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Soccer coach stayed busy during shutdown

Aaron Carpenter, boys soccer coach at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch, had mixed feelings while filling time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Colorado High School Activities Association … more

Athlete steps up for serious fight

Jared Green is a senior at Arapahoe High School, where he played tennis, who recently had a winning return of a service started by Nick Bales. Green and fellow senior Jack Dooley ran a 26-mile, … more

Senior soccer season slips away

Kelsey Weiser’s senior soccer season at Heritage High School in Littleton was a big disappointment. The season was canceled by the Colorado High School Activities Association because of the … more

Player gets baseball fix on video

With no high school baseball being played this spring because of COVID-19, Spye Turnbeaugh has been forced to spend more time upstairs in his spare hours playing Major League Baseball video games. … more

Lacrosse player looking ahead amid shutdown

Lizzy Zerr, a senior defender for Cherry Creek High School's girls lacrosse team, is already looking forward to playing next season at the University of California-Davis. All spring sports in … more

Salute to players after hoops cut short

There were no state basketball champions crowned this season because of the COVID-19 threat that ended competition late in the playoffs in March. But there was plenty of time before that point for … more

For teams' seniors, it's a spring of frustration

High school spring sports athletes and coaches spent weeks in limbo, waiting to see if they would be able to play. The Colorado High School Activities Association first suspended all spring … more

Valor goalie shows real grit

Trey Hirschfield is like most good goaltenders and knows a lot of his success depends on the defense in front of him. Hirschfield, a senior at Valor Christian, has been named the 2020 Colorado … more

Basketball season ends without champions

There will be no 2020 Colorado state basketball champions. After the girls semifinal games in the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications were played on March 12, the Colorado High School Activities … more

Valor Christian captures first hockey title

Evan Pahos was a spoiler at the March 10 state hockey championship game at the Pepsi Center, but he finally brought an outburst of cheers from Valor Christian fans. Pahos, a 160-pound Valor junior … more

Valor edges Regis to reach title game

Valor Christian's hockey team took advantage of a crazy bounce to notch a 2-1 semifinal victory over Regis Jesuit on March 5 on the ice at the Pepsi Center in the state high school hockey playoffs. … more

Warriors rally late to down Grizzlies

Before the start of the fourth quarter of Arapahoe’s second-round 5A girls state playoff game at ThunderRidge, coach Jerry Knafelc talked with his team — and they listened. ”When we came over … more

Area wrestlers post strong showings at state

Cherokee Trail never had an individual state wrestling champion prior to the state wrestling tournament Feb. 20-22 at the Pepsi Center. The Cougars wrapped up the Class 5A portion of the meet with … more

Area swimmers stand out at state

Anna Shaw of Heritage and Sophia Bradac of Regis Jesuit won individual events, while Cherry Creek finished second in the team standings to highlight the performances of south metro athletes at the … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Heritage swimmer brings passion to the pool

Megan Deevy has been busy before the Colorado state swim meet. Deevy, a breaststroke swimmer and sprint freestyler, is one of the senior captains for the Heritage swimming team, which will be … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Swimmer isn’t about self

Swimming is often considered an individual sport, but Arapahoe senior captain Anna Wetzel feels differently. Wetzel holds one individual Centennial League and school record and is a member of two … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hoops player sets high standard

Tayvis Sagrillo-Smiley refused to stop taking practice shots at the basket, and he is one of the 4A Jeffco League's best shooters this season. Littleton High School's Sagrillo-Smiley was the leading … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Grappling to improve pays off

Moises Islas, a junior heavyweight at Heritage, admits he is a better wrestler this season. Islas was 23-12 as a sophomore but lost in last winter’s regional tournament in the wrestle backs and … more

All-South Metro Football Team: Game-changers lead the way

Regis Jesuit quarterback Nicco Marchiol and Cherry Creek defensive back/kick returner Myles Purchase headline the 2019 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro Football Team. The 26-player team was … more

Ponderosa player brings speed, positioning to team

Ponderosa senior striker Chris Cornn finished a pretty good soccer season. Cornn was named the 2019 Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Soccer Player of the Year. “He is definitely the … more
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