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Lutheran captures 3A volleyball crown

Lutheran was the top-seeded team in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament Nov. 8-10 at the Denver Coliseum, but the Lions had one big hurdle to overcome. That hurdle was Eaton, the five-time … more

Valor takes 5A volleyball title

Senior Courtney Lane summed up the four-year journey of the Valor Christian girls volleyball program after the Eagles wrapped up the state championship with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Chaparral on … more

Area teams advance in football playoffs

Valor Christian, Cherry Creek, ThunderRidge and Ponderosa are the south metro area football teams who still have more games to play this season. Valor, top seeded in 5A, will face No. 8 ThunderRidge … 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

Falcons prove they belong

Skeptics were watching the outcome of the first-round Class 5A playoffs game between Highlands Ranch and Doherty on Nov. 2 at Shea Stadium. Highlands Ranch was seeded No. 15 and entered the playoffs … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch The football team led at halftime but dropped a 25-15 game on Oct. 26 to undefeated Valor Christian. 5A Metro South League passing leader Jake Rubley was held to 86 yards passing but … 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

State cross country: how they finished

Results of the top 10 teams and individuals in the state high school cross country championships Oct. 27 at the Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Also listed are runners from south … more

Mountain Vista girls repeat as champs in cross country

It can be difficult to defend a championship, but two individual athletes from Douglas County schools and the Mountain Vista girls team repeated during the CHSAA Cross Country Championships, which … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • In the season’s final match, the soccer team downed Thompson Valley 3-2 on Oct. 18. Senior Brian Lutz scored two goals and sophomore Curran Mulvihill one in the victory. Lutz … 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

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

He's always ready to strike

At the Rock Canyon High School turf field, just as an Oct. 17 practice wrapped up, a player asked the reporter standing on the sideline if he was Kagan Giltinan's agent. Just as Giltinan jogged in to … more

On Campus:

Highlands Ranch Senior Andrew Wisniewski was 25th in the boys race at the Continental League cross country championships on Oct. 10 with a time of 17:09.00. The football team, 2-6 overall and 1-2 in … more

Student Athlete Spotlight: Luke Wright in the swing of things since age 3

Luke Wright says he started hitting golf balls into a net in the basement of his home when he was 3 years old, and now he tries to play golf seven days a week during the summer. The junior at SkyView … more

Arapahoe takes fifth at state tennis tourney

Cherry Creek junior Nick Svichar had fun celebrating with his tennis teammates, taking turns holding a trophy and posing for pictures with it. However, it was a state runner-up prize, and Svichar … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch

Highlands Ranch • Three doubles teams and No. 1 singles players Andrew Seehausen qualified for the Oct. 11-13 state tennis tournaments, which will be held at the Gate Tennis Center in Denver. No. 2 … more

State golf: How they scored

Team and South Metro individual scores from the State High School Golf Tournament held Oct. 1-2. Class 5A Team scores: Fossil Ridge 450, Lakewood 455, Arapahoe 456, Regis Jesuit 458, Valor Christian … more

Arapahoe takes third in 5A state golf tourney

Arapahoe finished third on the team leaderboard at Class 5A State Golf Tournament held Oct. 1-2 at the Colorado Springs Country Club. Senior Riley Rottschaefer was happy yet truthful when asked to … more
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