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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Smoky Hill soccer captain wants to make impact

Naturally, Omar Ahram got into the family sport. “My dad played a lot of soccer when he was younger,” said Ahram, whose brother also has played the sport. Ahram has been kicking since around the … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Heritage student steps up

Forrest Mondlane fits the description of an American student athlete. However, he is a native of South Africa and moved to the United States four years ago to improve his education. He lived with … more

Arapahoe sophomore claims state golf crown

Will Kates, a sophomore at Arapahoe, surprised the rest of the top high school boys golfers in the state by winning the State High School Boys Golf Championship, held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country … more

5A football teams get down to league business

It is now crunch time for Class 5A football teams who have completed non-league schedules and jumped into league play last weekend. The names of the leagues are confusing because of the realignment … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: No skimping on hard work for Arapahoe running back

Xavier Harrell admits that sometimes it was hard getting up during the summer to put in the extra work required to become an elite football player. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound senior running back and … more

Boys state golf tourney won’t lack challenges

Golf is an individual sport than sometimes comes attached with team aspects. The boys state golf tournament will be held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country Club in southwest Denver, and there will be … more

Littleton High's baseball field renamed to honor former coach

Littleton High School's baseball field has a new name: Willie White Field, after the longtime coach who led and inspired young men for a generation. White, 84, was the guest of honor on Sept. 28, as … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: He covers a lot of ground

Jack Howell seems to be all over the field during Valor Christian's football games. And that is not an illusion. Howell, a 6-foot, 180-pound junior, plays free safety and wide receiver, returns … more

Dual-sport sisters keep busy with athletics, studies

For those of us who remember when it seemed like there wasn’t enough time in the day, we recall the importance of time management Time management is defined as the act of planning and exercising … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Regis volleyball player takes aim at stereotypes

Sydney Cross-Watts lives in Denver's Five Points neighborhood near downtown, but she drives an hour to the outer suburbs to attend Regis Jesuit High School. “I grew up with a single mom, and she … more

U.S. Soccer rules frustrate coaches at high schools

High school soccer in Colorado has been forced to adopt a new look over the past few seasons. Many of the best players are skipping high school soccer because of the commitment to play with … more

Student-athlete spotlight: Grandview runner plans to make a difference

Last year, Anna Swanson listened to AP U.S. history videos while doing planks. “It doesn't get you pumped up, but it gets the information in your head,” said Swanson, who uses homework as an … more

She has a winning spirit

Sierra Martinez is a senior member of the Littleton High School spirit team. She practices with the team every day at school and goes with the team to a studio one night a week to work on techniques. … more

New head coach at Ranch making the best of things

Vic Fangio of the Denver Broncos isn’t the first longtime assistant in the area to finally get a head coaching job. Fangio, a 40-year coaching veteran as an assistant, welcomed the chance to … more

Student-athlete spotlight: Eaglecrest senior lives for competition

It seems like Schuyler Wilcox is burning the candle at both ends. The Eaglecrest senior is taking three Advanced Placement courses this year, and he's taken several already. Soon, he'll be an AP … more

Setter is set on volleyball

Senior Jessie Bilello was not listed on the first 2019 Heritage volleyball roster submitted to MaxPreps because of a computer glitch that has since been corrected. And, it's good she is on the roster … more

Four local golfers bound for national tourney

Kent Moore of Centennial, let’s just say, is a veteran golfer who relies on his years of experience to keep pace with younger players. He will be making his sixth appearance in a U.S. Mid-Amateur … more

No need for a niche

Arapahoe senior softball pitcher/infielder Kayleigh Krueger never wants to see the abbreviation PO next to her name. “Most pitchers are PO, which means all they do is pitch,” explained Krueger. … more

Mental health added to coaches’ mission

Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green called it a very bold stance. The CHSAA Board of Directors in June approved a Mental Health Initiative that mandates all … more

Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch … more
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