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Arvada baseball Close to home, Arvada proved to have a potent offense over spring break. The Bulldogs beat Sheridan, Alameda and Thornton in tournament play, but did falter against Berthoud. The game … more

Pomona, Madden ends string of postseason football heartbreak

DENVER — The itinerary was pretty clear cut for Pomona’s football program this season — play 14 games and win the last one. Mission accomplished. Pomona’s 56-49 victory over Eaglecrest in the … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

Valor edges Golden in top-10 girls basketball match-up

GOLDEN — The reality was simple Feb. 2 at Golden High School. The loser of the Class 4A Jeffco League showdown between Golden and Valor Christian — both ranked in the top-10 of CHSAANow.com 4A … more

Lakewood girls hoops returning to Final 4

DENVER — Lakewood didn’t have much of a problem with the rematch against Class 5A Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley on March 2. “If we play like this I think we are unstoppable,” … 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

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Golden ultra-runner outsteps the competition

If Courtney Dauwalter wasn’t competing with other endurance athletes or her two brothers, she would still be out on the trail competing against herself. The 32-year old, former school teacher … more

2017 football all-conference honors

All Conference for Mt. Anteron League (Bear Creek) First Team: Kylan Martinez, senior, Offensive Line George Martinez, junior, running back Tanis Craiglow, senior, Defensive end Josh Ramos, … more

Hensley gives back to the community that made her

Gold-medal winning Olympic goalie Nicole Hensley had a simple piece of advice for all the young girl hockey players looking to make a name for themselves on the ice — “Don't let anyone tell you … more

Green Mountain grad's helmet speaks volumes

Nicole Hensley, a 23-year-old graduate of Green Mountain High School and one of three goaltenders on the United States Olympic women's ice hockey team, can never be accused of not representing … more

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … more

Pomona getting ready to defend 5A wrestling state title

LAKEWOOD — The prep wrestling season is quickly coming to a close with regional and state tournaments just on the horizon. Pomona coach Sam Federico has the right mindset as his back-to-back Class … more

Lakewood’s Gabe Dinette looks primed for a 3rd state wrestling title

LITTLETON — The 160-pound bout during the Class 5A Jeffco League dual just looked different then all the other wrestling matches Jan. 18 at Chatfield High School. Lakewood’s two-time state … more

D’Evelyn boys hoops rallies against 3A’s No. 7 Faith Christian

DENVER — The mid-season jumpstart D’Evelyn’s boys basketball team needed might have come Jan. 16 with a non-league victory over a formidable foe. The Jaguars overcame a halftime deficit to … more

Game-winning shot highlights hoops all-star game

Baylee Galan-Browne won back-to-back Class 4A girls basketball state titles, so celebrating on the court is old hat to the Evergreen senior guard. Nine days after celebrating on the court at the … more

Jeffco teams hit the track for state qualifying meet

Jeffco Stadium, site of the Colorado High School State Track and Field Meet on May 15-17, was a busy place late afternoon March 22. Arvada, Bear Creek, D’Evelyn, Dakota Ridge, Green Mountain, … more

D’Evelyn boys basketball hangs on for dramatic win over Mead

DENVER — D’Evelyn never trailed on its home court Feb. 24 in the second round of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament. However, the No. 13-seeded Jaguars had to hold their breath to see … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … more
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