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Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more

A-West girls soccer improves to 3-0 with win over Golden

ARVADA — Two minutes into each half belonged to Arvada West’s girls soccer team March 14 at the North Area Athletic Complex. A-West sophomore Emma Drumright and junior Hailey Johns put in goals … more

Ralston Valley’s bats sizzle in victory over Mullen

ARVADA — Ralston Valley’s first-year baseball coach Brad Madden liked what he saw from his new club March 17 at Nate Jurney Field. The Mustangs pounded out 18 runs on 17 hits to cruise to an 18-5 … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Jeffco standout performers: March 15, 2018

Chase Dornbusch, Lakewood The senior won the 800 meters in 2:04.32 and the 1600 meters in 4:32.87 at the Columbine Invite on March 10. Reece Davidson, Faith Christian The senior won the shot … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Eagles fourth at state

The young Faith Christian boys basketball battled hard but lost to defending champ Sterling 48-36 in the March 10 Class 3A state tournament third-place game. “We got ourselves in a big hole early … more

Young first baseman finding his swing for Rockies

Ryan McMahon is moving closer to opening the regular season as the Colorado Rockies' first baseman. The 23-year-old was hitting over .380 as of last week. "The numbers might be OK, but numbers … 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

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

Boys volleyball takes first step toward being sanctioned in Colorado

Boys volleyball has been trying to open the door to get the sport sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association for around 20 years, according to John Prusinowski. Well, boys … more

Olympics could again be tough sell in Denver

It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked … 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

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

Jeffco standout athletes for the week of Feb. 22

Alec Muehlemeyer, Faith ChristianThe senior guard hit the winning 3-point shot in the final minute in the 44-43 overtime boys basketball victory over Manual on Feb. 13.Garrett Martin, Standley … more

Apex Tennis Center indoor courts open for play

The newly renovated Apex Tennis Center, 6430 Miller St., Arvada is now open for play with a four-court indoor facility. This long-awaited upgrade was approved by voters in a 2016 bond election and … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … 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

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

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
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