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Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year. Instead, long-term prospects are what dominates their 2018 draft class, players who spent four years in college and enter the NFL with … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • Junior Drake Nugent was first in the boys shot put at the Liberty Bell Invitational on April 27-28 with a throw of 53-01.25. Santine DeMasse captured the girls triple jump with a … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Zach Paschke, Mountain Vista The senior went 3-for-4, scored three times and drove in a run during an 8-5 baseball win over Chaparral on April 25. He drove in the winning run in an 8-7, eight-inning … more

More changes set for next year by CHSAA council

One of the biggest changes to come out of the April 26 Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Council meeting was that the council would have one meeting a year instead of two. That … more

It’s a sacrifice bunt it can pay off

In today’s high school baseball, most of the attention is focused on pitch counts, hitting and base running. A key sacrifice bunt often goes unnoticed. But it remains an important part of baseball, … more

Broncos visit Casa Bonita for draft picks

It was more than just the typical Saturday rush that brought dozens of people to Casa Bonita on the morning of April 28. The Denver Broncos took over the famous restaurant for the third day of the … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The boys lacrosse team was scheduled to put its six-game winning streak on the line against Legend in an April 25 game and then battle Mountain Vista on April 27. The Falcons have … more

Sisters a winning combination for Ponderosa

Jensen Ellis is a playmaker for the Ponderosa girls soccer team. She controls the Mustangs’ offense and her precise passes often to lead to goals. Jensen’s younger sister Jazlynn has benefited … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Katie Dack-Howell, Lutheran At the Legend Spring Track Qualifier on April 19, the freshman uncorked a winning throw of 37-06 in the shot put and a 125-08 second-place heave in the discus. Ashley … more

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • New boys lacrosse coach Brent Adams has the team playing well and ranked 10th in the CHSAANow.com lacrosse poll. The Falcons play Chaparral on Feb. 19 and will be out to end a … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Katherine Malcom, Chaparral The junior birdied the 18th hole and took medalist honors with a par 72 at the Heather Cho Memorial girls golf tournament April 12 at Highlands Ranch Golf Club. Nick … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Nathan Mitchell, Cherry Creek The junior had a double, a home run and drove in six runs in the 15-11 baseball victory over Mullen on April 10. more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The boys lacrosse team, led by TK Hammond with 16 goals and 20 points, has a non-league game on April 14 against Rockhurst of Kansas City. • The baseball team will be seeking … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Emily Sloan, Rock Canyon The senior won the 100-meter hurdles at the Arcadia Invite track meet on April 7 with a time of 13.43 seconds, which is the second fastest time in the country this season. … more

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The baseball team scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh on March 29 to beat Pueblo West, 10-9 , on Jordan Tyler’s walk-off triple. • Junior TK Hammond leads the boys … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … more
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