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Roundup of playoff action

Girls soccer Defending champion Grandview and Centennial League rival Arapahoe notched semifinal victories at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker on May 18 in a doubleheader in the Class 5A girls … more

Coach floored by response after 800th win

Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give … more

South metro teams advance in girls lacrosse tourney

Cherry Creek, Valor Christian and Regis Jesuit notched second-round victories in the CHSAA girls state lacrosse tournament and advanced to the May 15 quarterfinals. Junior Amelia McCarthy had four … more

Area teams roll in boys lacrosse playoffs

Valor Christian, Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch advanced to the semifinals of the CHSAA boys lacrosse tournament. Semifinal games were scheduled for May 15 at Legacy Stadium with the winners … more

Girls finished golf tourneys before weather went subpar

Girl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started … more

Rock Canyon knocks off top-seeded Broomfield in girls soccer

Rock Canyon, seeded 16th in the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs, pulled off a big upset in the May 10 second round by eliminating top-seeded Broomfield. Cade Sheahan scored in the 20th minute and the … more

Cherry Creek girls claim tennis crown

Cherry Creek wrapped up another CHSAA girls state tennis championship on May 11, and the Bruins’ doubles depth once again was a key factor. “Doubles matches are very important,” said sophomore … more

Lacrosse midfielder sticks with it

Joe Carpinello is an LSM for the Heritage boys lacrosse team. In other words, he is a defensive-minded long-stick midfielder (LSM). An effective LSM can impact a game, plays aggressively, shuts down … more

Baltzer brings hoops skills to lacrosse

Arapahoe High School senior Bobby Baltzer has a good view of what to expect this spring in lacrosse after playing basketball for the Warriors last season. “A lot of basketball stuff carries over … more

CHSAA panel gives green light to three pilot sports

When spring rolls around, it’s the time that the Colorado High Schools Activities Association Legislative Committee gets together to approve or shoot down possible changes to Colorado high school … more

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson … more

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. … more

Senior soccer player is a keeper

Grace Cadorette likes being a boss on the field. Cadorette is a senior goalkeeper for the top-ranked Arapahoe High School soccer team and knows coaches on the sidelines and teammates on the field … more

Pugh, Horan in good company with honor

Local products Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan, members of the U.S. women’s soccer team, joined an impressive assembly of people on April 3 when they each accepted Denver Challenge Coins and … more

Fast learner fastens on fastball

Conner Cummiskey made his debut as a varsity pitcher early this season and looked impressive in allowing only one hit in four innings. The junior is the Heritage third baseman, plus he is filling in … more

Colorado Community Media All-South Metro Boys Basketball Team

Kobe Sanders, Chaparral Class: Junior Height: 6-0 Did you know? He stepped up to take over the team's leadership role and was the leading scorer with a 16.3 average for the state runner-up. Julian … more

Colorado Community Media All-South Metro Girls Basketball Team

Jana Van Gytenbeek, Cherry Creek Class: Junior Height: 5-7 Did you know? The clutch player for the state champion Bruins led the Centennial League with an 18.0 scoring and 5.1 assist average. Kasey … more

Twin sisters have thrill of being on two state title teams

State championships should never be taken for granted. They are just too hard to attain. Twin sisters Eliza and Nicole Hill, however, have been on two state championship teams in the last 12 months. … more

Colorado roots shape game of premier women’s golfer

Jennifer Kupcho of Wake Forest won the 2018 women’s NCAA golf championship and then soared to No. 1 in the women’s World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR), which she has held for 23 weeks dating back … more

Littleton senior comes back strong

Elizabeth Hernandez learned a lot last season by watching. Hernandez, a senior at Littleton, had an injured groin and sat out most of last season, so this season is a comeback year. The 5-foot … more
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