Keyword: Jim Benton
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Little things can make a big difference in a basketball game and in life. Rock Canyon girls basketball coach Becky Mudd followed up on a good idea of creating a personal challenge for her players, … more
First off, I have to declare that I believe most professional football, basketball and baseball seasons are too long. I’ve always complained that the baseball regular season drags on and the “dog … more
Many years ago, I wrote a paper about the value of experience. This is another tale about lessons than can be learned from experience. Chaparral has a first-year hockey team competing in the Colorado … more
“Wait until next year” is a familiar catchphrase for many sports fans. The next year is approaching and Colorado high school enthusiasts are waiting for the Colorado High School Activities … more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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