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Soccer player, coach and teacher has much to juggle

Nicole Rodriguez has acquired the ability to balance all the activities going on in her life. Rodriguez is a 27-year-old World Language teacher at Castle View High School who will be starting her … more

My name is... Connor Ladd

About me I’m trying to be a normal 16-year-old. I’m a sophomore at Lakewood High School, and I play football there. I like to bike during the summer, write, play video games and just do things … 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

Senior guards lead Warriors’ charge

New Arapahoe boys basketball coach Troy Pachner doesn’t hesitate to point out that senior guards Bryson Stephens and Korey Hess have been the foundation for what has been a turnaround of the … more

Student-athlete spotlight: Making an immediate impact

Who is your favorite athlete and why? LeBron James. He can do it all. It’s fun to watch him. What would be a perfect performance in basketball? It would be a game where I could have a triple … more

Elway names Lock starting quarterback as 2020 begins

For the first time since Super Bowl 50, John Elway heads into an offseason not looking to change his head coach, starting quarterback or locker room chemistry. Elway said recently that rookie Drew … more

Colorado Rumble want you to watch their games

Chuck Estrada says the game of indoor soccer is similar to hockey. Teams play with six players each at a time, including goalies, on a turf field surrounded by hockey boards. The game, played in … more

Australian Rules Football player tackles recruiting

All Sara Rohner wished for during this holiday season was for women to listen to her recruiting pitch. Rohner has created a women’s Australian Rules Football team called the Centennial Tigers, … 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

State event provides ‘spirited’ competition

State spirit championships were held Dec. 7 at the Denver Coliseum. Here are results: Ponderosa captured the 4A poms title with a score of 94.64, earning the school’s 12th spirit poms title to tie … more

Athlete is the all-around deal

Julianna Dalton’s performance in the girls state volleyball finals at the Denver Coliseum cemented the selection of the Chaparral standout as the 2019 Colorado Community Media Volleyball Player of … more

Move pays off for Regis Jesuit standout

Lauren Pendergast, sometimes better known by her nickname of LP, changed positions this season and still led the Regis Jesuit field hockey team in points. Pendergast moved to center midfield this … more

For some, hoops season must wait

The high school basketball season tipped off Dec. 2, when schools were allowed to play their first games. Cherry Creek boys coach Kent Dertinger will have to wait a little longer to see how this … more

Cherry Creek downs Columbine for state championship

What a difference a year can make. Cherry Creek harped for a week prior to meeting Columbine in the Dec. 7 Class 5A state championship game at Empower Field at Mile High about how bad it felt after … more

Prowess as hitter among athlete’s standout qualities

Katie Dack-Howell, a junior catcher for the Rock Canyon softball team, said blocking low pitches that were in the dirt was one of her strengths this season, but that was overlooked because of her … more

Two set tough pace in cross country careers

In high school races this fall, Cole Sprout and Riley Stewart set themselves apart from any challengers and were named the 2019 Colorado Community Media Boys and Girls Cross Country Runners of the … more

Cherry Creek to face Columbine for 5A football championship

Turnovers, a goal line stand and explosive plays were all involved in Cherry Creek's 14-7 semifinal state playoff victory over Pomona on Nov. 30, which pushed the Bruins into the state championship … more

Thanks for memories, friends and pithy quotes

Thanksgiving is here. It’s the day of turkey trots, Macy’s Thanksgiving parade, football, feasting and family. It is obviously a time for families and friends who are like family to get together, … more

Tennis Player of Year took top singles spot at state

Morgan Schilling, a junior at Regis Jesuit, is the 2019 Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Tennis Player of the Year. Schilling lost only one set all season and completed a 21-0 campaign with … more
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