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COVID-19 and School of Mines Athletics

Although subject to change based on the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado School of Mines athletic department is planning on a “relatively normal fall” with teams playing a conference schedule and … more

Veteran Denver sports exec Jim Saccomano: Why sports matter

Denver is the smallest of the 13 U.S. cities with four professional sports teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. … more

‘We will take what we can get’

Denver is the smallest of the 13 U.S. cities with four professional sports teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. … more

Douglas County high school pitcher thrilled to be chosen by Rockies

Case Williams claims the decision he faced wasn’t tough. Williams, a Douglas County High School right-handed pitcher, was the fourth-round pick and the 110th overall selection by the Colorado … more

Inaugural ’Lil Mac Hustle & Heart Scholarship awarded

Recent high school graduates Blake Schell (Green Mountain) and Susie Puchino (Littleton) received a pleasant surprise Tuesday afternoon. Schell and Puchino were summoned to the Gold Crown Field House … more

It's official: Spring sports seasons are canceled

It was an announcement that was expected. Colorado High School Activities Association Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green revealed on April 22 in a statement to athletes, coaches, administrators, … more

Some golf courses doing brisk business in Denver metro area

Golfers have flocked to courses that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many links remain closed. South Suburban Parks and Recreation, due to Gov. Jared Polis’ stay-at-home order, has … more

Jeffco sports spring trips, games canceled

In the second week of March, the Wheat Ridge High boys’ baseball team learned that the team’s spring break trip, a tournament in Phoenix, had been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A … more

Green Mountain’s girls hoops season ends with state semifinal loss

DENVER — Green Mountain’s greatest girls basketball season in the school’s history came to a close Thursday, March 12, at the Denver Coliseum. No. 3-seeded Rams lost to No. 7 Holy Family 38-31 … more

Basketball season ends without champions

There will be no 2020 Colorado state basketball champions. After the girls semifinal games in the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications were played on March 12, the Colorado High School Activities … more

Spring high school sports, activities suspended through April 6 in Colorado

The impact of COVID-19 on the sports world has extended to the Colorado high school level. The Colorado High School Activities Association has suspended all spring sports and activities through April … more

Green Mountain climbs into 4A girls hoops Final 4

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain girls basketball coach Darren Pitzner stated before winter break that it could be a “memorable season.” Pitzner’s prediction was right on the money. The Rams’ … more

Golden boys basketball season ends in Sweet 16

GOLDEN — Pueblo East continues to have success against familiar foes during the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament. “When we saw them (Golden) on the bracket we knew it was revenge … more

Ralston Valley girls basketball season ends at the Denver Coliseum

DENVER — It’s become nearly a decade-long trend for Ralston Valley girls basketball coach Jeff Gomer to bring his Mustangs down to the Denver Coliseum. For the fifth time in six seasons and sixth … more

Wheat Ridge seniors lead in first round state tourney win

WHEAT RIDGE — Wheat Ridge senior Dominic Bronk played in his 82nd varsity boys basketball games in a Farmers’ uniform Feb. 26. “Taking this jersey off is going to be the hardest thing … more

Ralston Valley girls basketball gallops into Sweet 16

ARVADA — Ralston Valley junior Sydney Bevington was a bit of a decoy early on Feb. 28 in the Class 5A girls basketball second-round state tournament game. No. 39-seeded Pine Creek had seen … more

Ralston Valley grabs first playoff win since 2017

ARVADA — Ralston Valley’s boys basketball team had the sweet taste of a playoff victory Feb. 29. “I think for almost all of us this is our first playoff win,” Ralston Valley senior Walker … more

Area students earn free ride through caddying

Thirteen students from Colorado have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies. The final selections were made after interviews Jan. 28 at … more

Golden nips rival Wheat Ridge to end regular season in dramatic fashion

GOLDEN — Golden’s boys basketball team couldn’t have closed out its Class 4A Jeffco League play in more of a thrilling fashion then it did Feb. 21. “To win it in this fashion was … more

Redemption, then heartbreak for Jefferson wrestling at Pepsi Center

DENVER — Jefferson senior Jimmy Ramirez III celebrated like he had just won his first individual wrestling state title Feb. 22 at Pepsi Center. “It meant a lot to be back here and having another … more
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