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Intensity climbs in playoffs

State playoff action in 4A and 5A high school basketball started last week with the first two rounds, and there is nothing better that watching playoff action in any sport. The intensity and … more

Warriors rally late to down Grizzlies

Before the start of the fourth quarter of Arapahoe’s second-round 5A girls state playoff game at ThunderRidge, coach Jerry Knafelc talked with his team — and they listened. ”When we came over … more

Girls basketball playoffs: How area teams fared

Top-seeded Valor Christian, defending state champion Cherry Creek, Regis Jesuit, Grandview, Highlands Ranch, Arapahoe and Cherokee Trail were south metro teams to notch second-round victories in the … more

Boys basketball playoffs: How area teams fared

Five south metro area teams prevailed in second-round Class 5A boys playoff basketball games played on Feb. 29. Sweet 16 games were scheduled to be held March 4, with the winning teams advancing to … more

Three south metro teams make hockey final four

Semifinal pairings for the state high school hockey tournament are set. Top-seeded Valor Christian (18-2-1) will face two-time defending state champion and fifth-seeded Regis Jesuit (13-6-2) in a … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hockey player sticks to business

Personality-wise, Mason Hoehn is one of Valor Christian's quietest hockey players. However, on the ice he lets everybody know he means business. All that probably started when he convinced his mom to … more

Area students earn free ride through caddying

Thirteen students from Colorado have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies. The final selections were made after interviews Jan. 28 at … more

Area wrestlers post strong showings at state

Cherokee Trail never had an individual state wrestling champion prior to the state wrestling tournament Feb. 20-22 at the Pepsi Center. The Cougars wrapped up the Class 5A portion of the meet with … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sophomore holds down captain role

Jaeton Hackley has a different role this season for the Douglas County boys basketball team. Hackley played a little as a freshman last season, but this year the 5-foot-11 sophomore guard has been … more

Two classes possible for hockey

It still is a ways off and has to be approved by the CHSAA Legislative Council during its April meeting, but the hockey committee has recommended the sport be split into two classifications for the … more

Area swimmers stand out at state

Anna Shaw of Heritage and Sophia Bradac of Regis Jesuit won individual events, while Cherry Creek finished second in the team standings to highlight the performances of south metro athletes at the … more

Cheer teams from Douglas County schools excel at nationals

Several Douglas County schools placed in their divisions at the 2020 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship, held from Feb. 7-9 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. It was the 40th … more

South metro athletes heading to college teams

Here is a list of athletes from south metro schools who have recently committed or signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. This list was compiled from the … more

My name is... Craig Blaser

Arvada connections My wife and I are both Arvada natives; we went to Pomona High School. I played a lot of sports but football was my first love, and I played two years at Adams State. My dad was a … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Mountain Vista senior sure at shootin’

Reece Kelly is feeling good these days shooting the basketball. Kelly, a 6-foot-2 senior at Mountain Vista, was scoring at a 20.1 clip in the Golden Eagles' first six Contential League games. “My … more

Hair’s to a special season

Two more wins and Englewood coach John Nonemacher will have his head shaved. It's an agreement that Nonemacher made with his Englewood boys basketball team and it appears that he might have to let … more
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