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'He meant so much to this community'

On Jan. 25, 1998, Littleton residents Sandy and David Alexander were sitting at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego as they witnessed the Denver Broncos win the franchise's first Super Bowl. Following the … more

Green Mountain girls soccer mounts back-to-back playoff wins

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain girls soccer’s postseason began right where its regular season started this season. No. 11-seeded Green Mountain faced off against No. 22 Lewis-Palmer on May 8 at … more

Freshman helps Wheat Ridge girls soccer net 4A quarterfinal berth

LAKEWOOD — Emily Browne didn’t play like a freshman May 11 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Wheat Ridge freshman scored a pair of goals (15th and 44th minutes) to guide the No. 4-seeded Farmers to … more

D’Evelyn traveling a familiar 4A girls soccer postseason path

LAKEWOOD — The territory is starting to look very similar to D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team. The top-seeded Jaguars (13-1-2 record) advanced to the Class 4A state quarterfinals next week with a … more

Golden softball gets separation in 4A Jeffco title race

DENVER — Golden softball opened up a 1-game lead Oct. 3 in the competitive race for the Class 4A Jeffco League title. The Demons — No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A rankings — edged rival … more

High school sports: the fall lineup

FOOTBALL First games: Aug. 29 Defending champions: Valor Christian (5A), Loveland (4A), Palmer Ridge (3A), LaJunta (2A), Limon (1A), Sedgwick County (A8), Stratton/Liberty (A6) 2019 state … more

Hunt throws no-hitter, Ralston Valley baseball wins 5A Jeffco title

ARVADA — The senior baseball players made their final day of classes at Ralston Valley High School a memorable one. After finishing up finals and roaming the halls for one last day, the Mustangs … more

Demons lacrosse is like playing on a team of family — literally

Players on the Golden High School Demons’ boys lacrosse team say that being on that team was like being part of a family. And for four of the players, that lacrosse family was literal. Here is a … more

Jeffco golfers wrap up regular season on the links

BROOMFIELD — The Class 5A and 4A Jeffco League individual medalist champions — Lakewood sophomore Max Lange and Evergreen senior Clayton Whiten — capped off conference play in style Tuesday, … more

Wheat Ridge football wins 2OT thriller against Arvada West

LAKEWOOD — Rocco Tate could run for City of Wheat Ridge mayor and probably win in the upcoming November elections. The Wheat Ridge junior running back/linebacker scored four touchdowns through the … 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

Jeffco boys golfers hit the links at Deer Creek GC

A 7:30 a.m. shotgun start for the second boys golf Jeffco League tournament Tuesday, Aug. 20, allow golfers to avoid temperatures the 90s at Deer Creek Golf Club. The defending Class 5A Jeffco League … more

Valor defeats Pomona in top-10 5A football battle

ARVADA — Big football games call for big plays … and Valor running back Gavin Sawchuk delivered Friday, Sept. 13, at the North Area Athletic Complex. In a marquee early-season match-up between … more

Golden’s softball twins are double trouble for opponents

GOLDEN — The offensive numbers Golden’s identical twins Makayla and Makenzie Middleton have put up the previous three seasons on the softball field is mind boggling. The Middleton twins have … more

Ralston Valley football cruises to win in home opener

ARVADA — Three-sport athlete Caleb Rillos knows how to turn a negative into the positive. Rillos suffered a broken wrist during basketball season last winter. Besides missing the remainder of the … more

Faith Christian trap team takes aim at national championship

When Coach Mark Passamaneck started the trap shooting team at Faith Christian High School in 2018, he had no way of knowing that his athletes — some of whom had no shooting experience, some of whom … 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

Green Mountain claims first boys lacrosse conference title

LAKEWOOD — The first conference title in Green Mountain boys lacrosse history was just a stepping stone for what the Rams want to accomplish this week. “For the past two years that is all we’ve … more

Hunt leads Ralston Valley baseball in race to 5A Jeffco title

LITTLETON — Ralston Valley senior Calvin Hunt was a one-man wrecking crew on the baseball diamond May 2 at Dakota Ridge High School. Hunt pitched six innings, giving up just two runs on three hits. … more

Women professional football league invades Golden

When women professional sports come to mind some may think of the WNBA, or the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team’s recent run. But on June 29 on a cloudy day in Golden, a form of women’s … more
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