Keyword: Jim Benton
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New head coach at Ranch making the best of things

Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos isn’t the first longtime assistant in the area to finally get a head coaching job. Fangio, a 40-year coaching veteran as an assistant, welcomed the chance to … more

Four local golfers bound for national tourney

Kent Moore of Centennial, let’s just say, is a veteran golfer who relies on his years of experience to keep pace with younger players. He will be making his sixth appearance in a U.S. Mid-Amateur … more

Mental health added to coaches’ mission

Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green called it a very bold stance. The CHSAA Board of Directors in June approved a Mental Health Initiative that mandates all … more

Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch … more

Drag-racing plot thickens in thin air

Being a Colorado native, I am used to hearing about the effects of the high altitude. It doesn’t matter if it is baseball, golf, tennis, football, basketball or any event you choose, because there … more

Coloradans add kick to history of women’s soccer

Colorado soccer players have played a role in FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer tournaments from the very beginning. In the recently completed 2019 World Cup in France, former Mountain Vista player … more

This sport is the real dill

James Pinkel, 69, of Centennial, plays pickleball three or four days a week against a variety of players at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. “There are some who show up to really play the game,” … more

College baseball opening doors for Colorado athletes

It’s been slow — like an off-speed changeup — for people to realize, but big-time college baseball is no longer a long shot for players who participate in Colorado high school baseball. … more

Seeing how it all adds up for area schools

Yes, it seems like the fall 2018-19 Colorado High School Sports Association sports season started just a couple weeks ago, but the spring campaign is now over. Some teams and individuals were left … more

Coach floored by response after 800th win

Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give … more

Girls finished golf tourneys before weather went subpar

Girl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started … more

CHSAA panel gives green light to three pilot sports

When spring rolls around, it’s the time that the Colorado High Schools Activities Association Legislative Committee gets together to approve or shoot down possible changes to Colorado high school … more

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson … more

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. … more

Pugh, Horan in good company with honor

Local products Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan, members of the U.S. women’s soccer team, joined an impressive assembly of people on April 3 when they each accepted Denver Challenge Coins and … more

Tom Hancock was standout football coach for Lakewood

Tom Hancock kept it simple and established one of Colorado’s top high school football powerhouse programs at Lakewood during the 1950s and 1960s. Hancock, a teacher, coach and director of physical … more

Twin sisters have thrill of being on two state title teams

State championships should never be taken for granted. They are just too hard to attain. Twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill, however, have been on two state championship teams in the last 12 months. … more

Colorado roots shape game of premier women’s golfer

Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest won the 2018 women’s NCAA golf championship and then soared to No. 1 in the women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), which she has held for 23 weeks dating back … more
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