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Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch … more

This sport is the real dill

James Pinkel, 69, of Centennial, plays pickleball three or four days a week against a variety of players at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. “There are some who show up to really play the game,” … more

For her, great performances are par for the course

Katie Berrian didn’t get herself in too much trouble on the golf course this season to test her mental toughness. In fact Berrian, the Regis Jesuit junior who lives in Castle Pines, had an … more

Vista, Creek athletes dominate diamond

Mountain Vista's Sam Ireland did his usual thing this season, while Nathan Mitchell of Cherry Creek did something that had not happened in 47 years. Ireland has been named the 2019 Colorado Community … more

‘Opponents fear and respect her’

Arapahoe High School soccer player Audrey Weiss is one of those players who can never move around much without being marked by an opponent or two. She always seemed to make things happen for the … more

Perseverance, love of competition set track athletes apart

Valor Christian’s Anna Hall and Drake Nugent of Highlands Ranch finished their high school track and field careers with rewarding seasons. Cole Sprout of Valor Christian lived up to expectations. … more

Cherry Creek athlete makes waves

Senior Brendan Eckerman will always remember the fun he had swimming for Cherry Creek this season. He competed in three previous CHSAA Class 5A State Swimming Championships with second place as his … more

Smoky Hill athlete is a force on the court

It has been said that everyone can have a bad day, and Smoky Hill sophomore Valerie Negin is smart enough to cope with that thought. “I have good days and I have bad days,” she said. “Some days … more

Two-sport standout bound for Drake

Legend senior Caden Meis is a football player who excels on the lacrosse field. He averaged 5.6 points, 3.6 ground balls and was the leading scorer among Class 5A lacrosse midfielders this season … more

Grandview girls take 5A state soccer crown

Soccer player Caylin Lyubenko once again provided Grandview's offensive punch in crunch time and the Wolves' defense once more sealed the deal. Lyubenko, a junior midfielder, scored both Grandview … more

Cherry Creek storms to lacrosse championship

Cherry Creek had been a second-half team all season and on May 20 stormed past Kent Denver to win the CHSAA State boys lacrosse championship with a 12-7 victory at All-City Stadium in Denver. The … more

Bruins secure state swim championship

Brendan Eckerman put the numeral one beside his name in the list of results at the state swimming meet and the senior helped his Cherry Creek team end a long drought. Eckerman was appearing for the … more

Cherry Creek girls claim tennis crown

Cherry Creek wrapped up another CHSAA girls state tennis championship on May 11, and the Bruins’ doubles depth once again was a key factor. “Doubles matches are very important,” said sophomore … more

Baltzer brings hoops skills to lacrosse

Arapahoe High School senior Bobby Baltzer has a good view of what to expect this spring in lacrosse after playing basketball for the Warriors last season. “A lot of basketball stuff carries over … more

Cherry Creek senior keeps his cool in the pool

Cherry Creek senior Brendan Eckerman is looking forward to the Class 5A state swimming championship, which will be held in May. It will be the fourth state meet he has competed in, and he knows how … more

Fast learner fastens on fastball

Conner Cummiskey made his debut as a varsity pitcher early this season and looked impressive in allowing only one hit in four innings. The junior is the Heritage third baseman, plus he is filling in … more

Littleton senior comes back strong

Elizabeth Hernandez learned a lot last season by watching. Hernandez, a senior at Littleton, had an injured groin and sat out most of last season, so this season is a comeback year. The 5-foot … more

Cable, Stenstrom take honors

Franny Cable and Lindsay Stenstrom have a lot in common. Both are heading to major universities next fall on swimming and diving scholarships and both are focused on their sports. And both were … more

Bruins win first girls basketball title

Cherry Creek junior guard Jana Van Gytenbeek and the rest of the Bruins were smiling and celebrating on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. The Bruins defeated two-time defending champion Grandview, … more
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