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Jeffco Standouts: Week of Dec. 21

Quentin Terry, ArvadaThe boys basketball team earned their first win with a 74-37 triumph on Dec. 12 over Strive Prep-Smart Academy and the senior had a double double with 17 points and 12 … 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

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

Jeffco Athlete Standout Performers: Week of Dec. 14

Manuel Perez, Bear CreekThe senior swished six-of-six 3-point attempts and scored 20 points in a 74-48 boys basketball win over Arapahoe on Dec. 8. Justus Aragon, Standley LakeThe junior figured … more

Norse capture mat tourney title

Wrestlers wearing red and gold singlets made their presence known as they captured individual honors and won the team title at the Dec. 2 Warrior Invitational Tournament at Arapahoe High School. … more

Another milestone for one of state’s great coaches

Four years ago, I was at Legend High School when Highlands Ranch girls basketball coach Caryn Jarocki won her milestone 500th career game. I was at Arapahoe on Dec. 7 when Jarocki’s Falcons … more

Golden boys rally to defeat Holy Family in top-5 4A clash

GOLDEN — Golden senior Joe Madsen took a calculated risk late in the fourth quarter Thursday night. With less than a minute to play in the Class 4A boys basketball showdown between Golden and Holy … 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

Volleyball all-conference Jeffco League

Here are the local athletes, chosen by the coaches and officials of the 5A and 4A Jeffco League, for all-conference honors for the 2017 season. First Team 5A Delilah Vigil, Senior, Arvada West Morgan … more

Strength training creates solid base for young athletes

Many things you believed might be simple take time. For instance why is an iPad all of a sudden frozen? Then after going through an inventory of passwords, you find out that they are invalid. Despite … more

What is there to be thankful for? Well ...

Thanksgiving is a day for a tasty meal, watching some football and having fun with family and friends who are like family. Thanksgiving is a time to offer thanks for many things that are sometimes … more

Roy Halladay left good memories through years in baseball

Ralston Valley baseball coach Brad Madden grew up playing baseball with Roy Halladay. It didn’t take Madden long to realize that Halladay, who was his teammate at Arvada West, was a special player. Halladay, 40, was killed Nov. 7 when the … more

Olympic dreams: Westminster skaters off to Minnesota

Some of the Midwest’s best figure skaters left Westminster this weekend enroute to championships in Minnesota -- and a shot for one skater to qualify for the Winter Olympics in February. Legacy High School Senior Alex Rogers will compete at the … more

Standout Performers: Jeffco athletes for the week of Nov. 9

Dylan Mathias, Golden The 5-foot-7 sophomore returned a punt 45 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter in a 33-24 football victory over Gateway on Nov. 3. Kaylie Berens, Pomona The … 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

Volleyball leaps in popularity in Colorado

Volleyball is a sport that I never connected with, probably because of my introduction decades ago in elementary school. Half of the physical education class was stationed on each side of the net and I never was able to touch the ball. So obviously … 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

Football a kick for high schooler off to Baylor

Issac Power gave up kicking a soccer ball when he was a freshman at Ponderosa. Instead, he started booting a football. Power is now one of the best punters, kickoff specialists and placekickers in the state as a senior and will be a punter in the … more

Jeffco Sports Standouts — week of Oct. 26

Drew Seidel, Wheat RidgeIn the boys Region 1 Class 4A regional cross country championships on Oct. 19, the senior won the championship with a time of 17:50.18. Jessica Espinoza, PomonaThe senior … 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
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