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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

For teams' seniors, it's a spring of frustration

High school spring sports athletes and coaches spent weeks in limbo, waiting to see if they would be able to play. The Colorado High School Activities Association first suspended all spring … more

Spring activities on hold in bid to keep kids safe

Nobody should blame Rhonda Blanford-Green if she feels overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or pressured these days. These are common thoughts for people who have to make tough decisions. Blanford-Green is … more

Valor goalie shows real grit

Trey Hirschfield is like most good goaltenders and knows a lot of his success depends on the defense in front of him. Hirschfield, a senior at Valor Christian, has been named the 2020 Colorado … more

Life in the fast lane

The adjustment made by Anna Shaw is complete. Shaw, a junior swimmer at Heritage, won the 50-yard freestyle in Class 4A as a freshman. Heritage moved up to 5A last season and Shaw was third in the 50 … more

Worth his weights in golds

Regis Jesuit wrestler Antonio Segura won his second straight Colorado wrestling championship this season at 145 pounds. He has been named the Colorado Community 2020 South Metro Wrestler of the Year. … more

Basketball season ends without champions

There will be no 2020 Colorado state basketball champions. After the girls semifinal games in the 3A, 4A and 5A classifications were played on March 12, the Colorado High School Activities … more

Valor Christian captures first hockey title

Evan Pahos was a spoiler at the March 10 state hockey championship game at the Pepsi Center, but he finally brought an outburst of cheers from Valor Christian fans. Pahos, a 160-pound Valor junior … more

Spring high school sports, activities suspended through April 6 in Colorado

The impact of COVID-19 on the sports world has extended to the Colorado high school level. The Colorado High School Activities Association has suspended all spring sports and activities through April … more

March is month for athletes to dodge snow

There was yet another snow storm late in the day March 1, although much lighter than previous ones in February, but it was enough to cover the fields and playing surfaces as the 2020 spring sports … more

Valor edges Regis to reach title game

Valor Christian's hockey team took advantage of a crazy bounce to notch a 2-1 semifinal victory over Regis Jesuit on March 5 on the ice at the Pepsi Center in the state high school hockey playoffs. … more

Intensity climbs in playoffs

State playoff action in 4A and 5A high school basketball started last week with the first two rounds, and there is nothing better that watching playoff action in any sport. The intensity and … more

Warriors rally late to down Grizzlies

Before the start of the fourth quarter of Arapahoe’s second-round 5A girls state playoff game at ThunderRidge, coach Jerry Knafelc talked with his team — and they listened. ”When we came over … more

Girls basketball playoffs: How area teams fared

Top-seeded Valor Christian, defending state champion Cherry Creek, Regis Jesuit, Grandview, Highlands Ranch, Arapahoe and Cherokee Trail were south metro teams to notch second-round victories in the … more
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