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Golden Grizzlies youth baseball team prepares for Cooperstown

MLB players Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and recent World Series champion David Price have all played at the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament in New York. “It’s the Disneyland of baseball. Kids get … more

Q&A with Bryan Wickoren, Adapted PE Teacher of the Year

What do you do in Jeffco Public Schools? I am the district’s adapted physical education coordinator and I also coordinate adapted athletic events. I work with all the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf … more

D’Evelyn senior named 2018 U.S. Paralympics High School Track Athlete of the Year

Beatriz Hatz was sitting in a car with her mother a year ago, feeling anxious as she waited for a phone call from the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field team. Hatz was going on a rant, telling her … more

Daniel Murphy moves from second to first for Rockies

Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base. As for taking his kids to get a picture with Santa at the mall just days before the holiday? Hey, … more

For football, a new class could be in session

A new year is approaching and a change could be imminent for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s big-school football playoffs. CHSAANow.com reported that administrators from large … more

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 1/2 years. She announced her plans Dec. 19 in a letter … more

Wheat Ridge boys basketball wraps up OT win over Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Wheat Ridge senior Isaiah Lucero handed out maybe his most important gift of the holiday season on the basketball court Dec. 19. Lucero snagged a rebound under the basket, but instead of … more

Gift from afar scores down under

We are often reminded that one of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to help those in need. It’s a special time of year, and Rock Canyon assistant basketball coach Nick Mahan … more

Colorado Classic becomes a women-only pro cycling race

The Colorado Classic will become the only women's stand-alone stage race in the Western Hemisphere on the Union Cycliste Internationale calendar and USA Cycling's Pro Road Tour, according to a news … more

Looking back at strong showings in fall season

Snow and cold weather was around for the kickoffs during the last few games of the football season, but the winter sports season has started and all games/matches are inside. So let it snow, let it … more

Threes and defense propels D’Evelyn girls hoops to win

DENVER — Don’t be fooled … D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team is still going to put up its share of 3-pointers each game. D’Evelyn made seven 3-pointers against Heritage as the Jaguars … more

Lakewood drains season-opening win over Green Mountain

LAKEWOOD — A second is all the time it took for Lakewood’s boys basketball team to swing the tide dramatically Nov. 28 at Green Mountain High School. Three-sport athlete Pierce Holley scored a … more

McCaffrey, Logan are old friends and new rivals

Cherry Creek’s Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey of Valor Christian had a lot in common even before they coached against each other in the Dec. 1 Class 5A state championship football game at Broncos Mile … more

Golden defeats Pueblo East in early top-10 4A boys hoops match-up

GOLDEN — Early on it looked like Golden senior Ilja Bubukin might be the only player with a scoring touch Nov. 29. In the opening round of the D’Evelyn/Golden Boys Basketball Preview Classic, … more

Late rally by Green Mountain girls hoops comes up short in opener

LITTLETON — Playing early and playing often has worked like a charm for Chatfield’s girls basketball team. The Chargers won their third game in five days Nov. 30 with a 60-54 victory over Green … more

Hoops player steps up her game overseas

Madison Hema skipped playing with her club basketball team in the summer. She instead went to New Zealand and Belarus for a few weeks, but it wasn’t a vacation. She went overseas to play … more

Parkour creates caring community

Ken Arrington, founder of parkour gym Path Movement, knows that parkour — in which athletes often scale walls, make 9-foot leaps and traverse rails 10 feet off the ground — has a bad reputation … more

Pomona’s string of state title game trips comes to an end

LAKEWOOD — There will not be a fourth straight Class 5A football state championship appearance for the Pomona Panthers. Pomona enjoyed a pair of state runner-up finishes in 2015 and 2016 before the … more

Faith Christian football ends season in state semis

There is no good way to end a season if it doesn't end in a championship. The Faith Christian Eagles (9-3) season ended on a cold and icy day with a loss to the La Junta Tigers (12-0) in the 2A State … more

Jeffco athletes headed service academies

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Of the nearly 50 student-athletes from Jeffco Public Schools that signed their National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, two are heading to United States service academics. … more
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