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Smoky Hill athlete is a force on the court

It has been said that everyone can have a bad day, and Smoky Hill sophomore Valerie Negin is smart enough to cope with that thought. “I have good days and I have bad days,” she said. “Some days … more

Two-sport standout bound for Drake

Legend senior Caden Meis is a football player who excels on the lacrosse field. He averaged 5.6 points, 3.6 ground balls and was the leading scorer among Class 5A lacrosse midfielders this season … more

Seeing how it all adds up for area schools

Yes, it seems like the fall 2018-19 Colorado High School Sports Association sports season started just a couple weeks ago, but the spring campaign is now over. Some teams and individuals were left … more

Stellar season comes to close for Grandview

Scott Henry's Grandview baseball team made an appearance on May 31 among the final four teams in the Class 5A state baseball tournament at All-City Field. That was a major accomplishment for the … more

Regis Jesuit takes Class 5A state baseball title

Regis Jesuit won its first Class 5A state baseball championship since 2011 thanks to pitching depth. The Raiders defeated Cherry Creek 8-3 in the championship game on June 1 at All City Field. “Our … more

'It's all about community'

One by one or in groups, cyclists coasted down a hill on Highway 83 and descended into Castle Rock and the finish line June 2 during the annual Elephant Rock Ride. The easy ride into Franktown was a … more

5A baseball final four: Regis, Creek, Vista and Grandview

Regis Jesuit is the team to beat as the Raiders enter the final four portion of the double-elimination Class 5A state baseball tournament with an unbeaten record. The Raiders (23-5) are assured of … more

Creek girls take third in abbreviated 5A golf tourney

Defending champion Cherry Creek wound up third in the 2019 Class 5A girls state golf championship, which was sliced to a one-day event. The first day of the tournament was played May 20 in rain at … more

State girls lacrosse championship ends with Creek second

It is becoming a familiar story. Cherry Creek's girls lacrosse team played in the state lacrosse championship game for the 22nd time in 22 years. Colorado Academy defeated the Bruins 9-5 on May 22 at … more

Grandview girls take 5A state soccer crown

Soccer player Caylin Lyubenko once again provided Grandview's offensive punch in crunch time and the Wolves' defense once more sealed the deal. Lyubenko, a junior midfielder, scored both Grandview … more

Roundup of playoff action

Girls soccer Defending champion Grandview and Centennial League rival Arapahoe notched semifinal victories at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker on May 18 in a doubleheader in the Class 5A girls … more

Coach floored by response after 800th win

Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give … more

Cherry Creek storms to lacrosse championship

Cherry Creek had been a second-half team all season and on May 20 stormed past Kent Denver to win the CHSAA State boys lacrosse championship with a 12-7 victory at All-City Stadium in Denver. The … more

Bruins secure state swim championship

Brendan Eckerman put the numeral one beside his name in the list of results at the state swimming meet and the senior helped his Cherry Creek team end a long drought. Eckerman was appearing for the … more

South metro teams advance in girls lacrosse tourney

Cherry Creek, Valor Christian and Regis Jesuit notched second-round victories in the CHSAA girls state lacrosse tournament and advanced to the May 15 quarterfinals. Junior Amelia McCarthy had four … more

Area teams roll in boys lacrosse playoffs

Valor Christian, Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch advanced to the semifinals of the CHSAA boys lacrosse tournament. Semifinal games were scheduled for May 15 at Legacy Stadium with the winners … more

Girls finished golf tourneys before weather went subpar

Girl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started … more

Rock Canyon knocks off top-seeded Broomfield in girls soccer

Rock Canyon, seeded 16th in the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs, pulled off a big upset in the May 10 second round by eliminating top-seeded Broomfield. Cade Sheahan scored in the 20th minute and the … more

Cherry Creek girls claim tennis crown

Cherry Creek wrapped up another CHSAA girls state tennis championship on May 11, and the Bruins’ doubles depth once again was a key factor. “Doubles matches are very important,” said sophomore … more

Lacrosse midfielder sticks with it

Joe Carpinello is an LSM for the Heritage boys lacrosse team. In other words, he is a defensive-minded long-stick midfielder (LSM). An effective LSM can impact a game, plays aggressively, shuts down … more
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