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LeCompte, Hedges are softball standouts

Amanda Hedges was the hitting leader and Zoey LeCompte handled the pitching. Those two players were the standouts and two of the best players in the south metro area during the softball season. … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: LaBrash adds maturity to repertoire

Heritage hockey coach Jeremy Simms could never imagine Lucas LaBrash being a team captain. That was few years ago, but LaBrash has changed from being a little bit of a selfish player who wasn't a … more

Valor wins eighth football title

The Valor Christian football team was once again playing in a state championship game on Dec. 1 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. In that game, Valor completed an undefeated 14-win season and captured … more

Parkour creates caring community

Ken Arrington, founder of parkour gym Path Movement, knows that parkour — in which athletes often scale walls, make 9-foot leaps and traverse rails 10 feet off the ground — has a bad reputation … more

Valor advances to title game

The Valor Christian-Grandview clash for a spot in the Class 5A state football championship game came down to the wire as the Eagles bested the Wolves 31-29 in the game played Nov. 24 at Legacy … more

Cherry Creek to face Valor for 5A state football title

Cherry Creek coach Dave Logan concluded his postgame comments to his football team on Nov. 23 on the field at Jeffco Stadium with a few meaningful words. He told his team that they needed to continue … more

Valor takes 5A volleyball title

Senior Courtney Lane summed up the four-year journey of the Valor Christian girls volleyball program after the Eagles wrapped up the state championship with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Chaparral on … more

A 'surreal' celebration for Warriors

A large group of Arapahoe High School students and supporters gathered at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Nov. 9 with hopes that the boys soccer team could provide some encouragement to the school that … more

Warriors reach soccer semifinals

Arapahoe gained a berth in the Class 5A state playoff semifinals for the first time since 2010 following a pair of 1-0 victories in the second round and quarterfinals. The Warriors, seeded No. 8, put … more

Creek girls second, Heritage boys third at state

Cherry Creek cross country coach Ethan Dusto knew his team had a good chance to finish second in the state cross country meet Oct. 27 at the Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Mountain Vista … 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

Student Athlete Spotlight: Nothing middling about middle blocker

There was royalty playing on the Arapahoe girls volleyball team this season. Julia Pauls, a 5-foot-9 senior middle blocker, used some of her time off the court to be a princess as part of the … more

Athlete Spotlight: For him, football is a rush

Ikaika Gonzalez-bentosino has been pushing for a long time. He is a senior running back for Englewood and is starting to see progress in his fourth season as a member of the Pirates' football team. … 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

Athlete Spotlight: Great, in a number of ways

Quarterback Alex Padilla put up impressive numbers for the Cherry Creek football team last season, but not good enough in a few areas, which he is hoping to upgrade this season. The senior has … more

It's all about kicks and sticks

Adam Hangland has learned to balance being a two-sport athlete. The Arapahoe senior is currently a valuable member of the Warriors' soccer team, but his main sport is lacrosse, which is played in the … more

Eagles edge Warriors in trophy game

The Sept. 7 Arapahoe-Heritage game was everything a rivalry contest should be, with both teams making amazing offensive efforts and tough defensive plays. It was a see-saw battle, but when the final … more

Her hard work sure adds up

Maggie Swank is undecided about what career choice to pursue, but engineering is one of her options. In the meantime, the senior is trying to engineer a way to get more wins for the Englewood … more

Visions of success for coaches in new positions

One way of defining football culture is how players, fans and others see the expectations for the team. There are six head football coaches in new places at south metro-area programs this season, and … more

Putting a focus on fuel

Athletes and coaches are paying more attention to the role of nutrition, with an eye toward improving sports performance. “We just used to eat meat and potatoes,” said Amy Faricy, manager of Menu … more
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