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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

Hard work pays off for Co-Golfers of Year

Arapahoe sophomore Will Kates and Lutheran senior Westin Pals delivered their best golf of the season when it counted the most. Kates won the Class 5A state championship at Pinehurst Country Club on … more

Cherry Creek advances to football semifinals

Cherry Creek, the top seeded team in the Class 5A state football playoffs, used big plays to hold off an inspired Fairview team in a quarterfinal game played Nov. 22 at the Stutler Bowl. Myles … more

Coaches heading into big seasons

It’s getting down to crunch time for the high school football playoffs just as the season for the winter sports teams is starting. Practice for boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, girls swimming … more

Chaparral captures volleyball crown

Chaparral collected one more victory than last year in the state volleyball tournament, but Valor Christian and Lutheran couldn't duplicate their finishes from the 2018 tournament. The three-day, … more

In 5A football, Valor, Creek, Regis advance

Three south metro football teams will be involved in quarterfinal games in the Class 5A playoffs. Host Cherry Creek (11-0) will face longtime rival Fairview (10-1) and the Knights' record setting … more

A quick look at fast-paced field hockey

I watched and covered my first field hockey game on Nov. 5 when Regis Jesuit and Colorado Academy played for the state championship at All-City Stadium. For years I helped with the coverage of both … more

South metro teams move on to state in volleyball

Champions were crowned in state volleyball regional tournaments on Nov. 8-9 and the winners advanced into the bracket for the state championships. The state championships for all classes will be held … more

Roundup of boys soccer state playoff action

The second round of the Class 5A boys soccer playoffs ended the season for four south metro teams on Nov. 6, with only Regis Jesuit and Grandview advancing. Jackson Isaacs scored in the second … more

5A football playoffs get underway

ThunderRidge, Legend, Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista, Eaglecrest, Cherokee Trail and Smoky Hill collected first-round Class 5A state football playoff wins and advanced into the second round. … more

Lutheran softball plans spur talk about player’s fate

Lutheran has announced it will have a varsity girls softball team that will compete next fall, and the move has led to discussions about next season’s playing status — mostly of one particular … more

Warriors gain first-round win in OT

Sam Myers felt like he was involved in a rerun during Arapahoe's first-round state soccer playoff game against Rangeview on Nov. 1 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Myers, a junior midfielder for … more

Nerves are on edge as 5A soccer playoffs begin

First-round games in the Class 5A state soccer playoffs begin on Oct. 31, which is a day for haunted attractions to scare people. Well, some soccer coaches are scared, too, as they fear that the … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Working both sides of ball

Kole Lundquist is a senior on the Highlands Ranch football team who plays on both sides of the ball. He is a running back who was the second leading rusher on the team and a linebacker who was … more

Sprout, Stewart, Arapahoe girls claim crowns

Cole Sprout, Riley Stewart and the Arapahoe girls team were the big winners Oct. 26 at the Class 5A state cross country meet at the Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs. Sprout, a Valor … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Volleyball player rarely lets up

Addie Bouck, a senior at Littleton High School, is a busy young woman who is adept with time management. It takes a minute or so for her to list all the activities and clubs in which she … more
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