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Jeffco standout performers for the week of Jan. 17

Marissa Chatman, Wheat Ridge The senior scored a double-double, with 10 rebounds and 17 points, in what was an eventual loss to Standley Lake, 47-42, on Jan. 11. Aneus Olsen, Arvada High The guard … more

Jefferson’s Nick Gallegos grabs title at Arvada West Invitational

ARVADA — The evidence was overwhelming how competitive and challenging the two-day Arvada West Wrestling Invitational was as it wrapped up Jan. 12. The annual tournament featured the On The Mat’s … more

Northglenn ladies basketball comes up short at Arvada West

In a low-scoring affair Jan. 9 at Arvada West High School, the Lady Wildcats (8-6) escaped with the 43-39 victory over Northglenn (3-10, 1-1 in conference) thanks to a 12-8 run to close out the … more

Running back has been quite a catch

Max Borghi played a lot of football for Washington State University during the 2018 season, and he was only a freshman. Borghi was a standout at Pomona and had all the tools to make an impact in a … more

Broncos pick Bears defensive coordinator Fangio as new coach

Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway has decided on Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as his new head coach. “Vic really impressed us with his attention to detail — his focus is … more

Area athlete grew into role as NBA starter

As soon as coach Kevin Boley walked into Sagewood Middle School and saw a skinny, curly-haired kid, he knew he had found a player. Boley was holding open tryouts for the first Legend High School … more

No. 9 Ralston Valley relies on defense

ARVADA — An injury caused the air to come out of Ralston Valley High School’s gym early on in the first quarter Saturday, Jan. 5. In a non-league girls basketball game between Ralston Valley — … more

Wheat Ridge rallies to defeat Green Mountain in 4A Jeffco opener

WHEAT RIDGE — Wheat Ridge’s boys basketball team has proved several times already this season it doesn’t mind facing a double-digit deficit. The Farmers trailed by 10 points early in the second … more

Golden Grizzlies youth baseball team prepares for Cooperstown

MLB players Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and recent World Series champion David Price have all played at the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament in New York. “It’s the Disneyland of baseball. Kids get … 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

Q&A with Bryan Wickoren, Adapted PE Teacher of the Year

What do you do in Jeffco Public Schools? I am the district’s adapted physical education coordinator and I also coordinate adapted athletic events. I work with all the Autism Spectrum Disorder, Deaf … more

D’Evelyn senior named 2018 U.S. Paralympics High School Track Athlete of the Year

Beatriz Hatz was sitting in a car with her mother a year ago, feeling anxious as she waited for a phone call from the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field team. Hatz was going on a rant, telling her … more

Mountain Range can’t find rhythm against A-West

The early season success for the Lady Mustangs (6-3) was put to a temporary halt Dec. 18 against Arvada West (6-5), as the Lady Wildcats willed their way to the 44-33 road victory. Despite the loss, … more

Daniel Murphy moves from second to first for Rockies

Daniel Murphy had no second thoughts about the Colorado Rockies bringing him in to play first base. As for taking his kids to get a picture with Santa at the mall just days before the holiday? Hey, … more

For football, a new class could be in session

A new year is approaching and a change could be imminent for the Colorado High School Activities Association’s big-school football playoffs. CHSAANow.com reported that administrators from large … more

Pomona’s Billy Pospisil set to join former teammate at Washington State

ARVADA — The numbers tell the story when it comes to how productive Pomona receiver Billy Pospisil was on the football field during his stint with the Panthers. Washington State University took … 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

Gift from afar scores down under

We are often reminded that one of the best things about the holiday season is the ability to help those in need. It’s a special time of year, and Rock Canyon assistant basketball coach Nick Mahan … more

Ralston Valley boys hoops off to a strong start

ARVADA — Ralston Valley boys basketball team is way ahead of where it was last season. The Mustangs grabbed their third victory of the season Dec. 11 with a dominating 62-29 victory over Standley … more

Colorado Classic becomes a women-only pro cycling race

The Colorado Classic will become the only women's stand-alone stage race in the Western Hemisphere on the Union Cycliste Internationale calendar and USA Cycling's Pro Road Tour, according to a news … more
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