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South metro teams advance in girls lacrosse tourney

Cherry Creek, Valor Christian and Regis Jesuit notched second-round victories in the CHSAA girls state lacrosse tournament and advanced to the May 15 quarterfinals. Junior Amelia McCarthy had four … more

Area teams roll in boys lacrosse playoffs

Valor Christian, Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch advanced to the semifinals of the CHSAA boys lacrosse tournament. Semifinal games were scheduled for May 15 at Legacy Stadium with the winners … more

Girls finished golf tourneys before weather went subpar

Girl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started … more

Rock Canyon knocks off top-seeded Broomfield in girls soccer

Rock Canyon, seeded 16th in the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs, pulled off a big upset in the May 10 second round by eliminating top-seeded Broomfield. Cade Sheahan scored in the 20th minute and the … more

Cherry Creek girls claim tennis crown

Cherry Creek wrapped up another CHSAA girls state tennis championship on May 11, and the Bruins’ doubles depth once again was a key factor. “Doubles matches are very important,” said sophomore … more

Lacrosse midfielder sticks with it

Joe Carpinello is an LSM for the Heritage boys lacrosse team. In other words, he is a defensive-minded long-stick midfielder (LSM). An effective LSM can impact a game, plays aggressively, shuts down … more

A solid player threw and threw

Murphy Gienger hesitated before answering the question. Gienger is a senior shortstop and pitcher with two arm angles for the Douglas County baseball team, but he was thrown a curve when asked which … more

CHSAA panel gives green light to three pilot sports

When spring rolls around, it’s the time that the Colorado High Schools Activities Association Legislative Committee gets together to approve or shoot down possible changes to Colorado high school … more

His success is adding up

Ponderosa co-op boys swim coach Warren Ross likes to tell the story of how Nathan Griffin predicted what he was going to do two years ago when he was a freshman. Ross recalls that Griffin got caught … more

Golf suits her to a tee

Taylor Tucker watches basketball games that include those of the ThunderRidge girls team, but doesn't consider playing again. Tucker played basketball and golf as a ThunderRidge freshman, but quit … more

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson … more

Lacrosse player not holding back on hope

Highlands Ranch senior Shaylah Devlin took a class in forensic science, which piqued her interest in solving crimes. Devlin, who plays girls lacrosse for the Rock Canyon co-op team, has had no … more

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. … more

Rocky Vista students provide sports physicals

A partnership between Rocky Vista University, Special Olympics Colorado and the Denver Osteopathic Foundation helped provide free sports physicals for athletes with disabilities. An average athlete … more

No stranger to making decisions

Landry Johnston looks comfortable when ushering players around on the soccer pitch. Johnston is a senior at Legend High School and the student body president, so it is not surprising to see her … more

Pugh, Horan in good company with honor

Local products Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan, members of the U.S. women’s soccer team, joined an impressive assembly of people on April 3 when they each accepted Denver Challenge Coins and … more

Change in sports is net gain

Dante Delgado started to play lacrosse because of peer pressure. The Douglas County senior is the leading goal scorer on the team and the early season goals leader in the Douglas County League this … more

Colorado Community Media All-South Metro Boys Basketball Team

Kobe Sanders, Chaparral Class: Junior Height: 6-0 Did you know? He stepped up to take over the team's leadership role and was the leading scorer with a 16.3 average for the state runner-up. Julian … more

Colorado Community Media All-South Metro Girls Basketball Team

Jana Van Gytenbeek, Cherry Creek Class: Junior Height: 5-7 Did you know? The clutch player for the state champion Bruins led the Centennial League with an 18.0 scoring and 5.1 assist average. Kasey … more

Twin sisters have thrill of being on two state title teams

State championships should never be taken for granted. They are just too hard to attain. Twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill, however, have been on two state championship teams in the last 12 months. … more
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