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In high school sports, training takes new direction

It’s often easy to distinguish a good athlete by the way he or she moves. That starts with strength training and conditioning, which have advanced over the years into a science. There is more to … more

Game’s reach goes beyond beach

Shelly Leuenberger temporarily left her love of playing beach volleyball behind when she moved with her family from California to Colorado. However, the Parker resident is playing volleyball again in … more

Young drivers put pedal to the metal

The pop-pop-pop of the one-cylinder engines filled the air as young drivers waited to be called to the starting line during the June 23 Junior Dragster Division Championships at Bandimere Speedway in … more

Mountain Vista athlete is double honoree in baseball

One of the debates in baseball that has been around for a long time questions whether pitching or hitting is more vital for successful baseball teams. Good pitching is important, especially late in … more

Jamie Tatum named Girls Soccer Player of Year

Jamie Tatum’s scoring statistics aren’t overwhelming, but the Rock Canyon senior midfield soccer player showed the ability to produce when it counted. Tatum, who will continue playing at the next … more

Ponderosa athlete named Boys Swimmer of Year

Ponderosa junior Blake Wilton was one of the state’s strongest swimmers throughout the season and has been named the 2018 Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Swimmer of the year. Wilton … more

Heritage gets to 5A baseball final before losing to Mountain Vista

Heritage went into the final two days of the Class 5A state baseball tournament at Denver's All-City Stadium as the unbeaten team in the double-elimination tournament. Heritage coach Ty Munro called … more

Creek relay team wins state track title

Cherry Creek junior Marcus Miller was a contender most of the final day of the Class 5A state track meet on May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. Miller was third in the 100 meters and fourth in the 200 meters, … more

Cherry Creek girls capture tennis crown

Tennis is in the blood of Cherry Creek's freshman twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill. It's something natural for them because the family has played and watched a lot of tennis. The sisters helped the … more

It’s a sacrifice bunt it can pay off

In today’s high school baseball, most of the attention is focused on pitch counts, hitting and base running. A key sacrifice bunt often goes unnoticed. But it remains an important part of baseball, … more

Broncos visit Casa Bonita for draft picks

It was more than just the typical Saturday rush that brought dozens of people to Casa Bonita on the morning of April 28. The Denver Broncos took over the famous restaurant for the third day of the … more

On Campus: Littleton/Englewood/Centennial

Arapahoe • The baseball team wrapped up the regular Centennial League season with back-to-back games against Cherokee Trail and Overland. The three-day Centennial League Challenge begins April 28 … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • Junior keeper Grace Cadorette made five saves as the soccer team blanked Cherry Creek 5-0 on April 12 to remain unbeaten in the past six games. • The boys lacrosse team, unbeaten in … more

On Campus: Littleton/Englewood/Centennial

Arapahoe • The girls golf team was third at Aurora Hills Golf Club in the third Centennial League tournament of the season on April 4. Christine Attal turned in a score of 81 to lead the team. • … more

Eagles win diamond thriller over Warriors

Arapahoe and Heritage renewed their long rivalry on the baseball diamond March 23 in a game that lived up to expectations. The excellent pitching on both sides made runs hard to come by, but the game … more

All-South Metro Basketball teams loaded with talent

Most basketball coaches would love to have a well-rounded team. With the 14 players — seven boys and seven girls — selected to the 2017-18 Colorado Community Media All-South Metro teams, that is … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • Daniel Benson finished third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.70 to help the boys swim team finish in eighth place at the Coaches Invite swim meet on March 17. • The girls … more

Ponderosa athlete is master of the mat

Ponderosa junior Cohlton Schultz is a modest wrestler who is on his way to becoming one of the best in Colorado. Schultz moved up to 285 pounds and wrapped up an undefeated season (50-0) by winning … more

Young first baseman finding his swing for Rockies

Ryan McMahon is moving closer to opening the regular season as the Colorado Rockies' first baseman. The 23-year-old was hitting over .380 as of last week. "The numbers might be OK, but numbers … more

Andrews, Cable take honors for swimming, diving

Kylie Andrews' senior season on the Heritage girls swimming team was one to remember and Arapahoe junior diver Franny Cable finally had a season she doesn't want to forget. Andrews was named the 2018 … more
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