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On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The golf team notched a five-stroke victory over Regis Jesuit and Chaparral at the Sept. 11 Continental League golf tournament at Spring Valley Golf Course. Tarek Salem fired a … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

Bat or racket, swing’s the thing

Rock Canyon centerfielder/pitcher Anna Reimers missed the Erie Tournament of Champions the first weekend of September because she was playing tennis in an Intermountain Sectional tournament in Salt … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Mountain Vista • The boys and girls teams each won the sweepstakes division at the Sept. 8 Liberty Bell Cross Country Invitational. Senior Brody Dempsey led the Golden Eagles boys with a … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more

Rookie gets nod to start at running back for Broncos

Royce Freeman is set to become the first rookie running back to start a season opener for the Denver Broncos since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis in 1995. ``It's an honor to be mentioned with a man … more

This back comes up big

Spencer Lambert is a small player but he's had a big impact on the ThunderRidge football program. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound senior running back was a team captain last season and again this year. He … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The softball team has compiled a 5-6 record, which is the best start in the past four seasons. Last year's team started 2-6 and won only two of the first 16 games. In 2016, the … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

'She leads in everything she does'

Rachel Van Gundy is a leader. The Highlands Ranch senior is involved in two student government clubs and is a member of the honor society. She is also one of the captains on the softball team, which … more

Young pitcher immersed in national pride

It is amazing how easy it is to remember all the first times in our lives. I can still recall the first time that I really felt and saw public patriotism. Admittedly I used to feel a twinge of … more

Visions of success for coaches in new positions

One way of defining football culture is how players, fans and others see the expectations for the team. There are six head football coaches in new places at south metro-area programs this season, and … more

Putting a focus on fuel

Athletes and coaches are paying more attention to the role of nutrition, with an eye toward improving sports performance. “We just used to eat meat and potatoes,” said Amy Faricy, manager of Menu … more

South metro boys soccer preview

Overview New this season is that the Rating Percentage Index (RPI) will be utilized to determine that state tournament brackets. Also new is the home team will wear dark jerseys and socks, which … more

South metro high school softball preview

Overview There are some new things this season, including: • The coach, pitcher or catcher of the defensive team may request an intentional walk either before or during the pitch count. • … more

South metro high school football preview

Overview There will be a lot new this season, starting with league alignments. The season will start a week earlier, on Aug. 24 . The 5A playoffs have been expanded to 24 teams with the top eight … more

Castle View football players devote hot day to selflessness

Landon Williams was near tears, Andrew Grout was happy to make a difference and Dan Brite will continue to be a faithful fan of the Castle View football team. Williams, Grout and a group of 11 … more

In high school sports, training takes new direction

It’s often easy to distinguish a good athlete by the way he or she moves. That starts with strength training and conditioning, which have advanced over the years into a science. There is more to … more

South metro boys golf preview

Overview One change this season is Valor Christian, which was a five-time Class 4A state champion between 2009 and 2015, moves up to 5A this season. Regis Jesuit will once again likely be a contender … more

South metro boys tennis preview

Overview There have been only five seasons in the past 47 years that Cherry Creek has not won the boys state team championship. One of those seasons was 2017, when Fairview dethroned the Bruins. So … more
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