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Valor aims for new role as member of league

Valor Christian has been a success athletically since the school opened in 2007. On the state championship level alone, the Eagles have won 23 championships with 14 runner-up finishes. “At Valor we’re always looking at ways that we can do … more

Area state tennis qualifiers for 2017

Area players who have qualified for the Colorado State Tennis Championships. Alternates are not included. The 5A tournament is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at Gates Tennis Center in Denver while the 4A … more

For him, ‘every day is a big day’

It was meaningful when Steve Haggerty stepped to the tee during the MCPH Celebrity Golf Classic, which was held July 24 at The Ridge at Castle Pines North. Haggerty, the 64-year-old former … more

What a difference a rivalry makes

Rivalry football games are contests that get circled on the calendar, get players and students pumped up and get coaches to put a little extra into game planning. Pueblo Central versus Pueblo Centennial is the oldest rivalry football game in … more

Jeffco school marching bands take the field

Nerves were high, but so was musicality as 15 Jefferson County high school marching bands took the field for their first performance of the season at the Jeffco Marching Band Festival held Sept. 19 … more

Basketball victory a tale of turnaround

It seems that nobody can remember the last time the Littleton boys basketball team defeated city rival Heritage. The Littleton Lions snapped a long, yet-to-be-resolved losing streak against Heritage … more

Denver Bulldogs take football down under

There was a lot about Melbourne, Australia, that Troy Kirk missed when he moved to Colorado years ago with his wife — family, friends and football. “I missed everything about the sport when I moved here but an old coach had told me there was … more

Polls drive up interest, but are not all that accurate

The veracity of preseason basketball polls is often ridiculed. Yes, polls mean little, since a lot will change during the season. Polls are speculative, especially the preseason ones, and teams still … more

Making sure every stroke counts

They drive around the golf course in carts and get good views of the action. They are the rules officials who volunteer at the various levels of golf, both professional and amateur. And while some golfers would rather not see them, officials … more

Jeffco Sports Standouts — Nov. 2 2017

Chad Dines, D’Evelyn The senior quarterback completed nine of 10 passes for 283 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-8 football win over Denver West on Oct. 28. Drew Seidel, Wheat … more

Athletes strive to get up to speed

Speed never takes a day off, goes the adage. “Speed is any sport is very, very important because it's hard to teach speed,” Cherry Creek soccer coach Chelo Curi said. The ability to move fast is important in almost all athletic endeavors … more

Cross country could be path to lead country

Tiya Chamberlin, a junior captain on the Wheat Ridge girls cross country team, has a suggestion for politicians to help relieve the current turmoil in Washington, D.C. “I think what would calm all the politicians is if they would just go for a … more

Changing lanes

As time wears on, all sports evolve — and bowling has definitely changed. more

Bandimere Speedway echoes with thunder this weekend

Bandimere Speedway becomes the source of thunder on the mountain July 21-22 when hundreds of drivers fire up their powerful engines to compete in the National Hot Rod Association’s Mopar Mile High Nationals. “Teams begin arriving July 19 to … more

State gymnatics: Pomona, A-West, Lakewood and Green Mountain snag titles

THORNTON — Green Mountain senior Ramya Sinha sang the national anthem and then played spoiler on the final day of the 3-day state gymnastics meet at Thornton High School. “I really was (nervous),” Sinha said of singing the anthem Nov. 4. … more

Pulling out all the stops

A few years ago, sports writer Neil Paine of the website basketball-reference.com examined 50 years of National Basketball Association title-winning teams. The teams were strong on offense and … more

Local players headed to state golf tourney

Area qualifiers for the state high school golf tournaments. The Class 5A state tourney will held at Common Ground in Aurora, the 4A at Raccoon Creek in Littleton and the 3A at Indian Peaks in Lafayette. Each of the tournaments is Oct. 2 and … more

Broncos great offers motivation for high school players

Denver Broncos hall of fame running back Terrell Davis started the Mile High Salute in the 1990s after he scored touchdowns to honor service men. Davis received a salute of sort with a standing ovation after his 35-minute speech on Aug. 18 at the … more

Lacrosse coach adds to luster of program

Everybody knew him when he walked into the room and he received a loud ovation. Brent Adams was introduced Sept. 5 as the new boys lacrosse coach for the Falcons of Highlands Ranch High School. He became another well-recognized lacrosse coach as … more

Kupcho dominates at Lone Tree golf tourney

Jennifer Kupcho tuned up for her second trip to the U.S Women’s Open Golf Championship with another romp in the Colorado Women’s Golf Association’s Stroke Play Championship. Kupcho, the 20-year-old from Westminster who just completed her … more
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