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Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

On Campus: Littleton, Centennial, Englewood

Arapahoe • The boys basketball team’s fourth-quarter rally came up short in a 55-53 loss to rival Heritage on Dec. 14. Senior Carter Sturgeon led the Warriors with 17 points. The loss ended an … more

On Campus: Centennial/Littleton/Englewood

Arapahoe • The girls swim team had three individual champions and finished second in the Centennial League Swimming and Diving championships Feb. 1-2. Franny Cable was the league diving champion … more

Scoring leader keeps defense busy

Susie Puchino is a soccer player who is becoming more confident as a point guard in basketball. Puchino, a 5-foot-6 junior co-captain at Littleton High School, is the Lions' leader in almost every … 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

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

State swimming: How they finished

Results of local interest in the finals of last weekend's state swimming and diving meets: Class 5A Team scores — Fairview 495.50, Fossil Ridge 378, Regis Jesuit 371.50, Cherry Creek 259.50, … more

On Campus: Littleton, Centennial, Englewood

Arapahoe • Carter Sturgeon a 6-foot-5 senior, scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds which were all defensive in a 57-48 boys basketball victory over Lakewood on Dec. 7. The team was outscored … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

Pressure is on for runners aiming for title

High school sports can be beneficial in demonstrating values that athletes can use later in life, like discipline, dedication, teamwork and the ability to handle adversity. However, one of the … more

Arapahoe diver repeats as state champion

Franny Cable wasn’t feeling great despite a 39-point lead heading in the diving finals of the Class 5A state swimming and diving meet on Feb. 9 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton. … more

Athlete Spotlight: Jack of all trades gets around

Jack Kail is a three-sport senior at Littleton, and multisport high school athletes are rare these days. Longer high school seasons and the pressure to specialize in one sport during the off season … more

Lending a hand deserves applause

It was late in the third period of the state semifinal game against eventual state champion Regis Jesuit when Alex Harlan set up Chaparral’s best scoring chance of the contest. The Chaparral senior … 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

Arapahoe takes fifth at state tennis tourney

Cherry Creek junior Nick Svichar had fun celebrating with his tennis teammates, taking turns holding a trophy and posing for pictures with it. However, it was a state runner-up prize, and Svichar … more

Shooting guard travels, but not on court

It takes Bryson Stephens more than 30 minutes to get to school each day and about the same amount of time or more to get home after basketball practice. Stephens is a junior shooting guard at … more

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … more

Athlete Spotlight: Doubling up for a change

Ethan Montoya hasn't lost a match this season but they have all been doubles matches. “I'm actually a singles player,” said the Littleton senior, who is 11-0 in doubles matches including 10 with … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Student Athlete Spotlight: Football player has sky-high hopes

Gianni Palazzo plays football and runs track at Heritage High School. So it's natural to figure he might find a relaxing way to spend his free time. However, Palazzo hopes to get into the Air Force … more
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