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What is there to be thankful for? Well ...

Thanksgiving is a day for a tasty meal, watching some football and having fun with family and friends who are like family. Thanksgiving is a time to offer thanks for many things that are sometimes … more

Broncos great offers motivation for high school players

Denver Broncos hall of fame running back Terrell Davis started the Mile High Salute in the 1990s after he scored touchdowns to honor service men. Davis received a salute of sort with a standing ovation after his 35-minute speech on Aug. 18 at the … more

Arapahoe County: Standout Performers

Jakob Boos, Heritage The junior scored a hat trick, including the game-winner in overtime in the 3-2 hockey victory over Cheyenne Mountain on Dec. 8. Rebekah Sandstrom, Littleton The senior, … more

Pirates prepare for football season

Most of the starters on this year's Englewood High School football team will be freshmen and sophomores who will be asked to step up while learning under fire. “We have a very young team this season and that is where we are at,” coach Jay … more

Valor stunned in football quarterfinals

Valor Christian football coach Rod Sherman sounded a little like a visionary on Nov. 17 after Grandview knocked the top-seeded and previously unbeaten Eagles out of the Class 5A state playoffs. … more

By any name, there’s no substitute for their support

They are the players who rarely hear their names over the public address system despite their hard work in practices. They are the players who have some of the most difficult jobs on the team. They see limited varsity playing time but have to … more

Arapahoe County: Standout Performers

Dimitri Stanley, Cherry Creek Stanley, a senior, caught 10 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns in a 40-29 football triumph over Grandview on Sept. 22. Katie Maney, Arapahoe The sophomore … more

Local men play baseball for love of game

Playing baseball sits atop the list of weekend things to do for Alec Bibby, Dave Westmeier and hundreds of other men who head to diamonds around the metro area to play for the 80 teams that make up the Denver National Adult Baseball Association … more

Bandimere Speedway echoes with thunder this weekend

Bandimere Speedway becomes the source of thunder on the mountain July 21-22 when hundreds of drivers fire up their powerful engines to compete in the National Hot Rod Association’s Mopar Mile High Nationals. “Teams begin arriving July 19 to … more

Rooting for the home team in RBLL lacrosse

When most people think Colorado and lacrosse, professional teams like the Colorado Mammoth and Denver Outlaws are probably the first, and often only, things that come to mind. A year ago, Fort Collins resident Brandon Scharaga wanted to change … more

Arapahoe County: Standout Performers

Cameron Gail, Arapahoe The junior scored three goals Oct. 17 in a 5-1 soccer victory over Overland to end the Centennial League regular season. Alex Padilla, Cherry Creek The junior … more

Arapahoe County: Standout Performers

Tommy Packer, Arapahoe The senior had back-to-back rounds of 72 and finished tied for fourth place at the Class 5A State Golf Championships Oct. 2-3. Ruben Cervantes, Littleton He scored the … more

Men’s roller derby team represents Mile High City

Roller derby began as an all-women’s sport but with its rebirth in 2001 in Texas, programs also included men’s teams, and Englewood resident Josh Souz signed up when he learned about Ground Control, the Denver Roller Derby men’s team. Souz … more

Valor, Creek roll to first-round football wins

Valor Christian and Cherry Creek, two schools that have had success over the years in the state football playoffs, notched Class 5A first-round wins on Nov. 10. Top-seeded and defending state champion Valor, which is seeking its eighth state … more

For this champion, ‘it’s all just wrestling’

Cohl Schultz didn’t wrestle with boredom this summer. The 16-year-old Ponderosa junior traveled around Europe from Austria to Serbia to Finland to Sweden to France and finally to Greece. He returned home as the first American Cadet World … more

Stellar season comes to end for Lions

The Littleton High School soccer team earned a spot in the school record book as they were league champions for the first time since 1973. “This was a very good season for us,” Lions coach Pedja Vajzovic said. “We started the season with … more

The drone zone

Jeremy Henning is a kicker, but he isn’t as isolated or withdrawn on the sidelines during practice as most high school kickers. The Highlands Ranch senior works during the usual field goal and punting drills but he also pilots the drone that … more

Valor aims for new role as member of league

Valor Christian has been a success athletically since the school opened in 2007. On the state championship level alone, the Eagles have won 23 championships with 14 runner-up finishes. “At Valor we’re always looking at ways that we can do … more

Polls drive up interest, but are not all that accurate

The veracity of preseason basketball polls is often ridiculed. Yes, polls mean little, since a lot will change during the season. Polls are speculative, especially the preseason ones, and teams still … more

What a difference a rivalry makes

Rivalry football games are contests that get circled on the calendar, get players and students pumped up and get coaches to put a little extra into game planning. Pueblo Central versus Pueblo Centennial is the oldest rivalry football game in … more
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