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On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Michael Poux, a 6-foot-8 senior, had a double-double when he scored 18 points and pulled down 21 rebounds in a 66-57 conquest of Ralston Valley on Dec. 7. In six games this season, … more

Looking back at strong showings in fall season

Snow and cold weather was around for the kickoffs during the last few games of the football season, but the winter sports season has started and all games/matches are inside. So let it snow, let it … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Simental is hard-charging at hoops

Versatility is part of Jason Simental's game. The 6-foot-1 Highlands Ranch sophomore is a point guard who can shoot and a shooting guard who can direct an offense. He plays both positions. “I like … more

Fitzsimmons, Sprout run away with honors

Jenna Fitzsimmons and Cole Sprout couldn't be caught during the high school cross country season. Fitzsimmons, a junior for the state champion Mountain Vista team, is the 2018 Colorado Community … more

LeCompte, Hedges are softball standouts

Amanda Hedges was the hitting leader and Zoey LeCompte handled the pitching. Those two players were the standouts and two of the best players in the south metro area during the softball season. … more

Arapahoe athletes share soccer honor

Arapahoe won the Class 5A boys state soccer championship using opportunistic offense and a stingy defense. A lot of different players contributed to the team's success, but it was Cameron Gail who … more

After 18 years, Mountain Vista head football coach resigns

After an 18-year run, Mountain Vista High School's varsity football head coach Ric Cash has resigned, citing a “toxicity” that exists in the football program. “There are multiple things going … more

McCaffrey, Logan are old friends and new rivals

Cherry Creek’s Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey of Valor Christian had a lot in common even before they coached against each other in the Dec. 1 Class 5A state championship football game at Broncos Mile … more

Valor wins eighth football title

The Valor Christian football team was once again playing in a state championship game on Dec. 1 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. In that game, Valor completed an undefeated 14-win season and captured … more

Local prep athletes commit to colleges

The first of the extended National Letter of Intent signing dates was Nov. 14. While football and basketball still have an early signing period followed by a regular signing period, all other … more

Hoops player steps up her game overseas

Madison Hema skipped playing with her club basketball team in the summer. She instead went to New Zealand and Belarus for a few weeks, but it wasn’t a vacation. She went overseas to play … more

Parkour creates caring community

Ken Arrington, founder of parkour gym Path Movement, knows that parkour — in which athletes often scale walls, make 9-foot leaps and traverse rails 10 feet off the ground — has a bad reputation … more

Valor advances to title game

The Valor Christian-Grandview clash for a spot in the Class 5A state football championship game came down to the wire as the Eagles bested the Wolves 31-29 in the game played Nov. 24 at Legacy … more

In world of sports, there are plenty of reasons to give thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to talk about turkey and offer thanks for loved ones. It’s a wonderful holiday and chance to forget differences Many people reflect and offer thanks for health, wealth and … more

Arapahoe senior came out swinging

Tyler Landen grew a lot as a tennis player this season. The 6-foot-3 Arapahoe senior finished third in the Class 5A state tournament at the Gates Tennis Center in the No. 1 singles draw, and coach … more

Junior’s low scores are par for course

Junior Tarek Salem of Highlands Ranch is looking forward to the 2019 fall boys golf season. Salem is the Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Golfer of the Year after completing an excellent … more

Valor rolls past ThunderRidge

Top-seeded and undefeated Valor Christian took advantage of good field position and rolled to a 34-7 victory over ThunderRidge on Nov. 16 in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game. The Eagles, 12-0, … more

Time to kick soccer shootouts to the curb

Driving to EchoPark Automotive Stadium for the Class 5A soccer semifinals on Nov. 7, I had visions of seeing well-played, competitive matches with no shootouts. But what did I see? A shootout. … more

Lutheran captures 3A volleyball crown

Lutheran was the top-seeded team in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament Nov. 8-10 at the Denver Coliseum, but the Lions had one big hurdle to overcome. That hurdle was Eaton, the five-time … more

Valor takes 5A volleyball title

Senior Courtney Lane summed up the four-year journey of the Valor Christian girls volleyball program after the Eagles wrapped up the state championship with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Chaparral on … more
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