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Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … more

Pair of Ponderosa wrestlers bring home titles

Ponderosa junior Cohlton Schultz was his usual reserved self after winning the 285-pound title at the state high school wrestling championships, wrapping up an undefeated season. Mustangs senior … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

Cardinals fifth at wrestling regional tournament

The Elizabeth team scored 127 points to finish fifth and several Cardinals advanced to state at the Class 3A Region 3 wrestling tournament held Feb. 9 and 10 at Englewood High School. The regional … more

Cardinals win diamond opener

Elizabeth's baseball team provided a sizable home crowd with a lot to cheer about March 8 as they opened the season with a 5-3 win over Cheyenne Mountain. The Cardinals led midway through the game … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Olympics could again be tough sell in Denver

It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked … more

Here’s the 2018 Colorado Rockies schedule

From the Associated Press March 29 at Arizona, 10:10 p.m. March 30 at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. March 31 at Arizona, 8:10 p.m. April 2 at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. April 3 at San Diego, 10:10 … more

For ex-major leaguers like Helton, retirement no easy transition

Todd Helton now regularly drives his two daughters to school or other activities back home in Tennessee, a huge life change for Colorado's former All-Star first baseman. He had no idea walking away … more

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Signing key players among top priorities for Nuggets

Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly says contract extensions for center Nikola Jokic and guard Will Barton are among his offseason priorities and he hinted coach Michael Malone might be in line for … more

Defensive back brings fresh mind, body into reboot with Broncos

Su'a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver. Elated over John Elway's call and Von Miller's text, the former standout safety from Southern Cal … more

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other … more
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