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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

Alameda needs an assist to win boys basketball league title

LAKEWOOD — Alameda’s boys basketball will need some help to win the Class 4A/3A Colorado 8 League title. The Pirates suffered a 52-48 road loss to Conifer on Friday, Feb. 1. The loss moved … more

Wheat Ridge boys closing in on first league title since 2007

LITTLETON — The five starters for Wheat Ridge’s boys basketball team has earned a nickname. How does — Farmers Fab Five — sound? Seniors Julian Claussen, Blair McVicker, Zeke Van Tuyl, along … more

No. 1 Pomona putting the pieces together before state

ARVADA — Claiming the Class 5A Jeffco League wrestling title has been a regular occurrence for Pomona over the past 15 years. The Panthers won nine straight conference crowns from 2005-2013. Pomona … more

Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

Jefferson primed for more wrestling success

WHEAT RIDGE — Jefferson’s wrestling program is on a path similar to what it took two seasons ago. The Saints are looking to regain the form at Pepsi Center they had two years ago. Jefferson … more

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … more

Farmers end long losing streak to Golden

GOLDEN — Wheat Ridge finally got a chance to celebrate at the conclusion of a boys basketball game against rival Golden. The Farmers, No. 9 in the latest CHSAANow.com Class 4A rankings, ended more … more

Ralston Valley wins 9th straight with league opener victory

ARVADA — What a different a year makes. Ralston Valley’s boys basketball team had a 3-20 record last season and finished last in the Class 5A Jeffco League with a 0-14 mark. Fast-forward to this … more

No. 9 Ralston Valley survives Lakewood’s 3-point barrage

ARVADA — Lakewood and Ralston Valley showed Jan. 15 why their girls basketball teams are still to be reckoned with in the Class 5A Jeffco League. The Tigers and Mustangs have dominated 5A Jeffco … more

Showdown spurs yawns, but JV is strong

It was a marquee matchup featuring Mountain Vista, the state’s No. 1 team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, going against No. 2 Chaparral on Jan. 15 in the Wolverines gym.The game, however, … more

Lakewood drains a dozen 3-pointers in win over Fairview

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood’s girls basketball teams looks and has to operate a lot differently this season. The Tigers have been going through life after the Emsbo twins. Camilla and Kira — 6-foot-5 … more

Jeffco standout performers for the week of Jan. 17

Marissa Chatman, Wheat Ridge The senior scored a double-double, with 10 rebounds and 17 points, in what was an eventual loss to Standley Lake, 47-42, on Jan. 11. Aneus Olsen, Arvada High The guard … more

Jefferson’s Nick Gallegos grabs title at Arvada West Invitational

ARVADA — The evidence was overwhelming how competitive and challenging the two-day Arvada West Wrestling Invitational was as it wrapped up Jan. 12. The annual tournament featured the On The Mat’s … more

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a … more

Broncos pick Bears defensive coordinator Fangio as new coach

Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. “Vic really impressed us with his attention to detail — his focus is … more

Area athlete grew into role as NBA starter

As soon as coach Kevin Boley walked into Sagewood Middle School and saw a skinny, curly-haired kid, he knew he had found a player. Boley was holding open tryouts for the first Legend High School … more
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