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Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Ella Chism, Arapahoe The sophomore played the back nine at Racoon Creek Golf Course in 3-under par and took medalist honors at the April 18 Centennial League girls golf meet with a 1-under-par 71. … 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

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • Junior keeper Grace Cadorette made five saves as the soccer team blanked Cherry Creek 5-0 on April 12 to remain unbeaten in the past six games. • The boys lacrosse team, unbeaten in … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Nathan Mitchell, Cherry Creek The junior had a double, a home run and drove in six runs in the 15-11 baseball victory over Mullen on April 10. more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

On Campus: Littleton/Englewood/Centennial

Arapahoe • The girls golf team was third at Aurora Hills Golf Club in the third Centennial League tournament of the season on April 4. Christine Attal turned in a score of 81 to lead the team. • … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Riley Egloff, Heritage The senior right-hander allowed three hits in five innings and struck out eight batters in an 11-1 non-league baseball victory over Cherry Creek on April 5. Steve Ingalls, … more

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • The boys lacrosse team (5-1) was scheduled to play fourth-ranked Kent Denver April 4 after two impressive wins on a spring break trip to California. The Warriors, ranked fifth in the … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … 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

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

For ex-major leaguers like Helton, retirement no easy transition

Todd Helton now regularly drives his two daughters to school or other activities back home in Tennessee, a huge life change for Colorado's former All-Star first baseman. He had no idea walking away … more

All-South Metro Basketball teams loaded with talent

Most basketball coaches would love to have a well-rounded team. With the 14 players — seven boys and seven girls — selected to the 2017-18 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro teams, that is … 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

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

Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more
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