7) Feb. 27, a monster third quarter and big plays down the stretch proved the decider in the Tigers … more

Hawks end season in the Great 8

Hoping to find themselves in the Great 8 of the 2019 5A CHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament for the fourth consecutive year, Horizon ladies basketball (21-4) accomplished this impressive feat … more

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation … more

Highlands Ranch, Creek make semifinals of girls basketball state tournament

On paper, the game between fourth-seeded Cherry Creek and fifth seed Fossil Ridge appeared to be the best Great 8 game scheduled for March 1 at the Denver Coliseum. And it was. Cherry Creek held on … more

South metro-area teams notch three spots in boys basketball Final Four

Three Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest … more

Newcomer Murphy says Rockies are built to win

Accustomed to the postseason, Daniel Murphy built his free-agent checklist around playoff contenders. When the ascendant Colorado Rockies showed as much interest in Murphy as he had in them, working … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

A fantastic fourth: Schultz wins another state title

Ponderosa senior Cohlton Schultz wrapped up an extraordinary high school wrestling career by capturing his fourth state title — but he had a second goal heading into the finals of the Class 5A … more

Rockies relievers ready for strong bullpen minus Ottavino

The Colorado Rockies will be without the reliever who boasted he could strike out Babe Ruth, but they believe the bridge between their solid starting rotation and premier closer Wade Davis remains … more

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
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