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Arapahoe County Standouts: Week of May 10, 2018

Matty Paredes, Littleton The senior scored seven goals and added three assists in a 13-5 boys lacrosse win over Vail Mountain on May 1. Cailey Schmitt, Heritage The junior had a goal and an assist in … more

Girls state tennis matches set

Girls tennis will usher in the first of the state championships for spring sports. The 5A state tournament will be held at the Gates Tennis Center, 150 Clayton Lane in Denver, with matches set to … 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

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

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

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

Broncos visit Casa Bonita for draft picks

It was more than just the typical Saturday rush that brought dozens of people to Casa Bonita on the morning of April 28. The Denver Broncos took over the famous restaurant for the third day of the … more

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
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