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Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore …

Girls soccer: Rivalry brings out the best in friendly rivals

What better way to add some late season drama than a rivalry game that has playoff implications.  The Brighton Bulldogs came into the April 26 East Metro Athletic Conference match against …
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Legacy middle infielders Peyton Malecha, and Brandon Sanchez (2) turn the front end of an attempted double play during a CHSAA 5A playoff game at All Star Park in Lakewood May 27. The Cougars beat the Lightning 6-2.

State 5A baseball thread

LAKEWOOD -- The state 5A baseball tournament didn't start out well for Legacy High School. Cherokee Trail High School knocked off the second-seeded Lightning 6-2 May 27 at All Star Park.  …

Parents ask RE-8 board to keep FLHS football program

The Weld Re-8 school board heard pleas to keep the Fort Lupton High School football program May 26. They …
Fort Lupton's Conner Moll is all smiles after signing a letter of intent to play basketball at Keiser University May 26.

Fort Lupton's Moll opts for basketball in Florida

There aren't many people who can say they are thankful for anything to do with the pandemic. Fort Lupton's Conner Moll can.   Moll signed a collegiate letter of intent to play …
Ben Meraz

PVHS grad returns to college after Army stint

Four years of service in the Army did little to tamp down former Prairie View High School quarterback Ben Meraz’s interest in playing college football. Meraz, who graduated from PVHS in …

Arapahoe’s Tommy Leonard (2) runs past Owen Simmons (32) of Valor Christian during a May 18 boys quarterfinal lacrosse state playoff game held at the University of Denver. Sixth seeded Arapahoe upset No. 3 Valor, 6-3.

Weather knocks meet schedule off track

Spring weather in Colorado can be uncertain and poor weather conditions forced several prep spring sports championships to be altered. The all-classification track meet at Jefferson County Stadium …
Standout Performers
Kenna Crookham of Holy Family heads for the finish line in the girls 100-meter hurdles at the class 3A state track meet at Jeffco Stadium May 19. She finished 10th in a time of 16.63 seconds, just .01 of a second from advancing to the finals.

State 3A track thread

Legacy freshman Victoria Spitzley clears the bar early in the state 5A girls pole vault May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. She finished third.

Legacy freshman takes third in state pole vault

LAKEWOOD -- It's been quite the journey for Legacy High School freshman pole vaulter Victoria Spitzley.The latest trophy for her case is the one for third place that she took at the state 5A girls …
Adams City's Maria Saenz takes her first steps in her heat of the girls 400-meter dash at the state 5A track meet May 18 at Jeffco Stadium. She qualified for the finals.

Adams City's Saenz: First time in track, first time to state

LAKEWOOD -- Talk about a good opening act.Adams City's Maria Saenz had never run track and field before this spring. Needless to say, she was surprised when she qualified for this year's class 5A …
Legacy's Mia Meraz hands the baton to Addison Dolan in the 4-by-800-meter relay May18 at the state 5A track meet in Lakewood. The Lightning finished sixth.

Legacy 4x800 relay breaks school record amid podium finish

LAKEWOOD–Although the Legacy Lightning girls’ 4-by-800 meter relay team started near the back of the pack, the squad of Gabrielle Shepston, Mia Meraz, Addison Dolan and Kendall Aragon …

Luke Vargas of Frederick High School has big goals in mind for his senior basketball season.

Basketball: Frederick's Justice getting his work in .. and loving it

FREDERICK -- It's been just about two months since Frederick High School's boys basketball team finished its first appearance in the Final Four since 1956. But Luke Justice isn't wasting time. The …
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