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D’Evelyn battles Columbine in 4A/5A Jeffco soccer showdown

LAKEWOOD — It didn’t take long for Columbine to find its scoring touch on the soccer pitch this spring season. The Rebels — No. 7 in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A girls soccer preseason poll — … more

Golden baseball gets walk-off win in season opener

GOLDEN — Good things can happen on the baseball field when you simply put the ball in play. That statement proved to be the endgame motto for Golden in its home and season opener Saturday, March 9, … more

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … more

Blind skiers hit the slopes in Breckenridge

Lakewood resident Chloe Poston loves to ski.The fifth grader at Rooney Ranch Elementary said her family tries to go skiing every weekend during the winter, but on a most recent weekend, she got to … more

Ralston Valley comes up short on making fifth straight Great 8

THORNTON — Experience paid dividends for Horizon on Feb. 26. The No. 7-seeded Hawks leaned on their eight seniors to earn a fourth straight trip to the Great 8 of Class 5A girls basketball state … more

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation … more

Jefferson marches to a pair of state wrestling titles

DENVER — Angelo Lozado made history last Saturday night at Pepsi Center. Lozado became the first freshman at Jefferson to ever win an individual wrestling state title. He defeated Eaton senior Toby … more

Alameda’s boys hoops scores historic postseason victory

LAKEWOOD — No current Alameda International boys basketball players were even alive the last time the Pirates won a playoff game on their home court. However, the Pirates successfully turned back … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

Pomona claims third team 5A wrestling title in four years

DENVER — It didn’t take Pomona long to regain the top perch in Class 5A wrestling. “I wanted to grab five or six to be honest with you,” Pomona coach Sam Federico said last Saturday night … more

Green Mountain girls hoops gets taste of Sweet 16

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain’s girls basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Class 4A state tournament by the narrowest of margins Feb. 22. It was a bit of a struggle at times in the final … more

A-West unable to stop Columbine from wrapping up 5A Jeffco title

LITTLETON — Columbine’s boys basketball had no interest in sharing the Class 5A Jeffco League title this season. Columbine and Arvada West finished conference play with 10-4 records last year. … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more

Wheat Ridge boys hoops harvests first league title since 2007

WHEAT RIDGE — It only took one basket in the fourth quarter Feb. 14 for Wheat Ridge to end a 12-year drought on the boys basketball court. Senior Blair McVicker’s floater just outside the paint … more

Jefferson marches a trio of wrestlers to regional titles

EDGEWATER — Wrestlers from across the state traveled the final pathway Saturday toward Pepsi Center and the state tournament. Sixteen regional tournaments in the four classifications spread out … more

Mini Poms clinic

Seventy-five little dancers learned some moves and grooves on Feb. 9 at the Golden High School (GHS) Mini Poms Dance Clinic. The event offered children in kindergarten through sixth grade an … more

No. 9 Wheat Ridge continues domination in 4A Jeffco

DENVER — The first boys basketball conference title in a dozen years in almost in the hands of the Wheat Ridge Farmers. Wheat Ridge (17-3, 9-0 in Class 4A Jeffco League) continued plowing through … more

Jeffco student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent

JEFFERSON COUNTY — It was another banner day for student-athletes in Jefferson County on Wednesday, Feb. 6. More than 100 signed their National Letter of Intent to a wide range of colleges and … more

Remembering the Coach Irv Brown and his impact in Jeffco

ARVADA — Irv Brown guided Arvada High School’s baseball team to a state championship in the spring of 1964. “I was really lucky to be one of his players on his state championship team. The … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more
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