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Bennett, Chamberlin finish prep cross country careers on the podium

COLORADO SPRINGS — Seniors Tiya Chamberlin (Wheat Ridge) and Carley Bennett (Lakewood) finished right where they wanted to Oct. 27 — on the podium. The Class 4A and 5A Jeffco League girls cross … 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

Pomona pieces together playoff win over Arvada West

ARVADA — Pomona was able to fit the puzzle pieces together Saturday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A football state tournament. The No. 2-seeded Panthers took a 34-7 … more

Lady Wolves hang on in local tournament opener

In control for two-quarters Dec. 5 at Westminster High School at the Westminster Winter Classic, the Lady Wolves sealed a 43-40 win over Wheat Ridge, despite the Lady Farmers’ second-half push. … more

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

Evergreen volleyball nets win over Ralston Valley

ARVADA — Evergreen volleyball turned to its sister tandem of Claudia and Hayley Dillon to seal an impressive road victory Thursday night at Ralston Valley High School. Claudia, senior and … more

Jeffco athletes headed service academies

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Of the nearly 50 student-athletes from Jeffco Public Schools that signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, two are heading to United States service academics. … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

Pressure is on for runners aiming for title

High school sports can be beneficial in demonstrating values that athletes can use later in life, like discipline, dedication, teamwork and the ability to handle adversity. However, one of the … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of 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

Wheat Ridge boys basketball wraps up OT win over Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Wheat Ridge senior Isaiah Lucero handed out maybe his most important gift of the holiday season on the basketball court Dec. 19. Lucero snagged a rebound under the basket, but instead of … more

Big inning lifts Golden over rival Wheat Ridge

WHEAT RIDGE — Golden senior Cassidy Paulson doesn’t fear facing softball rival Wheat Ridge. It was a scary start for the Demons’ four-year varsity pitcher against the Farmers. Paulson pitched … more

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 1/2 years. She announced her plans Dec. 19 in a letter … more

Green Mountain pulls off upset of Standley Lake

ARVADA — A strong second-half by Green Mountain led a signature win for the Rams’ football program Sept. 21. Class 3A Green Mountain scored 21 unanswered points to start the second half at the … more

Golden aims to end 2-game losing streak against rival Wheat Ridge

ARVADA — Chatfield football improved to 2-0 in the Class 4A Jeffco League on Friday, Oct. 12, by leaning heavily on its run game. Chatfield (5-2 record) primarily used its running attack to take a … more

Arvada West comes up short in 2nd round of state soccer tourney

LITTLETON — It was the soccer version of the hurry-up offensive play that helped Arapahoe’s boys soccer team advance to the Class 5A state quarterfinals. The No. 8-seeded Warriors scored in the … more

Jeffco crowns league champions in cross country

LITTLETON — The weather was great during the Oct. 11 Jeffco League 4A and 5A races. However, rain and snow during the week left a few damp places on the course. In the 4A boys race, Green Mountain … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more

Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … more
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