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Ralston Valley unable to slow down Columbine’s Triple-H rushing attack

ARVADA — Columbine rushed its way to an impressive victory in a Class 5A top-10 football showdown against Ralston Valley on Thursday, Oct. 11. The North Area Athletic Complex was the site of the 5A … more

Jeffco crowns league champions in cross country

LITTLETON — The weather was great during the Oct. 11 Jeffco League 4A and 5A races. However, rain and snow during the week left a few damp places on the course. In the 4A boys race, Green Mountain … more

Golden aims to end 2-game losing streak against rival Wheat Ridge

ARVADA — Chatfield football improved to 2-0 in the Class 4A Jeffco League on Friday, Oct. 12, by leaning heavily on its run game. Chatfield (5-2 record) primarily used its running attack to take a … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

Golden softball completes sweep of 4A Jeffco with win over D’Evelyn

GOLDEN — Not even temperatures in the 40s could cool off a red-hot Golden softball squad on the morning of Oct. 6. The Demons, ranked No. 7 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A softball poll, blasted four … more

For Arapahoe, not playing was right move

Arapahoe High School officials made a tough decision last week. But it was the right call to forfeit the school's football game against rival Cherry Creek after the deaths of two students within … more

Alma mater days come to end for top player

I’ve never considered “old school” to be a derogatory term, especially since I’m more old-school than I sometimes want to admit. I do have a cell phone and know enough about computers, … more

Golden softball goes deep to defeat rival Wheat Ridge

GOLDEN — It was one step closer to a Class 4A Jeffco League softball title Sept. 29 for Golden. The Demons (14-6 record, 7-0 in league) not only won its 11th straight game, but stayed undefeated in … more

Green Mountain boys soccer knocks off the rust against Wheat Ridge

LAKEWOOD — It took a little bit, but Green Mountain’s boys soccer team was able to flip the switch in time at Lakewood Memorial Field on Sept. 24. Wheat Ridge, looking for its first win of the … more

School, gym partnership helps build strong gymnasts

Taylor Burkhart, 16, wakes up at 5:30 a.m. each week day. He travels from his home in Morrison to 5280 Gymnastics in Wheat Ridge for his morning workout. He practices from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. before he … more

Jeffco Adapted Athletics scores big on soccer day

High school athletics typically bring out the best of students — whether that be to teach teamwork, make friendships, or to learn leadership skills. They can also bring out competitive rivalries, … more

Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … more

Green Mountain pulls off upset of Standley Lake

ARVADA — A strong second-half by Green Mountain led a signature win for the Rams’ football program Sept. 21. Class 3A Green Mountain scored 21 unanswered points to start the second half at the … more

Big inning lifts Golden over rival Wheat Ridge

WHEAT RIDGE — Golden senior Cassidy Paulson doesn’t fear facing softball rival Wheat Ridge. It was a scary start for the Demons’ four-year varsity pitcher against the Farmers. Paulson pitched … more

Arvada West softball cranks out win in league opener

ARVADA — Arvada West and Ralston Valley softball teams came out swinging in both teams’ Class 5A Jeffco League opener Saturday. The conference rivals combined for 23 runs and 28 hits at Ralston … more

Lakewood’s Liao goes low

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood sophomore Ryan Liao kept tradition going for the Tigers’ boys golf program Thursday afternoon at Fox Hollow Golf Course. Liao wrapped up the Class 5A Jeffco League individual … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

Turnovers doom D’Evelyn in showdown against Eaton

LAKEWOOD — Eaton’s offense really didn’t need to be on the football field Sept. 8 at Trailblazer Stadium. The Fightin’ Reds, ranked No. 9 in the CHSAANow.com Class 2A football poll, scored … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more

Rookie gets nod to start at running back for Broncos

Royce Freeman is set to become the first rookie running back to start a season opener for the Denver Broncos since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis in 1995. ``It's an honor to be mentioned with a man … more
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