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Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista set pace at state cross country

It was a banner day for Cherry Creek on Oct. 17 at the state cross country championships but Mountain Vista also proved it is still a team to be watched. Bruins senior Parker Wolfe won the Class 5A … more

1-0 softball game score eliminates Rock Canyon

Top-seeded Rock Canyon was eliminated from the 5A state quarterfinal softball playoffs with a 1-0 loss to Grand Junction Central on Oct. 8 at Rock Canyon. One might call the loss bad, baffling, … more

Valor wins boys state golf championship

Valor Christian boys golf coach Justen Byler wasn't surprised that his team won the Class 5A state championship on Oct. 6 at the Club at Rolling Hills. However, Valor senior Lucas Schulte didn't know … more

League takes new approach for cross country meet

Mountain Vista's girls and boys cross country teams each won their ninth Continental League title since 2011, but the Golden Eagles this year had to share the honors. Because of CHSAA restrictions … more

Legend, Rock Canyon roll into softball playoffs

Legend, boosted by two solid pitching performances by sophomore Cameron Ponich and some timely hitting, notched two key Continental League softball wins during the final week of the regular season. … more

Regionals narrow ranks for boys golf tourneys

Teams and individuals for the state boys golf tournaments are set after the regional meets were completed. The first- and second-place teams in each regional tournament qualify for the state … more

Cherry Creek reclaims boys tennis crown

Regis Jesuit senior Morgan Schilling won his second straight Class 5A No. 1 singles title, and Cherry Creek added another team championship to its lengthy list of accomplishments. Schilling and the … more

Tennis tourney sets seedings for state

Jackson Scott played his type of tennis on Sept. 17 in the finals of the Region 5 boys tennis tournament at the Heritage High School tennis courts. Scott, Heritage's No. 3 singles player, recorded a … more

Gifted golfers rise to top of tourneys

Rock Canyon senior Nick Fallin examined his round and figured he could have played better. Fallin, however, took medalist honors with an even-par 72 on Sept. 15 at the Spring Valley Golf Club in the … more

Hopes for fall Colorado high school football season thwarted

Amid pressure to allow more fall sports, the Colorado High School Activities Association board of directors met Sept. 8 to discuss an adjustment of the previously approved 2020-21 sports calendar, … more

Lopsided game against Highlands Ranch gives top team Rock Canyon a break

Rock Canyon’s softball team is no stranger to being the No. 1 team in the state. The Jaguars were top-ranked last season and went into the state tournament as the top-seeded team but lost 6-3 to … more

Long course is early season cross-country challenge

Harrison Witt was zealous after winning the boys race at the Vista Nation XC Two-Mile Invitational meet on Aug. 28, while girls winner Taylor Whitfield was more reserved after her victory. Witt, a … more

Cherry Creek accepts offer of win from Arapahoe High

Cherry Creek, helped by the clutch pitching of Alex Gruitch, bunched together only five hits in its Centennial League game at Arapahoe on Aug. 24 but still walked off with a 7-0 victory over the … more

Tennis is escape for top singles player at Littleton's Heritage High

For Chase Walters, tennis was a way for him to get through a rough time in his life. Walters is a senior and the No. 1 singles player at Littleton’s Heritage High School. His mother, Laurie, was … more

Hard-fought softball game between Highlands Ranch rivals shows determination

Valerie Warszawski was in Buffalo, New York, two weeks earlier but on Aug. 19 she was playing for Mountain Vista High School for its season-opening home softball game against Continental League rival … more

Lakewood senior Ryan Liao tames Raccoon Creek with round of 66

LITTLETON — Nothing like a short putt for eagle to really spark an impressive round on the golf course. Lakewood senior Ryan Liao — three-time Class 5A boys golf state qualifier — drained an … more

Cycling event survives with move to Castle Rock

Dave Muscianisi did not know if he would be able to put on the Colorado Junior Cup in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-year-old youth cycling competition is typically held in Bailey after … more

Arapahoe High-Mullen tennis match was learning opportunity

Arapahoe High School's boys tennis team learned a lot in its first match of the season, which was held Aug. 15 at Mullen High School in Denver. The Warriors lost 5-1 to Mullen, a team with six … more

Coronavirus changes world of sports recruiting

Coronavirus has impacted Colorado sports — high school, college and professional — and the future is also uncertain. Recruiting of high school athletes has to be adjusted since the Colorado High … more

Metro-Denver club football league proposed for fall

The announcement that the Colorado High School Activities Association would not play football this fall has stirred a response from those not happy with the decision. There is a move to initiate a … more
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