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State wrestling schedule announced

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the schedule for next week's state wrestling tournaments. They will be at the Southwest Motor Events Center in Pueblo. The … more

Senior succeeds by wrestling smarter

It takes strength and agility among the many things needed to become a good high school wrestler. However it takes a least one more thing, which has taken Legend senior Treyson Valdez a while to … more

Boys wrestling rankings

MONUMENT -- Here are the latest boys wrestling rankings from On the Mat Magazine: Class 3A 113 pounds: 2. Daniel Soto, Jefferson. 18. Donovan Birmingham, Fort Lupton. 120 pounds: 12. Andrew … more

Girls wrestling: Regional tournament comes to Fort Lupton March 6

MONUMENT -- Here are the latest On the Mat rankings for girls wrestlng: 106 pounds: 3. Rylee Balcazar, Fort Lupton. 4. Alyssa Cortez, Horizon. 5. Emmy Kiefer, Riverdale Ridge. 105 pounds: 4. … more

For area teams, postseason draws near

This is the final week of the regular season for boys and girls basketball, and 32 teams will advance to the state playoffs, which begin with first-round games on March 9. Wrestling regional … more

High school sports roundup: Valor holds off Chaparral in meeting of top-five hockey teams

Unbeaten Valor Christian, ranked third among 5A hockey teams in the official CHSAA poll, clashed with fifth-ranked Chaparral on Feb.19 in a South Conference showdown Valor jumped ahead 4-1 after … more

Douglas County guard says sinking shots is the point

What Jaeton Hackley believes is the best part of basketball is probably the same for most players. “Seeing the ball through the hoop is the best part of basketball in my opinion,” said Hackley, … more

Regional wrestling locations set

AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association announced the locations for this year's regional wrestling tournaments. They are set for Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6. In class 3A, … more

'It’s the effort that makes you successful, not the outcome'

When Highlands Ranch tennis coach Frank Adams first picked up a racket as a 15-year-old in Philadelphia, the closest he’d previously been to playing the sport was Ping-Pong. Now, at 63, he’s … more

High school sports roundup: Rival hoops games not like they used to be

Boys basketball games between Mountain Vista and ThunderRidge used to be the highlight of the season, with overflow crowds packing the gym. Games between the rival schools are still good, but the … more

Prep athletes get busy after start of Season B

Season B sports got the green light to start on Jan. 25 and the beginning of their abbreviated schedules were highlighted with a few matchups between highly ranked teams. The following is a roundup … more

Hockey team ready to fight for every inch

Chaparral hockey coach Ryan Finnefrock knows the value of having a good team captain. He was a captain when he played for Ralston Valley over 10 years ago and now he has three captains on his Chap … more

Season B goes ahead after much consideration

Season B started Jan. 25, but it took work, determination and soul-searching from the Colorado High School Activities Association to usher in the six sports seasons. Boys and girls basketball, … more

Basketball season will look different

There is to be a 2021 Colorado high school basketball season — although nothing is certain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball practices for boys and girls were to begin on Jan. 18 and … more

Ponderosa seen as dominant as wrestling season nears

Ponderosa has been a dominant wrestling team in the south metro area and it seems like nothing will change this season. The Mustangs have won 24 of the past 26 Continental League dual meet titles and … more

Tough year had some bright moments

Being asked to write a column for the new year usually means wrapping up the highlights from the previous year. But 2020 was a frustrating, discouraging, disappointing, terrible year and there are … more

Kicker hopes Texas event will help draw colleges

Connor Mantelli was nervous on the first day of the Kicking World National Showcase, but he was one of the outstanding kickers during the two-day camp held Dec. 5-6 in Austin, Texas. Now he’s a … more

Mid-January date set for prep practices to begin

With multiple meetings through mid-December, including weekend work, the Colorado High School Activities Association has secured variances from the Colorado Department of Public Health and … more

For some, the more sports the merrier

Multi-sport competitors used to be prominent in Colorado high school athletics, but their ranks have been decreasing in recent years. More young athletes are specializing in one sport, often because … more

Start of winter high school sports pushed back

Coaches for Season B sports had been looking over their shoulders for about a month, waiting to find out if their teams would be able to play as originally scheduled. Then, word came down Dec. 7 that … more
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