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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 …
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Highlands Ranch's Jamie Bain, left, tries to find a clean lane as she is cut off by Cherry Creek's Cali Clark. The Bruins ended up on top 53-52 in Final Four action March 7 at the Denver Coliseum.

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 …
Jim Benton
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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 …
Chaparral goalie Evan Crawford sits on the puck during a scrum in front of the net as teammates Landen Boyd (3) and Simon Herz (20) try to help. Regis Jesuit kept pressure on the Chap goal the entire game during the CHSAA state semifinal hockey game on March 1 at the Pepsi Center. Crawford made 35 saves but Regis had 39 shots on goal and won the semifinal game, 4-0.

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 …
Cherry Creek junior Jana Van Gytenbeek looks to make a pass as Fossil Ridge defenders close in during the March 1 CHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament Great 8 game. Van Gytenbeek took game scoring honors with 21 points as the Bruins held off Fossil Ridge for a 51-47 win and advanced into a March 7 semifinal game against Highlands Ranch.

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 …

Jim Benton
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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 …
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