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Griffin Jax knew about the demands of attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Now the Minnesota Twins will be demanding a decision from Jax, a right-handed pitcher for the Falcons, after he was drafted as the 93rd overall pick in the … more
Cross country highlights individuals, but it also is a team activity. And while not always apparent to the casual observer, there are team strategies that many coaches support and encourage. “You are only as strong as your fifth runner,” … 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
For approximately 2,800 soccer players, next week is one the biggest weeks of the summer. It’s the US Youth Soccer President’s Cup, held this year in Arvada. The President’s Cup will take place at the Stenger-Lutz and Long Lake Ranch … more
The following are results of local athletes who finished in the top 10, plus the winning athletes, in the state track and field meet held May 19-21 at Jefferson County Stadium. Events are not listed … more
Coaches and managers at all levels of baseball — from Little League to the major leagues — have become concerned about the overuse of pitchers’ arms. The number of pitches thrown, or the pitch count, is monitored closely in the hope of … more
Spring break used to be just that, a break. It was a couple days off from homework assignments, a time to watch a movie, not think about any class projects that might be pending and get a few days off from baseball practice. These days, … more
Glue is an adhesive used to stick things together. It’s also often difficult to remove from your hands. So it is only fitting to declare that senior Alyssa Kaiser was the glue that held Ralston Valley’s girls soccer team together. Injuries … more
Caela McCartney, a sophomore at Ralston Valley, plays the mellophone in the marching band and is a black belt in taekwondo. And she’s one of the Jefferson County League’s leading lacrosse goalies — after only playing in goal for nine … more
Not all the July 22 events at the Mile High Nationals were time trials: John Bandimere III was at the wheel of one car so that fans could watch the side-by-side flame-breathing jet dragster roar down the quarter-mile track The two jet dragsters … more
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