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In world of sports, there are plenty of reasons to give thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to talk about turkey and offer thanks for loved ones. It’s a wonderful holiday and chance to forget differences Many people reflect and offer thanks for health, wealth and … 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

Pomona pieces together playoff win over Arvada West

ARVADA — Pomona was able to fit the puzzle pieces together Saturday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A football state tournament. The No. 2-seeded Panthers took a 34-7 … more

Time to kick soccer shootouts to the curb

Driving to EchoPark Automotive Stadium for the Class 5A soccer semifinals on Nov. 7, I had visions of seeing well-played, competitive matches with no shootouts. But what did I see? A shootout. … more

Double impact — Emsbo twins making waves at college level

First-year Yale forward Camilla Emsbo was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Emsbo scored 15 points in the season opener and 21 in the second game, placing her third in the league with an 18.0 … more

Faith Eagles beat defending state champs to move into playoff semis

Faith Christian and Bayfield squared off on a brilliant sunny Saturday afternoon at Faith Christian High School in a 2A State Quarterfinal. Bayfield came in as the number one overall seed and as the … more

Chatfield football cements playoff spot with win over Bear Creek

LAKEWOOD — Chatfield had an unlikely group cheering on the Chargers during Friday night’s regular-season football finale Nov. 2 at Jeffco Stadium. Despite being rivals schools separated by 2.4 … more

Eagles with two teams in the postseason

Girls Volleyball return to the 3A State Volleyball Tournament with two 3-0 set sweeps of Liberty Common and Lamar high schools. The girls earned the #8 overall seed compared to the #4 seed they … more

Volleyball tourney: time to seize the day

Colorado Mesa University volleyball standout Kasie Gilfert has a message that sounds simple for players who will be participating in the CHSAA State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 8-10 at the … more

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
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