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Valor stunned in football quarterfinals

Valor Christian football coach Rod Sherman sounded a little like a visionary on Nov. 17 after Grandview knocked the top-seeded and previously unbeaten Eagles out of the Class 5A state playoffs. … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Sheridan finishes ninth at state wrestling tournament

Sheridan's Faustin Lopez won the 195-pound championship and the Rams finished ninth among Class 3A teams at the state wrestling tournament, which was held Feb. 15-17 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. In … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Jana van Gytenbeek, Cherry Creek The sophomore guard made six-of-seven 3-pointers, scored 32 points, had six assists and made six steals in a 69-43 girls basketball win Jan. 31 over Overland. Delaney … more

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … more

New Englewood football coach a familiar face in area

Mike Campbell was the center of attention Jan. 17 when Englewood High School officials held a meeting and introduced him as the new head football coach. Campbell, who was at the helm of the Arapahoe … more

Area high school baseball teams use spring break to sharpen skills

South metro-area baseball teams are anxious to open league play after tuning up with spring break trips to Arizona, California and Florida. Twelve teams from area schools compiled a 30-19 record in … more

Englewood athletes get up to speed for track season

The sound of running feet shattered the months of silence on the track inside Englewood High School Stadium as about 40 athletes began training for the coming track and field season. “We have a … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … more

The 2017 All-South Metro Football Team

OFFENSE Quarterback: Alex Padilla, 6-2, 190, junior, Cherry Creek Had a 125.6 quarterback rating, passing for 2,678 yards and 40 TDs. Running back: Dominic Bettini, 5-9, 170, junior, Highlands Ranch … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • Junior keeper Grace Cadorette made five saves as the soccer team blanked Cherry Creek 5-0 on April 12 to remain unbeaten in the past six games. • The boys lacrosse team, unbeaten in … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Nathan Mitchell, Cherry Creek The junior had a double, a home run and drove in six runs in the 15-11 baseball victory over Mullen on April 10. more

All-South Metro Basketball teams loaded with talent

Most basketball coaches would love to have a well-rounded team. With the 14 players — seven boys and seven girls — selected to the 2017-18 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro teams, that is … more

Englewood wrestlers tackle regionals

A trio of Englewood's wrestlers, two of them new to the sport, faced the daunting challenge of wrestlers from 11 other teams seeking to go to state during the Pirate-hosted Class 3A Region 3 … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more
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