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Roundup of preps games around area

In recent high school sports matchups around the south metro area:  Two-time defending boys state tennis champions Regis Jesuit faced Cherry Creek, the state runner-up the past two seasons, in a … more

Practice amid pandemic is ongoing challenge

Mountain Vista boys tennis players with face masks on hiked up to the tennis facility, then checked in and had their temperatures taken before heading onto the courts. It’s all part of the … more

Hopes for fall Colorado high school football season thwarted

Amid pressure to allow more fall sports, the Colorado High School Activities Association board of directors met Sept. 8 to discuss an adjustment of the previously approved 2020-21 sports calendar, … more

Lopsided game against Highlands Ranch gives top team Rock Canyon a break

Rock Canyon’s softball team is no stranger to being the No. 1 team in the state. The Jaguars were top-ranked last season and went into the state tournament as the top-seeded team but lost 6-3 to … more

Long course is early season cross-country challenge

Harrison Witt was zealous after winning the boys race at the Vista Nation XC Two-Mile Invitational meet on Aug. 28, while girls winner Taylor Whitfield was more reserved after her victory. Witt, a … more

Cherry Creek accepts offer of win from Arapahoe High

Cherry Creek, helped by the clutch pitching of Alex Gruitch, bunched together only five hits in its Centennial League game at Arapahoe on Aug. 24 but still walked off with a 7-0 victory over the … more

Tennis is escape for top singles player at Littleton's Heritage High

For Chase Walters, tennis was a way for him to get through a rough time in his life. Walters is a senior and the No. 1 singles player at Littleton’s Heritage High School. His mother, Laurie, was … more

Hard-fought softball game between Highlands Ranch rivals shows determination

Valerie Warszawski was in Buffalo, New York, two weeks earlier but on Aug. 19 she was playing for Mountain Vista High School for its season-opening home softball game against Continental League rival … more

Cycling event survives with move to Castle Rock

Dave Muscianisi did not know if he would be able to put on the Colorado Junior Cup in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-year-old youth cycling competition is typically held in Bailey after … more

Arapahoe High-Mullen tennis match was learning opportunity

Arapahoe High School's boys tennis team learned a lot in its first match of the season, which was held Aug. 15 at Mullen High School in Denver. The Warriors lost 5-1 to Mullen, a team with six … more

Coronavirus changes world of sports recruiting

Coronavirus has impacted Colorado sports — high school, college and professional — and the future is also uncertain. Recruiting of high school athletes has to be adjusted since the Colorado High … more

Metro-Denver club football league proposed for fall

The announcement that the Colorado High School Activities Association would not play football this fall has stirred a response from those not happy with the decision. There is a move to initiate a … more

Colorado high school football moves to spring

Colorado high school football will be played in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns, the state’s governing body for prep sports announced Aug. 4.   Football practices are now set … more

Sports Illustrated honors local prep athletes

Sports Illustrated has unveiled its watch list for its 2020 high school All-American team and eight players are from Colorado schools. Three of the players were tight ends and two were from Heritage … more

Cherry Creek coach ready to start, assuming season does

There's somebody new at Cherry Creek High School. His name is Steve Huntingdale and he is the new head girls volleyball coach, replacing Sally Moos, who was head coach of the Bruins for 38 years. … more

Highlands Ranch star Rubley's hopes dashed for fall football in Colorado

Jake Rubley is a player who doesn't want the Colorado High School Activities Association to move the football season from the fall to next spring. Rubley, the 6-foot-3 Highlands Ranch senior … more

Some Colorado high school sports cleared for fall play

Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association … more

Littleton High football squad could see turnaround year

Ulises Velazquez is a 5-foot-7 senior running back and defensive back on the Littleton High School football team who is getting ready for his last high school football season — if there is one … more

Douglas County volleyball players ready if virus doesn’t spike season

Rylie Kadel and Peyton Dunn are excited to start playing volleyball for Legend. Gyms opened for volleyball in Douglas County on July 21. Kadel was a returning first team all-state middle hitter in … more

Cherry Creek golf coach stays hopeful despite ongoing limbo

Mark Goldsberry has been trying to prepare his Cherry Creek High School golf team for a possible upcoming season while waiting for answers. Golf courses have been open most of the summer, so Creek … more
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