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Lutheran softball plans spur talk about player’s fate

Lutheran has announced it will have a varsity girls softball team that will compete next fall, and the move has led to discussions about next season’s playing status — mostly of one particular … more

Warriors gain first-round win in OT

Sam Myers felt like he was involved in a rerun during Arapahoe's first-round state soccer playoff game against Rangeview on Nov. 1 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Myers, a junior midfielder for … more

Nerves are on edge as 5A soccer playoffs begin

First-round games in the Class 5A state soccer playoffs begin on Oct. 31, which is a day for haunted attractions to scare people. Well, some soccer coaches are scared, too, as they fear that the … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Working both sides of ball

Kole Lundquist is a senior on the Highlands Ranch football team who plays on both sides of the ball. He is a running back who was the second leading rusher on the team and a linebacker who was … more

Sprout, Stewart, Arapahoe girls claim crowns

Cole Sprout, Riley Stewart and the Arapahoe girls team were the big winners Oct. 26 at the Class 5A state cross country meet at the Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs. Sprout, a Valor … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Volleyball player rarely lets up

Addie Bouck, a senior at Littleton High School, is a busy young woman who is adept with time management. It takes a minute or so for her to list all the activities and clubs in which she … more

In the long run, talent rises to top

I admire cross country runners, because frankly, it doesn’t look like much fun. The better runners finish and hardly look out of breath, while I have to pause after running or jogging to the car. … more

Junior propels Regis Jesuit to state tennis title

Morgan Schilling, a junior at Regis Jesuit, accomplished two things on Oct. 19 during the finals of the boys Class 5A state tennis championships at the Gates Tennis Center. First, Schilling won the … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Putting speed into play

Chris Cornn has learned this season to take advantage of his running speed on the soccer pitch. Cornn, a senior captain and top scorer on the Ponderosa soccer team, has used his speed and hard work … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: He puts in serious hours

Gus Zilinskas says there is a lot of technique involved in being a good defensive lineman. Zilinskas is a 6-foot-3, 255-pound junior defensive tackle for the Cherry Creek football team. “Playing on … more

Orediggers give Mines, Golden something to cheer about

The Colorado School of Mines football team is one of the best-kept secrets in college athletics. And 2019 has proven to be an especially great season for the Orediggers. “I’m proud of how we’re … more

Lutheran boys win 3A state golf championship

After Westin Pals started the final round of the Class 3A Boys State High School Golf Championships at the Air Force Academy's blue course, he dropped five strokes behind the leader. However, once … more

Arapahoe sophomore claims state golf crown

Will Kates, a sophomore at Arapahoe, surprised the rest of the top high school boys golfers in the state by winning the State High School Boys Golf Championship, held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country … more

5A football teams get down to league business

It is now crunch time for Class 5A football teams who have completed non-league schedules and jumped into league play last weekend. The names of the leagues are confusing because of the realignment … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: No skimping on hard work for Arapahoe running back

Xavier Harrell admits that sometimes it was hard getting up during the summer to put in the extra work required to become an elite football player. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior running back and … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Senior does her part for tradition

Julianna Dalton, a 6-foot-4 senior at Chaparral, deals with the question all the time. She is continually asked if she plays basketball. Dalton is one of the state's premier volleyball players and … more

Nuggets want more, less out of Nikola Jokic

Four months later, and Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone is still blown away by Nikola Jokic’s playoff performance. “What Nikola did in the postseason was remarkable,” Malone said on Sept. 30 … more

Boys state golf tourney won’t lack challenges

Golf is an individual sport than sometimes comes attached with team aspects. The boys state golf tournament will be held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country Club in southwest Denver, and there will be … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: He covers a lot of ground

Jack Howell seems to be all over the field during Valor Christian's football games. And that is not an illusion. Howell, a 6-foot, 180-pound junior, plays free safety and wide receiver, returns … more

Dual-sport sisters keep busy with athletics, studies

For those of us who remember when it seemed like there wasn’t enough time in the day, we recall the importance of time management Time management is defined as the act of planning and exercising … more
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