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Caela McCartney, a sophomore at Ralston Valley, plays the mellophone in the marching band and is a black belt in taekwondo. And she’s one of the Jefferson County League’s leading lacrosse goalies — after only playing in goal for nine … more
Athletes wearing red Elizabeth jerseys earned spots among the top in their events at the Cardinals boys and girls both earned the points needed to take top honors in the team standings at the April 9 Thomas Jefferson Twilight Invitational Track … more
Monte Thelen planned to step away from football when he announced his retirement as Cherokee Trail football coach last November. But it took only a few months for the 55-year-old veteran coach to reconsider. After taking a call from Legend … more
Milan Hejduk sits in the ceremony room at the Department of Homeland Security at 12484 East Weaver Place, Centennial, awaiting his turn to become a United States citizen. The former right winger wears an expression of anxious anticipation, a look … more
Spring break used to be just that, a break. It was a couple days off from homework assignments, a time to watch a movie, not think about any class projects that might be pending and get a few days off from baseball practice. These days, … more
Coaches and managers at all levels of baseball — from Little League to the major leagues — have become concerned about the overuse of pitchers’ arms. The number of pitches thrown, or the pitch count, is monitored closely in the hope of … more
Pete Sampras, the former world No. 1 tennis player, was revered for his accurate and winning serves. He once said a tennis player is only as good as his or her second serve. There is no argument against the importance of second serves by area … more
It’s Tuesday night at Family Sports Center on Arapahoe Road. An intermittent droning throbs from planes descending into Centennial Airport. Men leave their cars, SUVs and pickup trucks and walk through the doors of the Sports Dome, some on their … more
“The biggest fear of a mother who has lost a child is her child will be forgotten,” said Robin Neelley, whose young son, Hunter, died from cancer during his freshman year at Elizabeth High School in 2014. It is obvious from the participation … more
It will be strange to visit Cherry Creek and not see Mike Brookhart either coaching on the sidelines or visiting with someone while watching a Bruins athletic team compete. I can remember covering games decades ago while writing for the Rocky … more
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