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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

Baltzer brings hoops skills to lacrosse

Arapahoe High School senior Bobby Baltzer has a good view of what to expect this spring in lacrosse after playing basketball for the Warriors last season. “A lot of basketball stuff carries over … more

Cherry Creek senior keeps his cool in the pool

Cherry Creek senior Brendan Eckerman is looking forward to the Class 5A state swimming championship, which will be held in May. It will be the fourth state meet he has competed in, and he knows how … more

Fast learner fastens on fastball

Conner Cummiskey made his debut as a varsity pitcher early this season and looked impressive in allowing only one hit in four innings. The junior is the Heritage third baseman, plus he is filling in … more

Littleton senior comes back strong

Elizabeth Hernandez learned a lot last season by watching. Hernandez, a senior at Littleton, had an injured groin and sat out most of last season, so this season is a comeback year. The 5-foot … more

Cable, Stenstrom take honors

Franny Cable and Lindsay Stenstrom have a lot in common. Both are heading to major universities next fall on swimming and diving scholarships and both are focused on their sports. And both were … more

Student-athlete spotlight: Wrestler powers way toward goals

Arapahoe's Trey Whitehead learned last season that there are no shortcuts to be a successful wrestler. Whitehead, a senior 126-pounder, is having a good season and credits hard work. “I've done all … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • Eliana McClarie scored 16 points to help the girls basketball team record a 56-38 non-league win over Chaparral on Feb. 5. Junior Kathleen Wortman led the team with 12 points, and all 12 … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Arapahoe diver repeats as state champion

Franny Cable wasn’t feeling great despite a 39-point lead heading in the diving finals of the Class 5A state swimming and diving meet on Feb. 9 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton. … more

Valor swimmer making waves

Lindsay Stenstrom has been following in the athletic footsteps of her family and insists there has not been any pressure. Stenstrom's mother Lori is a former Valor Christian girls swimming coach and … more

Point guard builds on experience

Jana Van Gytenbeek has been one of Colorado's top girls basketball players for the past two seasons, and the Cherry Creek junior continues to get better. The 5-foot-7 point guard who has verbally … more

Scoring leader keeps defense busy

Susie Puchino is a soccer player who is becoming more confident as a point guard in basketball. Puchino, a 5-foot-6 junior co-captain at Littleton High School, is the Lions' leader in almost every … more

Shooting guard travels, but not on court

It takes Bryson Stephens more than 30 minutes to get to school each day and about the same amount of time or more to get home after basketball practice. Stephens is a junior shooting guard at … more

South Metro football players of the year: McCaffrey, Zemla soared with the Eagles

Luke McCaffrey and Ethan Zemla were dual threats for the state champion Valor Christian football team and headline the Colorado Community Media All-South Metro football team. The 26-player team was … 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

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
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