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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hockey player sticks to business

Personality-wise, Mason Hoehn is one of Valor Christian's quietest hockey players. However, on the ice he lets everybody know he means business. All that probably started when he convinced his mom to … more

Life in the fast lane

The adjustment made by Anna Shaw is complete. Shaw, a junior swimmer at Heritage, won the 50-yard freestyle in Class 4A as a freshman. Heritage moved up to 5A last season and Shaw was third in the 50 … more

Worth his weights in golds

Regis Jesuit wrestler Antonio Segura won his second straight Colorado wrestling championship this season at 145 pounds. He has been named the Colorado Community 2020 South Metro Wrestler of the Year. … more

Medical issues don’t stop swimmer

Tanner Guderian, a senior at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, has scoliosis and epilepsy but is a member of the Highlands Ranch High School co-op team. He swam on two Falcons relay … more

For teams' seniors, it's a spring of frustration

High school spring sports athletes and coaches spent weeks in limbo, waiting to see if they would be able to play. The Colorado High School Activities Association first suspended all spring … more

Salute to players after hoops cut short

There were no state basketball champions crowned this season because of the COVID-19 threat that ended competition late in the playoffs in March. But there was plenty of time before that point for … more

Siblings bond over basketball

Sometimes for Rocky Beers and his sister Raegan, it is difficult not to bring what happens on the basketball court home with them. Rocky, a 6-foot-6 senior, and Raegan, a 6-3 sophomore, are having … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: ‘I learn every day in practice’

Aiden Okamura is in his 13th season of wrestling and still learning. Okamura, a 126-pound senior on the ThunderRidge team, was sixth at last year's Class 5A state tournament and is out to improve … more

For some, hoops season must wait

The high school basketball season tipped off Dec. 2, when schools were allowed to play their first games. Cherry Creek boys coach Kent Dertinger will have to wait a little longer to see how this … more

Athlete is the all-around deal

Julianna Dalton’s performance in the girls state volleyball finals at the Denver Coliseum cemented the selection of the Chaparral standout as the 2019 Colorado Community Media Volleyball Player of … more

Move pays off for Regis Jesuit standout

Lauren Pendergast, sometimes better known by her nickname of LP, changed positions this season and still led the Regis Jesuit field hockey team in points. Pendergast moved to center midfield this … more

Soccer player, coach and teacher has much to juggle

Nicole Rodriguez has acquired the ability to balance all the activities going on in her life. Rodriguez is a 27-year-old World Language teacher at Castle View High School who will be starting her … more

It's official: Spring sports seasons are canceled

It was an announcement that was expected. Colorado High School Activities Association Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green revealed on April 22 in a statement to athletes, coaches, administrators, … more

Student-athlete spotlight: Making an immediate impact

Who is your favorite athlete and why? LeBron James. He can do it all. It’s fun to watch him. What would be a perfect performance in basketball? It would be a game where I could have a triple … more

Three south metro teams make hockey final four

Semifinal pairings for the state high school hockey tournament are set. Top-seeded Valor Christian (18-2-1) will face two-time defending state champion and fifth-seeded Regis Jesuit (13-6-2) in a … more

Lacrosse player aims to stay ready

Jack Tuttle, a senior who played as a lacrosse midfielder at Castle View, is working out during the CHSAA's spring sports shutdown in attempt to be ready for the challenges ahead when he plays next … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Mountain Vista senior sure at shootin’

Reece Kelly is feeling good these days shooting the basketball. Kelly, a 6-foot-2 senior at Mountain Vista, was scoring at a 20.1 clip in the Golden Eagles' first six Contential League games. “My … more

Hair’s to a special season

Two more wins and Englewood coach John Nonemacher will have his head shaved. It's an agreement that Nonemacher made with his Englewood boys basketball team and it appears that he might have to let … 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

Girls basketball playoffs: How area teams fared

Top-seeded Valor Christian, defending state champion Cherry Creek, Regis Jesuit, Grandview, Highlands Ranch, Arapahoe and Cherokee Trail were south metro teams to notch second-round victories in the … more
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