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Hedges swinging for the trees

Amanda Hedges came into this softball season desiring to improve her batting skills. She had a .508 batting average as a freshman, .388 as a sophomore and .421 last season as a junior. Those are … more

ThunderRidge thumps rival Mountain Vista

Nothing changed when the ThunderRidge and Mountain Vista football teams renewed their rivalry on Sept. 28 at Shea Stadium. Students and fans arrived early to secure places in the parking lots and … more

Setting and scoring goals

Mountain Vista senior Taylor Donaldson feels overlooked and somewhat unrecognized. She is a field hockey player and many people don't know anything about the sport or if it is even recognized as a … more

Bat or racket, swing’s the thing

Rock Canyon centerfielder/pitcher Anna Reimers missed the Erie Tournament of Champions the first weekend of September because she was playing tennis in an Intermountain Sectional tournament in Salt … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Mountain Vista • The boys and girls teams each won the sweepstakes division at the Sept. 8 Liberty Bell Cross Country Invitational. Senior Brody Dempsey led the Golden Eagles boys with a … more

'She leads in everything she does'

Rachel Van Gundy is a leader. The Highlands Ranch senior is involved in two student government clubs and is a member of the honor society. She is also one of the captains on the softball team, which … more

Visions of success for coaches in new positions

One way of defining football culture is how players, fans and others see the expectations for the team. There are six head football coaches in new places at south metro-area programs this season, and … more

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
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