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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

An ice experience

Colorado high school hockey has taken its game to the next level, coaches and players say. Athletes playing in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s hockey leagues are more skilled and … more

Daniel Murphy moves from second to first for Rockies

Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base. As for taking his kids to get a picture with Santa at the mall just days before the holiday? Hey, … more

For football, a new class could be in session

A new year is approaching and a change could be imminent for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s big-school football playoffs. CHSAANow.com reported that administrators from large … more

South Metro football players of the year: McCaffrey, Zemla soared with the Eagles

Luke McCaffrey and Ethan Zemla were dual threats for the state champion Valor Christian football team and headline the Colorado Community Media All-South Metro football team. The 26-player team was … more

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 1/2 years. She announced her plans Dec. 19 in a letter … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, ranked third in the CHSAANow.com Dec. 10 Class 5A poll, improved to 6-0 with wins over Arapahoe and Pine Creek. Kasey Neubert scored 15 points in a … more

Chaparral, Valor athletes share volleyball honors

Chaparral’s Julianna Dalton was switched this season from an outside hitter to the middle, the position that Valor Christian’s Anna Davis plays. Dalton and Davis were standout volleyball players … more

Gift from afar scores down under

We are often reminded that one of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to help those in need. It’s a special time of year, and Rock Canyon assistant basketball coach Nick Mahan … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Gamble not short on skill

Some basketball players are selfish, looking to score with every opportunity, and many times are not team players. Mountain Vista 5-foot-7 junior point guard Mackenzie Gamble is not one of those … more
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