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Cherry Creek girls capture tennis crown

Tennis is in the blood of Cherry Creek's freshman twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill. It's something natural for them because the family has played and watched a lot of tennis. The sisters helped the … more

State golf features local players

Cherry Creek, Highlands Ranch, Rock Canyon and Valor Christian were south metro schools that qualified four-player teams for the girls state golf tournaments scheduled for May 21 and 22. The 5A … more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Valor forward achieves impressive numbers on ice

Luke Wheeler finished his short Valor Christian hockey career in impressive fashion. The senior led Valor into the Colorado state hockey tournament finals, topped the state in scoring with 56 points … more

Ponderosa athlete is master of the mat

Ponderosa junior Cohlton Schultz is a modest wrestler who is on his way to becoming one of the best in Colorado. Schultz moved up to 285 pounds and wrapped up an undefeated season (50-0) by winning … 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

Scoring drought dooms Grizzlies' title hopes

ThunderRidge coach Joe Ortiz labeled it a devastating loss as poor shooting cost the Grizzlies a chance to play for the Class 5A boys basketball championship. Grandview took advantage of … more

Jaguars' season ends in semifinals

Rock Canyon coach Kent Grams talked to his boys basketball team after the Jaguars' 47-41 overtime semifinal loss to George Washington in the Class 5A state playoffs on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. … more

Valor comes up short in championship hockey game

Luke Wheeler looked anxious on the Valor Christian bench during the Eagles' state championship hockey game against Regis Jesuit on March 6 at the Pepsi Center. Wheeler was wearing his helmet but he … more

Buzzer-beater propels Grizzlies to semifinals

ThunderRidge made just one field goal in the fourth quarter of its Great 8 game against Doherty, but the timing was perfect. Bailey Verk took a pass from Kaison Hammonds and made a layup just before … more

Jaguars roar into Final Four

Rock Canyon's boys basketball team was top-ranked for a majority of the season in the CHSAANow.com poll. The Jaguars were the top-seed in this season's Class 5A state tournament pairings but came … more

Highlands Ranch girls eliminated in quarterfinals

Highlands Ranch's girls basketball coach Caryn Jarocki knows the importance that turnovers can have in determining the winners and losers of basketball games. The Falcons turned the ball over too … more

Valor takes hockey success to next level

Valor Christian's hockey team was virtually untested during the regular season . So when the seedings were announced for the state hockey playoffs, there were doubts about the Eagles' strength of … more

At 20, Terry is veteran of international hockey

Troy Terry is only 20 years old but can be considered a veteran of international ice hockey play. Terry, a junior forward on the University of Denver team who was a Rock Canyon student for two years, … more

Trio leads Valor Christian's wrestling efforts

Jake Welch played golf last fall for Valor Christian and tied for seventh in the Class 4A state tournament. Easton Cecil was a senior running back and defensive end on the Eagles football team. Both … more

Former Bronco McCaffrey takes over Valor program

Ed McCaffrey's bonds to Valor Christian go back a long way, and now the former Denver Broncos wide receiver has been named the new Eagles football coach. Valor Christian Athletic Director Jamie … more

Putting passion into practice

There were no sports for girls at the middle school Caryn Jarocki attended in the Chicago area, so she kept the scorebook for the boys. That didn’t sit well with Jarocki. “That made me angry … more
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