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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
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
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 Holy Family squad carved a space as they became the first team in school history to capture runner-up honors at the Class 4A State Volleyball Tournament. The Tigers battled their way through two days of competition to climb the ladder to the … 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
Littleton High School will honor the memory of former standout basketball player Brooks Thompson at its home-opening game between the Lions and Kennedy at 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Thompson, who helped Littleton win the 1987 and 1989 4A state championships, … 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
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