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Putting a focus on fuel

Athletes and coaches are paying more attention to the role of nutrition, with an eye toward improving sports performance. “We just used to eat meat and potatoes,” said Amy Faricy, manager of Menu … more

In high school sports, training takes new direction

It’s often easy to distinguish a good athlete by the way he or she moves. That starts with strength training and conditioning, which have advanced over the years into a science. There is more to … more

Game’s reach goes beyond beach

Shelly Leuenberger temporarily left her love of playing beach volleyball behind when she moved with her family from California to Colorado. However, the Parker resident is playing volleyball again in … more

Young drivers put pedal to the metal

The pop-pop-pop of the one-cylinder engines filled the air as young drivers waited to be called to the starting line during the June 23 Junior Dragster Division Championships at Bandimere Speedway in … more

Mountain Vista athlete is double honoree in baseball

One of the debates in baseball that has been around for a long time questions whether pitching or hitting is more vital for successful baseball teams. Good pitching is important, especially late in … more

Jamie Tatum named Girls Soccer Player of Year

Jamie Tatum’s scoring statistics aren’t overwhelming, but the Rock Canyon senior midfield soccer player showed the ability to produce when it counted. Tatum, who will continue playing at the next … more

Ponderosa athlete named Boys Swimmer of Year

Ponderosa junior Blake Wilton was one of the state’s strongest swimmers throughout the season and has been named the 2018 Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Swimmer of the year. Wilton … more

Valor Christian wins third baseball title in a row

Keith Wahl was coaching down the first-base line on May 30 and Brian Bonn was in the third-base coaching box as Valor Christian won its third straight Class 4A state baseball championship with a 5-1 … more

Valor girls claim track title

Valor Christian coach Brian Kula knew his girls track team had the ability to be a championship contender. He was right: The Eagles captured the Class 4A state title. Valor's team title was the … more

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

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • Junior Drake Nugent was first in the boys shot put at the Liberty Bell Invitational on April 27-28 with a throw of 53-01.25. Santine DeMasse captured the girls triple jump with a … more

It’s a sacrifice bunt it can pay off

In today’s high school baseball, most of the attention is focused on pitch counts, hitting and base running. A key sacrifice bunt often goes unnoticed. But it remains an important part of baseball, … more

Broncos visit Casa Bonita for draft picks

It was more than just the typical Saturday rush that brought dozens of people to Casa Bonita on the morning of April 28. The Denver Broncos took over the famous restaurant for the third day of the … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The boys lacrosse team was scheduled to put its six-game winning streak on the line against Legend in an April 25 game and then battle Mountain Vista on April 27. The Falcons have … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • New boys lacrosse coach Brent Adams has the team playing well and ranked 10th in the CHSAANow.com lacrosse poll. The Falcons play Chaparral on Feb. 19 and will be out to end a … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The boys lacrosse team, led by TK Hammond with 16 goals and 20 points, has a non-league game on April 14 against Rockhurst of Kansas City. • The baseball team will be seeking … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The baseball team scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh on March 29 to beat Pueblo West, 10-9 , on Jordan Tyler’s walk-off triple. • Junior TK Hammond leads the boys … more

All-South Metro Basketball teams loaded with talent

Most basketball coaches would love to have a well-rounded team. With the 14 players — seven boys and seven girls — selected to the 2017-18 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro teams, that is … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • Junior Drake Nugent, the defending state champion, won the boys shot put with a throw of 51-04.00 at the ThunderRidge Invitational Track Meet on March 17. The boys team finished … 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
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