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Basketball victory a tale of turnaround

It seems that nobody can remember the last time the Littleton boys basketball team defeated city rival Heritage. The Littleton Lions snapped a long, yet-to-be-resolved losing streak against Heritage … more

On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Arapahoe • The girls swimming team finished fourth at the Coaches Invitational on Dec. 16. Delaney Smith was second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.33 • The boys basketball team is off to a … more

Arapahoe County: Standout Performers

Jason Levy, Littleton The senior guard scored 27 points to spark a 62-59 boys basketball win over city rival Heritage on Dec. 12. Lillian Johnson, Englewood The sophomore led the team with a … more

Pulling out all the stops

A few years ago, sports writer Neil Paine of the website basketball-reference.com examined 50 years of National Basketball Association title-winning teams. The teams were strong on offense and … 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

Another milestone for one of state’s great coaches

Four years ago, I was at Legend High School when Highlands Ranch girls basketball coach Caryn Jarocki won her milestone 500th career game. I was at Arapahoe on Dec. 7 when Jarocki’s Falcons … more

Continental releases all-league volleyball selections

Scott Dowis of Class 5A state champion Castle View was named Continental League Coach of the Year when all-league volleyball selections were released on Dec. 5. Castle View, Heritage and Regis Jesuit … more

Englewood loses boys basketball home opener

Fans of the Englewood and Jefferson boys basketball teams cheered as the Saints and Pirates played a fast-paced, see-saw game Dec. 5. But Jefferson's fourth-period scoring surge earned them a 57-46 … more

Warriors fourth at mat tourney in home gym

Arapahoe hosted the Nov. 29 invitational wrestling tournament and Warrior athletes amassed the points needed to take fourth among the 17 teams taking part in the competition. It was a day of … more

Cameron Gail went above and beyond for Warriors

There are several descriptions that could depict the soccer season recently completed by Arapahoe junior Cameron Gail. Gail led all Class 5A goal scorers with 25 and tied for third with 53 points. He … more

`True leader' showed volleyball spirit for Rock Canyon

Rock Canyon senior Keeley Davis was a state leader as well as a team leader during the volleyball season. Davis led Class 5A players with 577 kills and was selected as the 2017 Colorado Community … 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

Kilponen, Montoya are softball standouts

Ali Kilponen stepped up as a team leader. Abbey Montoya took over at shortstop and both had stellar softball seasons. Kilponen, a senior at Valor Christian, and Douglas County senior Montoya were … more

Littleton boys win basketball opener

Littleton's boys basketball team gave the home fans a lot to cheer about as they controlled the tempo of play from the opening tipoff to the final buzzer while besting Arvada in the season opener on … more

Valor, Vista runners show path to success

Valor Christian sophomore Cole Sprout and Jenna Fitzsimmons of Mountain Vista didn't waste much time looking behind to see who was chasing them. Both won individual titles at the state cross country … more

Strength training creates solid base for young athletes

Many things you believed might be simple take time. For instance why is an iPad all of a sudden frozen? Then after going through an inventory of passwords, you find out that they are invalid. Despite … more

Packer dogged is search of success

Arapahoe senior David Packer didn't mind when he heard the odd compliment paid to him by boys golf coach Harry Bucker, who referred to him as a dog. “He is a real bulldog,” said Buckner. “Every … more

Tennis player serves up stellar season as senior

Ryan Neale decided to play on Ponderosa's boys tennis team this fall and the senior had a standout season. He won the Region 5 tournament and finished third in the Class 5A state tournament on Oct. … 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

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
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