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Area punter/kicker ranks nationally in fencing

Matt Waid is a specialist. The senior-to-be will be the punter and place kicker for the Ponderosa football team this season and he is also a highly regarded fencer for the Fencing Academy of Denver. … more

Area woman set to play against pros

There will be 120 golfers in the field for the first-ever U.S. Women’s Senior Open that starts July 12 but there is more to this story. Centennial resident Janet Moore is probably tired of hearing … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Kiah Benhman, Arapahoe The senior was the Player of the Game after scoring twice and getting an assist in a 10-0 girls soccer win over Overland on April 24. Grant Foster, Littleton The junior had two … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • The baseball team takes a break from the Centennial League Challenge for a May 4 game at Fort Collins. The Warriors resume Challenge play against Smoky Hill on May 5. The Warriors beat … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … 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

Vista’s Flanigan named AD after years in tennis

Jim Flanigan has a new job at Mountain Vista. He is now a maintenance man. No, not that kind of maintenance man. Flanigan, the tennis coach for the past 13 years at Vista, is the school’s new … 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

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season … more

Broncos haven't given up on Paxton Lynch

Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be … more

Eagles win diamond thriller over Warriors

Arapahoe and Heritage renewed their long rivalry on the baseball diamond March 23 in a game that lived up to expectations. The excellent pitching on both sides made runs hard to come by, but the game … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Jana van Gytenbeek, Cherry Creek The sophomore guard made six-of-seven 3-pointers, scored 32 points, had six assists and made six steals in a 69-43 girls basketball win Jan. 31 over Overland. Delaney … more

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … more

Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year. Instead, long-term prospects are what dominates their 2018 draft class, players who spent four years in college and enter the NFL with … more

New Englewood football coach a familiar face in area

Mike Campbell was the center of attention Jan. 17 when Englewood High School officials held a meeting and introduced him as the new head football coach. Campbell, who was at the helm of the Arapahoe … more

Bonded by similar paths, pair of Nuggets sign big deals

Nikola Jokic and Will Barton grew up worlds apart. Their paths, though, followed a similar route to a big payday with the Denver Nuggets. Jokic signed a max contract worth around $147 million for … more

At 20, Terry is veteran of international hockey

Troy Terry is only 20 years old but can be considered a veteran of international ice hockey play. Terry, a junior forward on the University of Denver team who was a Rock Canyon student for two years, … more

Area high school baseball teams use spring break to sharpen skills

South metro-area baseball teams are anxious to open league play after tuning up with spring break trips to Arizona, California and Florida. Twelve teams from area schools compiled a 30-19 record in … more
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