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Junior running back Eric Granados tries to earn some yards for Faith Christian as La Junta's Nathan Frankmore tries to tackle him during the two team's Nov. 17 2A state football semifinals.   Faith would come close to handing La Junta with its first loss of the season, but it was not to be. The La Junta Tigers hung on for the 20-14 win, and advanced to the state title game.

Faith Christian football ends season in state semis

There is no good way to end a season if it doesn't end in a championship. The Faith Christian Eagles (9-3) season ended on a cold and icy day with a loss to the La Junta Tigers (12-0) in the 2A State …
Jim Benton
Overtime

Time to kick soccer shootouts to the curb

Driving to EchoPark Automotive Stadium for the Class 5A soccer semifinals on Nov. 7, I had visions of seeing well-played, competitive matches with no shootouts. But what did I see? A shootout. …
Dakota Ridge senior Justin Sanchez (8) is able to make a catch despite the effort of Golden junior Dylan Mathias during the Class 4A Jeffco League finale for the Demons on Nov. 1 at Trailblazer Stadium. Golden jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but eventually lost 34-17 to end the season for the Demons.

Golden gives Dakota Ridge a fight

LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s football players and coaches were in an awkward position Nov. 2 at Jeffco Stadium cheering for rival Chatfield to win. “It’s going to be awful, but we are hoping for …
Faith Christian running back Erick Granados looks to make a move while teammate Brian Turner (83) blocks during the Nov. 3 game against the Eagles longtime rival Kent Denver. Faith Christian won the neutral playoff game 9-7, advancing to the next round of the playoffs.

Eagles with two teams in the postseason

Girls Volleyball return to the 3A State Volleyball Tournament with two 3-0 set sweeps of Liberty Common and Lamar high schools. The girls earned the #8 overall seed compared to the #4 seed they …

Jim Benton
Overtime

Volleyball tourney: time to seize the day

Colorado Mesa University volleyball standout Kasie Gilfert has a message that sounds simple for players who will be participating in the CHSAA State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 8-10 at the …
Standout Performers

Jefferson County Standout Performers: Week of Oct. 18

Christaana Angelopulos, Arvada West As the team's leadoff hitter, the shortstop Angelopulos went 5-for-5 with a home run on the first pitch of the Oct. 13 regional playoff game against Mountain …
Jefferson junior quarterback Devon Kemp (21) finds himself one-on-one with Platte Canyon junior Brandon Patterson (52) during the Class 1A Foothills League game Oct. 6 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. Kemp threw a touchdown pass to senior Kurvonte Rice in the second quarter, but it was the lone score for the Saints in a 32-6 loss to the Huskies.
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Jeffco Standout Performers: Week of Oct. 11

Danny Kingman, Lakewood The senior number 2 singles player became a Region 5 champ on Oct. 3. Kingman and a few of his teammates now move on to the Oct. 11-13 5A state tennis …
Ralston Valley senior Cort Johnson (4) drives toward the net as Columbine senior Connor Watz (16) tries to cut off Johnson's path Sept. 27 at the North Area Athletic Complex in Arvada. Ralston Valley won 3-1.

Jeffco Standouts Performers: Week of Oct. 04

Gabby Seigh, Bear Creek The sophomore utility player (hitting .328) provided just what her team needed, going 2-3 with two RBI’s in the Bear’s Sept. 27 win over Lakewood. Kristin …

Jeffco Standout Performers: Sept. 27 edition

Nick Von Feldt, Wheat Ridge Farmers football team ran all over Centarus Sept. 21, but no one did more of the trampling than Von Feldt. The junior rushed 12 times for 211 yards and five …

Jeffco Standout Performers: Week of Sept. 13

Macee Thompson, Lakewood The senior third base player was 2 for 4 at the plate against Fruita Sept. 8. Her double helped ensure the Tigers won the game 9-5. She currently enjoys a lofty .596 …
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