Keyword: Jim Benton
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Time to kick soccer shootouts to the curb

Driving to EchoPark Automotive Stadium for the Class 5A soccer semifinals on Nov. 7, I had visions of seeing well-played, competitive matches with no shootouts. But what did I see? A shootout. … more

Valor takes 5A volleyball title

Senior Courtney Lane summed up the four-year journey of the Valor Christian girls volleyball program after the Eagles wrapped up the state championship with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Chaparral on … more

A 'surreal' celebration for Warriors

A large group of Arapahoe High School students and supporters gathered at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Nov. 9 with hopes that the boys soccer team could provide some encouragement to the school that … more

Volleyball tourney: time to seize the day

Colorado Mesa University volleyball standout Kasie Gilfert has a message that sounds simple for players who will be participating in the CHSAA State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 8-10 at the … more

Sometimes today is better than the old days

I have admitted this before, but often I have a tendency to like the old way that things were done. However, I welcome the change the Colorado High School Activities Association adopted for the state … more

Creek girls second, Heritage boys third at state

Cherry Creek cross country coach Ethan Dusto knew his team had a good chance to finish second in the state cross country meet Oct. 27 at the Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Mountain Vista … more

Student Athlete Spotlight: Football player has sky-high hopes

Gianni Palazzo plays football and runs track at Heritage High School. So it's natural to figure he might find a relaxing way to spend his free time. However, Palazzo hopes to get into the Air Force … more

Pressure is on for runners aiming for title

High school sports can be beneficial in demonstrating values that athletes can use later in life, like discipline, dedication, teamwork and the ability to handle adversity. However, one of the … more

Athlete Spotlight: Jack of all trades gets around

Jack Kail is a three-sport senior at Littleton, and multisport high school athletes are rare these days. Longer high school seasons and the pressure to specialize in one sport during the off season … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • Sophomore Jay Wolf took a pass from Centennial League points leader Cameron Gail and scored the game’s only goal in the second half to lift the boys soccer team to a 1-0 win over … more

Athlete Spotlight: For him, football is a rush

Ikaika Gonzalez-bentosino has been pushing for a long time. He is a senior running back for Englewood and is starting to see progress in his fourth season as a member of the Pirates' football team. … more

For Arapahoe, not playing was right move

Arapahoe High School officials made a tough decision last week. But it was the right call to forfeit the school's football game against rival Cherry Creek after the deaths of two students within … more

Alma mater days come to end for top player

I’ve never considered “old school” to be a derogatory term, especially since I’m more old-school than I sometimes want to admit. I do have a cell phone and know enough about computers, … more

Athlete Spotlight: Doubling up for a change

Ethan Montoya hasn't lost a match this season but they have all been doubles matches. “I'm actually a singles player,” said the Littleton senior, who is 11-0 in doubles matches including 10 with … more

Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … more

Athlete Spotlight: Great, in a number of ways

Quarterback Alex Padilla put up impressive numbers for the Cherry Creek football team last season, but not good enough in a few areas, which he is hoping to upgrade this season. The senior has … more

Adjusting to new place, sport’s pace

Rebecca Guggenbach is a 16-year-old with a passion for music. She never had time to participate in athletic activities in the past, but she is on the Mountain Vista girls cross country team this … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

Her hard work sure adds up

Maggie Swank is undecided about what career choice to pursue, but engineering is one of her options. In the meantime, the senior is trying to engineer a way to get more wins for the Englewood … more
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