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Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year. Instead, long-term prospects are what dominates their 2018 draft class, players who spent four years in college and enter the NFL with … more

More changes set for next year by CHSAA council

One of the biggest changes to come out of the April 26 Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Council meeting was that the council would have one meeting a year instead of two. That … more

Golden unable to upset two-time defending 4A champs

GOLDEN — Valor Christian baseball fell behind 1-0 early to Golden on April 28, but the two-time defending Class 4A state champions weren’t concerned. “It’s great knowing that we have a team … more

It’s a sacrifice bunt it can pay off

In today’s high school baseball, most of the attention is focused on pitch counts, hitting and base running. A key sacrifice bunt often goes unnoticed. But it remains an important part of baseball, … more

Broncos visit Casa Bonita for draft picks

It was more than just the typical Saturday rush that brought dozens of people to Casa Bonita on the morning of April 28. The Denver Broncos took over the famous restaurant for the third day of the … more

No. 7 Ralston Valley baseball suffers loss against Chatfield

LITTLETON — Chatfield junior Luke LaChance accomplished a rare feat on the baseball field Monday at Chatfield Senior High School. LaChance led off the bottom of the third inning with a single … more

Green Mountain unable to upset Columbine at a snowy Trailblazer Stadium

LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team went dashing through the snow April 21 for its sixth straight victory and fifth consecutive win in Jeffco League play. The Rebels, now ranked No. 3 in … more

Jeffco students with disabilities step up to the plate

A select group of athletes from 15 Jefferson County schools gathered at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood, to play some softball, Adapted Athletics style. The April 18 event was the latest … more

Wheat Ridge girls soccer defeats rival Golden

LAKEWOOD — Wheat Ridge girls soccer kept any hope of winning the Class 4A Jeffco League title alive April 18 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Farmers, ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com 4A girls … more

Sisters a winning combination for Ponderosa

Jensen Ellis is a playmaker for the Ponderosa girls soccer team. She controls the Mustangs’ offense and her precise passes often to lead to goals. Jensen’s younger sister Jazlynn has benefited … more

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Arvada West girls soccer suffers first conference loss

LAKEWOOD — It’s early, but Columbine took the driver’s seat in the girls soccer Class 5A Jeffco League on April 13. With the temps in the 30s, the Rebels (7-2, 3-0 in league) stayed hot at … more

Jeffco Standout Performers: Week of April 19

Billy Wahl, Ralston Valley The sophomore singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 4-3 baseball win over Dakota Ridge on April 10. Jenna Colombo, Arvada West The … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … 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

Lakewood edged by Dakota Ridge in battle of unbeaten teams

LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t perfect, but Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team was good enough April 11 to stay perfect on the season. The Eagles improved to 9-0 on the season by handing Lakewood, ranked … more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Golden boys lacrosse looking to return to its glory days

ARVADA — Mike Thumim returned for a second stint at the helm of Golden’s boys lacrosse team a year ago with a clear-cut agenda. “One of the things I was excited about coming back to Golden was … more

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other … more

A-West baseball grabs momentum with win over Green Mountain

LAKEWOOD — Earl Weaver, former Major League Baseball manager and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, had a theory when it came to momentum on the baseball field. “Momentum is only as good as the next … more
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