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BHS’ Bishop takes care of college choice ahead of swim season

         In the week before Christmas, Brighton High School swimmer Jespyn Bishop made his list, checked it twice and decided McKendree University was more than nice enough for him to enroll. more

Basketball season will look different

There is to be a 2021 Colorado high school basketball season — although nothing is certain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball practices for boys and girls were to begin on Jan. 18 and … more

Ponderosa seen as dominant as wrestling season nears

Ponderosa has been a dominant wrestling team in the south metro area and it seems like nothing will change this season. The Mustangs have won 24 of the past 26 Continental League dual meet titles and … more

For Winter athletes, ‘Season B’ to start later this month

AURORA – The state’s winter sports (ice hockey, skiing, girls swimming, wrestling boys and girls basketball and competitive spirit), now called “Season B” in the Colorado High School … more

Tough year had some bright moments

Being asked to write a column for the new year usually means wrapping up the highlights from the previous year. But 2020 was a frustrating, discouraging, disappointing, terrible year and there are … more

Kicker hopes Texas event will help draw colleges

Connor Mantelli was nervous on the first day of the Kicking World National Showcase, but he was one of the outstanding kickers during the two-day camp held Dec. 5-6 in Austin, Texas. Now he’s a … more

Mid-January date set for prep practices to begin

With multiple meetings through mid-December, including weekend work, the Colorado High School Activities Association has secured variances from the Colorado Department of Public Health and … more

Delayed winter sports season draws mixed reactions

Reaction to last week’s news of a delayed winter prep sports season fell along the expected lines. In consultation with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, CHSAA delayed the start of … more

Delay of games: CHSAA pushes winter sports back

The start of winter sports programs in Colorado won’t be until Feb. 1 at the earliest. The Colorado High School Activities Association made that announcement Dec. 7. CHSAA was in consultation with … more

Start of winter high school sports pushed back

Coaches for Season B sports had been looking over their shoulders for about a month, waiting to find out if their teams would be able to play as originally scheduled. Then, word came down Dec. 7 that … more

Creek shuts out Valor for state crown

Cherry Creek football coach Dave Logan turned his best player loose in the Class 5A state championship game, which was held Dec. 5 at the CSU-Pueblo ThunderBowl Stadium. Myles Purchase, a defensive … more

Valor rolls past Legend and into title game contest with Cherry Creek

First-year Valor Christian coach Donnie Yantis knew all about the expecations when he took over the Eagles’ football program. Yantis’ team now has a chance to meet those expectations after the … more

A momentum changer leads to a Cherry Creek 5A semifinal football win

GREENWOOD VILLAGE - All Chase Penry was looking for was a shot. A chance the 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior wide receiver almost didn't get, but a holding penalty by his team opened the door. Top-seeded … more

Looking hard for good things as a hard year ends

As people like to say, time flies — especially for some of us. The past eight months have obviously dragged along with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Thanksgiving is here and it’s time for all of us … more

Creek, Valor, Legend advance to football semifinals

Cherry Creek will renew its rivalry with Pomona in one of the Class 5A semifinal football games, while Legend hopes to be ready for the challenge against Valor Christian in a series that has been … more

Loveland Ski Area’s Opening Day generates joy among visitors, staff

After a Stay-at-Home order, wildfires and public land closures, skiers and snowboarders could hardly contain their excitement to return to the slopes when Loveland Ski Area opened for the 2020-21 … more

South metro high school football roundup

Ponderosa quarterback Jack Hanenburg hooked up with Kolton Miller for a 20-yard touchdown pass with 38 seconds remaining in the game to give the Mustangs a 21-14 win over Montrose Nov. 6 at Echo Park … more

South metro high school football roundup

Adam Holton rushed for 130 yards as Mountain Vista ended a four-season losing streak to rival ThunderRidge with an easy 40-7 victory Oct. 30 at Shea Stadium. Here is a look at other south metro-area … more

Creek rolls over Grandview in the cold, rain

Top-ranked Cherry Creek played No. 8 Grandview in a Centennial League football game on a chilly, rainy night at the Stutler Bowl on Oct. 22. Creek's first drive after taking the opening kickoff set … more

Balanced approach leads Castle View past Rock Canyon

Castle View scored early and often as the Sabercats rolled to a 48-14 Douglas County League football victory over the Rock Canyon Jaguars on Oct. 23 at Douglas County Stadium. The Sabercats, 2-0, … more
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