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Mark Usery started officiating high school football games in 1979 to earn extra spending money when he was a student at Colorado State University. At that time, there were plenty of teachers, educators and young adults blowing whistles and … more
Arvada West baseball coach Matt McDougal hopes to bring some Japanese culture to Colorado. McDougal and Wildcats assistant coach Jamie Thompson went on a cultural-exchange baseball trip to Japan in July. There were 19 players from Arvada West, … more
Rebekah Leach grew up loving dance, but she really fell in love with the movement when she started training in college in 2003. On the wall in her dance class was a poster for aerial dance. “That image of this girl dancing in rope just looked … more
ELIZABETH Coach: Mike Zoesch 2015 record: 2-8 League: Colorado (2A) Players to watch: RJ Wagner, OL/DL, Sr.; Wyatt Thies, TE/DE, Sr.; Ty Oliver, QB/DB, Sr.; Kainen Nicholas, RB/DB, Sr.; … more
Heritage junior Sam Blackwood had a good afternoon putting. Jackson Crist of Highlands Ranch kept the ball in the fairways. Douglas County’s David Roney saw the extra work on his driving pay off. Those three players had the top scores in … more
There has been a trend in girls high school volleyball toward having taller players as setters. Setters in volleyball are like the quarterback in football or the point guard in basketball. They run the offense and determine which of the attackers … more
Sarah Yocum has been working hard to get into volleyball shape. That sounds facetious for a young lady who has been running all summer. Yocum, a senior at Faith Christian Academy in Arvada, recently finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at … more
Double plays can deflate offensive momentum, but they are rare in high school softball. Most are of the line-drive variety. Turning a classic double play — shortstop to second base to first base — doesn’t happen often. It takes precise … more
A massive drive is an excellent way to start, but those 3- to 6-foot putts often make the biggest difference in a golfer’s score on a hole. Many high school golfers are long off the tee, but most of the players at the top of tournament leader … more
Cross country highlights individuals, but it also is a team activity. And while not always apparent to the casual observer, there are team strategies that many coaches support and encourage. “You are only as strong as your fifth runner,” … more
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