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Ralston Valley scores big win over Pomona before playoffs

ARVADA — Ralston Valley ended its drought against rival Pomona on the football field Oct. 26 at the North Area Athletic Complex. The Mustangs, ranked No. 8 in the final CHSAANow.com Class 5A … more

Bennett, Chamberlin finish prep cross country careers on the podium

COLORADO SPRINGS — Seniors Tiya Chamberlin (Wheat Ridge) and Carley Bennett (Lakewood) finished right where they wanted to Oct. 27 — on the podium. The Class 4A and 5A Jeffco League girls cross … more

Sometimes today is better than the old days

I have admitted this before, but often I have a tendency to like the old way that things were done. However, I welcome the change the Colorado High School Activities Association adopted for the state … more

Golden boys soccer pounces early in playoff win over Fort Morgan

ARVADA — Golden didn’t waste any time Wednesday night on getting its first boys soccer playoff in five years. The No. 11-seeded Demons defeated No. 22 Fort Morgan 4-0 in the opening round of … more

MTB Tigers take on the state

The Lakewood High School mountain bike team, which finished third overall in the North Division this year, had 14 of its 24 riders qualify for state, the team’s best finish ever. The state … more

Pressure is on for runners aiming for title

High school sports can be beneficial in demonstrating values that athletes can use later in life, like discipline, dedication, teamwork and the ability to handle adversity. However, one of the … more

Banged up Pomona taken down by Columbine

LAKEWOOD — Columbine wrapped up the Class 5A Metro West League title and automatic postseason berth Friday, Oct. 19, in impressive fashion. The Rebels, undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the … more

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

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
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