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Teams head back to the mats

Once again this season, Castle View and Ponderosa appear to have the top wrestling teams among schools from the south metro area. The two schools have a combined three state champions, two state runners-up and a third-place wrestler returning to … more

Lions finish second at state tourney

Lutheran finished second in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament Nov. 10-11 at the Denver Coliseum, and the Lions are loaded with enough underclass talent for another visit to the Denver venue next season. Eaton won its fifth consecutive … more

Roy Halladay left good memories through years in baseball

Ralston Valley baseball coach Brad Madden grew up playing baseball with Roy Halladay. It didn’t take Madden long to realize that Halladay, who was his teammate at Arvada West, was a special player. Halladay, 40, was killed Nov. 7 when the … more

Valor, Creek roll to first-round football wins

Valor Christian and Cherry Creek, two schools that have had success over the years in the state football playoffs, notched Class 5A first-round wins on Nov. 10. Top-seeded and defending state champion Valor, which is seeking its eighth state … more

On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Chaparral Defensive leaders Jacob Stanton, Isaac Wilson, Tristan Dietz and Mickey Mcclelland will have the challenge of trying to contain defending state champion Valor Christian when the teams … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Taylor White, ThunderRidge The senior quarterback had 321 total yards in a 41-7 loss to Columbine on Nov. 2. Zachary Johnson, Douglas County He had 12 carries for 156 yards and two … more

Volleyball leaps in popularity in Colorado

Volleyball is a sport that I never connected with, probably because of my introduction decades ago in elementary school. Half of the physical education class was stationed on each side of the net and I never was able to touch the ball. So obviously … more

Mustangs, Bruins fare well at state gymnastics

Ponderosa finished seventh and Cherry Creek finished eighth in the team standings at the Nov. 2 Class 5A state gymnastics meet at Thornton High School. Pomona won its third straight first-place trophy with a score of 188.075. Ponderosa finished … more

On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Chaparral The volleyball team won its last five Continental League matches and wrapped up the league championship with a 3-2 win over top-ranked Castle View on Oct. 25. The Wolverines won the … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Cole Sprout, Valor Christian The sophomore set a course record of 15:42.1 on Oct. 28 to win the boys Class 4A state cross country championship. Kira Thomsen, Chaparral The junior had 11 … 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

On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Chaparral The football team has a Mount Evans league showdown against Pomona on Oct. 27. The teams are tied for first with 3-0 records and the Panthers have won the past two games between the … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Josh Harnden, Legend The senior midfielder scored the winning goal in the soccer team's 1-0 win over Ponderosa on Oct. 17. Cole Sprout, Valor Christian The sophomore standout won the 4A … 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

Softball title now the stuff of Legend

Junior shortstop Payton Lincavage was never skeptical about Legend's chances of winning the state softball championship. “We had been saying it all season: This is the year of the Titans," she said. "I had no doubts.” Legend captured the … more

On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Chaparral The football team has won four straight games heading into a Mount Evans League game Oct. 20 against Rock Canyon. The Wolverines are 2-0 in the league and tied with Pomona. The defense … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Cole Sprout, Valor Christian The sophomore was the individual champion by 24 seconds in the Class 4A Jefferson County cross country meet on Oct. 12 with a time of 15:56. Caden Meis, … 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

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

State tennis title eludes Creek for first time in seven years

There is very little talk among coaches and players in the Cherry Creek tennis program about wins. Still, senior Tyler Schoen realizes there is still some stress during state tournament time. “It's a little frustrating,” Schoen said. … more
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