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Jake Heintzelman has strong end to lacrosse journey

Jake Heintzelman had a special season for the Douglas County boys lacrosse team. The Huskies finished seventh in the eight-team Douglas County League but Heintzelman held his own against the … more

CHSAA leader brings her role into public view

Rhonda Blanford-Green, the former Aurora Central and University of Nebraska track standout, took over as the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s ninth commissioner last July. In her first … more

Three prep athletes honored for track prowess

Maya Evans and Emily Sloan will head off to college carrying a combined 14 Colorado High School Activities Association state track titles with them. And, sophomore Cole Sprout of Valor Christian will … more

Ponderosa athlete named Boys Swimmer of Year

Ponderosa junior Blake Wilton was one of the state’s strongest swimmers throughout the season and has been named the 2018 Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Swimmer of the year. Wilton … more

Creek’s Payton Canon chosen as Girls Golfer of Year

Steady, consistent, unflappable were terms that could define the play of Cherry Creek’s Payton Canon this season on the golf course. Coach Randy Smith came up with another description for his … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

Valor Christian wins third baseball title in a row

Keith Wahl was coaching down the first-base line on May 30 and Brian Bonn was in the third-base coaching box as Valor Christian won its third straight Class 4A state baseball championship with a 5-1 … more

E-sports proposal could see kids get inside and play

It has almost become run-of-the-mill these days to tune into the news on television or car radio to hear about some decision that leaves you shaking your head. The National Federation of State High … more

Warriors' run finally comes to end

Coach Jim Dollaghan's Arapahoe Warriors played baseball on a sunny May 26 day at All-City Stadium in Denver. Arapahoe was playing Mountain Range in the Class 5A double-elimination state baseball … more

Cherry Creek wins state girls golf title

Coach Randy Smith spent a lot of time for two days watching the persistence of his Cherry Creek girls golf team. The Bruins, three strokes back of Regis Jesuit and two behind Grandview after the … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

State track and field: How they finished

Results for south metro athletes in the finals of the state track meet, which was held May 17-19 at Jeffco Stadium. Girls Class 5A 3200 run: 1. Jenna Fitzsimmons, Mountain Vista, 10:35.09; … more

Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of game

It’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very … more

Cherry Creek girls capture tennis crown

Tennis is in the blood of Cherry Creek's freshman twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill. It's something natural for them because the family has played and watched a lot of tennis. The sisters helped the … more

State golf features local players

Cherry Creek, Highlands Ranch, Rock Canyon and Valor Christian were south metro schools that qualified four-player teams for the girls state golf tournaments scheduled for May 21 and 22. The 5A … more

Growing up around baseball gave players solid footing in game

For young athletes to succeed and advance in any sport, it takes athletic ability, desire and hard work. Plus, the culture in which young athletes are brought up can have an impact on their chances … more

More changes set for next year by CHSAA council

One of the biggest changes to come out of the April 26 Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Council meeting was that the council would have one meeting a year instead of two. That … more

It’s a sacrifice bunt it can pay off

In today’s high school baseball, most of the attention is focused on pitch counts, hitting and base running. A key sacrifice bunt often goes unnoticed. But it remains an important part of baseball, … more

On Campus: Littleton/Englewood/Centennial

Arapahoe • The baseball team wrapped up the regular Centennial League season with back-to-back games against Cherokee Trail and Overland. The three-day Centennial League Challenge begins April 28 … more

Sisters a winning combination for Ponderosa

Jensen Ellis is a playmaker for the Ponderosa girls soccer team. She controls the Mustangs’ offense and her precise passes often to lead to goals. Jensen’s younger sister Jazlynn has benefited … more
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