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Student-athlete spotlight: Wrestler powers way toward goals

Arapahoe's Trey Whitehead learned last season that there are no shortcuts to be a successful wrestler. Whitehead, a senior 126-pounder, is having a good season and credits hard work. “I've done all … more

On Campus: Littleton/Centennial/Englewood

Arapahoe • Eliana McClarie scored 16 points to help the girls basketball team record a 56-38 non-league win over Chaparral on Feb. 5. Junior Kathleen Wortman led the team with 12 points, and all 12 … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Arapahoe diver repeats as state champion

Franny Cable wasn’t feeling great despite a 39-point lead heading in the diving finals of the Class 5A state swimming and diving meet on Feb. 9 at the Veterans Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton. … more

Valor swimmer making waves

Lindsay Stenstrom has been following in the athletic footsteps of her family and insists there has not been any pressure. Stenstrom's mother Lori is a former Valor Christian girls swimming coach and … more

Point guard builds on experience

Jana Van Gytenbeek has been one of Colorado's top girls basketball players for the past two seasons, and the Cherry Creek junior continues to get better. The 5-foot-7 point guard who has verbally … more

Scoring leader keeps defense busy

Susie Puchino is a soccer player who is becoming more confident as a point guard in basketball. Puchino, a 5-foot-6 junior co-captain at Littleton High School, is the Lions' leader in almost every … more

Shooting guard travels, but not on court

It takes Bryson Stephens more than 30 minutes to get to school each day and about the same amount of time or more to get home after basketball practice. Stephens is a junior shooting guard at … more

South Metro football players of the year: McCaffrey, Zemla soared with the Eagles

Luke McCaffrey and Ethan Zemla were dual threats for the state champion Valor Christian football team and headline the Colorado Community Media All-South Metro football team. The 26-player team was … more

Valor wins eighth football title

The Valor Christian football team was once again playing in a state championship game on Dec. 1 at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. In that game, Valor completed an undefeated 14-win season and captured … more

Arapahoe senior came out swinging

Tyler Landen grew a lot as a tennis player this season. The 6-foot-3 Arapahoe senior finished third in the Class 5A state tournament at the Gates Tennis Center in the No. 1 singles draw, and coach … more

Junior’s low scores are par for course

Junior Tarek Salem of Highlands Ranch is looking forward to the 2019 fall boys golf season. Salem is the Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Golfer of the Year after completing an excellent … 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

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

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

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

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
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