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Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Kiah Benhman, Arapahoe The senior was the Player of the Game after scoring twice and getting an assist in a 10-0 girls soccer win over Overland on April 24. Grant Foster, Littleton The junior had two … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • The baseball team takes a break from the Centennial League Challenge for a May 4 game at Fort Collins. The Warriors resume Challenge play against Smoky Hill on May 5. The Warriors beat … 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

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … 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

Pirates baseball team has eye on long term

Coach Kyle Brink said the Englewood High School baseball team is very young — a work in progress, with players learning as they go. “We are working on providing the coaching these guys need, and … 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

Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year. Instead, long-term prospects are what dominates their 2018 draft class, players who spent four years in college and enter the NFL with … 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

On campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • The Warriors boys lacrosse team’s rivalry against Mountain Vista has been close. Arapahoe leads 9-5 but lost 10-9 to the Golden Eagles on May 4, which snapped a four-game winning … 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
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