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Ralston Valley football cruises to win in home opener

ARVADA — Three-sport athlete Caleb Rillos knows how to turn a negative into the positive. Rillos suffered a broken wrist during basketball season last winter. Besides missing the remainder of the … more

Valor defeats Pomona in top-10 5A football battle

ARVADA — Big football games call for big plays … and Valor running back Gavin Sawchuk delivered Friday, Sept. 13, at the North Area Athletic Complex. In a marquee early-season match-up between … more

Photos: Golden Giddyup goes great!

The Golden Giddyup mountain bike race, and associated festival took place Sept. 15. more

60 years of Jeffco Stadium

Jeffco Stadium will hold a special place in Lakewood High School’s Dylan Ladd’s memories when he looks back on his high school days. Ladd, a senior running back and kicker for the LHS football … more

Pomona football electric in win over Bear Creek

LAKEWOOD — Pomona wasted no time getting its season back on track after a Week 1 loss. Junior Jack Pospisil took the opening kickoff 98 yards to the end zone Friday, Sept. 6, at Jeffco Stadium to … more

Green Mountain softball unable to cool off Chatfield

LAKEWOOD — Chatfield softball coach Jen Lazzeri is handing out bubble gum like it is going out of style this season. “Anytime they get to third base,” Lazzeri said of the new Charger tradition … more

Jeffco Stadium celebrates 60th with old-school cross-town football rivalry

The stadium celebrated its opening 60 years ago with an old-school Jeffco rivalry. Friday night the lights shined yet again to begin another season as Bear Creek and Lakewood opened up the season at … more

FC Eagles hoping to reach even greater heights

Falling short can be painful but it can also be motivating if you allow it. Faith Christian Football fell one step short in 2018 and the hope it that failure will serve as a motivator in 2019. Coach … more

New head coach at Ranch making the best of things

Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos isn’t the first longtime assistant in the area to finally get a head coaching job. Fangio, a 40-year coaching veteran as an assistant, welcomed the chance to … more

Green Mountain Football ignores early praise, despite high ranking

There’s a message around Green Mountain High School Football that Head Coach Jesse German wants to hammer home to his players — don’t eat the cheese. He tells his players people can be patting … more

Jeffco boys golfers hit the links at Deer Creek GC

A 7:30 a.m. shotgun start for the second boys golf Jeffco League tournament Tuesday, Aug. 20, allow golfers to avoid temperatures the 90s at Deer Creek Golf Club. The defending Class 5A Jeffco League … more

Four local golfers bound for national tourney

Kent Moore of Centennial, let’s just say, is a veteran golfer who relies on his years of experience to keep pace with younger players. He will be making his sixth appearance in a U.S. Mid-Amateur … more

Trail stewardship, bikes and community celebrated

Across its entire trail network, Jefferson County Open Space attracts about seven million people annually. This can take a toll on the trails, said Jeff Watrobka, executive director of the Golden … more

Colorado Classic rolls through Golden

Golden is getting amped-up for the Colorado Classic bike race. And there are number of ways for the community to get involved, whether it be cheering on the cyclists from the sideline or watching the … more

Mental health added to coaches’ mission

Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green called it a very bold stance. The CHSAA Board of Directors in June approved a Mental Health Initiative that mandates all … more

Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch … more

Faith Christian trap team takes aim at national championship

When Coach Mark Passamaneck started the trap shooting team at Faith Christian High School in 2018, he had no way of knowing that his athletes — some of whom had no shooting experience, some of whom … more

Golden ready with fanfare for the Colorado Classic

Golden is getting amped-up for the Colorado Classic bike race. And there are number of ways for the community to get involved, whether it be cheering on the cyclists from the sideline or watching the … more

High school sports: the fall lineup

FOOTBALL First games: Aug. 29 Defending champions: Valor Christian (5A), Loveland (4A), Palmer Ridge (3A), LaJunta (2A), Limon (1A), Sedgwick County (A8), Stratton/Liberty (A6) 2019 state … more

Broncos' Sutton forgoes the spectacular for the steady

Courtland Sutton hasn't been the star of training camp like he was last year with a daily diet of highlight reel catches on deep fade routes, and the Denver Broncos are glad about that. Sutton is … more
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