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Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore …
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The Cherry Creek football team raises the championship trophy and banner in December 2021 at Empower Field at Mile High.

Creek whallops Regis Jesuit 42-14

Cherry Creek wrapped up its non-conference schedule on Sept. 22 and now faces another challenge against Centennial League teams. The three-time defending state champion Bruins, the top-ranked team in …
Cherry Creek’s No. 1 singles player Aram Ismirian delivers a serve in a Sept. 21 dual meet against Kent Denver.

New tennis format goes over well

There has always been a debate about whether tennis is an invididual or team sport. Most people agree that it is both. The Colorado High School Actitivies Association agrees and its new state playoff …
Jonathan Gonzalez celebrates a Frontier League win with his teammates and fans against The Pinnacle Sept.21 in Fort Lupton. Gonzalez scored three goals and had an assist against the Timberwolves.

Gonzalez kicking up a ruckus for two Fort Lupton sports

For many high-school athletes, playing a sport at a varsity level is a big task within itself. Jonathan Gonzalez, a senior at Fort Lupton High School, is not only stepping up as one of the captains …
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CHSAA unveils new tennis playoff format

The boys tennis postseason will have an historic new look starting this fall. The change involves the state team championship, a dual-style tournament in mid-October, according to CHSAANow.com. …

Heritage’s Garrett Belcher makes a sliding tackle to knock the ball away from Rock Canyon’s Aiden Bowman during the Sept. 6 match. The Eagles rallied to post a 2-1 victory.

Heritage comes back in soccer win

Heritage’s boys soccer team rallied to earn a 2-1 Continental League victory over Rock Canyon in a Sept. 13 match played at Halftime Help Stadium. Eagles coach Adam Buseck made some personnel …
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Ex-Brighton golfer Kropp transitions to coaching

Former Brighton High School golfler Ryan Kropp is still involved in his sport. But now, it’s as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Texas-Dallas, where Kropp finished his …
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Shivley, ex-Brighton HS athlete, headed to Regis’ Hall of Fame 

Before Denene (Jacovetta) Shivley became a technology teacher at Southeast Elementary School in Brighton, she was a self-admitted tomboy. “I was never into dolls,” she said. “My …
Jaslynn Gallegos oversees a girls wrestling camp at Brighton High School, her alma mater. She also wrestled on the boys team at Skyview High School.

Gallegos, Brighton HS grad, Skyview wrestler, puts goals in place

Former Skyview High School wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos has plans – big plans – for her future. One of them is a national title in women’s wrestling …
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Eagle Ridge Academy’s Torres readies for potential college basketball shot

                It’s a hot summer day, almost too hot to even think of playing basketball at Colorado Park in …

Fort Lupton's Reygan Garcia moves the ball up the field during the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy June 13. She was the first Fort Lupton player to participate in the annual event.

Fort Lupton’s Garcia has her swan song among state’s best soccer players

DENVER – Fort Lupton’s Reygan Garcia finished her high-school soccer career as part of the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy …
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