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Sports Illustrated honors local prep athletes

Sports Illustrated has unveiled its watch list for its 2020 high school All-American team and eight players are from Colorado schools. Three of the players were tight ends and two were from Heritage … more

Cherry Creek coach ready to start, assuming season does

There's somebody new at Cherry Creek High School. His name is Steve Huntingdale and he is the new head girls volleyball coach, replacing Sally Moos, who was head coach of the Bruins for 38 years. … more

Highlands Ranch's Rubley keeps his fingers crossed for fall football

Jake Rubley is a player who doesn't want the Colorado High School Activities Association to move the football season from the fall to next spring. Rubley, the 6-foot-3 Highlands Ranch senior … more

Some Colorado high school sports cleared for fall play

Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association … more

Littleton High football squad could see turnaround year

Ulises Velazquez is a 5-foot-7 senior running back and defensive back on the Littleton High School football team who is getting ready for his last high school football season — if there is one … more

Douglas County volleyball players ready if virus doesn’t spike season

Rylie Kadel and Peyton Dunn are excited to start playing volleyball for Legend. Gyms opened for volleyball in Douglas County on July 21. Kadel was a returning first team all-state middle hitter in … more

Cherry Creek golf coach stays hopeful despite ongoing limbo

Mark Goldsberry has been trying to prepare his Cherry Creek High School golf team for a possible upcoming season while waiting for answers. Golf courses have been open most of the summer, so Creek … more

Arapahoe High School football coach likes what he sees

Arapahoe High School football coach Rod Sherman is encouraged by the turnout of players for the early workouts held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are really up,” said … more

ThunderRidge High School football coach looks at past for future

Doug Nisenson is a former football player at ThunderRidge High School and he’s now the head football coach for the Grizzlies. ThunderRidge won two Class 4A state football championships in 2004 and … more

Veteran Denver sports exec Jim Saccomano: Why sports matter

Denver is the smallest of the 13 U.S. cities with four professional sports teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. … more

Douglas County high school pitcher thrilled to be chosen by Rockies

Case Williams claims the decision he faced wasn’t tough. Williams, a Douglas County High School right-handed pitcher, was the fourth-round pick and the 110th overall selection by the Colorado … more

Littleton golf coach ready to get in the swing of things

Littleton High School boys golf coach Kevin Burdick hopes his players are taking advantage of the fact that golf courses around the Denver area are open. more

Ponderosa Mustangs coach is raring to go

Ponderosa High School football coach Jaron Cohen is anxious about the potential upcoming football season even though he hasn’t been able to have any in-person contact with his players. Guidelines … more

Athlete steps up for serious fight

Jared Green is a senior at Arapahoe High School, where he played tennis, who recently had a winning return of a service started by Nick Bales. Green and fellow senior Jack Dooley ran a 26-mile, … more

Senior soccer season slips away

Kelsey Weiser’s senior soccer season at Heritage High School in Littleton was a big disappointment. The season was canceled by the Colorado High School Activities Association because of the … more

Longtime coach put ‘kids first’

The Littleton Public Schools district has lost an icon. Larry Lienemann, a coaching icon at Heritage and Arapahoe high schools, passed away April 26 from complications from a March 2 surgery to … more

Player gets baseball fix on video

With no high school baseball being played this spring because of COVID-19, Spye Turnbeaugh has been forced to spend more time upstairs in his spare hours playing Major League Baseball video games. … more

It's official: Spring sports seasons are canceled

It was an announcement that was expected. Colorado High School Activities Association Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green revealed on April 22 in a statement to athletes, coaches, administrators, … more

Salute to players after hoops cut short

There were no state basketball champions crowned this season because of the COVID-19 threat that ended competition late in the playoffs in March. But there was plenty of time before that point for … more

Some golf courses doing brisk business in Denver metro area

Golfers have flocked to courses that are open during the COVID-19 pandemic, but many links remain closed. South Suburban Parks and Recreation, due to Gov. Jared Polis’ stay-at-home order, has … more
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