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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

Role as volleyball libero beats all

Valor Christian girls volleyball coach Kaitlyn Hastings claims that senior Maddie Allen has a headstrong attitude, constant drive and leadership ability. That's why Allen was switched to become the … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • Tarek Salem fired a 1-over-par 73 and tied for second in the 5A Western Regional state-qualifying golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Redlands Mesa Golf Club in Grand Junction. The … more

Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … more

Pomona back on track with win over Highlands Ranch

ARVADA — Pomona coach Jay Madden doesn’t have an issue with two-game losing streaks, but he was relieved when the Panthers’ didn’t drop a third straight Sept. 20. “We schedule these hard … 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

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The golf team notched a five-stroke victory over Regis Jesuit and Chaparral at the Sept. 11 Continental League golf tournament at Spring Valley Golf Course. Tarek Salem fired a … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … 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

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more

Rookie gets nod to start at running back for Broncos

Royce Freeman is set to become the first rookie running back to start a season opener for the Denver Broncos since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis in 1995. ``It's an honor to be mentioned with a man … more

This back comes up big

Spencer Lambert is a small player but he's had a big impact on the ThunderRidge football program. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound senior running back was a team captain last season and again this year. He … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The softball team has compiled a 5-6 record, which is the best start in the past four seasons. Last year's team started 2-6 and won only two of the first 16 games. In 2016, the … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … 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

Young pitcher immersed in national pride

It is amazing how easy it is to remember all the first times in our lives. I can still recall the first time that I really felt and saw public patriotism. Admittedly I used to feel a twinge of … 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

South metro boys soccer preview

Overview New this season is that the Rating Percentage Index (RPI) will be utilized to determine that state tournament brackets. Also new is the home team will wear dark jerseys and socks, which … more
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