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Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

Equestrian championship features wet windup

The American Eventing Championships, hosted by the United States Eventing Association, finished Sept. 2 after four days of equestrian competition at the Colorado Horse Park at the Pinery, south of … more

Young Cardinals ready for first test

The Elizabeth girls basketball coach said recently that she would have to wait until practices started Nov. 11 to determine how the team was shaping up. “We will be basically a young team this … more

Thornton bull rider to be inducted into hall of fame

Charlie Sampson, of Thorton, will be inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame in May. The Bull Riding Hall of Fame recognizes and commemorates the legends of the sport. The fifth annual induction … more

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

Pressure is on for runners aiming for title

High school sports can be beneficial in demonstrating values that athletes can use later in life, like discipline, dedication, teamwork and the ability to handle adversity. However, one of the … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

Elizabeth runners give their all in invitational

Elizabeth High School athletes joined hundreds of fellow runners from more than 50 schools competing on Sept. 21 in the Dave Sanders Memorial Invitational Cross Country Meet held over the rolling … more

Broncos hire 49ers assistant as offensive coordinator

The task of modernizing Denver's outdated offense goes to Rich Scangarello, whose stellar work as San Francisco's quarterbacks coach the last two seasons led to his hiring as the Broncos' offensive … more

Cardinals soccer team blanked by Alameda

Occasional showers swept over the stadium as Elizabeth lost a non-league soccer home game closer than the final 3-0 score indicates to a talented Alameda team on Aug. 22. The Pirates scored on a … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Arenado, Rockies looking to sustain recent success

The season remains weeks away and already Nolan Arenado hit one out of the park. With his record-setting deal anyway. It could be the start of that kind of year for the Colorado Rockies All-Star … more

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 1/2 years. She announced her plans Dec. 19 in a letter … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more

Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … more

South Metro football players of the year: McCaffrey, Zemla soared with the Eagles

Luke McCaffrey and Ethan Zemla were dual threats for the state champion Valor Christian football team and headline the Colorado Community Media All-South Metro football team. The 26-player team was … more

Volleyball tourney: time to seize the day

Colorado Mesa University volleyball standout Kasie Gilfert has a message that sounds simple for players who will be participating in the CHSAA State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 8-10 at the … more

Cardinals aim for volleyball success

The Elizabeth Cardinals' gym echoed with the sounds of action during the Aug. 17 volleyball team practice session. First-year coach Shawn Novak moved between the two courts where players were … more

An ice experience

Colorado high school hockey has taken its game to the next level, coaches and players say. Athletes playing in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s hockey leagues are more skilled and … more
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