Keyword: Jim Benton
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‘Opponents fear and respect her’

Arapahoe High School soccer player Audrey Weiss is one of those players who can never move around much without being marked by an opponent or two. She always seemed to make things happen for the … more

Perseverance, love of competition set track athletes apart

Valor Christian’s Anna Hall and Drake Nugent of Highlands Ranch finished their high school track and field careers with rewarding seasons. Cole Sprout of Valor Christian lived up to expectations. … more

Cherry Creek athlete makes waves

Senior Brendan Eckerman will always remember the fun he had swimming for Cherry Creek this season. He competed in three previous CHSAA Class 5A State Swimming Championships with second place as his … more

Smoky Hill athlete is a force on the court

It has been said that everyone can have a bad day, and Smoky Hill sophomore Valerie Negin is smart enough to cope with that thought. “I have good days and I have bad days,” she said. “Some days … more

Two-sport standout bound for Drake

Legend senior Caden Meis is a football player who excels on the lacrosse field. He averaged 5.6 points, 3.6 ground balls and was the leading scorer among Class 5A lacrosse midfielders this season … more

Cherry Creek girls claim tennis crown

Cherry Creek wrapped up another CHSAA girls state tennis championship on May 11, and the Bruins’ doubles depth once again was a key factor. “Doubles matches are very important,” said sophomore … more

Getting the jump on competition

Shantine Demasse is a technician. The Highlands Ranch senior is a long jumper and triple jumper on the track team but she is 5-foot-7, weighs less than 100 pounds and has to compete against bigger … more

Golf suits her to a tee

Taylor Tucker watches basketball games that include those of the ThunderRidge girls team, but doesn't consider playing again. Tucker played basketball and golf as a ThunderRidge freshman, but quit … more

Off the grid to the diamond

Lance Opp has signed a letter of intent to play football next fall at Colorado State-Pueblo, but in the meantime, the Highlands Ranch senior is concentrating on baseball. Opp, 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, … 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

'She's like the enforcer'

Kasey Neubert, a 6-foot-1 senior power forward, was an unstoppable force for the top-ranked Highlands Ranch girls basketball team in a showdown against No. 2 Regis Jesuit on Feb. 12. And to think it … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Valor swimmer making waves

Lindsay Stenstrom has been following in the athletic footsteps of her family and insists there has not been any pressure. Stenstrom's mother Lori is a former Valor Christian girls swimming coach and … more

Her shooting is really far out

It was not long ago that Natalia Miller-Forrest struggled to dribble and shoot a basketball. Now the 5-foot-6 senior is one of the top players on the SkyView Academy girls basketball team that won 10 … more

Up here, there's no fear

ThunderRidge senior diver Gretchen Wensuc has done her best not to feel like a football placekicker. Kickers often practice by themselves and participate with the rest of the team during special team … more

South Metro football players of the year: McCaffrey, Zemla soared with the Eagles

Luke McCaffrey and Ethan Zemla were dual threats for the state champion Valor Christian football team and headline the Colorado Community Media All-South Metro football team. The 26-player team was … more
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