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For teams' seniors, it's a spring of frustration

High school spring sports athletes and coaches spent weeks in limbo, waiting to see if they would be able to play. The Colorado High School Activities Association first suspended all spring … more

Spring activities on hold in bid to keep kids safe

Nobody should blame Rhonda Blanford-Green if she feels overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or pressured these days. These are common thoughts for people who have to make tough decisions. Blanford-Green is … more

Valor goalie shows real grit

Trey Hirschfield is like most good goaltenders and knows a lot of his success depends on the defense in front of him. Hirschfield, a senior at Valor Christian, has been named the 2020 Colorado … more

Life in the fast lane

The adjustment made by Anna Shaw is complete. Shaw, a junior swimmer at Heritage, won the 50-yard freestyle in Class 4A as a freshman. Heritage moved up to 5A last season and Shaw was third in the 50 … more

Worth his weights in golds

Regis Jesuit wrestler Antonio Segura won his second straight Colorado wrestling championship this season at 145 pounds. He has been named the Colorado Community 2020 South Metro Wrestler of the Year. … more

Basketball season ends without champions

There will be no 2020 Colorado state basketball champions. After the girls semifinal games in the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications were played on March 12, the Colorado High School Activities … more

Spring high school sports, activities suspended through April 6 in Colorado

The impact of COVID-19 on the sports world has extended to the Colorado high school level. The Colorado High School Activities Association has suspended all spring sports and activities through April … more

March is month for athletes to dodge snow

There was yet another snow storm late in the day March 1, although much lighter than previous ones in February, but it was enough to cover the fields and playing surfaces as the 2020 spring sports … more

Valor edges Regis to reach title game

Valor Christian's hockey team took advantage of a crazy bounce to notch a 2-1 semifinal victory over Regis Jesuit on March 5 on the ice at the Pepsi Center in the state high school hockey playoffs. … more

Intensity climbs in playoffs

State playoff action in 4A and 5A high school basketball started last week with the first two rounds, and there is nothing better that watching playoff action in any sport. The intensity and … more

Davis prepared to regain closer's role with Rockies

Wade Davis has again entered spring training as the Colorado Rockies' closer after a rough 2019 season. Davis lost his ninth-inning role in the final two months last year, when he finished 1-6 with … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hockey player sticks to business

Personality-wise, Mason Hoehn is one of Valor Christian's quietest hockey players. However, on the ice he lets everybody know he means business. All that probably started when he convinced his mom to … more

Area students earn free ride through caddying

Thirteen students from Colorado have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies. The final selections were made after interviews Jan. 28 at … more

Two classes possible for hockey

It still is a ways off and has to be approved by the CHSAA Legislative Council during its April meeting, but the hockey committee has recommended the sport be split into two classifications for the … more

South metro athletes heading to college teams

Here is a list of athletes from south metro schools who have recently committed or signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. This list was compiled from the … more

Mines reloads with heavy metro area recruiting

Colorado School of Mines football signed 31 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Feb. 5, welcoming the next generation of players to Marv Kay Stadium. The two-time defending RMAC … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Heritage swimmer brings passion to the pool

Megan Deevy has been busy before the Colorado state swim meet. Deevy, a breaststroke swimmer and sprint freestyler, is one of the senior captains for the Heritage swimming team, which will be … more

Hair’s to a special season

Two more wins and Englewood coach John Nonemacher will have his head shaved. It's an agreement that Nonemacher made with his Englewood boys basketball team and it appears that he might have to let … more

I'm still trying to warm up to esports

First of all, I admit that I’m a little old school. I generally like and prefer the way things used to be handled. Which brings me to the first Esports League of Legends state championship for the … more

Siblings bond over basketball

Sometimes for Rocky Beers and his sister Raegan, it is difficult not to bring what happens on the basketball court home with them. Rocky, a 6-foot-6 senior, and Raegan, a 6-3 sophomore, are having … more
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