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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

South metro teams move on to state in volleyball

Champions were crowned in state volleyball regional tournaments on Nov. 8-9 and the winners advanced into the bracket for the state championships. The state championships for all classes will be held … more

Roundup of boys soccer state playoff action

The second round of the Class 5A boys soccer playoffs ended the season for four south metro teams on Nov. 6, with only Regis Jesuit and Grandview advancing. Jackson Isaacs scored in the second … more

5A football playoffs get underway

ThunderRidge, Legend, Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista, Eaglecrest, Cherokee Trail and Smoky Hill collected first-round Class 5A state football playoff wins and advanced into the second round. … 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

Slew of south metro teams advance in soccer

Cherry Creek, the second-seeded team among the 32 in the boys Class 5A state soccer playoffs, advanced into the second round with a 4-0 victory over Fort Collins on Nov. 1. The Bruins scored three … 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

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Working both sides of ball

Kole Lundquist is a senior on the Highlands Ranch football team who plays on both sides of the ball. He is a running back who was the second leading rusher on the team and a linebacker who was … more

End comes quickly for local softball teams

The opening day of the Class 5A softball tournament on Oct. 25 turned out to be the final day of the season for four south metro area teams. No. 16 seed Ralston Valley pulled off the biggest surprise … more

Sprout, Stewart, Arapahoe girls claim crowns

Cole Sprout, Riley Stewart and the Arapahoe girls team were the big winners Oct. 26 at the Class 5A state cross country meet at the Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs. Sprout, a Valor … 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

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Putting speed into play

Chris Cornn has learned this season to take advantage of his running speed on the soccer pitch. Cornn, a senior captain and top scorer on the Ponderosa soccer team, has used his speed and hard work … more

Rock Canyon, Arapahoe among softball teams to advance to state

Rock Canyon, the top-ranked girls softball team according to the CHSAANow.com poll, and Centennial League champion Arapahoe won regional-qualifying tournaments on Oct. 19. The Jaguars and Warriors … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Softball player hard to beat

Junior Katie Dack-Howell has been a catcher the past three seasons for the Rock Canyon softball team and is finally getting comfortable with her leadership duties. The catcher who attends Lutheran … more

Arapahoe sophomore claims state golf crown

Will Kates, a sophomore at Arapahoe, surprised the rest of the top high school boys golfers in the state by winning the State High School Boys Golf Championship, held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country … more

5A football teams get down to league business

It is now crunch time for Class 5A football teams who have completed non-league schedules and jumped into league play last weekend. The names of the leagues are confusing because of the realignment … more

Grizzlies gain rivalry win in double overtime

ThunderRidge relied on its defense, and it was a goal line stand in the second overtime that maintained the lead in a 24-17 victory over rival Mountain Vista on Oct. 3 at Shea Stadium. The teams were … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Senior does her part for tradition

Julianna Dalton, a 6-foot-4 senior at Chaparral, deals with the question all the time. She is continually asked if she plays basketball. Dalton is one of the state's premier volleyball players and … more

Boys state golf tourney won’t lack challenges

Golf is an individual sport than sometimes comes attached with team aspects. The boys state golf tournament will be held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country Club in southwest Denver, and there will be … more
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