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Pugh, Horan in good company with honor

Local products Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan, members of the U.S. women’s soccer team, joined an impressive assembly of people on April 3 when they each accepted Denver Challenge Coins and … more

'He meant so much to this community'

On Jan. 25, 1998, Littleton residents Sandy and David Alexander were sitting at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego as they witnessed the Denver Broncos win the franchise's first Super Bowl. Following the … more

Holy Family ladies bound for Final Four

Holy Family Girls basketballers punched their Colorado 4A Final Four ticket March 1 beating Greeley Central 52-42, in a CHSAA Great 8 playoff game at Holy Family High School. Leading by only 3 at the … more

Holy Family basketball holds off Lincoln, defeats Mead to advance to Final Four

In an ultra-competitive matchup between host team, Holy Family (21-4) and No. 13 seed Lincoln (18-7) Feb. 27, a monster third quarter and big plays down the stretch proved the decider in the Tigers … more

Hawks end season in the Great 8

Hoping to find themselves in the Great 8 of the 2019 5A CHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament for the fourth consecutive year, Horizon ladies basketball (21-4) accomplished this impressive feat … more

'It's all about community'

One by one or in groups, cyclists coasted down a hill on Highway 83 and descended into Castle Rock and the finish line June 2 during the annual Elephant Rock Ride. The easy ride into Franktown was a … more

Bruins win first girls basketball title

Cherry Creek junior guard Jana Van Gytenbeek and the rest of the Bruins were smiling and celebrating on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. The Bruins defeated two-time defending champion Grandview, … more

Regis Jesuit takes Class 5A state baseball title

Regis Jesuit won its first Class 5A state baseball championship since 2011 thanks to pitching depth. The Raiders defeated Cherry Creek 8-3 in the championship game on June 1 at All City Field. “Our … more

High school sports: the fall lineup

FOOTBALL First games: Aug. 29 Defending champions: Valor Christian (5A), Loveland (4A), Palmer Ridge (3A), LaJunta (2A), Limon (1A), Sedgwick County (A8), Stratton/Liberty (A6) 2019 state … more

Broncos rookie wide receiver catching on

By his conservative count, Broncos rookie receiver Juwann Winfree viewed his game-winning tip and toe-drag touchdown against Atlanta in the Hall of Fame Game about 100 times. Granted, it was one … more

For her, great performances are par for the course

Katie Berrian didn’t get herself in too much trouble on the golf course this season to test her mental toughness. In fact Berrian, the Regis Jesuit junior who lives in Castle Pines, had an … more

Vista, Creek athletes dominate diamond

Mountain Vista's Sam Ireland did his usual thing this season, while Nathan Mitchell of Cherry Creek did something that had not happened in 47 years. Ireland has been named the 2019 Colorado Community … more

Broncos rookie doesn't begrudge Flacco for his comments

Drew Lock doesn't begrudge Joe Flacco for saying that winning games — not mentoring the rookie quarterback — is his top priority. "I think if any quarterback's main goal isn't focused on winning … more

Drag-racing plot thickens in thin air

Being a Colorado native, I am used to hearing about the effects of the high altitude. It doesn’t matter if it is baseball, golf, tennis, football, basketball or any event you choose, because there … more

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … more

South Metro Wrestler of the Year: Cohlton Schultz ends amazing preps career

During his senior season at Ponderosa High School, Cohlton Schultz didn't leave behind any doubts that he is one of the best-ever Colorado high school wrestlers. Schultz won his fourth consecutive … more

‘Opponents fear and respect her’

Arapahoe High School soccer player Audrey Weiss is one of those players who can never move around much without being marked by an opponent or two. She always seemed to make things happen for the … more

‘She is an incredible athlete’

Katie Collins was hard to keep off the lacrosse field. The Cherry Creek senior was a midfielder who was a standout on both offense and defense. She was named the 2019 Colorado Community Media South … more

College baseball opening doors for Colorado athletes

It’s been slow — like an off-speed changeup — for people to realize, but big-time college baseball is no longer a long shot for players who participate in Colorado high school baseball. … more

Newcomer Murphy says Rockies are built to win

Accustomed to the postseason, Daniel Murphy built his free-agent checklist around playoff contenders. When the ascendant Colorado Rockies showed as much interest in Murphy as he had in them, working … more
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