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South metro area swimmers post strong showings at state

Cherry Creek was third at the Class 5A state swimming championship to lead all teams from the south metro area. The Bruins finished with 208.50 points, which was 82 points shy of state champion Regis …

Valor girls claim track title

Valor Christian coach Brian Kula knew his girls track team had the ability to be a championship contender. He was right: The Eagles captured the Class 4A state title. Valor's team title was the …

Valor Christian advances to girls soccer title game

Valor Christian advanced to the Class 4A state championship game with a semifinal victory on May 19, but Mountain Vista and Rock Canyon lost 5A semifinal games. Valor, the second seed in the 4A state …

Top teams advance in girls lacrosse playoffs

The high school girls lacrosse season is in its home stretch and play has narrowed the field to the eight teams in the May 16 state tournament quarterfinals. The match-ups for the quarterfinal games …

Warriors advance to boys lacrosse semifinals

Arapahoe was the lone south metro area boys lacrosse team remaining in the state playoffs, and the Warriors were scheduled to play a May 16 semifinal game against a familiar foe in Kent Denver. The …
Standout Performers

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Nick Englhard, Mountain Vista The junior left-handed pitcher got the final two outs with the tying run on base to earn the save in an 8-7 baseball win over Cherry Creek on March 16. Justin Sandberg, …

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Kyra Prokuski, Douglas County The junior had three assists in a 4-2 girls soccer victory over Bear Creek on March 8. Maddie Duren, ThunderRidge The senior scored the winning goal in overtime in the …

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Ronnie DeGray III, Chaparral The junior scored 30 of his 34 points in the second half of a 92-91 double overtime boys basketball victory over Regis Jesuit on Feb. 14 Brendan Sullivan, Highlands Ranch …

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Liberty Line, Ponderosa The freshman guard was a standout in the closing 75 seconds of the girls basketball game as she scored six of her 21 points in the 50-44 win over Skyview on Feb. 6. Autumn …

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Ryan Catalano, Castle View He collected his first CHSAA hat trick in a 12-3 hockey victory over Woodland Park on Feb. 3. Caleb Tamminga, Legend The senior hit the game-winning shot with 23 seconds …
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Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax …
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Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school …
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Boys volleyball takes first step toward being sanctioned in Colorado

Boys volleyball has been trying to open the door to get the sport sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association for around 20 years, according to John Prusinowski. Well, boys …
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Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound …

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Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only …
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