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Zebulon Hanley is first across the finish line at this year's Brighton Turkey Trot. His time was 16:01.

Hainey, Stroia capture top spots in Brighton's annual turkey trot

A thousand or so runners and walkers turned out in subfreezing temperatures Nov. 19 for Brighton's annual turkey trot. The event, which was a qualifier for next spring's Boulder Bolder race, was …
Otis' Jack Willeke snares this long pass against the defense of Stratton's Avery Archuleta in the second half of the teams' semifinal game in the six-man playoffs Nov. 19 in Stratton.

Small-town football: A different game, a different level of interest

STRATTON – On the Eastern Plains, football is a special breed of cat. Or eagle, as the case may be. Tucked away north of Interstate 70, an hour or so east of Limon and two or so stops …
Valor Christian’s Sasha Cohen goes for the tip in during game action vs. Rampart in the State Semi-Final on Nov. 12 at the Denver Coliseum.

Valor girls take 5A championship in volleyball

Valor Christian’s girls volleyball team accomplished something that many teams only dream about. The Eagles defeated Rock Canyon 3-0 to capture the Class 5A state championship on Nov. 12 at the …
Arapahoe quarterback Michael Moynihan (11) scrambles for yardage in the game against ThunderRidge on Nov. 4.  ThunderRidge won, 23-17.

ThunderRidge runs out clock against Arapahoe

Will Fisher has been one of the ThunderRidge varsity football team’s defensive leaders all season. So it wasn’t surprising to see Fisher come up with the big defensive play of the game in …

Referee Bob Pace of Colorado Springs conducts the coin toss before a 5A playoff game between Mountain Vista and Legacy at Five Star North Stadium in 2021.

Officials’ pay for local schools contains a number of variables 

High-school officials’ fees are among the lowest among nearby states, according to Riverdale Ridge athletic director Aaron Reisen.  The pay scale depends on the level of game (junior …
Standout Performers

VIDEO: Prairie View football manager scores a TD

The football team manager at Prairie View High School had a chance to take center stage Oct. 21 during the ThunderHawks' game against Mullen High School. Johnathan Salzer,who has Down's syndrome, …
Riverdale Ridge's Bradley Weinmaster gets the winner's hug after capturing the 4A boys state golf championship in Windsor Oct. 4.

Riverdale Ridge's Weinmaster atop the golf heap

                WINDSOR -- To survive a four-person playoff for a state championship in boys golf is one …
Jonathan Gonzalez celebrates a Frontier League win with his teammates and fans against The Pinnacle Sept.21 in Fort Lupton. Gonzalez scored three goals and had an assist against the Timberwolves.

Gonzalez kicking up a ruckus for two Fort Lupton sports

For many high-school athletes, playing a sport at a varsity level is a big task within itself. Jonathan Gonzalez, a senior at Fort Lupton High School, is not only stepping up as one of the captains …
Ryan Kropp

Ex-Brighton golfer Kropp transitions to coaching

Former Brighton High School golfler Ryan Kropp is still involved in his sport. But now, it’s as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Texas-Dallas, where Kropp finished his …

Denene Shivley

Shivley, ex-Brighton HS athlete, headed to Regis’ Hall of Fame 

Before Denene (Jacovetta) Shivley became a technology teacher at Southeast Elementary School in Brighton, she was a self-admitted tomboy. “I was never into dolls,” she said. “My …
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