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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

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

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

Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more

A-West girls soccer improves to 3-0 with win over Golden

ARVADA — Two minutes into each half belonged to Arvada West’s girls soccer team March 14 at the North Area Athletic Complex. A-West sophomore Emma Drumright and junior Hailey Johns put in goals … more

Ralston Valley’s bats sizzle in victory over Mullen

ARVADA — Ralston Valley’s first-year baseball coach Brad Madden liked what he saw from his new club March 17 at Nate Jurney Field. The Mustangs pounded out 18 runs on 17 hits to cruise to an 18-5 … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Jeffco standout performers: March 15, 2018

Chase Dornbusch, Lakewood The senior won the 800 meters in 2:04.32 and the 1600 meters in 4:32.87 at the Columbine Invite on March 10. Reece Davidson, Faith Christian The senior won the shot … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Lakewood girls basketball’s postseason ends in state semis

DENVER — Regis Jesuit girls basketball had simply been unbeatable in the state of Colorado during the 2017-18 season heading into the Class 5A state semifinal March 8. The No. 6-seeded Raiders … more

Eagles fourth at state

The young Faith Christian boys basketball battled hard but lost to defending champ Sterling 48-36 in the March 10 Class 3A state tournament third-place game. “We got ourselves in a big hole early … more

Young first baseman finding his swing for Rockies

Ryan McMahon is moving closer to opening the regular season as the Colorado Rockies' first baseman. The 23-year-old was hitting over .380 as of last week. "The numbers might be OK, but numbers … more

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … 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

Boys volleyball takes first step toward being sanctioned in Colorado

Boys volleyball has been trying to open the door to get the sport sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association for around 20 years, according to John Prusinowski. Well, boys … more

Olympics could again be tough sell in Denver

It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked … more

D’Evelyn boys basketball hangs on for dramatic win over Mead

DENVER — D’Evelyn never trailed on its home court Feb. 24 in the second round of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament. However, the No. 13-seeded Jaguars had to hold their breath to see … 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

Golden holds off Evergreen to win 4A Jeffco title outright

EVERGREEN — The Class 4A Jeffco League boys basketball title is heading back to Golden. “It was a pride thing. We wanted it back,” Golden coach Erik Buehler said of winning the league. … more

Jeffco standout athletes for the week of Feb. 22

Alec Muehlemeyer, Faith ChristianThe senior guard hit the winning 3-point shot in the final minute in the 44-43 overtime boys basketball victory over Manual on Feb. 13.Garrett Martin, Standley … more
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