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Basketball season ends without champions

There will be no 2020 Colorado state basketball champions. After the girls semifinal games in the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications were played on March 12, the Colorado High School Activities … more

March is month for athletes to dodge snow

There was yet another snow storm late in the day March 1, although much lighter than previous ones in February, but it was enough to cover the fields and playing surfaces as the 2020 spring sports … more

Intensity climbs in playoffs

State playoff action in 4A and 5A high school basketball started last week with the first two rounds, and there is nothing better that watching playoff action in any sport. The intensity and … more

Area wrestlers post strong showings at state

Cherokee Trail never had an individual state wrestling champion prior to the state wrestling tournament Feb. 20-22 at the Pepsi Center. The Cougars wrapped up the Class 5A portion of the meet with … more

I'm still trying to warm up to esports

First of all, I admit that I’m a little old school. I generally like and prefer the way things used to be handled. Which brings me to the first Esports League of Legends state championship for the … more

Siblings bond over basketball

Sometimes for Rocky Beers and his sister Raegan, it is difficult not to bring what happens on the basketball court home with them. Rocky, a 6-foot-6 senior, and Raegan, a 6-3 sophomore, are having … more

Unified programs help make world a kinder place

There seems to be a culture that has developed around unified sports programs in the state. Unified sports programs join youngsters with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. … more

My Name Is ... Jim Benton

Backyard dreams I worked at Rocky Mountain News 41 years. I always say, “If you've got to go to work, you might as well go to a game.” I got into writing in the Lincoln Log — the (Denver) … more

Soccer player, coach and teacher has much to juggle

Nicole Rodriguez has acquired the ability to balance all the activities going on in her life. Rodriguez is a 27-year-old World Language teacher at Castle View High School who will be starting her … more

Australian Rules Football player tackles recruiting

All Sara Rohner wished for during this holiday season was for women to listen to her recruiting pitch. Rohner has created a women’s Australian Rules Football team called the Centennial Tigers, … more

All-South Metro Football Team: Game-changers lead the way

Regis Jesuit quarterback Nicco Marchiol and Cherry Creek defensive back/kick returner Myles Purchase headline the 2019 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro Football Team. The 26-player team was … more

State event provides ‘spirited’ competition

State spirit championships were held Dec. 7 at the Denver Coliseum. Here are results: Ponderosa captured the 4A poms title with a score of 94.64, earning the school’s 12th spirit poms title to tie … more

For some, hoops season must wait

The high school basketball season tipped off Dec. 2, when schools were allowed to play their first games. Cherry Creek boys coach Kent Dertinger will have to wait a little longer to see how this … more

Thanks for memories, friends and pithy quotes

Thanksgiving is here. It’s the day of turkey trots, Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, football, feasting and family. It is obviously a time for families and friends who are like family to get together, … more

Chaparral captures volleyball crown

Chaparral collected one more victory than last year in the state volleyball tournament, but Valor Christian and Lutheran couldn't duplicate their finishes from the 2018 tournament. The three-day, … more

A quick look at fast-paced field hockey

I watched and covered my first field hockey game on Nov. 5 when Regis Jesuit and Colorado Academy played for the state championship at All-City Stadium. For years I helped with the coverage of both … more

Lutheran softball plans spur talk about player’s fate

Lutheran has announced it will have a varsity girls softball team that will compete next fall, and the move has led to discussions about next season’s playing status — mostly of one particular … more

Nerves are on edge as 5A soccer playoffs begin

First-round games in the Class 5A state soccer playoffs begin on Oct. 31, which is a day for haunted attractions to scare people. Well, some soccer coaches are scared, too, as they fear that the … more

In the long run, talent rises to top

I admire cross country runners, because frankly, it doesn’t look like much fun. The better runners finish and hardly look out of breath, while I have to pause after running or jogging to the car. … more

Junior propels Regis Jesuit to state tennis title

Morgan Schilling, a junior at Regis Jesuit, accomplished two things on Oct. 19 during the finals of the boys Class 5A state tennis championships at the Gates Tennis Center. First, Schilling won the … more
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