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Lending a hand deserves applause

It was late in the third period of the state semifinal game against eventual state champion Regis Jesuit when Alex Harlan set up Chaparral’s best scoring chance of the contest. The Chaparral senior … 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

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … more

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation … more

Highlands Ranch, Creek make semifinals of girls basketball state tournament

On paper, the game between fourth-seeded Cherry Creek and fifth seed Fossil Ridge appeared to be the best Great 8 game scheduled for March 1 at the Denver Coliseum. And it was. Cherry Creek held on … more

South metro-area teams notch three spots in boys basketball Final Four

Three Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest … more

Pirates' coach foresees solid season

Englewood High School's girls soccer coach said this season's squad is a largely veteran team, and the leadership of the returning veterans should strengthen the Pirates this season. “We had a … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

Girls basketball playoffs: Local roundup

Top-seeded Highlands Ranch and five other south metro Class 5A girls basketball teams notched second-round victories and advanced to the Feb. 26 Sweet 16 round of the CHSAA state playoffs. The Great … more

Boys basketball playoffs: Local roundup

Six south metro-area teams won second-round games on Feb. 23 in the CHSAA boys state basketball playoffs. Sweet 16 games were scheduled for Feb. 27 with Great 8 games set to be played March 2 at the … more

Hockey semifinals: Regis, Chaparral, Valor and Dakota Ridge

Top-seed and defending state champion Regis Jesuit and No. 2 seed Valor Christian moved closer to a title game rematch with quarterfinal victories on Feb. 23 in the CHSAA state hockey playoffs. Regis … more

5A state wrestling: How they finished

Team scores and podium finishers for south metro wrestlers in the Class 5A state tournament Feb. 21-23 at the Pepsi Center: Team scores Pomona 166.5, Ponderosa 103.5, Grand Junction 88, Grandview 84; … more

Cherry Creek senior secures second place at state wrestling tournament

Cherry Creek senior Kai Blake said he lost focus early in his 170-pound title match on Feb. 23 at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Blake had to deal with a … more

Englewood girls win close game over Alameda

Englewood girls basketball players hit key shots down the stretch as they edged rival Alameda 27-26 during the Feb. 15 league playoff game at Englewood gymnasium. “This was a big win for us,” … more

On Campus: Centennial/Littleton/Englewood

Arapahoe • Eliana McClarie pumped in 27 points in a 70-60 win for the girls basketball team over Cherokee Trail on Feb. 13, and the senior scored 19 points in a 61-40 loss to Cherry Creek on Feb. … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … 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
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