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Ponderosa seen as dominant as wrestling season nears

Ponderosa has been a dominant wrestling team in the south metro area and it seems like nothing will change this season. The Mustangs have won 24 of the past 26 Continental League dual meet titles and … more

Tough year had some bright moments

Being asked to write a column for the new year usually means wrapping up the highlights from the previous year. But 2020 was a frustrating, discouraging, disappointing, terrible year and there are … more

Mid-January date set for prep practices to begin

With multiple meetings through mid-December, including weekend work, the Colorado High School Activities Association has secured variances from the Colorado Department of Public Health and … more

For some, the more sports the merrier

Multi-sport competitors used to be prominent in Colorado high school athletics, but their ranks have been decreasing in recent years. More young athletes are specializing in one sport, often because … more

Start of winter high school sports pushed back

Coaches for Season B sports had been looking over their shoulders for about a month, waiting to find out if their teams would be able to play as originally scheduled. Then, word came down Dec. 7 that … more

Creek shuts out Valor for state crown

Cherry Creek football coach Dave Logan turned his best player loose in the Class 5A state championship game, which was held Dec. 5 at the CSU-Pueblo ThunderBowl Stadium. Myles Purchase, a defensive … more

Valor rolls past Legend and into title game contest with Cherry Creek

First-year Valor Christian coach Donnie Yantis knew all about the expecations when he took over the Eagles’ football program. Yantis’ team now has a chance to meet those expectations after the … more

A momentum changer leads to a Cherry Creek 5A semifinal football win

GREENWOOD VILLAGE - All Chase Penry was looking for was a shot. A chance the 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior wide receiver almost didn't get, but a holding penalty by his team opened the door. Top-seeded … more

Looking hard for good things as a hard year ends

As people like to say, time flies — especially for some of us. The past eight months have obviously dragged along with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for all of us … more

Creek, Valor, Legend advance to football semifinals

Cherry Creek will renew its rivalry with Pomona in one of the Class 5A semifinal football games, while Legend hopes to be ready for the challenge against Valor Christian in a series that has been … more

Loveland Ski Area’s Opening Day generates joy among visitors, staff

After a Stay-at-Home order, wildfires and public land closures, skiers and snowboarders could hardly contain their excitement to return to the slopes when Loveland Ski Area opened for the 2020-21 … more

Bruins romp to league title

Cherry Creek quickly took any drama out of the Nov. 14 Centennial League showdown against Eaglecrest. The Bruins, the defending Class 5A state champions and top-ranked team in the CHSAANow.com poll, … more

Playoff pairings announced for high school football

Seedings and pairings were announced Nov. 15 for the first round of the Colorado high school football playoffs, with the games scheduled to be played between Nov. 19-21. Defending state champion … more

South metro high school football roundup

Ponderosa quarterback Jack Hanenburg hooked up with Kolton Miller for a 20-yard touchdown pass with 38 seconds remaining in the game to give the Mustangs a 21-14 win over Montrose Nov. 6 at Echo Park … more

South metro high school football roundup

Adam Holton rushed for 130 yards as Mountain Vista ended a four-season losing streak to rival ThunderRidge with an easy 40-7 victory Oct. 30 at Shea Stadium. Here is a look at other south metro-area … more

Creek rolls over Grandview in the cold, rain

Top-ranked Cherry Creek played No. 8 Grandview in a Centennial League football game on a chilly, rainy night at the Stutler Bowl on Oct. 22. Creek's first drive after taking the opening kickoff set … more

Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista set pace at state cross country

It was a banner day for Cherry Creek on Oct. 17 at the state cross country championships but Mountain Vista also proved it is still a team to be watched. Bruins senior Parker Wolfe won the Class 5A … more

1-0 softball game score eliminates Rock Canyon

Top-seeded Rock Canyon was eliminated from the 5A state quarterfinal softball playoffs with a 1-0 loss to Grand Junction Central on Oct. 8 at Rock Canyon. One might call the loss bad, baffling, … more

Valor wins boys state golf championship

Valor Christian boys golf coach Justen Byler wasn't surprised that his team won the Class 5A state championship on Oct. 6 at the Club at Rolling Hills. However, Valor senior Lucas Schulte didn't know … more

League takes new approach for cross country meet

Mountain Vista's girls and boys cross country teams each won their ninth Continental League title since 2011, but the Golden Eagles this year had to share the honors. Because of CHSAA restrictions … more
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