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Creek girls take third in abbreviated 5A golf tourney

Defending champion Cherry Creek wound up third in the 2019 Class 5A girls state golf championship, which was sliced to a one-day event. The first day of the tournament was played May 20 in rain at … more

State girls lacrosse championship ends with Creek second

It is becoming a familiar story. Cherry Creek's girls lacrosse team played in the state lacrosse championship game for the 22nd time in 22 years. Colorado Academy defeated the Bruins 9-5 on May 22 at … 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

Roundup of playoff action

Girls soccer Defending champion Grandview and Centennial League rival Arapahoe notched semifinal victories at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker on May 18 in a doubleheader in the Class 5A girls … more

Coach floored by response after 800th win

Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give … 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

South metro teams advance in girls lacrosse tourney

Cherry Creek, Valor Christian and Regis Jesuit notched second-round victories in the CHSAA girls state lacrosse tournament and advanced to the May 15 quarterfinals. Junior Amelia McCarthy had four … more

Area teams roll in boys lacrosse playoffs

Valor Christian, Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch advanced to the semifinals of the CHSAA boys lacrosse tournament. Semifinal games were scheduled for May 15 at Legacy Stadium with the winners … more

Girls finished golf tourneys before weather went subpar

Girl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started … more

Rock Canyon knocks off top-seeded Broomfield in girls soccer

Rock Canyon, seeded 16th in the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs, pulled off a big upset in the May 10 second round by eliminating top-seeded Broomfield. Cade Sheahan scored in the 20th minute and 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

Lacrosse midfielder sticks with it

Joe Carpinello is an LSM for the Heritage boys lacrosse team. In other words, he is a defensive-minded long-stick midfielder (LSM). An effective LSM can impact a game, plays aggressively, shuts down … 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

CHSAA panel gives green light to three pilot sports

When spring rolls around, it’s the time that the Colorado High Schools Activities Association Legislative Committee gets together to approve or shoot down possible changes to Colorado high school … more

Club Greenwood masters swim team wins state title

Club Greenwood was crowned state champion at the Colorado Masters Swimming Association's Masters Short Course Championships. Greenwood's men placed first with 1,065 points and the women were first … more

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson … 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

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. … more

Senior soccer player is a keeper

Grace Cadorette likes being a boss on the field. Cadorette is a senior goalkeeper for the top-ranked Arapahoe High School soccer team and knows coaches on the sidelines and teammates on the field … more
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