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Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout …

South metro area swimmers post strong showings at state

Cherry Creek was third at the Class 5A state swimming championship to lead all teams from the south metro area. The Bruins finished with 208.50 points, which was 82 points shy of state champion Regis …
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Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of game

It’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very …

Kelly has chance to win Broncos' backup quarterback job

Not even the signing of free agent Case Keenum could keep the Broncos from staging yet another quarterback competition this offseason. This time it's a battle for the backup job. After bypassing a …

Local teams set for state baseball tournament

After regional tournaments May 12 and 13, teams are set to compete in the Class 3A, 4A and 5A double-elimination portion of the state baseball tournaments. Mountain Vista, Arapahoe, Heritage and Rock …
Standout Performers

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, …

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Kyra Prokuski, Douglas County The junior had three assists in a 4-2 girls soccer victory over Bear Creek on March 8. Maddie Duren, ThunderRidge The senior scored the winning goal in overtime in the …

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Ronnie DeGray III, Chaparral The junior scored 30 of his 34 points in the second half of a 92-91 double overtime boys basketball victory over Regis Jesuit on Feb. 14 Brendan Sullivan, Highlands Ranch …

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Liberty Line, Ponderosa The freshman guard was a standout in the closing 75 seconds of the girls basketball game as she scored six of her 21 points in the 50-44 win over Skyview on Feb. 6. Autumn …

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Jana van Gytenbeek, Cherry Creek The sophomore guard made six-of-seven 3-pointers, scored 32 points, had six assists and made six steals in a 69-43 girls basketball win Jan. 31 over Overland. Delaney …
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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 …
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Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school …
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Boys volleyball takes first step toward being sanctioned in Colorado

Boys volleyball has been trying to open the door to get the sport sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association for around 20 years, according to John Prusinowski. Well, boys …
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Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound …
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Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only …
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