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Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore …
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Jonathan Gonzalez celebrates a Frontier League win with his teammates and fans against The Pinnacle Sept.21 in Fort Lupton. Gonzalez scored three goals and had an assist against the Timberwolves.

Gonzalez kicking up a ruckus for two Fort Lupton sports

For many high-school athletes, playing a sport at a varsity level is a big task within itself. Jonathan Gonzalez, a senior at Fort Lupton High School, is not only stepping up as one of the captains …
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CHSAA unveils new tennis playoff format

The boys tennis postseason will have an historic new look starting this fall. The change involves the state team championship, a dual-style tournament in mid-October, according to CHSAANow.com. …
Hanah Lechleitner gives her Fort Lupton teammates a thumbs-up and a wide smile late in the team's 12-1 win over Arvada Sept. 15.

Leichleitner, Bluedevils celebrate softball win

It was an ordinary catch of an ordinary fly ball late in Fort Lupton’s 12-1, 4 ½-inning softball win over Arvada Sept. 15. But it was enough to make Fort Lupton right fielder Hanah …

Area youth golfers sine at Texas tournament

Eight teams of golfers aged 13 and younger, including one from Parker, qualified for the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional tournament in Garland, Texas, the weekend of Sept. 10 and …

Lutheran pitcher Hailey Maestretti limited Palmer Ridge to two hits in six innings of work in a Sept.  7 victory. Maestretti said she enjoys the close games after the Lions moved up to Class 4A this season.

Lutheran softball facing 4A challenge

Coach Glen Maestretti and his Lutheran girls softball team are facing yet another challenge this season. Maestretti was the Lions’ first coach when the school introduced varsity softball to its …
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Ex-Brighton golfer Kropp transitions to coaching

Former Brighton High School golfler Ryan Kropp is still involved in his sport. But now, it’s as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Texas-Dallas, where Kropp finished his …
Denene Shivley

Shivley, ex-Brighton HS athlete, headed to Regis’ Hall of Fame 

Before Denene (Jacovetta) Shivley became a technology teacher at Southeast Elementary School in Brighton, she was a self-admitted tomboy. “I was never into dolls,” she said. “My …
Jaslynn Gallegos oversees a girls wrestling camp at Brighton High School, her alma mater. She also wrestled on the boys team at Skyview High School.

Gallegos, Brighton HS grad, Skyview wrestler, puts goals in place

Former Skyview High School wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos has plans – big plans – for her future. One of them is a national title in women’s wrestling …
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Eagle Ridge Academy’s Torres readies for potential college basketball shot

                It’s a hot summer day, almost too hot to even think of playing basketball at Colorado Park in …

Fort Lupton's Reygan Garcia moves the ball up the field during the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy June 13. She was the first Fort Lupton player to participate in the annual event.

Fort Lupton’s Garcia has her swan song among state’s best soccer players

DENVER – Fort Lupton’s Reygan Garcia finished her high-school soccer career as part of the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy …
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