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Elway insists Flacco is still in his prime

John Elway insists Joe Flacco is at the top of his game at age 34 even though the former Baltimore Ravens quarterback hasn't thrown a pass in the playoffs since 2015. “Joe is a perfect fit for … more

Vista, Legend take game to Arizona diamonds

Now that the winter sports season is over and driveway is finally clear of snow, it is time to catch up on a few other things. First off, the Mountain Vista and Legend baseball teams displayed good … more

At 92, he’s not about to slow his row

Dean Smith has won another national and world championship. No, I’m obviously not referring to the late legendary former North Carolina basketball coach who captured two NCAA titles with the Tar … more

Young bowler wins state title in unsanctioned sport

Tyler Seeley recently won a state championship but hardly anybody noticed. Seeley, a junior who attends Legend High School, is a bowler who captured the boys Colorado High School Bowling Federation … more

Highlands Ranch, Creek make semifinals of girls basketball state tournament

On paper, the game between fourth-seeded Cherry Creek and fifth seed Fossil Ridge appeared to be the best Great 8 game scheduled for March 1 at the Denver Coliseum. And it was. Cherry Creek held on … more

South metro-area teams notch three spots in boys basketball Final Four

Three Continental League teams advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament. Top-seeded Chaparral (22-4) will play ThunderRidge (21-5) in an 8:30 p.m. semifinal contest … more

Three-sport athlete is rare example in current times

Collin Romero doesn’t feel like an icon or whatever you call a role model these days. The Rock Canyon senior is a three-sport athlete, and these competitors are becoming harder to find in this age … more

Cherry Creek senior secures second place at state wrestling tournament

Cherry Creek senior Kai Blake said he lost focus early in his 170-pound title match on Feb. 23 at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Blake had to deal with a … more

Rockies relievers ready for strong bullpen minus Ottavino

The Colorado Rockies will be without the reliever who boasted he could strike out Babe Ruth, but they believe the bridge between their solid starting rotation and premier closer Wade Davis remains … more

On Campus: Centennial/Littleton/Englewood

Arapahoe • Eliana McClarie pumped in 27 points in a 70-60 win for the girls basketball team over Cherokee Trail on Feb. 13, and the senior scored 19 points in a 61-40 loss to Cherry Creek on Feb. … more

Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more

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

Hundreds turn out for state youth wrestling tourney

It was wall-to-wall action in the gymnasium Feb. 3 as Englewood hosted the state youth wrestling tournament. Hundreds of 4- to 14-year-old athletes from a dozen teams took part in the day-long … more

Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

On Campus: Centennial/Littleton/Englewood

Arapahoe • The girls swim team had three individual champions and finished second in the Centennial League Swimming and Diving championships Feb. 1-2. Franny Cable was the league diving champion … 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
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