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Lutheran softball plans spur talk about player’s fate

Lutheran has announced it will have a varsity girls softball team that will compete next fall, and the move has led to discussions about next season’s playing status — mostly of one particular … more

Slew of south metro teams advance in soccer

Cherry Creek, the second-seeded team among the 32 in the boys Class 5A state soccer playoffs, advanced into the second round with a 4-0 victory over Fort Collins on Nov. 1. The Bruins scored three … more

Warriors gain first-round win in OT

Sam Myers felt like he was involved in a rerun during Arapahoe's first-round state soccer playoff game against Rangeview on Nov. 1 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Myers, a junior midfielder for … more

Nerves are on edge as 5A soccer playoffs begin

First-round games in the Class 5A state soccer playoffs begin on Oct. 31, which is a day for haunted attractions to scare people. Well, some soccer coaches are scared, too, as they fear that the … more

End comes quickly for local softball teams

The opening day of the Class 5A softball tournament on Oct. 25 turned out to be the final day of the season for four south metro area teams. No. 16 seed Ralston Valley pulled off the biggest surprise … more

Sprout, Stewart, Arapahoe girls claim crowns

Cole Sprout, Riley Stewart and the Arapahoe girls team were the big winners Oct. 26 at the Class 5A state cross country meet at the Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs. Sprout, a Valor … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Volleyball player rarely lets up

Addie Bouck, a senior at Littleton High School, is a busy young woman who is adept with time management. It takes a minute or so for her to list all the activities and clubs in which she … more

In the long run, talent rises to top

I admire cross country runners, because frankly, it doesn’t look like much fun. The better runners finish and hardly look out of breath, while I have to pause after running or jogging to the car. … more

Junior propels Regis Jesuit to state tennis title

Morgan Schilling, a junior at Regis Jesuit, accomplished two things on Oct. 19 during the finals of the boys Class 5A state tennis championships at the Gates Tennis Center. First, Schilling won the … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: He puts in serious hours

Gus Zilinskas says there is a lot of technique involved in being a good defensive lineman. Zilinskas is a 6-foot-3, 255-pound junior defensive tackle for the Cherry Creek football team. “Playing on … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: Heritage student steps up

Forrest Mondlane fits the description of an American student athlete. However, he is a native of South Africa and moved to the United States four years ago to improve his education. He lived with … more

Arapahoe sophomore claims state golf crown

Will Kates, a sophomore at Arapahoe, surprised the rest of the top high school boys golfers in the state by winning the State High School Boys Golf Championship, held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country … more

5A football teams get down to league business

It is now crunch time for Class 5A football teams who have completed non-league schedules and jumped into league play last weekend. The names of the leagues are confusing because of the realignment … more

Nuggets want more, less out of Nikola Jokic

Four months later, and Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone is still blown away by Nikola Jokic’s playoff performance. “What Nikola did in the postseason was remarkable,” Malone said on Sept. 30 … more

Boys state golf tourney won’t lack challenges

Golf is an individual sport than sometimes comes attached with team aspects. The boys state golf tournament will be held Oct. 7-8 at Pinehurst Country Club in southwest Denver, and there will be … more

Littleton High's baseball field renamed to honor former coach

Littleton High School's baseball field has a new name: Willie White Field, after the longtime coach who led and inspired young men for a generation. White, 84, was the guest of honor on Sept. 28, as … more

Student-Athlete Spotlight: He covers a lot of ground

Jack Howell seems to be all over the field during Valor Christian's football games. And that is not an illusion. Howell, a 6-foot, 180-pound junior, plays free safety and wide receiver, returns … more

Dual-sport sisters keep busy with athletics, studies

For those of us who remember when it seemed like there wasn’t enough time in the day, we recall the importance of time management Time management is defined as the act of planning and exercising … more

U.S. Soccer rules frustrate coaches at high schools

High school soccer in Colorado has been forced to adopt a new look over the past few seasons. Many of the best players are skipping high school soccer because of the commitment to play with … more

She has a winning spirit

Sierra Martinez is a senior member of the Littleton High School spirit team. She practices with the team every day at school and goes with the team to a studio one night a week to work on techniques. … more
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