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LAKEWOOD — It was unconventional, but D’Evelyn’s football coach Jeremy Bennett had no problem walking off Trailblazer Stadium late Friday night with a 16-15 victory. “We’ll take it. It’s different, but I’ll take it,” Bennett said … more
LAKEWOOD — The left post was a friend to Silver Creek junior Conner Peskin Thursday, Sept. 8, at Lakewood Memorial Field. Peskin scored the lone goal with just more than a minute left in the first half in a non-league boys soccer game against … more
Gary Mares and Jim Dollaghan are friends who happen to be rival girls softball coaches. Mares is head coach at Horizon and Dollaghan heads up the ThunderRidge program. The teams usually only meet once a year since the schools play in different … more
The players’ faces reflected their disappointment as the Alameda High School team lost the season-opening volleyball match to rival Englewood, 3-0. The one-sided scores of the three games did not reflect the fact that Alameda fought hard, forcing … more
The prep football spotlight was firmly focused at de La Salle Stadium on Aug. 26, and Pomona shined brightest in the end. With the pressure at its peak in a 21-21 tie in the fourth quarter between the 2015 Class 5A state runner-up Pomona, ranked … more
Mark Usery started officiating high school football games in 1979 to earn extra spending money when he was a student at Colorado State University. At that time, there were plenty of teachers, educators and young adults blowing whistles and … more
Arvada West baseball coach Matt McDougal hopes to bring some Japanese culture to Colorado. McDougal and Wildcats assistant coach Jamie Thompson went on a cultural-exchange baseball trip to Japan in July. There were 19 players from Arvada West, … more
There has been a trend in girls high school volleyball toward having taller players as setters. Setters in volleyball are like the quarterback in football or the point guard in basketball. They run the offense and determine which of the attackers … more
An exceptional striker, solid midfielder, steady defender and a good keeper are important for any successful boys soccer team. But the most valuable player is often the athlete who consistently wins or controls 50/50 balls, which allows his team … more
Double plays can deflate offensive momentum, but they are rare in high school softball. Most are of the line-drive variety. Turning a classic double play — shortstop to second base to first base — doesn’t happen often. It takes precise … more
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