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Fort Lupton assistant coach RJ Ramirez chats with player Frankie Flores during the Bluedevils’ homecoming win against Valley High School on Sept. 15 / Steve Smith

Fort Lupton native giving back to hometown teams

RJ Ramirez is comfortable on a football sideline.  After all, he lettered in football at both Prairie View High School in Henderson and at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Ramirez …
Chatfield junior Ava Burgess forces out Columbine sophomore Mason Abraham (22) at second base during the second inning Monday, Sept. 18, at Dave Sanders Memorial Field. The Chargers took a 5-3 victory against the defending 5A Jeffco League and 5A state champions.

No. 9 Chatfield softball knocks off No. 2 Columbine

The momentum swung back-and-forth Monday on the softball diamond at Dave Sanders Memorial Field. A pitchers’ duel between seniors — Karlie Cooledge (Chatfield) and Liz Phillips …
Hank Zilinskas, #58, and Charlie Offerdahl, #44, take the field for warmups ahead of the 92nd Rocky Mountain Showdown between Colorado and Colorado State on Sept. 16 at Folsom Field in Boulder. Zilinskas, a Cherry Creek graduate, and Offerdahl, who played at Dakota Ridge, were two of 14 players from Colorado Community Media's various coverage areas who suited up for the rivalry game, which Colorado won 43-35 in double overtime.

Several local players dazzle in Rocky Mountain Showdown

What a game. What a weekend. What a spectacle. And several local players were part of it all.
Columbine QB Reeve Holliday tries to sneak past the line.

Two undefeated teams, one victor at LPS Stadium: Arapahoe vs. Columbine

On Sept. 15th, two undefeated teams, the Arapahoe Warriors and the Columbine Rebels, clashed on the field at LPS Stadium, ending in a victory for the Rebels, scoring 31 points to the Warriors 29.

No. 2 Orediggers defeat Vikings 2-0 in rainy soccer showdown

Although revenge is a dish best served cold, rain probably wasn’t in the original recipe. On Sept. 14, the Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team avenged last year’s NCAA …
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From right to left; Evergreen golfers Luke Sabina, Lincoln Mackay, Tyler Long, Jackson Garrett and Liam Houlihan pose with the Class 4A Jeffco League boys golf plaque Tuesday, Sept. 12, at West Woods Golf Club in Arvada. The Cougars won their fourth straight league title and Long captured his third individual medalist title.

Evergreen and Valor capture Jeffco League boys golf team titles

Three down, one to go.
Members of the Macron Select team, from left to right bottom: Grace Schillie, Giada Lampert, Josie Gregersen, Alexi Maes, Aubry Grieve, Reese Dragul. From left to right top: Assistant Coach Kenny Queen, Caley Pfeiffer, Sydni Gregory, Ruby Maliskas, Hazel Hermes, Alexa Rose, Finely Queen, Ella Grkinich, and Head Coach George Grkinich.

Arvada basketball players compete in Slovenia, Italy

When a team from Arvada is selected to compete in Slovenia and Italy as part of an International Basketball Academy showcase, that’s amore.
Riverdale Ridge softball coach Ray Garza asks Jazmyn Sandoval for some help ahead of the Ravens' team picture day Aug. 29.

Five-plus years net 100 softball wins for Garza

Riverdale Ridge softball coach Ray Garza thought that a 100-win career in a given sport meant a coach had been around for a long time.
Valor Christian senior Anna Hall wins the 100 meter hurdles on May 18 at the CHSAA State Track Championships at Jeffco Stadium. Hall also won the 300 hurdles and anchored two record setting relay teams and help lead the Valor girls to the state championship. Hall was the Colorado Community Media South Metro Girls Track Athlete of the year in 2019. Now she’s heading to the world championships with USA Track & Field.

Valor Christian alum Anna Hall is heptathlon standout at USA Track & Field

Anna Hall likes to have fun when she competes, and the former Valor Christian standout has become one of the world’s leading female heptathlon athletes.

Joe D'Angelo, a longtime wrestling coach at Golden High School, died at age 89 last week. He is pictured here with his late wife Lenora. His former players and loved ones remember him fondly as not only a great coach, but a great man.

D’Angelo, former Golden wrestling coach, dies at 89

“Coach Joe was a role model to many kids in a few sports that had good homes and families. Parents were thankful that this coach was in their child's corner or sidelines. Then there were the kids where he was the father a few of us were missing. He guided all of us with his positive views and determination by example and the Lord's word.”
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