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Jeffco sports standouts: Sept. 14 edition

Jack Castiglia, Lakewood In the first four Jefferson County League golf meets, the senior has played 72 holes in a combined 5-under-par with scores of 69, 69, 72 and 72. Chad Dines, … more

Wheat Ridge softball uses 2-out rallies to nip Ralston Valley

WHEAT RIDGE — Nothing has come easy for Ralston Valley or Wheat Ridge softball programs this season. The Mustangs and Farmers both came into the non-league game Sept. 12 with sub-.500 records and seeking some momentum before starting conference … more

For this champion, ‘it’s all just wrestling’

Cohl Schultz didn’t wrestle with boredom this summer. The 16-year-old Ponderosa junior traveled around Europe from Austria to Serbia to Finland to Sweden to France and finally to Greece. He returned home as the first American Cadet World … more

By any name, there’s no substitute for their support

They are the players who rarely hear their names over the public address system despite their hard work in practices. They are the players who have some of the most difficult jobs on the team. They see limited varsity playing time but have to … 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

Lacrosse coach adds to luster of program

Everybody knew him when he walked into the room and he received a loud ovation. Brent Adams was introduced Sept. 5 as the new boys lacrosse coach for the Falcons of Highlands Ranch High School. He became another well-recognized lacrosse coach as … more

CHSAA commissioner aims to bring new perspective to job

Rhonda Blanford-Green is a former track star who has been displaying her speed in her new job as Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner. Blanford-Green was hired in March and his … 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

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

Creek grad is making mark in college volleyball

Alison Fowler answered questions four years ago when she was walking out the doors of Cherry Creek High School. She was often asked about New York Institute of Technology which was her college … more

The drone zone

Jeremy Henning is a kicker, but he isn’t as isolated or withdrawn on the sidelines during practice as most high school kickers. The Highlands Ranch senior works during the usual field goal and punting drills but he also pilots the drone that … more

Report puts health of young athletes in spotlight

Maybe that last-place ranking that Colorado recently received in the report released by the Korey Stringer Institute on managing injury risk has turned into a positive for the Colorado High School … more

Pomona gymnastics ready to overcome bad break

ARVADA — Two-time defending Class 5A gymnastics state champion Pomona has the defending 5A individual all-around champion back in junior Brooke Weins. However, there is a possibility Weins won’t have the opportunity to defend her all-around … 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

Drills prep players for soccer matches

Soccer matches are packed with one-on-one confrontations as players mark each other up and down the field. Therefore, many practice sessions also involve drills with players going against another player to simulate game action. “We try to … more

Broncos great offers motivation for high school players

Denver Broncos hall of fame running back Terrell Davis started the Mile High Salute in the 1990s after he scored touchdowns to honor service men. Davis received a salute of sort with a standing ovation after his 35-minute speech on Aug. 18 at the … more

Youths learn some big-league lessons

Most of the young baseball players didn't know anything about their coaches, but it really didn't matter, since the tutors were all former major league baseball players. There were 125 youngsters … more

A world-class course for hardy cyclists

Brian Baker, a cyclist from Vail, races recreationally all over the state throughout the summer. “I like having something to train for,” he said. So for Baker, the Golden Gran Fondo is an ideal way to spend a Sunday. A cycling road race … more

Jeffco’s top golfers eye strong senior season

LAKEWOOD — There is always room for improvement. That was the mentality Lakewood senior Jack Castiglia had during the off-season. Before beginning his senior campaign the three-time Class 5A boys golf state qualifier went through a grip and … more

Something old, something new for softball teams

Fielding ground and fly balls, batting practice, pitching exercises and base running drills are part of most girls softball practices. Those are some of the tried-and-true methods coaches rely on, but increasingly, coaches turn to new technology … more
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