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Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore …
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Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron is atop the bar and wound up atop the heap at the state 4A boys pole vault championships May 22 at Jeffco Stadium.

Riverdale Ridge's Couron atop the heap

LAKEWOOD -- An hour or so before Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron began his state-championship effort in the boys state 4A pole vault May 22 at a brisk Jeffco Stadium, he left. "A lot  of …
Holy Family's Skylar Hawk, right, wraps up her ninth-place finish in the girls 100-meters at the state 3A track meet in Lakewood on May 22. She also won two state titles.

State 3A track: Holy Family's Robinson lands 2 second-place finishes

LAKEWOOD -- Holy Family's Grayson Arnold wrapped up his prep high-school career in fine fashion. The Baylor University-bound senior took second in both the 200-meter dash and the 100-meter dash …

State track meet to resume at 2:10 p.m. May 21

The Colorado High School Activities Associaiton plans to restart the state track-and-field meet at 2:10 p.m. May 21 at Jeffco Stadium. A late-spring snowstorm forced officials to call of Friday's …

CHSAA postpones state track meet

AURORA -- The prospect of poor weather caused a cancellation of the second day of the state track and field meet May 20. In a press statement, CHSAA officials said they are hoping to restart the …

Legacy freshman Victoria Spitzley clears the bar early in the state 5A girls pole vault May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. She finished third.

Legacy freshman takes third in state pole vault

LAKEWOOD -- It's been quite the journey for Legacy High School freshman pole vaulter Victoria Spitzley.The latest trophy for her case is the one for third place that she took at the state 5A girls …
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Luke Vargas of Frederick High School has big goals in mind for his senior basketball season.

Basketball: Frederick's Justice getting his work in .. and loving it

FREDERICK -- It's been just about two months since Frederick High School's boys basketball team finished its first appearance in the Final Four since 1956. But Luke Justice isn't wasting time. The …
Fort Lupton senior Reygan Garcia is excited and motivated to be playing collegiate soccer next season at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Girls soccer: Despite the obstacles, Fort Lupton's Garcia is ready for the next step

 For many high-school athletes, there are many obstacles that can stand in the way of playing any sport at the next level -- not getting enough exposure to college scouts, season-ending …
Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron, shown during a descent into the landing area during the Longs Peak League meet in Longmont May 7, won the league title in the pole vault and is the top-rated pole vaulter in class 4A in the state.

Pole vault: One year’s work paying off for Riverdale Ridge’s Couron

LONGMONT – A year ago, Riverdale Ridge’s Lucas Couron pole vaulted competitively for the first time and vaulted 9 feet. A year later, Couron, a senior, had the top height in the state …
Frederick's Bryce Conover (13) attempts to drive through Pueblo South defenders Jace Bellah, right, and Maurice Austin during third-quarter action of a CHSAA 4A state semifinal game at the Denver Coliseum March 11. The Colts won 67-56.

State 4A boys basketball: Pueblo South ends Frederick’s season

DENVER -- Even though the Frederick boys basketball team made it to the final four of the state tournament for the first time since 1956, it was easy to see the disappointment on the faces of the …

James Kyren Allen (11) and Hunter Hill, of Eagle Ridge Academy battle St. Mary's Carson Faber (center) for a third0quarter rebound in a CHSAA 3A playoff game at the University of Denver March 10. St. Mary's ended the Warriors' playoff advance 91-68.

State 3A boys basketball: Eagle Ridge season ends in Elite 8

DENVER -- The faces were long as the Eagle Ridge Academy boys basketball team piled out of the locker room at Hamilton Arena March 10. It wasn't because of the just-concluded season loss (St. …
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