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For teams' seniors, it's a spring of frustration

High school spring sports athletes and coaches spent weeks in limbo, waiting to see if they would be able to play. The Colorado High School Activities Association first suspended all spring … more

Spring activities on hold in bid to keep kids safe

Nobody should blame Rhonda Blanford-Green if she feels overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or pressured these days. These are common thoughts for people who have to make tough decisions. Blanford-Green is … more

Valor goalie shows real grit

Trey Hirschfield is like most good goaltenders and knows a lot of his success depends on the defense in front of him. Hirschfield, a senior at Valor Christian, has been named the 2020 Colorado … more

Life in the fast lane

The adjustment made by Anna Shaw is complete. Shaw, a junior swimmer at Heritage, won the 50-yard freestyle in Class 4A as a freshman. Heritage moved up to 5A last season and Shaw was third in the 50 … more

Worth his weights in golds

Regis Jesuit wrestler Antonio Segura won his second straight Colorado wrestling championship this season at 145 pounds. He has been named the Colorado Community 2020 South Metro Wrestler of the Year. … more

Basketball season ends without champions

There will be no 2020 Colorado state basketball champions. After the girls semifinal games in the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications were played on March 12, the Colorado High School Activities … more

Valor Christian captures first hockey title

Evan Pahos was a spoiler at the March 10 state hockey championship game at the Pepsi Center, but he finally brought an outburst of cheers from Valor Christian fans. Pahos, a 160-pound Valor junior … more

Spring high school sports, activities suspended through April 6 in Colorado

The impact of COVID-19 on the sports world has extended to the Colorado high school level. The Colorado High School Activities Association has suspended all spring sports and activities through April … more

Free throws propel Falcons past Raiders

All those sessions shooting free throws with her dad paid dividends for Highlands Ranch junior Payton Muma on March 6 at the Denver Coliseum. The Falcons held a 45-44 lead over Continental League … more

Grandview, Valor advance to boys basketball semifinals

Grandview will face the challenge of playing top-seeded Rangeview in the semifinals of the Class 5A boys high school basketball playoffs, while sixth-seeded Valor Christian (20-6) will play … more

Girls basketball: South metro teams dominate playoffs

Four area teams won Great 8 games on March 5 at the Denver Coliseum to advance to the Final Four of the Class 5A girls state high school basketball championships. Top-seeded Valor Christian (25-1) … more

March is month for athletes to dodge snow

There was yet another snow storm late in the day March 1, although much lighter than previous ones in February, but it was enough to cover the fields and playing surfaces as the 2020 spring sports … more

Valor edges Regis to reach title game

Valor Christian's hockey team took advantage of a crazy bounce to notch a 2-1 semifinal victory over Regis Jesuit on March 5 on the ice at the Pepsi Center in the state high school hockey playoffs. … more

Chaparral’s shooting keys win over Douglas County

Chaparral showed its ability to shoot from long range in its 91-64 win over Douglas County on Feb. 29 in a second-round Class 5A boys state playoff basketball victory. The Wolverines fired away over … more

Intensity climbs in playoffs

State playoff action in 4A and 5A high school basketball started last week with the first two rounds, and there is nothing better that watching playoff action in any sport. The intensity and … more

Girls basketball playoffs: How area teams fared

Top-seeded Valor Christian, defending state champion Cherry Creek, Regis Jesuit, Grandview, Highlands Ranch, Arapahoe and Cherokee Trail were south metro teams to notch second-round victories in the … more

Boys basketball playoffs: How area teams fared

Five south metro area teams prevailed in second-round Class 5A boys playoff basketball games played on Feb. 29. Sweet 16 games were scheduled to be held March 4, with the winning teams advancing to … more

Three south metro teams make hockey final four

Semifinal pairings for the state high school hockey tournament are set. Top-seeded Valor Christian (18-2-1) will face two-time defending state champion and fifth-seeded Regis Jesuit (13-6-2) in a … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Hockey player sticks to business

Personality-wise, Mason Hoehn is one of Valor Christian's quietest hockey players. However, on the ice he lets everybody know he means business. All that probably started when he convinced his mom to … more

Area students earn free ride through caddying

Thirteen students from Colorado have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies. The final selections were made after interviews Jan. 28 at … more
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