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Valor aims for new role as member of league

Valor Christian has been a success athletically since the school opened in 2007. On the state championship level alone, the Eagles have won 23 championships with 14 runner-up finishes. “At Valor we’re always looking at ways that we can do … more

Area state tennis qualifiers for 2017

Area players who have qualified for the Colorado State Tennis Championships. Alternates are not included. The 5A tournament is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 at Gates Tennis Center in Denver while the 4A … more

For him, ‘every day is a big day’

It was meaningful when Steve Haggerty stepped to the tee during the MCPH Celebrity Golf Classic, which was held July 24 at The Ridge at Castle Pines North. Haggerty, the 64-year-old former … more

What a difference a rivalry makes

Rivalry football games are contests that get circled on the calendar, get players and students pumped up and get coaches to put a little extra into game planning. Pueblo Central versus Pueblo Centennial is the oldest rivalry football game in … more

Jeffco school marching bands take the field

Nerves were high, but so was musicality as 15 Jefferson County high school marching bands took the field for their first performance of the season at the Jeffco Marching Band Festival held Sept. 19 … more

Basketball victory a tale of turnaround

It seems that nobody can remember the last time the Littleton boys basketball team defeated city rival Heritage. The Littleton Lions snapped a long, yet-to-be-resolved losing streak against Heritage … more

Pomona football earns another title shot at Mile High Stadium

AURORA — Pomona is heading back to familiar territory. The No. 4-seeded Panthers defeated No. 8 Grandview 42-20 on Nov. 25 at Legacy Stadium in the Class 5A football state semifinal. The victory … more

Columbine edges Jeffco rival Ralston Valley

LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t picture perfect Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, but Columbine walked out of Jeffco Stadium with an important win to start the football season. The Rebels, ranked No. 8 in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A football preseason poll, … more

Skateboarding in Arvada

The Arvada Skate Park draws skateboarders and BMX riders from across the Denver area. For Leonardo Zorriooa, 13, an Edgewater resident, the Arvada Skate Park is premier because it is “well made” and has “a unique and different style.” … more

Denver Bulldogs take football down under

There was a lot about Melbourne, Australia, that Troy Kirk missed when he moved to Colorado years ago with his wife — family, friends and football. “I missed everything about the sport when I moved here but an old coach had told me there was … more

Memory and legacy of Dave Sanders continues at Columbine

LITTLETON — Linda Sanders wore her Columbine softball T-shirt and hat as she received plenty of hugs Sept. 7. “This community all pulled together in 1999,” Sanders said. “I think it’s great that they get little reminders now and again. … more

Polls drive up interest, but are not all that accurate

The veracity of preseason basketball polls is often ridiculed. Yes, polls mean little, since a lot will change during the season. Polls are speculative, especially the preseason ones, and teams still … more

Making sure every stroke counts

They drive around the golf course in carts and get good views of the action. They are the rules officials who volunteer at the various levels of golf, both professional and amateur. And while some golfers would rather not see them, officials … more

Jeffco Sports Standouts — Nov. 2 2017

Chad Dines, D’Evelyn The senior quarterback completed nine of 10 passes for 283 yards and six touchdowns in a 49-8 football win over Denver West on Oct. 28. Drew Seidel, Wheat … more

Athletes strive to get up to speed

Speed never takes a day off, goes the adage. “Speed is any sport is very, very important because it's hard to teach speed,” Cherry Creek soccer coach Chelo Curi said. The ability to move fast is important in almost all athletic endeavors … more

Cross country could be path to lead country

Tiya Chamberlin, a junior captain on the Wheat Ridge girls cross country team, has a suggestion for politicians to help relieve the current turmoil in Washington, D.C. “I think what would calm all the politicians is if they would just go for a … more

Bandimere Speedway echoes with thunder this weekend

Bandimere Speedway becomes the source of thunder on the mountain July 21-22 when hundreds of drivers fire up their powerful engines to compete in the National Hot Rod Association’s Mopar Mile High Nationals. “Teams begin arriving July 19 to … more

State gymnatics: Pomona, A-West, Lakewood and Green Mountain snag titles

THORNTON — Green Mountain senior Ramya Sinha sang the national anthem and then played spoiler on the final day of the 3-day state gymnastics meet at Thornton High School. “I really was (nervous),” Sinha said of singing the anthem Nov. 4. … more

Rooting for the home team in RBLL lacrosse

When most people think Colorado and lacrosse, professional teams like the Colorado Mammoth and Denver Outlaws are probably the first, and often only, things that come to mind. A year ago, Fort Collins resident Brandon Scharaga wanted to change … more

The fun in finding a favorite fishing hole

Jefferson County is overflowing with waters for anglers to cast a line in and see what bites. “Whether you’re fishing with your family at a park like Pine Valley Ranch, or trying fly fishing at Lair o’ the Bear, there are a lot of … more
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