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Arvada baseball Close to home, Arvada proved to have a potent offense over spring break. The Bulldogs beat Sheridan, Alameda and Thornton in tournament play, but did falter against Berthoud. The game … more

Area punter/kicker ranks nationally in fencing

Matt Waid is a specialist. The senior-to-be will be the punter and place kicker for the Ponderosa football team this season and he is also a highly regarded fencer for the Fencing Academy of Denver. … more

Area woman set to play against pros

There will be 120 golfers in the field for the first-ever U.S. Women’s Senior Open that starts July 12 but there is more to this story. Centennial resident Janet Moore is probably tired of hearing … more

Castle View football players devote hot day to selflessness

Landon Williams was near tears, Andrew Grout was happy to make a difference and Dan Brite will continue to be a faithful fan of the Castle View football team. Williams, Grout and a group of 11 … more

Diza-mbelolo, Martin and Williams bring home track titles

LAKEWOOD — A damp, cold and rainy Jeffco Stadium didn’t slow down D’Evelyn junior Esther Diza-mbelolo and Standley Lake junior Tyler Williams on Saturday, May 19. Diza-mbelolo ran in four Class … more

In high school sports, training takes new direction

It’s often easy to distinguish a good athlete by the way he or she moves. That starts with strength training and conditioning, which have advanced over the years into a science. There is more to … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

Youth swim, bike, run way to fitness

On hundred are youth ranging in age from five to 13 years old participated in the first Kids' TRYathlon put on by the Apex Parks and Recreation District July 29. The event utilized both the Apex … more

Lakewood girls hoops returning to Final 4

DENVER — Lakewood didn’t have much of a problem with the rematch against Class 5A Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley on March 2. “If we play like this I think we are unstoppable,” … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

The rise of cornhole: no pain, just grain

You can find Keilan Wilbanks playing cornhole three or four nights a week — he practices almost daily. “It’s a social thing. You can do it outside or inside,” he said. “It’s kind of like … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Golden ultra-runner outsteps the competition

If Courtney Dauwalter wasn’t competing with other endurance athletes or her two brothers, she would still be out on the trail competing against herself. The 32-year old, former school teacher … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

Vista’s Flanigan named AD after years in tennis

Jim Flanigan has a new job at Mountain Vista. He is now a maintenance man. No, not that kind of maintenance man. Flanigan, the tennis coach for the past 13 years at Vista, is the school’s new … more

Hensley gives back to the community that made her

Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you … more

History made at Jeffco track league championships

LAKEWOOD — History was made Friday, May 4, at Jeffco Stadium. Valor Christian sophomore Cole Sprout broke Colorado’s all-classification record in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:01.53 … more

Renewed Force takes the crown

John Force erased his own doubts and those of other National Hot Rod Association enthusiasts who figured he might not win another race. Force, the 69-year-old NHRA icon and owner of John Force … more

Ralston Valley gets walk-off win against Dakota Ridge

ARVADA — Baseball can be a strange, strange game. Dakota Ridge looked in perfect position May 4 to scored an upset victory over Ralston Valley, No. 7 in the final CHSAANow.com Class 5A baseball … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more
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