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All-league soccer picks announced

Continental League boys soccer co-champions Regis Jesuit and Legend dominated the all-league first team that was released Nov. 1 Regis placed five players on the first team and Legend four. Cole … more

Teams head back to the mats

Once again this season, Castle View and Ponderosa appear to have the top wrestling teams among schools from the south metro area. The two schools have a combined three state champions, two state runners-up and a third-place wrestler returning to … more

Roy Halladay left good memories through years in baseball

Ralston Valley baseball coach Brad Madden grew up playing baseball with Roy Halladay. It didn’t take Madden long to realize that Halladay, who was his teammate at Arvada West, was a special player. Halladay, 40, was killed Nov. 7 when the … 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

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

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

Castle View The volleyball team was seeded third among the 12 Class 5A teams for the Nov. 10-11 state tournament at the Denver Coliseum. The Sabercats will be in a pool with Coronado and … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Taylor White, ThunderRidge The senior quarterback had 321 total yards in a 41-7 loss to Columbine on Nov. 2. Zachary Johnson, Douglas County He had 12 carries for 156 yards and two … more

Volleyball leaps in popularity in Colorado

Volleyball is a sport that I never connected with, probably because of my introduction decades ago in elementary school. Half of the physical education class was stationed on each side of the net and I never was able to touch the ball. So obviously … more

Castle View is digging state volleyball appearance

Castle View volleyball coach Scott Dowis was on the phone searching for an establishment in Castle Rock for his team to grab something to eat. His team had just won the Region 3 tournament Nov. 4 at Castle View with 3-0 wins over Broomfield and … more

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

Castle View The volleyball team (19-4) was seeded third in the Class 5A regional state pairings and will host the Region 3 tournament on Nov. 4. The other two teams in the tourney are Lakewood … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Cole Sprout, Valor Christian The sophomore set a course record of 15:42.1 on Oct. 28 to win the boys Class 4A state cross country championship. Kira Thomsen, Chaparral The junior had 11 … more

Football a kick for high schooler off to Baylor

Issac Power gave up kicking a soccer ball when he was a freshman at Ponderosa. Instead, he started booting a football. Power is now one of the best punters, kickoff specialists and placekickers in the state as a senior and will be a punter in the … more

Rock Canyon runners finish strong at state meet

Chris Theodore and Easton Allred were a big part of the success of the Rock Canyon boys cross country team, but coach Dan Davies knew something else was needed. Theodore finished second in the Class 5A boys state cross country championships Oct. … 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

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

Cross country could be path to lead country

Tiya Chamberlin, a junior captain on the Wheat Ridge girls cross country team, has a suggestion for politicians to help relieve the current turmoil in Washington, D.C. “I think what would calm all the politicians is if they would just go for a … more

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

Castle View Dillon O'Connor leads the Continental League soccer statistics through games of Oct. 15 with 36 points, 14 goals and eight assists. The Class 5A top-ranked volleyball leaders have … more

Douglas County: Standout Performers

Cole Sprout, Valor Christian The sophomore was the individual champion by 24 seconds in the Class 4A Jefferson County cross country meet on Oct. 12 with a time of 15:56. Caden Meis, … 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

Athletes strive to get up to speed

Speed never takes a day off, goes the adage. “Speed is any sport is very, very important because it's hard to teach speed,” Cherry Creek soccer coach Chelo Curi said. The ability to move fast is important in almost all athletic endeavors … more
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