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Town honors Castle View football team

It was a transformative year for the Castle View High School football team — and a successful one. So much so that the Town of Castle Rock recognized the team with an official proclamation at the … more

'I do what it takes to win,' says son of former Denver Nugget Earl Boykins

It may not come to anyone's surprise that the Boykins have a competitive household. Whether its bowling or family game night, TJ and his father, Earl, always seem to be vying for No. 1. When it comes … more

D’Evelyn senior named 2018 U.S. Paralympics High School Track Athlete of the Year

Beatriz Hatz was sitting in a car with her mother a year ago, feeling anxious as she waited for a phone call from the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field team. Hatz was going on a rant, telling her … more

Daniel Murphy moves from second to first for Rockies

Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base. As for taking his kids to get a picture with Santa at the mall just days before the holiday? Hey, … more

For football, a new class could be in session

A new year is approaching and a change could be imminent for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s big-school football playoffs. CHSAANow.com reported that administrators from large … more

South Metro football players of the year: McCaffrey, Zemla soared with the Eagles

Luke McCaffrey and Ethan Zemla were dual threats for the state champion Valor Christian football team and headline the Colorado Community Media All-South Metro football team. The 26-player team was … more

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 1/2 years. She announced her plans Dec. 19 in a letter … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • The hockey team held a 30-19 advantage in shots on goal over Pueblo County but lost the game 4-1 on Dec. 11. Payton Pool scored the goal for the Sabercats, who were scoreless on seven … more

Chaparral, Valor athletes share volleyball honors

Chaparral’s Julianna Dalton was switched this season from an outside hitter to the middle, the position that Valor Christian’s Anna Davis plays. Dalton and Davis were standout volleyball players … more

Gift from afar scores down under

We are often reminded that one of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to help those in need. It’s a special time of year, and Rock Canyon assistant basketball coach Nick Mahan … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Making his moves

In a sport that, by nature, comes down to the individual, Kayden Johnson is a team player. The senior does what is best for the storied Ponderosa wrestling squad. He's an unassuming athlete. He … more

Colorado Classic becomes a women-only pro cycling race

The Colorado Classic will become the only women's stand-alone stage race in the Western Hemisphere on the Union Cycliste Internationale calendar and USA Cycling's Pro Road Tour, according to a news … more

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
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