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Boys basketball playoffs: How area teams fared

Five south metro area teams prevailed in second-round Class 5A boys playoff basketball games played on Feb. 29. Sweet 16 games were scheduled to be held March 4, with the winning teams advancing to … 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

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

Area students earn free ride through caddying

Thirteen students from Colorado have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies. The final selections were made after interviews Jan. 28 at … more

Area wrestlers post strong showings at state

Cherokee Trail never had an individual state wrestling champion prior to the state wrestling tournament Feb. 20-22 at the Pepsi Center. The Cougars wrapped up the Class 5A portion of the meet with … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Sophomore holds down captain role

Jaeton Hackley has a different role this season for the Douglas County boys basketball team. Hackley played a little as a freshman last season, but this year the 5-foot-11 sophomore guard has been … more

Two classes possible for hockey

It still is a ways off and has to be approved by the CHSAA Legislative Council during its April meeting, but the hockey committee has recommended the sport be split into two classifications for the … more

Area swimmers stand out at state

Anna Shaw of Heritage and Sophia Bradac of Regis Jesuit won individual events, while Cherry Creek finished second in the team standings to highlight the performances of south metro athletes at the … more

Cheer teams from Douglas County schools excel at nationals

Several Douglas County schools placed in their divisions at the 2020 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship, held from Feb. 7-9 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. It was the 40th … more

South metro athletes heading to college teams

Here is a list of athletes from south metro schools who have recently committed or signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level. This list was compiled from the … 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

I'm still trying to warm up to esports

First of all, I admit that I’m a little old school. I generally like and prefer the way things used to be handled. Which brings me to the first Esports League of Legends state championship for the … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: She's focused on teamwork

Ally Lowe is included in so many activities at Legend High School that the list is too lengthy to include. Lowe, an honors student, is planning to pursue a nursing career and is also a 5-foot-10 … 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

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Top shooter aims high

David McKean has been forced to realize there are other ways help a basketball team other than making a shot, grabbing a rebound or making a steal. McKean, a 6-foot-2 senior, is the top scorer on the … more

Unified programs help make world a kinder place

There seems to be a culture that has developed around unified sports programs in the state. Unified sports programs join youngsters with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. … 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

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Her hard work pays off

Hannah Banko has worked hard to polish her basketball skills, and the labor has offered dividends. Banko, a 5-foot-11 senior at SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, has committed to play basketball at … more
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