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Arapahoe County: Standout Performers

Gwynne Haskins, Arapahoe The senior had 12 kills and a 54.5 kill percentage in a 3-1 volleyball win over Mullen on Oct. 10. Addi Iken, Littleton The senior was second in the Jefferson County … 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

Athletes strive to get up to speed

Speed never takes a day off, goes the adage. “Speed is any sport is very, very important because it's hard to teach speed,” Cherry Creek soccer coach Chelo Curi said. The ability to move fast is important in almost all athletic endeavors … more

State tennis title eludes Creek for first time in seven years

There is very little talk among coaches and players in the Cherry Creek tennis program about wins. Still, senior Tyler Schoen realizes there is still some stress during state tournament time. “It's a little frustrating,” Schoen said. … more

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

Arapahoe Sophomore pitcher Kayleigh Kruger finished the Centennial League regular season as the league leader with 10 wins and was second in strikeouts with 89. Tommy Packer had back-to-back … 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

Bricks give heft to team spirit

Scott Gardner was part of the first graduating class at Mountain Vista and was an offensive guard on the football team. So he was part of the tradition of players painting bricks green on one side and decorating the other side to reflect … more

Area state tennis qualifiers for 2017

Area players who have qualified for the Colorado State Tennis Championships. Alternates are not included. The 5A tournament is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at Gates Tennis Center in Denver while the 4A … more

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

Arapahoe In 10 soccer games this season, junior goalkeeper Spencer Cobb is averaging 6.7 saves a game following an eight-save, 3-0 shutout over Grandview on Sept. 28. The Warriors, in a three- … more

Arapahoe County: Standout Performers

Hailey Lockhart, Littleton With a time of 21:13, the sophomore won the girls varsity race on Sept. 26 at the Littleton Cross Country Invitational. Ikaika Gonzalez-Bentosino, Englewood The … more

So far, focus has remained on the games

Like it or not, what goes on in the National Football League usually filters down to the high school level. Many NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice. The protests became … more

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

Arapahoe The girls softball team defeated Grandview 5-3 on Sept. 19, which was the ninth victory of the season for the Warriors and the most since 2009. Led by medalist Tommy Packer, the … 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

Golfer has a grip on goals as state approaches

Lakewood’s Jack Castiglia will be making his fourth appearance in the Class 5A boys state golf tournament and the senior has something to prove. Castiglia was this season’s Jefferson County League 5A medalist with a stroke average of 70, but … more

Local players headed to state golf tourney

Area qualifiers for the state high school golf tournaments. The Class 5A state tourney will held at Common Ground in Aurora, the 4A at Raccoon Creek in Littleton and the 3A at Indian Peaks in Lafayette. Each of the tournaments is Oct. 2 and … more

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

Arapahoe The football team will seek to even the series with Mountain Vista at three games apiece on Sept. 22 when the teams play at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Arapahoe's two previous wins … more

Arapahoe County: Standout Performers

Matt Norwood, Littleton The senior running back carried 29 times for 238 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-21 win over Kennedy on Sept. 15. Alex Padilla, Cherry Creek Padilla, a junior … 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

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

Alex Padilla, Cherry Creek The junior had a 154.6 quarterback rating by throwing for 222 yards and three touchdowns Sept. 8 in a 33-27 win over Doherty. Cameron Gail, Arapahoe Gail scored … more
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