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Looking hard for good things as a hard year ends

As people like to say, time flies — especially for some of us. The past eight months have obviously dragged along with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for all of us … more

Creek, Valor, Legend advance to football semifinals

Cherry Creek will renew its rivalry with Pomona in one of the Class 5A semifinal football games, while Legend hopes to be ready for the challenge against Valor Christian in a series that has been … more

Loveland Ski Area’s Opening Day generates joy among visitors, staff

After a Stay-at-Home order, wildfires and public land closures, skiers and snowboarders could hardly contain their excitement to return to the slopes when Loveland Ski Area opened for the 2020-21 … more

Playoff pairings announced for high school football

Seedings and pairings were announced Nov. 15 for the first round of the Colorado high school football playoffs, with the games scheduled to be played between Nov. 19-21. Defending state champion … more

South metro high school football roundup

Ponderosa quarterback Jack Hanenburg hooked up with Kolton Miller for a 20-yard touchdown pass with 38 seconds remaining in the game to give the Mustangs a 21-14 win over Montrose Nov. 6 at Echo Park … more

South metro high school football roundup

Adam Holton rushed for 130 yards as Mountain Vista ended a four-season losing streak to rival ThunderRidge with an easy 40-7 victory Oct. 30 at Shea Stadium. Here is a look at other south metro-area … more

Balanced approach leads Castle View past Rock Canyon

Castle View scored early and often as the Sabercats rolled to a 48-14 Douglas County League football victory over the Rock Canyon Jaguars on Oct. 23 at Douglas County Stadium. The Sabercats, 2-0, … more

Running back sparks win for Golden Eagles

Mountain Vista senior Adam Holton made his debut as a running back on Oct. 16 in a game against Highlands Ranch at Shea Stadium and his performance deserves an encore. Holton is a wide … more

Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista set pace at state cross country

It was a banner day for Cherry Creek on Oct. 17 at the state cross country championships but Mountain Vista also proved it is still a team to be watched. Bruins senior Parker Wolfe won the Class 5A … more

1-0 softball game score eliminates Rock Canyon

Top-seeded Rock Canyon was eliminated from the 5A state quarterfinal softball playoffs with a 1-0 loss to Grand Junction Central on Oct. 8 at Rock Canyon. One might call the loss bad, baffling, … more

Valor wins boys state golf championship

Valor Christian boys golf coach Justen Byler wasn't surprised that his team won the Class 5A state championship on Oct. 6 at the Club at Rolling Hills. However, Valor senior Lucas Schulte didn't know … more

League takes new approach for cross country meet

Mountain Vista's girls and boys cross country teams each won their ninth Continental League title since 2011, but the Golden Eagles this year had to share the honors. Because of CHSAA restrictions … more

Legend, Rock Canyon roll into softball playoffs

Legend, boosted by two solid pitching performances by sophomore Cameron Ponich and some timely hitting, notched two key Continental League softball wins during the final week of the regular season. … more

Regionals narrow ranks for boys golf tourneys

Teams and individuals for the state boys golf tournaments are set after the regional meets were completed. The first- and second-place teams in each regional tournament qualify for the state … more

Cherry Creek reclaims boys tennis crown

Regis Jesuit senior Morgan Schilling won his second straight Class 5A No. 1 singles title, and Cherry Creek added another team championship to its lengthy list of accomplishments. Schilling and the … more

Tennis tourney sets seedings for state

Jackson Scott played his type of tennis on Sept. 17 in the finals of the Region 5 boys tennis tournament at the Heritage High School tennis courts. Scott, Heritage's No. 3 singles player, recorded a … more

Gifted golfers rise to top of tourneys

Rock Canyon senior Nick Fallin examined his round and figured he could have played better. Fallin, however, took medalist honors with an even-par 72 on Sept. 15 at the Spring Valley Golf Club in the … more

South metro teams ready for football

All south metro area schools, except for Littleton High, will be playing football this fall. The Colorado High School Activities Association Board of Directors recently gave schools the option to … more

Roundup of preps games around area

In recent high school sports matchups around the south metro area:  Two-time defending boys state tennis champions Regis Jesuit faced Cherry Creek, the state runner-up the past two seasons, in a … more

Practice amid pandemic is ongoing challenge

Mountain Vista boys tennis players with face masks on hiked up to the tennis facility, then checked in and had their temperatures taken before heading onto the courts. It’s all part of the … more
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