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Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Payton Canon, Cherry Creek The senior carded an even-par 31 in a nine-hole Centennial League girls golf season opener on March 8 at The Links. Josh Carlson, Arapahoe The sophomore had four goals and … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … 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

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … more

Boys volleyball takes first step toward being sanctioned in Colorado

Boys volleyball has been trying to open the door to get the sport sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association for around 20 years, according to John Prusinowski. Well, boys … 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

Olympics could again be tough sell in Denver

It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

Bruins, Warriors advance to Sweet 16

Both Cherry Creek's boys and girls teams and Arapahoe's girls team won games needed to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the state basketball playoffs. Cherry Creek's boys were seeded 23rd in the … more

On Campus: Centennial/Littleton/Englewood

Arapahoe • Rod Sherman, who helped build Valor Christian into a state football powerhouse, is the new head football coach at Arapahoe. Sherman was the school’s athletic director from 2007-12 and … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Kali March, Arapahoe The sophomore was 10-for-10 at the foul line and scored 18 points with five steals in a 55-38 girls basketball win over Cherokee Trail on Feb. 14. Diamante Martinez, Englewood … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Alec Pell, Cherry Creek The junior contributed 17 points in a 60-45 Centennial League boys basketball victory over Arapahoe on Feb. 7. Kali March, Arapahoe The sophomore led the girls basketball team … more

Standout Performers: Arapahoe County

Jana van Gytenbeek, Cherry Creek The sophomore guard made six-of-seven 3-pointers, scored 32 points, had six assists and made six steals in a 69-43 girls basketball win Jan. 31 over Overland. Delaney … more

Former Bronco McCaffrey takes over Valor program

Ed McCaffrey's bonds to Valor Christian go back a long way, and now the former Denver Broncos wide receiver has been named the new Eagles football coach. Valor Christian Athletic Director Jamie … more

New Englewood football coach a familiar face in area

Mike Campbell was the center of attention Jan. 17 when Englewood High School officials held a meeting and introduced him as the new head football coach. Campbell, who was at the helm of the Arapahoe … more

Putting passion into practice

There were no sports for girls at the middle school Caryn Jarocki attended in the Chicago area, so she kept the scorebook for the boys. That didn’t sit well with Jarocki. “That made me angry … more

The 2017 All-South Metro Football Team

OFFENSE Quarterback: Alex Padilla, 6-2, 190, junior, Cherry Creek Had a 125.6 quarterback rating, passing for 2,678 yards and 40 TDs. Running back: Dominic Bettini, 5-9, 170, junior, Highlands Ranch … more
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