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What is there to be thankful for? Well ...

Thanksgiving is a day for a tasty meal, watching some football and having fun with family and friends who are like family. Thanksgiving is a time to offer thanks for many things that are sometimes … more

Broncos great offers motivation for high school players

Denver Broncos hall of fame running back Terrell Davis started the Mile High Salute in the 1990s after he scored touchdowns to honor service men. Davis received a salute of sort with a standing ovation after his 35-minute speech on Aug. 18 at the … more

Valor stunned in football quarterfinals

Valor Christian football coach Rod Sherman sounded a little like a visionary on Nov. 17 after Grandview knocked the top-seeded and previously unbeaten Eagles out of the Class 5A state playoffs. … more

Grappling in the great outdoors

It was a pleasant, cloudy afternoon on Dec. 1 with only a slight wind and the temperature reaching 60 degrees. It was nice enough that Douglas County and ThunderRidge high schools held what is … more

By any name, there’s no substitute for their support

They are the players who rarely hear their names over the public address system despite their hard work in practices. They are the players who have some of the most difficult jobs on the team. They see limited varsity playing time but have to … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Kieran McMullen, Rock Canyon He fashioned a 1-under-par on Sept. 18 at Plum Creek Golf Course and the senior tied for individual medalist honors at the Class 5A Central Regional golf … more

Local men play baseball for love of game

Playing baseball sits atop the list of weekend things to do for Alec Bibby, Dave Westmeier and hundreds of other men who head to diamonds around the metro area to play for the 80 teams that make up the Denver National Adult Baseball Association … more

Bandimere Speedway echoes with thunder this weekend

Bandimere Speedway becomes the source of thunder on the mountain July 21-22 when hundreds of drivers fire up their powerful engines to compete in the National Hot Rod Association’s Mopar Mile High Nationals. “Teams begin arriving July 19 to … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Josh Harnden, Legend The senior midfielder scored the winning goal in the soccer team's 1-0 win over Ponderosa on Oct. 17. Cole Sprout, Valor Christian The sophomore standout won the 4A … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Ellie Walters, Douglas County She had three hits, scored three runs and the junior had four RBI in a 18-7 softball win over Chaparral on Oct. 2. Katie Dack-Howell, Rock Canyon The freshman … more

Men’s roller derby team represents Mile High City

Roller derby began as an all-women’s sport but with its rebirth in 2001 in Texas, programs also included men’s teams, and Englewood resident Josh Souz signed up when he learned about Ground Control, the Denver Roller Derby men’s team. Souz … more

Valor, Creek roll to first-round football wins

Valor Christian and Cherry Creek, two schools that have had success over the years in the state football playoffs, notched Class 5A first-round wins on Nov. 10. Top-seeded and defending state champion Valor, which is seeking its eighth state … more

For this champion, ‘it’s all just wrestling’

Cohl Schultz didn’t wrestle with boredom this summer. The 16-year-old Ponderosa junior traveled around Europe from Austria to Serbia to Finland to Sweden to France and finally to Greece. He returned home as the first American Cadet World … more

The drone zone

Jeremy Henning is a kicker, but he isn’t as isolated or withdrawn on the sidelines during practice as most high school kickers. The Highlands Ranch senior works during the usual field goal and punting drills but he also pilots the drone that … more

Valor aims for new role as member of league

Valor Christian has been a success athletically since the school opened in 2007. On the state championship level alone, the Eagles have won 23 championships with 14 runner-up finishes. “At Valor we’re always looking at ways that we can do … more

Polls drive up interest, but are not all that accurate

The veracity of preseason basketball polls is often ridiculed. Yes, polls mean little, since a lot will change during the season. Polls are speculative, especially the preseason ones, and teams still … more

What a difference a rivalry makes

Rivalry football games are contests that get circled on the calendar, get players and students pumped up and get coaches to put a little extra into game planning. Pueblo Central versus Pueblo Centennial is the oldest rivalry football game in … more

On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Castle View The softball team scored an average of 10 runs in four previous games heading into the week of Sept 25. The volleyball team, top ranked in the CHSAANow.com 5A poll and unbeaten in … more

Sabercats claim volleyball crown

Castle View's journey to winning the Class 5A state volleyball championship was full of doubts and tribulations, but like a Hallmark movie, there was a magical, happy ending. The Sabercats ended a long, suspenseful Nov. 11 by defeating Cherry … more

On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Castle View The football team hopes to snap a seven-game losing streak on Oct. 27 in a game against Arvada West. The Sabercats defeated the Wildcats a year ago, 26-14. The Sabercats' soccer … more
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