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Area state tennis qualifiers for 2017

Area players who have qualified for the Colorado State Tennis Championships. Alternates are not included. The 5A tournament is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at Gates Tennis Center in Denver while the 4A … more

On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Highlands Ranch The boys and girls cross country teams won the varsity titles Sept. 26 at the Runners Roost Invitational. All five scoring runners were among the top 11 boys finishers and the … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Nick Neate, Legend The senior scored the winning goal in overtime in a 2-1 Continental League victory over Douglas County on Sept. 28. Domanic Sanchez, Douglas County Sanchez, a sophomore … more

So far, focus has remained on the games

Like it or not, what goes on in the National Football League usually filters down to the high school level. Many NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice. The protests became … more

On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Highlands Ranch The football team has two players among the Class 5A state statistical leaders after four games. Junior Tyler Dobbs is third with 51 tackles for an average of 12.8 per game. … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Kieran McMullen, Rock Canyon He fashioned a 1-under-par on Sept. 18 at Plum Creek Golf Course and the senior tied for individual medalist honors at the Class 5A Central Regional golf … more

Golfer has a grip on goals as state approaches

Lakewood’s Jack Castiglia will be making his fourth appearance in the Class 5A boys state golf tournament and the senior has something to prove. Castiglia was this season’s Jefferson County League 5A medalist with a stroke average of 70, but … more

Local players headed to state golf tourney

Area qualifiers for the state high school golf tournaments. The Class 5A state tourney will held at Common Ground in Aurora, the 4A at Raccoon Creek in Littleton and the 3A at Indian Peaks in Lafayette. Each of the tournaments is Oct. 2 and … more

On campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Highlands Ranch One thing that can usually be banked on at the school is a good volleyball team. Over the past 10 seasons, the Falcons have averaged 19.3 wins and the team is off to an 8-1 start … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Chris Cornn, Ponderosa In the second overtime of a Sept. 12 match, the sophomore forward scored the game-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over Mountain Vista. Ali Kilponen, Valor Christian The … more

For this champion, ‘it’s all just wrestling’

Cohl Schultz didn’t wrestle with boredom this summer. The 16-year-old Ponderosa junior traveled around Europe from Austria to Serbia to Finland to Sweden to France and finally to Greece. He returned home as the first American Cadet World … more

By any name, there’s no substitute for their support

They are the players who rarely hear their names over the public address system despite their hard work in practices. They are the players who have some of the most difficult jobs on the team. They see limited varsity playing time but have to … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Dillon Baker, Castle View The senior golfer shot a 3-under-par 69 at Plum Creek Sept. 5 to become the first Sabercats player to win a Continental League tourney. Bradley VanEgeren, Douglas … more

Lacrosse coach adds to luster of program

Everybody knew him when he walked into the room and he received a loud ovation. Brent Adams was introduced Sept. 5 as the new boys lacrosse coach for the Falcons of Highlands Ranch High School. He became another well-recognized lacrosse coach as … more

CHSAA commissioner aims to bring new perspective to job

Rhonda Blanford-Green is a former track star who has been displaying her speed in her new job as Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner. Blanford-Green was hired in March and his … more

What a difference a rivalry makes

Rivalry football games are contests that get circled on the calendar, get players and students pumped up and get coaches to put a little extra into game planning. Pueblo Central versus Pueblo Centennial is the oldest rivalry football game in … more

Creek grad is making mark in college volleyball

Alison Fowler answered questions four years ago when she was walking out the doors of Cherry Creek High School. She was often asked about New York Institute of Technology which was her college … more

The drone zone

Jeremy Henning is a kicker, but he isn’t as isolated or withdrawn on the sidelines during practice as most high school kickers. The Highlands Ranch senior works during the usual field goal and punting drills but he also pilots the drone that … more

Report puts health of young athletes in spotlight

Maybe that last-place ranking that Colorado recently received in the report released by the Korey Stringer Institute on managing injury risk has turned into a positive for the Colorado High School … more

Volleyball squads work in ways like football teams

A good volleyball team can relate to what makes a football team successful. Volleyball players have to know each other and work together just like a good offensive line in football that is directed by an effective quarterback. “We liken … more
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