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Gift from afar scores down under

We are often reminded that one of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to help those in need. It’s a special time of year, and Rock Canyon assistant basketball coach Nick Mahan … more

Colorado Classic becomes a women-only pro cycling race

The Colorado Classic will become the only women's stand-alone stage race in the Western Hemisphere on the Union Cycliste Internationale calendar and USA Cycling's Pro Road Tour, according to a news … more

Lady Wolves hang on in local tournament opener

In control for two-quarters Dec. 5 at Westminster High School at the Westminster Winter Classic, the Lady Wolves sealed a 43-40 win over Wheat Ridge, despite the Lady Farmers’ second-half push. … more

Looking back at strong showings in fall season

Snow and cold weather was around for the kickoffs during the last few games of the football season, but the winter sports season has started and all games/matches are inside. So let it snow, let it … more

Wheat Ridge boys edge Pomona

ARVADA — Getting a little extra court time in Dec. 4 didn’t bother Wheat Ridge’s boys basketball team, especially since the Farmers came out on the winning end. Wheat Ridge managed a 80-73 … more

Threes and defense propels D’Evelyn girls hoops to win

DENVER — Don’t be fooled … D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team is still going to put up its share of 3-pointers each game. D’Evelyn made seven 3-pointers against Heritage as the Jaguars … more

Lakewood drains season-opening win over Green Mountain

LAKEWOOD — A second is all the time it took for Lakewood’s boys basketball team to swing the tide dramatically Nov. 28 at Green Mountain High School. Three-sport athlete Pierce Holley scored a … more

McCaffrey, Logan are old friends and new rivals

Cherry Creek’s Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey of Valor Christian had a lot in common even before they coached against each other in the Dec. 1 Class 5A state championship football game at Broncos Mile … more

Golden defeats Pueblo East in early top-10 4A boys hoops match-up

GOLDEN — Early on it looked like Golden senior Ilja Bubukin might be the only player with a scoring touch Nov. 29. In the opening round of the D’Evelyn/Golden Boys Basketball Preview Classic, … more

Late rally by Green Mountain girls hoops comes up short in opener

LITTLETON — Playing early and playing often has worked like a charm for Chatfield’s girls basketball team. The Chargers won their third game in five days Nov. 30 with a 60-54 victory over Green … more

Hoops player steps up her game overseas

Madison Hema skipped playing with her club basketball team in the summer. She instead went to New Zealand and Belarus for a few weeks, but it wasn’t a vacation. She went overseas to play … more

Parkour creates caring community

Ken Arrington, founder of parkour gym Path Movement, knows that parkour — in which athletes often scale walls, make 9-foot leaps and traverse rails 10 feet off the ground — has a bad reputation … more

Pomona’s string of state title game trips comes to an end

LAKEWOOD — There will not be a fourth straight Class 5A football state championship appearance for the Pomona Panthers. Pomona enjoyed a pair of state runner-up finishes in 2015 and 2016 before the … more

Faith Christian football ends season in state semis

There is no good way to end a season if it doesn't end in a championship. The Faith Christian Eagles (9-3) season ended on a cold and icy day with a loss to the La Junta Tigers (12-0) in the 2A State … more

Jeffco athletes headed service academies

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Of the nearly 50 student-athletes from Jeffco Public Schools that signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, two are heading to United States service academics. … more

In world of sports, there are plenty of reasons to give thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to talk about turkey and offer thanks for loved ones. It’s a wonderful holiday and chance to forget differences Many people reflect and offer thanks for health, wealth and … more

Faith Christian football ends season in state semis

There is no good way to end a season if it doesn't end in a championship. The Faith Christian Eagles (9-3) season ended on a cold and icy day with a loss to the La Junta Tigers (12-0) in the 2A State … more

Pomona pieces together playoff win over Arvada West

ARVADA — Pomona was able to fit the puzzle pieces together Saturday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A football state tournament. The No. 2-seeded Panthers took a 34-7 … more

Time to kick soccer shootouts to the curb

Driving to EchoPark Automotive Stadium for the Class 5A soccer semifinals on Nov. 7, I had visions of seeing well-played, competitive matches with no shootouts. But what did I see? A shootout. … more

Faith Eagles beat defending state champs to move into playoff semis

Faith Christian and Bayfield squared off on a brilliant sunny Saturday afternoon at Faith Christian High School in a 2A State Quarterfinal. Bayfield came in as the number one overall seed and as the … more
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