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On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, top-ranked in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, saw Jamie Bain score 13 points, while Autumn Watts and Kasey Neubert each added 12 in a 59-34 win over … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

She's the team's 'spirit leader'

Mara Powner is a true point guard. A coach on the floor who rarely misses minutes in a game, Powner prides herself on passing. Powner sets the tone for the team in most games, and is usually the one … more

State swimming: How they finished

Results of local interest in the finals of last weekend's state swimming and diving meets: Class 5A Team scores — Fairview 495.50, Fossil Ridge 378, Regis Jesuit 371.50, Cherry Creek 259.50, … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, the new top-ranked squad in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, pulled away from Fossil Ridge to post a 57-24 victory on Jan. 28 as senior Jamie Bain scored … more

Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

Valor swimmer making waves

Lindsay Stenstrom has been following in the athletic footsteps of her family and insists there has not been any pressure. Stenstrom's mother Lori is a former Valor Christian girls swimming coach and … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, second in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, took charge early and raced to a 63-25 Continental League win over Legend on Jan. 23. Kasey Neubert led the … more

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … more

Her shooting is really far out

It was not long ago that Natalia Miller-Forrest struggled to dribble and shoot a basketball. Now the 5-foot-6 senior is one of the top players on the SkyView Academy girls basketball team that won 10 … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, ranked No. 2 in the Jan. 14 CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, rolled to a 90-25 romp over Douglas County on Jan. 15 as senior Kasey Neubert scored 27 points. … more

Showdown spurs yawns, but JV is strong

It was a marquee matchup featuring Mountain Vista, the state’s No. 1 team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, going against No. 2 Chaparral on Jan. 15 in the Wolverines gym.The game, however, … more

Up here, there's no fear

ThunderRidge senior diver Gretchen Wensuc has done her best not to feel like a football placekicker. Kickers often practice by themselves and participate with the rest of the team during special team … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, second in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, opened Continental League play with a 71-31 victory over Mountain Vista on Jan. 11. The Falcons are 13-0 … more

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Quinn Connolly and Ryan Catalano scored third-period goals but the hockey team couldn't overcome a four-goal deficit in a 4-2 loss to Heritage on Jan. 12. • The boys basketball team … more

Wrestler grappled with choice of sports

Valor Christian senior Jake Welch is a wrestler who plays golf. Or just maybe he is a golfer who wrestles in the winter. After all, he is an honors student who is going to Colorado School of Mines to … more

Broncos pick Bears defensive coordinator Fangio as new coach

Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. “Vic really impressed us with his attention to detail — his focus is … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The boys basketball team downed Chatfield 70-61 on Jan. 5 to improve its overall record to 9-3 heading into its Continental League opener Jan. 11 against Mountain Vista. In the … more

Area athlete grew into role as NBA starter

As soon as coach Kevin Boley walked into Sagewood Middle School and saw a skinny, curly-haired kid, he knew he had found a player. Boley was holding open tryouts for the first Legend High School … more
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