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 …
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Jim Benton

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 …
The Cherry Creek girls basketball team celebrates winning the 5A State final over Grandview 51-49 Saturday at the Denver Coliseum.

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, …
Jim Benton

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 …
Jim Benton

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 …

Cherry Creek senior Kai Blake, left, offers congratulations to Grand Junction's Jay Skalecki after their 170-pound championship match on Feb. 23 at the CHSAA State Wrestling Championships held at the Pepsi Center. Blake lost 3-2 to Skalecki and finished the season with a 44-4 record.

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 …
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