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Kayak contest, downriver race part of rodeo series

Colorado Whitewater's 2018 Golden Community Rodeo Series takes place June 13, June 20 and June 27 at Clear Creek White Water Park, 1201 10th St. in Golden. The first two events of the series will be … more

E-sports proposal could see kids get inside and play

It has almost become run-of-the-mill these days to tune into the news on television or car radio to hear about some decision that leaves you shaking your head. The National Federation of State High … more

FC soars in state baseball tourney

Greeley has been very good to Faith Christian. The site of the 3A state baseball tournament has seen the Eagles win a nail-biter against Kent Denver 7-5, and hand Lamar its second loss of the season … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

Diza-mbelolo, Martin and Williams bring home track titles

LAKEWOOD — A damp, cold and rainy Jeffco Stadium didn’t slow down D’Evelyn junior Esther Diza-mbelolo and Standley Lake junior Tyler Williams on Saturday, May 19. Diza-mbelolo ran in four Class … more

Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of game

It’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very … more

Standley Lake girls soccer punches ticket to 4A state quarterfinals

LAKEWOOD — Standley Lake’s girls soccer team answered an early-morning wake-up call May 12. The No. 8-seeded Gators faced off against No. 24 Lewis-Palmer at Lakewood Memorial Field before any of … more

Broncos wide receiver energized by offseason moves

When Emmanuel Sanders returned from vacation to start the Denver Broncos' offseason training program, he went straight to the team store and loved what he saw. Hanging off the racks were No. 4 Case … more

Ralston Valley girls golf places 2nd to Cherry Creek at 5A Western Regional

LAKEWOOD — Ralston Valley’s girls golf team was going after its third straight Class 5A Western Regional title Monday at Fox Hollow Golf Course. However, Cherry Creek had a different plan. The … more

History made at Jeffco track league championships

LAKEWOOD — History was made Friday, May 4, at Jeffco Stadium. Valor Christian sophomore Cole Sprout broke Colorado’s all-classification record in the boys 3,200-meter run with a time of 9:01.53 … more

Ralston Valley gets walk-off win against Dakota Ridge

ARVADA — Baseball can be a strange, strange game. Dakota Ridge looked in perfect position May 4 to scored an upset victory over Ralston Valley, No. 7 in the final CHSAANow.com Class 5A baseball … more

Growing up around baseball gave players solid footing in game

For young athletes to succeed and advance in any sport, it takes athletic ability, desire and hard work. Plus, the culture in which young athletes are brought up can have an impact on their chances … more

Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year. Instead, long-term prospects are what dominates their 2018 draft class, players who spent four years in college and enter the NFL with … more

More changes set for next year by CHSAA council

One of the biggest changes to come out of the April 26 Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Council meeting was that the council would have one meeting a year instead of two. That … more

Golden unable to upset two-time defending 4A champs

GOLDEN — Valor Christian baseball fell behind 1-0 early to Golden on April 28, but the two-time defending Class 4A state champions weren’t concerned. “It’s great knowing that we have a team … more

It’s a sacrifice bunt it can pay off

In today’s high school baseball, most of the attention is focused on pitch counts, hitting and base running. A key sacrifice bunt often goes unnoticed. But it remains an important part of baseball, … more

Broncos visit Casa Bonita for draft picks

It was more than just the typical Saturday rush that brought dozens of people to Casa Bonita on the morning of April 28. The Denver Broncos took over the famous restaurant for the third day of the … more

No. 7 Ralston Valley baseball suffers loss against Chatfield

LITTLETON — Chatfield junior Luke LaChance accomplished a rare feat on the baseball field Monday at Chatfield Senior High School. LaChance led off the bottom of the third inning with a single … more

Green Mountain unable to upset Columbine at a snowy Trailblazer Stadium

LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team went dashing through the snow April 21 for its sixth straight victory and fifth consecutive win in Jeffco League play. The Rebels, now ranked No. 3 in … more

Jeffco students with disabilities step up to the plate

A select group of athletes from 15 Jefferson County schools gathered at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood, to play some softball, Adapted Athletics style. The April 18 event was the latest … more
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