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Coaches heading into big seasons

It’s getting down to crunch time for the high school football playoffs just as the season for the winter sports teams is starting. Practice for boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, girls swimming … more

Raiders come up a goal short

Regis Jesuit controlled play for a majority of the second half — and did everything but score a goal. So it was Broomfield that ended up winning the Class 5A state boys soccer championship with a … more

Chaparral captures volleyball crown

Chaparral collected one more victory than last year in the state volleyball tournament, but Valor Christian and Lutheran couldn't duplicate their finishes from the 2018 tournament. The three-day, … more

In 5A football, Valor, Creek, Regis advance

Three south metro football teams will be involved in quarterfinal games in the Class 5A playoffs. Host Cherry Creek (11-0) will face longtime rival Fairview (10-1) and the Knights' record setting … more

A quick look at fast-paced field hockey

I watched and covered my first field hockey game on Nov. 5 when Regis Jesuit and Colorado Academy played for the state championship at All-City Stadium. For years I helped with the coverage of both … more

South metro teams move on to state in volleyball

Champions were crowned in state volleyball regional tournaments on Nov. 8-9 and the winners advanced into the bracket for the state championships. The state championships for all classes will be held … more

Roundup of boys soccer state playoff action

The second round of the Class 5A boys soccer playoffs ended the season for four south metro teams on Nov. 6, with only Regis Jesuit and Grandview advancing. Jackson Isaacs scored in the second … more

5A football playoffs get underway

ThunderRidge, Legend, Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista, Eaglecrest, Cherokee Trail and Smoky Hill collected first-round Class 5A state football playoff wins and advanced into the second round. … more

Arapahoe downs Castle View in first-round game

As Arapahoe senior Xavier Harrell walked toward the dressing room at Littleton Public Schools Stadium, one of his teammates yelled that Harrell was the best running back in the state. Harrell had … more

Regis Jesuit field hockey falls to Colorado Academy at state

Regis Jesuit field hockey coach Spencer Wagner watched his team play well during the final 20 minutes of the game, but it was a little too late. Colorado Academy grabbed a 2-0 lead and held on for a … more

Paralympians part of wheelchair rugby team

Littleton resident Jason Regier was driving his way back to Corvallis, Oregon in 1996 where he played soccer for Oregon State University. When he was driving his Jeep about 75 mph, he reached down to … more

Lutheran softball plans spur talk about player’s fate

Lutheran has announced it will have a varsity girls softball team that will compete next fall, and the move has led to discussions about next season’s playing status — mostly of one particular … more

Slew of south metro teams advance in soccer

Cherry Creek, the second-seeded team among the 32 in the boys Class 5A state soccer playoffs, advanced into the second round with a 4-0 victory over Fort Collins on Nov. 1. The Bruins scored three … more

Warriors gain first-round win in OT

Sam Myers felt like he was involved in a rerun during Arapahoe's first-round state soccer playoff game against Rangeview on Nov. 1 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Myers, a junior midfielder for … more

Nerves are on edge as 5A soccer playoffs begin

First-round games in the Class 5A state soccer playoffs begin on Oct. 31, which is a day for haunted attractions to scare people. Well, some soccer coaches are scared, too, as they fear that the … more

End comes quickly for local softball teams

The opening day of the Class 5A softball tournament on Oct. 25 turned out to be the final day of the season for four south metro area teams. No. 16 seed Ralston Valley pulled off the biggest surprise … more

Sprout, Stewart, Arapahoe girls claim crowns

Cole Sprout, Riley Stewart and the Arapahoe girls team were the big winners Oct. 26 at the Class 5A state cross country meet at the Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs. Sprout, a Valor … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Volleyball player rarely lets up

Addie Bouck, a senior at Littleton High School, is a busy young woman who is adept with time management. It takes a minute or so for her to list all the activities and clubs in which she … more

In the long run, talent rises to top

I admire cross country runners, because frankly, it doesn’t look like much fun. The better runners finish and hardly look out of breath, while I have to pause after running or jogging to the car. … more

Junior propels Regis Jesuit to state tennis title

Morgan Schilling, a junior at Regis Jesuit, accomplished two things on Oct. 19 during the finals of the boys Class 5A state tennis championships at the Gates Tennis Center. First, Schilling won the … more
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