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There’s no summer vacation for high school football players

Summertime: when the final bell of the semester rings and high school students run for the pool, relieved of finals and early mornings for a few, brief, cherished months. But for football players, it’s a time when the real work begins. more

Huskies boys stepped up lacrosse game

This year’s Douglas County High School boys lacrosse team recorded the program’s best season in 14 years. more

Standout golfer at Valor Christian signs with University of Montana

For senior Elle Higgins, the grass is always greener when she’s on the fairway. It has treated her well at Valor Christian High School and now provides a unique opportunity to shine in college. Last month, she narrowed down her options, and chose the University of Montana as her new home. more

New Dakota Ridge basketball coach to bring East Coast toughness

The search for a new women’s basketball coach at Dakota Ridge High School is over. The south Jefferson County school hired Berto Dryden following the departure of Keegan Bell, who is moving on to coach at Columbine High School. more

From shoulder surgery to the baseball diamond

Fort Lupton’s Scotty Sanders can talk about baseball with just about anyone. He can play it, too, from club ball in the summer to high-school ball in the spring. But what may not be visible … more

Shongolo, former ACHS athlete, giving back to area

Former Adams City High School athlete Liban Shongolo had a pretty good prep career. In 2017, he played quarterback for the Eagles, threw for more than 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns. In 2018, Shongolo … more

Photo essay: Grandview bounces Highlands Ranch out of state 6A girls tournament

DENVER -- Grandview High School upset third-seeded Highlands Ranch High School 57-52 in the elite 8 round of the class 6A girls state basketball tournament March 4 at the Denver Coliseum. No stats … more

Former CHSAA assistant commissioner Borgmann remembered for Rice Krispy treats, service to others

AURORA -- Callie Kryder said the people who attended a celebration of life service for her late father, former Colorado High School Activities assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann, knew him for … more

Photo essay boys basketball: Mountain Vista moves into state 6A semifinals

DENVER -- Mountain Vista High School's boys basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the state 6A boys basketball tournament by beating Valor Christian 75-66 at the Denver Coliseum March … more

Girls basketball photo essay: Arapahoe moves to final four in state girls basketball

DENVER -- Arapahoe upset Valor Christian 62-54 in the elite 8 round of the state 6A girls basketball tournament March 4 at the Denver Coliseum. The win sends the Warriors (20-6) into a final … more

6A boys hoops playoffs underway

It seems like the seedings for the Class 6A boys state basketball playoffs have been right so far. Top-seeded Mountain Vista and No. 2 Rock Canyon won Sweet 16 games on Feb. 25 to advance into the … more

Arapahoe girls outlast ThunderRidge

It was a game of scoring droughts but ThunderRidge’s was really costly. The Arapahoe girls notched a 38-29 victory over the Grizzlies in a Sweet 16 playoff game on Feb. 24. ThunderRidge went close … more

Girls basketball photo gallery: Arapahoe advances to elite 8 of state 6A tournament

Arapahoe High School moved into the elite 8 round of the state 6A girls basketball tournament by beating league rival ThunderRidge 38-29 in Littleton Feb. 25. The win sends the Warriors (19-6) … more

State 6A boys basketball tournament gets underway Feb. 22

The state 6A boys basketball tournament starts Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the home of the higher seed. Mountain Vista is the top seed and faces Bear Creek. Ralston Valley, the No. 10 seed, hosts … more

State 6A girls tournament begins Feb. 21

The state 6A girls basketball tournament starts Tuesday, Feb. 21. CHSAA released the brackets, and here's what they look like .. Valor Christian has the top seed and hosts Mountain Vista in the … more

Athletes sign with colleges

National Letter of Intent signing day was Feb. 3 and here is a list of all athletes this year who have been reported by high schools to have signed and which colleges they will be attending next … more

CHSAA says goodbye to two departed administrators

DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association had to take care of some sad business before its legislative council meeting Jan. 24. It said goodbye to a pair of administrators, … more

High-school officials’ fees to increase

The long, sought-after pay increases for high-school game officials are officially in play. The Colorado High School Activities Association’s legislative council, which makes CHSAA’s … more

CHSAA approves slight change to Sunday contact rules

DENVER – The Colorado High School Activities Association changed the rules for Sunday contact between coaches and student-athletes Jan. 24. The association’s legislative council, the … more

Boys basketball: HIghlands Ranch trips up Heritage

Highlands Ranch beat Heritage 63-44 in Littleton Jan. 20.  Aiden Krause and Travis Bray led the Falcons with 11 points. Isaac Engle was next with nine. Heritage's top scorer was Hank … more
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