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As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

On campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The baseball team gave up 10 runs to Ponderosa in the first inning but rallied for an 18-10 Continental League victory on April 13. Blake Hart, Davis Moorhead and Ryan Windham each … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Katherine Malcom, Chaparral The junior birdied the 18th hole and took medalist honors with a par 72 at the Heather Cho Memorial girls golf tournament April 12 at Highlands Ranch Golf Club. Nick … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Nathan Mitchell, Cherry Creek The junior had a double, a home run and drove in six runs in the 15-11 baseball victory over Mullen on April 10. more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Emily Sloan, Rock Canyon The senior won the 100-meter hurdles at the Arcadia Invite track meet on April 7 with a time of 13.43 seconds, which is the second fastest time in the country this season. … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The baseball squad, hitting. 346 as a team, faces Ponderosa on April 13. The Sabercats have compiled a 2-5 record against the Mustangs in the past seven games. • James Steinke leads … more

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Basketball player Madison Hema, a junior, will be trying out this month for the New Zealand U17 national basketball team. She has dual citizenship. Her dad, girls basketball coach … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … more

Area high school baseball teams use spring break to sharpen skills

South metro-area baseball teams are anxious to open league play after tuning up with spring break trips to Arizona, California and Florida. Twelve teams from area schools compiled a 30-19 record in … more

For ex-major leaguers like Helton, retirement no easy transition

Todd Helton now regularly drives his two daughters to school or other activities back home in Tennessee, a huge life change for Colorado's former All-Star first baseman. He had no idea walking away … more

All-South Metro Basketball teams loaded with talent

Most basketball coaches would love to have a well-rounded team. With the 14 players — seven boys and seven girls — selected to the 2017-18 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro teams, that is … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Cameron Brady was second in the boys high jump with a 6-foot-2-inch effort at the March 17 ThunderRidge Invitational track meet. The boys team finished 10th and the girls were fourth. … more

Gonzalez glad to stay with Rockies, even at a discount

Carlos Gonzalez says he has no regrets about his first voyage into free agency. "I'm glad I'm back. I'm wearing the same uniform I've been wearing for the last nine seasons, which is special,'' the … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Nick Englhard, Mountain Vista The junior left-handed pitcher got the final two outs with the tying run on base to earn the save in an 8-7 baseball win over Cherry Creek on March 16. Justin Sandberg, … more
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