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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

Bruins win first girls basketball title

Cherry Creek junior guard Jana Van Gytenbeek and the rest of the Bruins were smiling and celebrating on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. The Bruins defeated two-time defending champion Grandview, … 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

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

Pirates' coach foresees solid season

Englewood High School's girls soccer coach said this season's squad is a largely veteran team, and the leadership of the returning veterans should strengthen the Pirates this season. “We had a … 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

Cherry Creek senior secures second place at state wrestling tournament

Cherry Creek senior Kai Blake said he lost focus early in his 170-pound title match on Feb. 23 at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Blake had to deal with a … more

Englewood girls win close game over Alameda

Englewood girls basketball players hit key shots down the stretch as they edged rival Alameda 27-26 during the Feb. 15 league playoff game at Englewood gymnasium. “This was a big win for us,” … more

On Campus: Centennial/Littleton/Englewood

Arapahoe • Eliana McClarie pumped in 27 points in a 70-60 win for the girls basketball team over Cherokee Trail on Feb. 13, and the senior scored 19 points in a 61-40 loss to Cherry Creek on Feb. … 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

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • Eliana McClarie scored 16 points to help the girls basketball team record a 56-38 non-league win over Chaparral on Feb. 5. Junior Kathleen Wortman led the team with 12 points, and all 12 … 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

Hundreds turn out for state youth wrestling tourney

It was wall-to-wall action in the gymnasium Feb. 3 as Englewood hosted the state youth wrestling tournament. Hundreds of 4- to 14-year-old athletes from a dozen teams took part in the day-long … 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

On Campus: Centennial/Littleton/Englewood

Arapahoe • The girls swim team had three individual champions and finished second in the Centennial League Swimming and Diving championships Feb. 1-2. Franny Cable was the league diving champion … more

Point guard builds on experience

Jana Van Gytenbeek has been one of Colorado's top girls basketball players for the past two seasons, and the Cherry Creek junior continues to get better. The 5-foot-7 point guard who has verbally … more

Englewood hosts state youth wrestling tournament

Several hundred young athletes will assemble Feb. 3 at Englewood High School at 3800 S. Logan St. to compete in the state youth wrestling tournament. “We expect there will be 300 or 400 4- to … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • The 5A state champion boys soccer team was scheduled to be presented with the Army National Guard ranking trophy as part of the 14th annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions during halftime of … more

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … more
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