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Cherry Creek athlete makes waves

Senior Brendan Eckerman will always remember the fun he had swimming for Cherry Creek this season. He competed in three previous CHSAA Class 5A State Swimming Championships with second place as his … more

Smoky Hill athlete is a force on the court

It has been said that everyone can have a bad day, and Smoky Hill sophomore Valerie Negin is smart enough to cope with that thought. “I have good days and I have bad days,” she said. “Some days … more

Two-sport standout bound for Drake

Legend senior Caden Meis is a football player who excels on the lacrosse field. He averaged 5.6 points, 3.6 ground balls and was the leading scorer among Class 5A lacrosse midfielders this season … more

Seeing how it all adds up for area schools

Yes, it seems like the fall 2018-19 Colorado High School Sports Association sports season started just a couple weeks ago, but the spring campaign is now over. Some teams and individuals were left … more

Vista again makes deep run

Mountain Vista battled through the loser’s bracket to win last year’s Class 5A double-elimination state baseball championship. The defending champions again lost an early game this season but … more

'It's all about community'

One by one or in groups, cyclists coasted down a hill on Highway 83 and descended into Castle Rock and the finish line June 2 during the annual Elephant Rock Ride. The easy ride into Franktown was a … more

Elephant Rock back for another ride

A more than 30-year-old cycling tradition rolls back into Douglas County in June. The massive Elephant Rock race, which brings thousands of cyclists to the area, kicks off in Castle Rock on June 1. … more

5A baseball final four: Regis, Creek, Vista and Grandview

Regis Jesuit is the team to beat as the Raiders enter the final four portion of the double-elimination Class 5A state baseball tournament with an unbeaten record. The Raiders (23-5) are assured of … more

Roundup of playoff action

Girls soccer Defending champion Grandview and Centennial League rival Arapahoe notched semifinal victories at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker on May 18 in a doubleheader in the Class 5A girls … more

Coach floored by response after 800th win

Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give … more

Valor, Highlands Ranch fall in boys lacrosse semifinals

Top-seeded and undefeated Valor Christian and upstart Highlands Ranch played in the Class 5A semifinal doubleheader of the state boys lacrosse tournament on May 15, but both Highlands Ranch schools … more

Valor Christian girls, boys take track titles

It was a banner meet for Anna Hall, Cole Sprout and the Valor Christian girls and boys track teams. Valor, in its first season in 5A competition, won both the girls and boys team championships at the … more

South metro teams advance in girls lacrosse tourney

Cherry Creek, Valor Christian and Regis Jesuit notched second-round victories in the CHSAA girls state lacrosse tournament and advanced to the May 15 quarterfinals. Junior Amelia McCarthy had four … more

Area teams roll in boys lacrosse playoffs

Valor Christian, Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch advanced to the semifinals of the CHSAA boys lacrosse tournament. Semifinal games were scheduled for May 15 at Legacy Stadium with the winners … more

Girls finished golf tourneys before weather went subpar

Girl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started … more

Rock Canyon knocks off top-seeded Broomfield in girls soccer

Rock Canyon, seeded 16th in the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs, pulled off a big upset in the May 10 second round by eliminating top-seeded Broomfield. Cade Sheahan scored in the 20th minute and the … more

Cherry Creek girls claim tennis crown

Cherry Creek wrapped up another CHSAA girls state tennis championship on May 11, and the Bruins’ doubles depth once again was a key factor. “Doubles matches are very important,” said sophomore … more

Getting the jump on competition

Shantine Demasse is a technician. The Highlands Ranch senior is a long jumper and triple jumper on the track team but she is 5-foot-7, weighs less than 100 pounds and has to compete against bigger … more

CHSAA panel gives green light to three pilot sports

When spring rolls around, it’s the time that the Colorado High Schools Activities Association Legislative Committee gets together to approve or shoot down possible changes to Colorado high school … more

Golf suits her to a tee

Taylor Tucker watches basketball games that include those of the ThunderRidge girls team, but doesn't consider playing again. Tucker played basketball and golf as a ThunderRidge freshman, but quit … more
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