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Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Green Mountain grad's helmet speaks volumes

Nicole Hensley, a 23-year-old graduate of Green Mountain High School and one of three goaltenders on the United States Olympic women's ice hockey team, can never be accused of not representing … more

Valor edges Golden in top-10 girls basketball match-up

GOLDEN — The reality was simple Feb. 2 at Golden High School. The loser of the Class 4A Jeffco League showdown between Golden and Valor Christian — both ranked in the top-10 of CHSAANow.com 4A … more

Pomona getting ready to defend 5A wrestling state title

LAKEWOOD — The prep wrestling season is quickly coming to a close with regional and state tournaments just on the horizon. Pomona coach Sam Federico has the right mindset as his back-to-back Class … more

No. 2 Ralston Valley girls basketball sinks 12th straight victory

LITTLETON — A second-half defensive adjustment by Columbine gave Ralston Valley a bit of an issue in the Class 5A Jeffco League game Jan. 20. Ralston Valley senior Delaynie Byrne — signed to play … more

D’Evelyn boys hoops rallies against 3A’s No. 7 Faith Christian

DENVER — The mid-season jumpstart D’Evelyn’s boys basketball team needed might have come Jan. 16 with a non-league victory over a formidable foe. The Jaguars overcame a halftime deficit to … more

Lakewood’s Gabe Dinette looks primed for a 3rd state wrestling title

LITTLETON — The 160-pound bout during the Class 5A Jeffco League dual just looked different then all the other wrestling matches Jan. 18 at Chatfield High School. Lakewood’s two-time state … more

Pomona grinds to trio of individual titles at Arvada West Invite

ARVADA — Not surprisingly, there were a number of exhausted looking prep wrestlers when the Arvada West Invitational wrapped up at about 9 p.m. Jan. 13. “This has been a long week,” admitted … more

No. 2 Golden undefeated heading into showdown

GOLDEN — Bumps in the road are always expected during the basketball season. While Golden (11-0, 2-0 in Class 4A Jeffco League) remained at No. 2 in the latest CHSAANow.com 4A girls basketball … more

Arvada’s Weir aids South Dakota State football playoff drive

Harrisonburg, Va. — The South Dakota State football team, playing at home Oct. 14, was defeated 38-18 by Northern Iowa. It was the second loss in three games and left the Jackrabbits with a 1-2 … more

Jeffco Standouts: Week of Dec. 21

Quentin Terry, ArvadaThe boys basketball team earned their first win with a 74-37 triumph on Dec. 12 over Strive Prep-Smart Academy and the senior had a double double with 17 points and 12 … more

Arvada West boys hoops eyes being in the 5A Jeffco League mix

ARVADA — Arvada West’s boys basketball team hopes Dec. 12 was merely a hiccup. Rocky Mountain came into the Wildcats’ gym and took a 53-46 victory in a non-league game before winter break. … more

Jeffco Athlete Standout Performers: Week of Dec. 14

Manuel Perez, Bear CreekThe senior swished six-of-six 3-point attempts and scored 20 points in a 74-48 boys basketball win over Arapahoe on Dec. 8. Justus Aragon, Standley LakeThe junior figured … more

Pomona, Madden ends string of postseason football heartbreak

DENVER — The itinerary was pretty clear cut for Pomona’s football program this season — play 14 games and win the last one. Mission accomplished. Pomona’s 56-49 victory over Eaglecrest in the … more

Pomona wins state title in record-setting championship game

DENVER — Pomona and Eaglecrest put on an offensive show of historic proportion in the Class 5A football state championship game Dec. 2 at Mile High Stadium. When the dust settled, Pomona came away … more

Pomona football earns another title shot at Mile High Stadium

AURORA — Pomona is heading back to familiar territory. The No. 4-seeded Panthers defeated No. 8 Grandview 42-20 on Nov. 25 at Legacy Stadium in the Class 5A football state semifinal. The victory … more

Expectations high for Golden boys

GOLDEN — Adam Thistlewood was in tears as he attempted to go through his speech to thank his supporters during a National Letter of Intent signing celebration at Golden High School on Nov. 8. “It … more
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