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Lacrosse coach adds to luster of program

Everybody knew him when he walked into the room and he received a loud ovation. Brent Adams was introduced Sept. 5 as the new boys lacrosse coach for the Falcons of Highlands Ranch High School. He became another well-recognized lacrosse coach as … more

Warriors retain Brookridge trophy

The cheering of the Arapahoe and Heritage students, parents and alumni was loud Sept. 8 when the Warriors and Eagles continued the Brookridge Trophy rivalry football game that dates to 1972. Arapahoe was able to post a 28-13 win at Littleton … more

CHSAA commissioner aims to bring new perspective to job

Rhonda Blanford-Green is a former track star who has been displaying her speed in her new job as Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner. Blanford-Green was hired in March and his … 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

Creek grad is making mark in college volleyball

Alison Fowler answered questions four years ago when she was walking out the doors of Cherry Creek High School. She was often asked about New York Institute of Technology which was her college … 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Jeremy Henning is a kicker, but he isn’t as isolated or withdrawn on the sidelines during practice as most high school kickers.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

Report puts health of young athletes in spotlight

Maybe that last-place ranking that Colorado recently received in the report released by the Korey Stringer Institute on managing injury risk has turned into a positive for the Colorado High School … 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

Volleyball squads work in ways like football teams

A good volleyball team can relate to what makes a football team successful. Volleyball players have to know each other and work together just like a good offensive line in football that is directed by an effective quarterback. “We liken … more

Drills prep players for soccer matches

Soccer matches are packed with one-on-one confrontations as players mark each other up and down the field. Therefore, many practice sessions also involve drills with players going against another player to simulate game action. “We try to … 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

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

Youths learn some big-league lessons

Most of the young baseball players didn't know anything about their coaches, but it really didn't matter, since the tutors were all former major league baseball players. There were 125 youngsters … more

High School golf coaches focus on building skills

High school golf coaches often find their roles are amended from teaching to enhancing. Many of the top high school golfers have private mentors who instruct players on proper swing mechanics. That leaves high school coaches to work on other … more

Something old, something new for softball teams

Fielding ground and fly balls, batting practice, pitching exercises and base running drills are part of most girls softball practices. Those are some of the tried-and-true methods coaches rely on, but increasingly, coaches turn to new technology … more

Annual cycling race draws hundreds to downtown Littleton

Stretches of several streets belonged exclusively to cyclists speeding around the course during the six races that comprised the Aug. 5 Littleton Twilight Criterium. A criterium is a timed bicycle race around a closed course. Racers competing in … more

Denver Bulldogs take football down under

There was a lot about Melbourne, Australia, that Troy Kirk missed when he moved to Colorado years ago with his wife — family, friends and football. “I missed everything about the sport when I moved here but an old coach had told me there was … more

For him, ‘every day is a big day’

It was meaningful when Steve Haggerty stepped to the tee during the MCPH Celebrity Golf Classic, which was held July 24 at The Ridge at Castle Pines North. Haggerty, the 64-year-old former … more

Pool halls have felt changes

Decades ago, pool halls were identified as a place for men to escape for smoking, drinking, betting and fighting. Perception was reality. Denver-area people involved in the pool — or pocket billiards — industry say times have changed. … more

Area drivers turn in strong showings at Bandimere

Drivers from the Denver metro area turned in strong performances in the Mopar Mile High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison July 21-23. Four drivers from the area were able to come away with victories while two had to settle for runner-up … more
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