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Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore …
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Trail running is a popular activity in Golden's White Ranch Park.

Golden gem offers scenic getaway just outside the metro

At nearly 4,000 acres, White Ranch Park is the largest park in the Jeffco Open Space system.
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Brookens tabbed as CHSAA associate commissioner

The Colorado High School Activities Association named Bethany Brookens as its next associate commissioner. Incoming Commissioner Mike Krueger made the appointment, which is effective immediately. …
Aran Kilroy executes a flipping maneuver during the June 22 Kayak Rodeo at Clear Creek Whitewater Park.

Golden Kayak Rodeo returns to Clear Creek

For some visiting downtown Golden on June 22, this was their first rodeo. However, this was the surf-boat-loop-and-float kind of rodeo.
From Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain’s summit, Mount Evans can be seen on the left, far in the back and snow-topped. The summit of Chief Mountain can also be seen near the middle, with part of Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain’s trail in the lower right.

A pair of hikes for a summer’s day: Chief and Mestaa’ėhehe Mountains

A cool afternoon with fluffy clouds covered Clear Creek county as I drove up the winding road between mountain walls and their cliff sides overlooking the pine-filled valleys.

Column: Greatness isn’t a matter of the stars

If you are at all like me, you’ve been at least tangentially interested in the Stanley Cup playoff run of our Colorado Avalanche. If you’re a little bit like me, you’ve been riveted by the run.
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Fort Lupton's Reygan Garcia moves the ball up the field during the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy June 13. She was the first Fort Lupton player to participate in the annual event.

Fort Lupton’s Garcia has her swan song among state’s best soccer players

DENVER – Fort Lupton’s Reygan Garcia finished her high-school soccer career as part of the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy …
Mountain Range's Kyle Lewis ties up Arvada West's Austin Eudaly during the 132-pound semifinal match at the regional wrestling tournament Feb. 12 at Prairie View High School. Lewis scored all his points on two moves in the third period and won 6-0 to qualify for the state meet.

Mountain Range’s Lewis gets first sample of college life

  Mountain Range High School wrestler Kyle Lewis had one last chance to compete as a high-school athlete earlier this month.             …
Fort Lupton's Conner Moll is all smiles after signing a letter of intent to play basketball at Keiser University May 26.

Fort Lupton's Moll opts for basketball in Florida

There aren't many people who can say they are thankful for anything to do with the pandemic. Fort Lupton's Conner Moll can.   Moll signed a collegiate letter of intent to play …
Legacy freshman Victoria Spitzley clears the bar early in the state 5A girls pole vault May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. She finished third.

Legacy freshman takes third in state pole vault

LAKEWOOD -- It's been quite the journey for Legacy High School freshman pole vaulter Victoria Spitzley.The latest trophy for her case is the one for third place that she took at the state 5A girls …

Legacy's Mia Meraz hands the baton to Addison Dolan in the 4-by-800-meter relay May18 at the state 5A track meet in Lakewood. The Lightning finished sixth.

Legacy 4x800 relay breaks school record amid podium finish

LAKEWOOD–Although the Legacy Lightning girls’ 4-by-800 meter relay team started near the back of the pack, the squad of Gabrielle Shepston, Mia Meraz, Addison Dolan and Kendall Aragon …
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