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Vista, Legend take game to Arizona diamonds

Now that the winter sports season is over and driveway is finally clear of snow, it is time to catch up on a few other things. First off, the Mountain Vista and Legend baseball teams displayed good … more

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … more

Falcons come up just short

A sweet season ended on a sour note for the Highlands Ranch girls basketball team during a semifinal game of the Class 5A state tournament on March 7 at the Denver Coliseum. Cherry Creek, a fourth … more

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation … more

Despite semifinal loss, Chaparral's play speaks volumes on the ice

It was easy for Chaparral hockey coach Ryan Finnefrock to recall a meeting two years ago. That was when it was finalized that hockey players from Legend, Ponderosa and Chaparral would create a co-op … more

Highlands Ranch, Creek make semifinals of girls basketball state tournament

On paper, the game between fourth-seeded Cherry Creek and fifth seed Fossil Ridge appeared to be the best Great 8 game scheduled for March 1 at the Denver Coliseum. And it was. Cherry Creek held on … more

South metro-area teams notch three spots in boys basketball Final Four

Three Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

Fencing draws untraditional athletes

Nico Pope conceded he’s not very good at many sports. The 14-year-old from Castle Rock loves chemistry and, though still an eighth-grader at Mesa Middle School, plans to study computer science in … more

Local wrestlers fare well at state tourney

There were 11 wrestlers from Douglas County schools that were on the podium on the final night of the 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. Douglas County High had four podium finishers. … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, top-ranked in the CHSAANow.com poll, jumped to a 13-2 lead and notched a 65-49 victory over No. 2 Regis Jesuit on Feb. 12. Kasey Neubert led the team … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … 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

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, top-ranked in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, saw Jamie Bain score 13 points, while Autumn Watts and Kasey Neubert each added 12 in a 59-34 win over … 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

She's the team's 'spirit leader'

Mara Powner is a true point guard. A coach on the floor who rarely misses minutes in a game, Powner prides herself on passing. Powner sets the tone for the team in most games, and is usually the one … more

State swimming: How they finished

Results of local interest in the finals of last weekend's state swimming and diving meets: Class 5A Team scores — Fairview 495.50, Fossil Ridge 378, Regis Jesuit 371.50, Cherry Creek 259.50, … more

On Campus: Highlands Ranch/Lone Tree

Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, the new top-ranked squad in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, pulled away from Fossil Ridge to post a 57-24 victory on Jan. 28 as senior Jamie Bain scored … more

Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … 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
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