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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

No. 3 Pomona football plows over Chaparral

ARVADA — Pomona senior Kenny Maes put the icing on top of a snowy victory Oct. 26 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Maes returned an interception 91 yards for a touchdown in the final minutes to cap off a 34-0 victory for the Panthers against … more

Football a kick for high schooler off to Baylor

Issac Power gave up kicking a soccer ball when he was a freshman at Ponderosa. Instead, he started booting a football. Power is now one of the best punters, kickoff specialists and placekickers in the state as a senior and will be a punter in the … more

Jeffco Sports Standouts — week of Oct. 26

Drew Seidel, Wheat RidgeIn the boys Region 1 Class 4A regional cross country championships on Oct. 19, the senior won the championship with a time of 17:50.18. Jessica Espinoza, PomonaThe senior … more

Ralston Valley repeats as 5A Jeffco League boys champs

ARVADA — Arvada West and Ralston Valley boys soccer programs have been here before — head-to-head with the Class 5A Jeffco League title on the line. In a must-win situation for Ralston Valley’s postseason and conference championship hopes, … 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

Local athletes qualify for state cross country meet

The following are area team and individual qualifiers for the state cross country championships, which will be held Oct. 28 at the Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs. The top four teams out of each regional meet qualified for the state … more

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

Ralston Valley continues winning streak over rival A-West in football

ARVADA — The different between rival high schools separated by 3.5 miles was about 18 inches Oct. 13 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Ralston Valley junior quarterback AJ Jergensen plowed into the end zone from less than a yard out on the … more

Arvada West erases bad regional memories, advances to state

ARVADA — Arvada West’s softball team officially put the past behind them Oct. 14 at Youth Memorial Park. “I don’t think we were really nervous at all compared to last year,” A-West senior Shea Mauser said after the Wildcats punched … 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

Sports Standouts - Week of Oct. 12, 2017

Kailey Robb,Arvada West The senior hit a 3-run homer to spark an 11-run fifth inning during a 13-1 win on Oct. 4 over Pomona to clinch the Jeffco 5A softball title. Gabe Goodman,Green … more

Bricks give heft to team spirit

Scott Gardner was part of the first graduating class at Mountain Vista and was an offensive guard on the football team. So he was part of the tradition of players painting bricks green on one side and decorating the other side to reflect … 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

So far, focus has remained on the games

Like it or not, what goes on in the National Football League usually filters down to the high school level. Many NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice. The protests became … more

Jefferson County: Standout Performers for Sept. 28

Gianna Walker,Wheat Ridge Walker, a senior outfielder, had a banner day in the 17-6 softball win over Green Mountain on Sept. 19 with four hits, four runs scored, four runs batted in and three … more

Golfer has a grip on goals as state approaches

Lakewood’s Jack Castiglia will be making his fourth appearance in the Class 5A boys state golf tournament and the senior has something to prove. Castiglia was this season’s Jefferson County League 5A medalist with a stroke average of 70, but … more

Local players headed to state golf tourney

Area qualifiers for the state high school golf tournaments. The Class 5A state tourney will held at Common Ground in Aurora, the 4A at Raccoon Creek in Littleton and the 3A at Indian Peaks in Lafayette. Each of the tournaments is Oct. 2 and … 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

Jeffco Sports Standouts: Sept. 21 edition

Shea Mauser, Arvada West The senior pitched her second no-hitter of the season in a five-inning, 15-0 triumph over Chaparral on Sept. 11. The next day She had four hits off four at-bats, along … more
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