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Twin sisters have thrill of being on two state title teams

State championships should never be taken for granted. They are just too hard to attain. Twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill, however, have been on two state championship teams in the last 12 months. … more

Colorado roots shape game of premier women’s golfer

Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest won the 2018 women’s NCAA golf championship and then soared to No. 1 in the women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), which she has held for 23 weeks dating back … more

Pentathlete takes national record

Valor Christian senior Anna Hall can do almost everything as a track and field athlete. She recently set a national high school record for the pentathlon but that event doesn't exist in Colorado high … more

South Metro Wrestler of the Year: Cohlton Schultz ends amazing preps career

During his senior season at Ponderosa High School, Cohlton Schultz didn't leave behind any doubts that he is one of the best-ever Colorado high school wrestlers. Schultz won his fourth consecutive … more

Vista, Legend take game to Arizona diamonds

Now that the winter sports season is over and driveway is finally clear of snow, it is time to catch up on a few other things. First off, the Mountain Vista and Legend baseball teams displayed good … more

Lending a hand deserves applause

It was late in the third period of the state semifinal game against eventual state champion Regis Jesuit when Alex Harlan set up Chaparral’s best scoring chance of the contest. The Chaparral senior … more

Cable, Stenstrom take honors

Franny Cable and Lindsay Stenstrom have a lot in common. Both are heading to major universities next fall on swimming and diving scholarships and both are focused on their sports. And both were … more

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … more

Golden Eagles, Grizzlies fall in Final Four

Mountain Vista lost its shooting touch and ThunderRidge lost the handle on the ball too many times as both boys basketball teams lost semifinal games in the Class 5A state tournament on March 8 at … more

Falcons come up just short

A sweet season ended on a sour note for the Highlands Ranch girls basketball team during a semifinal game of the Class 5A state tournament on March 7 at the Denver Coliseum. Cherry Creek, a fourth … more

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation … more

Despite semifinal loss, Chaparral's play speaks volumes on the ice

It was easy for Chaparral hockey coach Ryan Finnefrock to recall a meeting two years ago. That was when it was finalized that hockey players from Legend, Ponderosa and Chaparral would create a co-op … more

Highlands Ranch, Creek make semifinals of girls basketball state tournament

On paper, the game between fourth-seeded Cherry Creek and fifth seed Fossil Ridge appeared to be the best Great 8 game scheduled for March 1 at the Denver Coliseum. And it was. Cherry Creek held on … more

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
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