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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

Young pitcher immersed in national pride

It is amazing how easy it is to remember all the first times in our lives. I can still recall the first time that I really felt and saw public patriotism. Admittedly I used to feel a twinge of … 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

South metro boys soccer preview

Overview New this season is that the Rating Percentage Index (RPI) will be utilized to determine that state tournament brackets. Also new is the home team will wear dark jerseys and socks, which … more

South metro high school softball preview

Overview There are some new things this season, including: • The coach, pitcher or catcher of the defensive team may request an intentional walk either before or during the pitch count. • … more

South metro high school football preview

Overview There will be a lot new this season, starting with league alignments. The season will start a week earlier, on Aug. 24 . The 5A playoffs have been expanded to 24 teams with the top eight … more

Castle View football players devote hot day to selflessness

Landon Williams was near tears, Andrew Grout was happy to make a difference and Dan Brite will continue to be a faithful fan of the Castle View football team. Williams, Grout and a group of 11 … more

In high school sports, training takes new direction

It’s often easy to distinguish a good athlete by the way he or she moves. That starts with strength training and conditioning, which have advanced over the years into a science. There is more to … more

South metro boys golf preview

Overview One change this season is Valor Christian, which was a five-time Class 4A state champion between 2009 and 2015, moves up to 5A this season. Regis Jesuit will once again likely be a contender … more

South metro boys tennis preview

Overview There have been only five seasons in the past 47 years that Cherry Creek has not won the boys state team championship. One of those seasons was 2017, when Fairview dethroned the Bruins. So … more

South metro cross country preview

Overview Mountain Vista’s girls and boys are the defending Class 5A team champions and are considered title contenders again in 2018. In fact, the Golden Eagles’ girls team looks very strong, … more

South metro volleyball preview

Overview This season's state tournament will use a double-elimination bracket format until the semifinals and then single-elimination through the finals. This is a change from the old format, which … more

Broncos rookie Chubb hitting all right notes in camp

The Denver Broncos are singing the praises of rookie outside linebacker Bradley Chubb — even if carrying a tune isn't necessarily his specialty. The No. 5 overall pick recently paired with fellow … more

Time keeps moving as another season comes around

Time doesn't stop for anybody. This is a subject that most of the time I would prefer to overlook but it is impossible. Time flies and there is nothing to do about it except take advantage of each … more

The rise of cornhole: no pain, just grain

You can find Keilan Wilbanks playing cornhole three or four nights a week — he practices almost daily. “It’s a social thing. You can do it outside or inside,” he said. “It’s kind of like … more

In second year, Broncos coach in must-win situation

No, Vance Joseph never felt as if he was drinking out of a firehose when the Denver Broncos stumbled through a 5-11 season in his first year as head coach last year. That's how general manager John … more

Preseason quiet: all teams still equal

Early August is an enjoyable couple weeks for those athletes that have spent time all summer preparing for the upcoming fall sports seasons. It is a tranquil time because everybody and every team is … more

Fishing lets troubles fly away

Fly fishing is different. Most of the time it requires using a fly rod and an artificial fly on typically moving water. Casting the weightless fly using a specialized line is different and entails … more

Emerging star on links finding the sweet spot

Ross Macdonald is playing golf this summer like I wished I could play. He is confident and has learned not to carry around a bad shot, missed putt or a bogey for the rest of a round. Macdonald, after … more
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