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More chances for Season D sports teams?

There could be more, not less games for students participating in the so-called Season D sports … more

Metro sports roundup

Mountain Vista’s girls volleyball team took a big step toward winning the Continental League regular season title with a win on March 30 in a showdown between the state’s two top-ranked Class 5A … more

ThunderRidge, Lutheran take boys hoops titles

ThunderRidge used a second quarter surge to claim its first state basketball boys title in almost 20 years and Lutheran’s third quarter performance domination in the Lions’ first Class 3A boys … more

Heritage reaches new heights in swimming competition

Heritage made a statement about the future while Cherry Creek relived the past during the Colorado state girls swim and dive championships held at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton. … more

Snow impacts state tournament schedules

AURORA -- The potential for heavy snow this weekend is causing some issues with state playoffs in girls swimming and, perhaps, boys and girls basketball. The Colorado High School Activities … more

Ponderosa qualifies 10 wrestlers for state tournament

Ponderosa captured the Region 2 wrestling championship at Cherokee Trail High School on March 6. There were four regional championships for Class 5A, with the top two wrestlers in each weight … more

Student-athlete spotlight: Top player ready to do what's needed at Mountain Vista

Ben Bowen is doing what he claims is “whatever” for the Mountain Vista boys basketball team. Bowen, a 6-5 senior who will be heading next season to the University of Wyoming to play basketball, … more

State wrestling schedule announced

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the schedule for next week's state wrestling tournaments. They will be at the Southwest Motor Events Center in Pueblo. The … more

For area teams, postseason draws near

This is the final week of the regular season for boys and girls basketball, and 32 teams will advance to the state playoffs, which begin with first-round games on March 9. Wrestling regional … more

High school sports roundup: Valor holds off Chaparral in meeting of top-five hockey teams

Unbeaten Valor Christian, ranked third among 5A hockey teams in the official CHSAA poll, clashed with fifth-ranked Chaparral on Feb.19 in a South Conference showdown Valor jumped ahead 4-1 after … more

Regional wrestling locations set

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the locations for this year's regional wrestling tournaments. They are set for Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6. In class 3A, … more

Hoops player aims for versatility

Sam Crispe, a 6-foot-2 junior at Arapahoe High School, has developed into one of the south metro area’s leading post players. However, she is diligently working to become more versatile. After five … more

High school sports roundup: Rival hoops games not like they used to be

Boys basketball games between Mountain Vista and ThunderRidge used to be the highlight of the season, with overflow crowds packing the gym. Games between the rival schools are still good, but the … more

Prep athletes get busy after start of Season B

Season B sports got the green light to start on Jan. 25 and the beginning of their abbreviated schedules were highlighted with a few matchups between highly ranked teams. The following is a roundup … more

Hockey team ready to fight for every inch

Chaparral hockey coach Ryan Finnefrock knows the value of having a good team captain. He was a captain when he played for Ralston Valley over 10 years ago and now he has three captains on his Chap … more

Season B goes ahead after much consideration

Season B started Jan. 25, but it took work, determination and soul-searching from the Colorado High School Activities Association to usher in the six sports seasons. Boys and girls basketball, … more

Basketball season will look different

There is to be a 2021 Colorado high school basketball season — although nothing is certain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball practices for boys and girls were to begin on Jan. 18 and … more

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
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