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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 …
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Jim Benton
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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 …
Jim Benton
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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 …
Cherry Creek junior Jana Van Gytenbeek looks to make a pass as Fossil Ridge defenders close in during the March 1 CHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament Great 8 game. Van Gytenbeek took game scoring honors with 21 points as the Bruins held off Fossil Ridge for a 51-47 win and advanced into a March 7 semifinal game against Highlands Ranch.

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 …
Athletic superviser Scott Smeeton of the Castle Rock Recreation Center said officials in the basketball league have some of the hardest jobs because of their close quarters with coaches and fans on the basketball court, who occasionally become upset with their calls. He admires their professionalism in handling each situation, he said.

Longtime hoops officials recognized for service

Brian Grams spent his Saturday morning on Feb. 23 the way he's spent countless others over the past decade — running from one end of a basketball court to the other while keeping a watchful eye on …

Jim Benton
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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 …
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