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Vista, Legend take game to Arizona diamonds

Now that the winter sports season is over and driveway is finally clear of snow, it is time to catch up on a few other things. First off, the Mountain Vista and Legend baseball teams displayed good … 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

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation … more

Highlands Ranch, Creek make semifinals of girls basketball state tournament

On paper, the game between fourth-seeded Cherry Creek and fifth seed Fossil Ridge appeared to be the best Great 8 game scheduled for March 1 at the Denver Coliseum. And it was. Cherry Creek held on … more

South metro-area teams notch three spots in boys basketball Final Four

Three Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

Fencing draws untraditional athletes

Nico Pope conceded he’s not very good at many sports. The 14-year-old from Castle Rock loves chemistry and, though still an eighth-grader at Mesa Middle School, plans to study computer science in … more

Local wrestlers fare well at state tourney

There were 11 wrestlers from Douglas County schools that were on the podium on the final night of the 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center. Douglas County High had four podium finishers. … more

Castle Rock Bills win national flag football 10U title

The Castle Rock Bills returned from the Battle Orlando: Youth National Championship flag football tournament as national champions in the 10U Rec division. The tournament, hosted by National Flag … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Six wrestlers, including two Region 4 champions, qualified for the state wrestling tournament, which will be Feb. 21-23 at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The regional champs were … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Cormac Gorman had a pair of goals and three assists while Kyle Mcentee scored twice and added an assist in a 7-5 hockey loss to Pine Creek on Feb. 7. • The girls basketball team saw … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

She's the team's 'spirit leader'

Mara Powner is a true point guard. A coach on the floor who rarely misses minutes in a game, Powner prides herself on passing. Powner sets the tone for the team in most games, and is usually the one … more

State swimming: How they finished

Results of local interest in the finals of last weekend's state swimming and diving meets: Class 5A Team scores — Fairview 495.50, Fossil Ridge 378, Regis Jesuit 371.50, Cherry Creek 259.50, … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The boys basketball team lost its sixth straight game on Jan. 29 as Rock Canyon pulled away in the second half for a 60-44 victory over the Sabercats, who were led by 16 points from … more

Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

Valor swimmer making waves

Lindsay Stenstrom has been following in the athletic footsteps of her family and insists there has not been any pressure. Stenstrom's mother Lori is a former Valor Christian girls swimming coach and … more

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Lathan Olson’s short-handed goal with 36 seconds remaining in regulation time gave the hockey team a 4-3 win over Lewis-Palmer on Jan. 25. The team was outshot 36-9 and Cormac … more
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