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Legend Defensive end counts on hard work

One of the things Cam Smith set out to improve this summer was his football techniques. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound Legend senior defensive end worked hard to accomplish that. “For me personally, my … more

New head coach at Ranch making the best of things

Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos isn’t the first longtime assistant in the area to finally get a head coaching job. Fangio, a 40-year coaching veteran as an assistant, welcomed the chance to … more

Racket man soars to No. 1

Last summer Andy Gardalen had one thing on his mind and he wasn't about to let anything stop him. The ThunderRidge senior was a No. 3 singles player in 2018 but he was determined to be the Grizzlies' … more

Four local golfers bound for national tourney

Kent Moore of Centennial, let’s just say, is a veteran golfer who relies on his years of experience to keep pace with younger players. He will be making his sixth appearance in a U.S. Mid-Amateur … more

She has the drive to dive

Leanne Lowry is comfortable this season. The Castle View senior will be the Sabercats libero and defensive specialist after playing up front last season as an outside hitter. “I've been playing … more

Mental health added to coaches’ mission

Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green called it a very bold stance. The CHSAA Board of Directors in June approved a Mental Health Initiative that mandates all … more

Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch … more

High school sports: the fall lineup

FOOTBALL First games: Aug. 29 Defending champions: Valor Christian (5A), Loveland (4A), Palmer Ridge (3A), LaJunta (2A), Limon (1A), Sedgwick County (A8), Stratton/Liberty (A6) 2019 state … more

Broncos' Sutton forgoes the spectacular for the steady

Courtland Sutton hasn't been the star of training camp like he was last year with a daily diet of highlight reel catches on deep fade routes, and the Denver Broncos are glad about that. Sutton is … more

Drag-racing plot thickens in thin air

Being a Colorado native, I am used to hearing about the effects of the high altitude. It doesn’t matter if it is baseball, golf, tennis, football, basketball or any event you choose, because there … more

Several Broncos offensive players coming back from injuries

The Denver Broncos' revamped offense features a half-dozen key players coming back from injuries that ended their 2018 seasons prematurely. Advantage Broncos? Right guard Ronald Leary thinks so. Like … more

Speed, stubbornness lead to wins at Mile High Nationals

Greg Anderson is very fond of Bandimere Speedway. Anderson, the 58-year-old from Mooresville, North Carolina, drove his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to a first-place Pro Stock finish for his second … more

Coloradans add kick to history of women’s soccer

Colorado soccer players have played a role in FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer tournaments from the very beginning. In the recently completed 2019 World Cup in France, former Mountain Vista player … more

Caddies earn Evans Scholarship

Thirteen Colorado students were awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection interview at Lakewood Country Club in … more

This sport is the real dill

James Pinkel, 69, of Centennial, plays pickleball three or four days a week against a variety of players at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. “There are some who show up to really play the game,” … more

For her, great performances are par for the course

Katie Berrian didn’t get herself in too much trouble on the golf course this season to test her mental toughness. In fact Berrian, the Regis Jesuit junior who lives in Castle Pines, had an … more

Vista, Creek athletes dominate diamond

Mountain Vista's Sam Ireland did his usual thing this season, while Nathan Mitchell of Cherry Creek did something that had not happened in 47 years. Ireland has been named the 2019 Colorado Community … more

'He meant so much to this community'

On Jan. 25, 1998, Littleton residents Sandy and David Alexander were sitting at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego as they witnessed the Denver Broncos win the franchise's first Super Bowl. Following the … more

‘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

‘She is an incredible athlete’

Katie Collins was hard to keep off the lacrosse field. The Cherry Creek senior was a midfielder who was a standout on both offense and defense. She was named the 2019 Colorado Community Media South … more
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