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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: Littleton, Centennial, Englewood

Arapahoe • The boys basketball team’s fourth-quarter rally came up short in a 55-53 loss to rival Heritage on Dec. 14. Senior Carter Sturgeon led the Warriors with 17 points. The loss ended an … 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

Athlete Spotlight: Great, in a number of ways

Quarterback Alex Padilla put up impressive numbers for the Cherry Creek football team last season, but not good enough in a few areas, which he is hoping to upgrade this season. The senior has … 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

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

It's all about kicks and sticks

Adam Hangland has learned to balance being a two-sport athlete. The Arapahoe senior is currently a valuable member of the Warriors' soccer team, but his main sport is lacrosse, which is played in the … more

Lacrosse moves indoors as players prep for spring

High school lacrosse is a spring sport but a number of area athletes move inside in the winter to prepare for upcoming season. “We have about a dozen area players on our winter indoor team,” said … more

On Campus: Littleton, Centennial, Englewood

Arapahoe • Carter Sturgeon a 6-foot-5 senior, scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds which were all defensive in a 57-48 boys basketball victory over Lakewood on Dec. 7. The team was outscored … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

Pressure is on for runners aiming for title

High school sports can be beneficial in demonstrating values that athletes can use later in life, like discipline, dedication, teamwork and the ability to handle adversity. However, one of the … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

On Campus: Centennial, Littleton, Englewood

Arapahoe • The girls softball team lost 10-1 to ThunderRidge on Aug. 23, but it was a game to remember. It was the first varsity game to be played at the school in 15 seasons. Arapahoe had been … more

Athlete Spotlight: Jack of all trades gets around

Jack Kail is a three-sport senior at Littleton, and multisport high school athletes are rare these days. Longer high school seasons and the pressure to specialize in one sport during the off season … more

Broncos hire 49ers assistant as offensive coordinator

The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive … more

Pirate wrestler takes fifth place at tourney

Englewood junior James Sharp won the matches needed to finish fifth as he joined the wrestlers from 23 teams who took part in the Dec. 5 Rebel Invitational Tournament at Denver South High School. … more

Shooting guard travels, but not on court

It takes Bryson Stephens more than 30 minutes to get to school each day and about the same amount of time or more to get home after basketball practice. Stephens is a junior shooting guard at … more

Athlete Spotlight: Doubling up for a change

Ethan Montoya hasn't lost a match this season but they have all been doubles matches. “I'm actually a singles player,” said the Littleton senior, who is 11-0 in doubles matches including 10 with … 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

Student Athlete Spotlight: Football player has sky-high hopes

Gianni Palazzo plays football and runs track at Heritage High School. So it's natural to figure he might find a relaxing way to spend his free time. However, Palazzo hopes to get into the Air Force … more
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