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School, gym partnership helps build strong gymnasts

Taylor Burkhart, 16, wakes up at 5:30 a.m. each week day. He travels from his home in Morrison to 5280 Gymnastics in Wheat Ridge for his morning workout. He practices from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. before he … more

Jeffco Adapted Athletics scores big on soccer day

High school athletics typically bring out the best of students — whether that be to teach teamwork, make friendships, or to learn leadership skills. They can also bring out competitive rivalries, … more

Black quarterback made history with Broncos

Marlin Briscoe didn't want to be pigeonholed simply because of stereotypes against black men. He was a star quarterback in college, and he believed he had the talent, intelligence and leadership … more

Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … more

Green Mountain pulls off upset of Standley Lake

ARVADA — A strong second-half by Green Mountain led a signature win for the Rams’ football program Sept. 21. Class 3A Green Mountain scored 21 unanswered points to start the second half at the … more

Big inning lifts Golden over rival Wheat Ridge

WHEAT RIDGE — Golden senior Cassidy Paulson doesn’t fear facing softball rival Wheat Ridge. It was a scary start for the Demons’ four-year varsity pitcher against the Farmers. Paulson pitched … more

Ralston Valley gets shutout win before preparing for rival A-West

ARVADA — Ralston Valley senior AJ Jergensen had a touchdown cycle late afternoon on Sept. 21 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Jergensen had a touchdown catch, threw a pair of touchdowns and … more

Arvada West softball cranks out win in league opener

ARVADA — Arvada West and Ralston Valley softball teams came out swinging in both teams’ Class 5A Jeffco League opener Saturday. The conference rivals combined for 23 runs and 28 hits at Ralston … more

Lakewood’s Liao goes low

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood sophomore Ryan Liao kept tradition going for the Tigers’ boys golf program Thursday afternoon at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Liao wrapped up the Class 5A Jeffco League individual … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

Turnovers doom D’Evelyn in showdown against Eaton

LAKEWOOD — Eaton’s offense really didn’t need to be on the football field Sept. 8 at Trailblazer Stadium. The Fightin’ Reds, ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com Class 2A football poll, scored … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more

Evergreen volleyball nets win over Ralston Valley

ARVADA — Evergreen volleyball turned to its sister tandem of Claudia and Hayley Dillon to seal an impressive road victory Thursday night at Ralston Valley High School. Claudia, senior and … more

Rookie gets nod to start at running back for Broncos

Royce Freeman is set to become the first rookie running back to start a season opener for the Denver Broncos since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis in 1995. ``It's an honor to be mentioned with a man … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

No. 4 Pomona football overcomes turnovers to defeat Bear Creek

ARVADA — The defending Class 5A state football champions looked impressive, but did have some issues in their home opener Thursday night at the North Area Athletic Complex. Pomona defeated old … more

Arvada West softball out slugs Golden

ARVADA — Hitting was contagious Tuesday afternoon at Arvada West High School. A-West and Golden softball teams combined for 29 hits to score 22 runs in the non-league game between the Class 5A … more

Young pitcher immersed in national pride

It is amazing how easy it is to remember all the first times in our lives. I can still recall the first time that I really felt and saw public patriotism. Admittedly I used to feel a twinge of … more

Lakewood defeats Bear Creek in clash of old Jeffco football rivals

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood seniors Pierce Holley and Kegan Hufford provided a potent 1-2 punch for the Tigers on Friday, Aug. 24, at Jeffco Stadium. Two of the Tigers’ key returners from last season … more

Pomona football puts 5A title run in rearview mirror

ARVADA — The time of looking back at photos and videos of Pomona players and coaches lifting the Class 5A football state championship trophy last December at Broncos Stadium at Mile High is over. … more
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