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Arapahoe takes third in 5A state golf tourney

Arapahoe finished third on the team leaderboard at Class 5A State Golf Tournament held Oct. 1-2 at the Colorado Springs Country Club. Senior Riley Rottschaefer was happy yet truthful when asked to … more

Athlete Spotlight: For him, football is a rush

Ikaika Gonzalez-bentosino has been pushing for a long time. He is a senior running back for Englewood and is starting to see progress in his fourth season as a member of the Pirates' football team. … more

For Arapahoe, not playing was right move

Arapahoe High School officials made a tough decision last week. But it was the right call to forfeit the school's football game against rival Cherry Creek after the deaths of two students within … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • The schedule doesn’t get easier for the football team, which opened Metro East League play on Sept. 28 with a 34-10 loss to unbeaten Cherokee Trail. The Warriors face top-ranked and … more

Alma mater days come to end for top player

I’ve never considered “old school” to be a derogatory term, especially since I’m more old-school than I sometimes want to admit. I do have a cell phone and know enough about computers, … more

Athlete Spotlight: Doubling up for a change

Ethan Montoya hasn't lost a match this season but they have all been doubles matches. “I'm actually a singles player,” said the Littleton senior, who is 11-0 in doubles matches including 10 with … more

On Campus: Centennial/Littleton/Englewood

Arapahoe • Jack Tickle and Riley Rottschaefer tied with Liberty’s Brandon Bervig for medalist honors at the Class 5A Southern Regional state golf qualifying tournament on Sept. 19 at Murphy Creek … more

Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … more

Athlete Spotlight: Great, in a number of ways

Quarterback Alex Padilla put up impressive numbers for the Cherry Creek football team last season, but not good enough in a few areas, which he is hoping to upgrade this season. The senior has … more

On Campus: Littleton/Englewood/Centennial

Arapahoe • Caleb Busta and Jack Tickle both shot scores of 1-over-par 73 and Riley Rottschaefer had a 77 as the boys golf team won the Sept. 12 Centennial League tournament at Saddle Rock golf … more

5 questions for Matai Naqica, junior golfer

In an era where it's common to hear that golf's popularity with young people is in decline, 12-year-old Matai Naqica is digging his heels into the sport. Naqica is a member of the Timm Golf Academy … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

It's all about kicks and sticks

Adam Hangland has learned to balance being a two-sport athlete. The Arapahoe senior is currently a valuable member of the Warriors' soccer team, but his main sport is lacrosse, which is played in the … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • The boys soccer team is 5-0-1 after a 4-0 win over Littleton on Sept. 8. The Warriors’ defense has given up only two goals this season. Both those tallies were allowed in a 6-2 … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more

Eagles edge Warriors in trophy game

The Sept. 7 Arapahoe-Heritage game was everything a rivalry contest should be, with both teams making amazing offensive efforts and tough defensive plays. It was a see-saw battle, but when the final … more

Rookie gets nod to start at running back for Broncos

Royce Freeman is set to become the first rookie running back to start a season opener for the Denver Broncos since Hall of Famer Terrell Davis in 1995. ``It's an honor to be mentioned with a man … more

Runner likes to go long

Max Tenbraak is usually a “lock” to be noticed at cross country meets. The Heritage senior typically is among the leading group of runners to finish a race, but it's his locks of hair that many … more

On Campus: Centennial, Littleton, Englewood

Arapahoe • The girls softball team lost 10-1 to ThunderRidge on Aug. 23, but it was a game to remember. It was the first varsity game to be played at the school in 15 seasons. Arapahoe had been … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more
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