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As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Arvada West girls soccer suffers first conference loss

LAKEWOOD — It’s early, but Columbine took the driver’s seat in the girls soccer Class 5A Jeffco League on April 13. With the temps in the 30s, the Rebels (7-2, 3-0 in league) stayed hot at … more

Jeffco Standout Performers: Week of April 19

Billy Wahl, Ralston Valley The sophomore singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 4-3 baseball win over Dakota Ridge on April 10. Jenna Colombo, Arvada West The … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … 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

Lakewood edged by Dakota Ridge in battle of unbeaten teams

LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t perfect, but Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team was good enough April 11 to stay perfect on the season. The Eagles improved to 9-0 on the season by handing Lakewood, ranked … more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Golden boys lacrosse looking to return to its glory days

ARVADA — Mike Thumim returned for a second stint at the helm of Golden’s boys lacrosse team a year ago with a clear-cut agenda. “One of the things I was excited about coming back to Golden was … more

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other … more

A-West baseball grabs momentum with win over Green Mountain

LAKEWOOD — Earl Weaver, former Major League Baseball manager and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, had a theory when it came to momentum on the baseball field. “Momentum is only as good as the next … more

Bear Creek baseball rallies to defeat D’Evelyn

DENVER — The hit parade came late, but happened when it really counted for Bear Creek on the baseball field April 7. The Bears cranked out six straight hits in a 4-run top of the seventh inning … more

Spring break sports reports

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

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

For ex-major leaguers like Helton, retirement no easy transition

Todd Helton now regularly drives his two daughters to school or other activities back home in Tennessee, a huge life change for Colorado's former All-Star first baseman. He had no idea walking away … more

Lakewood boys lacrosse off to best start in program history

There is no question that Lakewood boys lacrosse in on the rise. The Tigers, ranked No. 10 in last week’s CHSAANow.com Class 5A boys lacrosse poll, is off to their best start in the program’s … 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

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

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

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
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