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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

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

Bricks give heft to team spirit

Scott Gardner was part of the first graduating class at Mountain Vista and was an offensive guard on the football team. So he was part of the tradition of players painting bricks green on one side and decorating the other side to reflect … 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

So far, focus has remained on the games

Like it or not, what goes on in the National Football League usually filters down to the high school level. Many NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice. The protests became … more

Jefferson County: Standout Performers for Sept. 28

Gianna Walker,Wheat Ridge Walker, a senior outfielder, had a banner day in the 17-6 softball win over Green Mountain on Sept. 19 with four hits, four runs scored, four runs batted in and three … more

Golfer has a grip on goals as state approaches

Lakewood’s Jack Castiglia will be making his fourth appearance in the Class 5A boys state golf tournament and the senior has something to prove. Castiglia was this season’s Jefferson County League 5A medalist with a stroke average of 70, but … 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

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

For this champion, ‘it’s all just wrestling’

Cohl Schultz didn’t wrestle with boredom this summer. The 16-year-old Ponderosa junior traveled around Europe from Austria to Serbia to Finland to Sweden to France and finally to Greece. He returned home as the first American Cadet World … more

By any name, there’s no substitute for their support

They are the players who rarely hear their names over the public address system despite their hard work in practices. They are the players who have some of the most difficult jobs on the team. They see limited varsity playing time but have to … 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

CHSAA commissioner aims to bring new perspective to job

Rhonda Blanford-Green is a former track star who has been displaying her speed in her new job as Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner. Blanford-Green was hired in March and his … 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

Creek grad is making mark in college volleyball

Alison Fowler answered questions four years ago when she was walking out the doors of Cherry Creek High School. She was often asked about New York Institute of Technology which was her college … more

The drone zone

Jeremy Henning is a kicker, but he isn’t as isolated or withdrawn on the sidelines during practice as most high school kickers. The Highlands Ranch senior works during the usual field goal and punting drills but he also pilots the drone that … more

Report puts health of young athletes in spotlight

Maybe that last-place ranking that Colorado recently received in the report released by the Korey Stringer Institute on managing injury risk has turned into a positive for the Colorado High School … more

Drills prep players for soccer matches

Soccer matches are packed with one-on-one confrontations as players mark each other up and down the field. Therefore, many practice sessions also involve drills with players going against another player to simulate game action. “We try to … 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

Youths learn some big-league lessons

Most of the young baseball players didn't know anything about their coaches, but it really didn't matter, since the tutors were all former major league baseball players. There were 125 youngsters … more
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