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South metro-area teams notch three spots in boys basketball Final Four

Three Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

Local wrestlers fare well at state tourney

There were 11 wrestlers from Douglas County schools that were on the podium on the final night of the 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. Douglas County High had four podium finishers. … more

Girls basketball playoffs: Local roundup

Top-seeded Highlands Ranch and five other south metro Class 5A girls basketball teams notched second-round victories and advanced to the Feb. 26 Sweet 16 round of the CHSAA state playoffs. The Great … more

Boys basketball playoffs: Local roundup

Six south metro-area teams won second-round games on Feb. 23 in the CHSAA boys state basketball playoffs. Sweet 16 games were scheduled for Feb. 27 with Great 8 games set to be played March 2 at the … more

Hockey semifinals: Regis, Chaparral, Valor and Dakota Ridge

Top-seed and defending state champion Regis Jesuit and No. 2 seed Valor Christian moved closer to a title game rematch with quarterfinal victories on Feb. 23 in the CHSAA state hockey playoffs. Regis … more

5A state wrestling: How they finished

Team scores and podium finishers for south metro wrestlers in the Class 5A state tournament Feb. 21-23 at the Pepsi Center: Team scores Pomona 166.5, Ponderosa 103.5, Grand Junction 88, Grandview 84; … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, top-ranked in the poll, jumped to a 13-2 lead and notched a 65-49 victory over No. 2 Regis Jesuit on Feb. 12. Kasey Neubert led the team … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more

'She's like the enforcer'

Kasey Neubert, a 6-foot-1 senior power forward, was an unstoppable force for the top-ranked Highlands Ranch girls basketball team in a showdown against No. 2 Regis Jesuit on Feb. 12. And to think it … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, top-ranked in the 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 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 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
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