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Olympics could again be tough sell in Denver

It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked … more

D’Evelyn boys basketball hangs on for dramatic win over Mead

DENVER — D’Evelyn never trailed on its home court Feb. 24 in the second round of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament. However, the No. 13-seeded Jaguars had to hold their breath to see … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

Jeffco standout athletes for the week of Feb. 22

Alec Muehlemeyer, Faith ChristianThe senior guard hit the winning 3-point shot in the final minute in the 44-43 overtime boys basketball victory over Manual on Feb. 13.Garrett Martin, Standley … more

Apex Tennis Center indoor courts open for play

The newly renovated Apex Tennis Center, 6430 Miller St., Arvada is now open for play with a four-court indoor facility. This long-awaited upgrade was approved by voters in a 2016 bond election and … more

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
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