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Three-sport Douglas County athlete prepares for cross country

Aidyn Woodall has high hopes for the upcoming girls cross country season. Woodall is a three-sport senior athlete at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock and participates in cross country, … more

Standout offensive tackle at Valor Christian in Highlands Ranch goes college shopping

Valor Christian's Jake Maikkula is a highly regarded football player who was all over the United States in June. Maikkula, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound senior offensive tackle, has been working hard in team … more

On the upswing: Pickleball popularity grows for all ages

When pickleball started becoming popular, it was a sport that helped aging adults get some exercise by combining aspects of tennis, badminton and table tennis onto one court. Today, the sport remains … more

Wheat Ridge alum headed to Olympics

Annie Kunz, Wheat Ridge High School alumni and two-sport athlete at Texas A&M University, is headed to Tokyo to compete in the heptathlon after scoring a personal-best 6,703 points at a June 26 … more

Valor wins state in girls 5A track

Valor Christian track coach Brian Kula had a good feeling about this season, and the girls track team turned the hopes of their coach into a state championship. The Eagles won the Class 5A girls … more

Mountain Vista, Ponderosa capture baseball titles

Mountain Vista and Ponderosa claimed state baseball championships in different ways. The Golden Eagles used strong pitching performances and smart base running to edge Valor Christian, 3-2, in the … more

Teams line up as champions

Mountain Vista’s boys lacrosse team continued its dramatic march to the Colorado state championship. The Golden Eagles played their third straight playoff overtime game, and this win was the most … more

Creek takes state swimming championship

It was the first event of the finals on June 24 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton but it inspired Cherry Creek to capture the Class 5A boys state swimming championship. Creek’s … more

Cherry Creek girls soccer wins 5-2 over Arapahoe

Fast starts are always good for a team in any sport. Cherry Creek’s girls soccer team stunned Arapahoe and many in the crowd at the Stutler Bowl June 18 by scoring three goals in the first 3:48 of … more

Douglas County defeats Pueblo South in boys volleyball

Douglas County had a morning breakfast for its boys volleyball team to help get the team ready for the Region 1 title game on June 19 against Pueblo South. The Huskies, unbeaten and top seeded in the … more

State 5A girls soccer: Mountain Vista ends Brighton's season

Mountain Vista put an end to Brighton's girls soccer season June 15 in the opening round of the state 5A playoffs.  The Golden Eagles shut out BHS 8-0 in Brighton. Natalie Vatter scored two … more

Cherry Creek girls take state in tennis

Cherry Creek won yet another girls state tennis championship on June 12 at the Gates Tennis Center but this one was a little different. Creek, two points ahead of Fairview heading in the final day of … more

Rock Canyon, Cherry Creek eye state titles after regionals

Regional qualifying tournaments provide an early look at what to expect at the girls state golf championships. And, Rock Canyon, Cherry Creek, Valor Christian and Loveland appear to be title … more

Class 5A baseball: Mountain Vista ends BHS' season

HIGHLANDS RANCH -- Brighton High School's baseball team earned a split in the regional playoff round at Mountain Vista High School. But it wasn't enough to keep the Bulldogs' season going. BHS … more

Class 5A girls soccer playoffs: Brighton hosts Mountain Vista in opening round

Brighton High School earned the seventh seed in this year's class 5A soccer playoffs and hosts Mountain Vista in the first round Tuesday, June 15. BHS has a record of 9-1 this year, 7-1 in the … more

CHSAA releases Season D playoff schedule

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association released thke playoff formats and sites for the so-called Season D lineup of sports -- girls tennis, boys and girls lacrosse, boys swimming … more

Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore … more

Jacobs Fore benefit golf tournament coming to Fort Lupton

The city of Fort Lupton, Jacobs and the business community are co-sponsoring the 2021 Jacobs Fore Youth Benefit Golf Tournament Friday, Aug. 20, at Coyote Creek Golf Course. The tourney raises … more

Crash kills 10-year-old; mom arrested

A 27-year-old woman is under arrest after a May 30 rollover crash in Brighton killed her 10-year-old son. Karena Cecil, of Brighton, could face charges of vehicular homicide, careless driving … more
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