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Littleton High football squad could see turnaround year

Ulises Velazquez is a 5-foot-7 senior running back and defensive back on the Littleton High School football team who is getting ready for his last high school football season — if there is one … more

Douglas County volleyball players ready if virus doesn’t spike season

Rylie Kadel and Peyton Dunn are excited to start playing volleyball for Legend. Gyms opened for volleyball in Douglas County on July 21. Kadel was a returning first team all-state middle hitter in … more

Cherry Creek golf coach stays hopeful despite ongoing limbo

Mark Goldsberry has been trying to prepare his Cherry Creek High School golf team for a possible upcoming season while waiting for answers. Golf courses have been open most of the summer, so Creek … more

Douglas County football coach wants to build on positives

Eric Rice figures it takes around four seasons to rebuild a football program. Rice was Fort Collins’ head coach for 16 seasons before he started his first year as Douglas County High School head … more

Arapahoe High School football coach likes what he sees

Arapahoe High School football coach Rod Sherman is encouraged by the turnout of players for the early workouts held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are really up,” said … more

ThunderRidge High School football coach looks at past for future

Doug Nisenson is a former football player at ThunderRidge High School and he’s now the head football coach for the Grizzlies. ThunderRidge won two Class 4A state football championships in 2004 and … more

Veteran Denver sports exec Jim Saccomano: Why sports matter

Denver is the smallest of the 13 U.S. cities with four professional sports teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. … more

Sports leagues OK’d with restrictions in Elbert County

Elbert County has received approval of its third variance request from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, excusing it from certain state rules aimed at containing the … more

Douglas County high school pitcher thrilled to be chosen by Rockies

Case Williams claims the decision he faced wasn’t tough. Williams, a Douglas County High School right-handed pitcher, was the fourth-round pick and the 110th overall selection by the Colorado … more

Littleton golf coach ready to get in the swing of things

Littleton High School boys golf coach Kevin Burdick hopes his players are taking advantage of the fact that golf courses around the Denver area are open. more

Ponderosa Mustangs coach is raring to go

Ponderosa High School football coach Jaron Cohen is anxious about the potential upcoming football season even though he hasn’t been able to have any in-person contact with his players. Guidelines … more

High-profile Cherry Creek coach Dave Logan stays optimistic

Dave Logan is accustomed to the situation he’s going to be facing this season, but with a few more complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic that have confused things. Logan has been a head … more

Arapahoe High volleyball coach waiting out shutdown

Larry Deffenbaugh is going into his 43rd year of coaching, including 33 as a volleyball coach. He is third on the all-time wins list for Colorado high school girls volleyball coaches, with 540 … more

Tough times can’t keep athlete down

Lucas Campbell, a baseball player who is finishing his senior year at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, admits to getting grief from his friends when he decided to become a cheerleader. … more

Not letting his skills slide

Jack Moss hasn’t been playing any baseball because of the COVID-19 pandemic but he’s been keeping his skills sharp. Moss, a Cherry Creek senior who has committed to play baseball at Arizona State … more

Athlete steps up for serious fight

Jared Green is a senior at Arapahoe High School, where he played tennis, who recently had a winning return of a service started by Nick Bales. Green and fellow senior Jack Dooley ran a 26-mile, … more

Getting into the swing of family time

Clara Hosman has been seeing a lot more of her family this spring. Hosman, who was heading into her senior season on the girls golf team at Legend this spring, will be playing golf in the fall at … more

Pitcher stays in shape

ThunderRidge senior baseball pitcher Kyle Kahn wasn't surprised when he heard on April 21 that the Colorado High School Activities Association had canceled the 2020 spring season because of the … more

Senior soccer season slips away

Kelsey Weiser’s senior soccer season at Heritage High School in Littleton was a big disappointment. The season was canceled by the Colorado High School Activities Association because of the … more

Longtime coach put ‘kids first’

The Littleton Public Schools district has lost an icon. Larry Lienemann, a coaching icon at Heritage and Arapahoe high schools, passed away April 26 from complications from a March 2 surgery to … more
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