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After season nearly postponed, local teams gearing up for fall football

“Helmets off, masks on” yelled Golden High School football coach Jared Yannacito as the team got set to begin their stretches at the start of their second practice of the season on Sept. 25. It's … more

D'Evelyn junior Avery Garbarek no-hits Bear Creek

DENVER — D’Evelyn softball needed some late-inning offensive heroics to grab its 13th victory on the season. The Jaguars — No. 3 in this week’s CHSAANow.com Class 4A softball rankings — … more

Chatfield softball captures first 5A Jeffco League since 2011

LITTLETON — Chatfield softball coach Jen Lazzeri won’t have to break out a calculator to figure out RPI points. The Chargers — No. 5 in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A softball rankings — locked up … more

Jeffco golfers wrap up league play at West Woods Golf Club

ARVADA — The final Jeffco League boys golf tournament of the season had a very different feel than normal Sept. 14 at West Woods Golf Club in Arvada. There was no final gathering of Class 5A and 4A … more

Wheat Ridge softball gets back on track in 4A Jeffco

WHEAT RIDGE — Wheat Ridge’s softball team didn’t have any time to dwell over its first loss of the season. Less than 24 hours after the Farmers — No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A rankings … more

Lakewood softball grabs five wins at Dave Sanders Tournament

AURORA — Being a little unpredictable and a bit wild can be pretty effective for a softball pitcher. Lakewood junior Destiny Martinez was just that in the circle during the opening round of the … more

Green Mountain toppled by Evergreen in 4A Jeffco opener

LAKEWOOD — Only thing Evergreen sophomore Dillyn Collins might want to work on is her slide into home plate. “We don’t talk about that,” Collins said laughing about her awkward knee first … more

Race for Jeffco League boys golf individual and team titles heating up

ARVADA — Friday at Indian Tree Golf Course was moving day of sorts for Class 5A and 4A Jeffco League boys golfers. In the fourth of six scheduled Jeffco League tournaments, golfers made moves to … more

D’Evelyn sweeps Golden in boys tennis action

DENVER — D’Evelyn boys tennis team continued its dominance in Class 4A Jeffco League play Thursday afternoon. The Jaguars swept conference rival Golden 7-0 in the home league match for … more

Hopes for fall Colorado high school football season thwarted

Amid pressure to allow more fall sports, the Colorado High School Activities Association board of directors met Sept. 8 to discuss an adjustment of the previously approved 2020-21 sports calendar, … more

Conifer softball makes a statement with win over Arvada West

ARVADA — Conifer’s young softball team showed its maturity on Aug. 24. The Lobos jumped out to an early 5-0 lead on the road against a historic-rich Arvada West program. The Wildcats rallied, but … more

Lakewood boys tennis sweeps Chatfield in 5A Jeffco action

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood dominated Chatfield in a Class 5A Jeffco League boys tennis conference opener at Morse Park. The Tigers took a 7-0 victory over the Chargers on Aug. 25 with Lakewood not … more

Chatfield freshmen impressive at D’Evelyn Dash

DENVER — The annual D’Evelyn Dash Cross Country Invite looks a lot different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With new guidelines restricting the number of teams and runners allowed at … more

Pomona softball impressive in opener against Northglenn

ARVADA — Pomona softball couldn’t have asked for a better start to its 2020 season. The Panthers opened with a complete-game 15-0 victory Friday, Aug. 21, with the offensive and defensive both … more

Jeffco coaches and athletes adjust to a pandemic season

The Golden Demons High School football team members had just showed up to their first week of training camp on Aug. 3 when coaches, led by Head Coach Jared Yannacito, huddled their players up. … more

Lakewood senior Ryan Liao tames Raccoon Creek with round of 66

LITTLETON — Nothing like a short putt for eagle to really spark an impressive round on the golf course. Lakewood senior Ryan Liao — three-time Class 5A boys golf state qualifier — drained an … more

Football, three other Mines fall sports postponed to spring

For the first time in more than 100 years, there will be no football at School of Mines this fall. Instead, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (of which Mines is a member) is hoping games can be … more

Cycling event survives with move to Castle Rock

Dave Muscianisi did not know if he would be able to put on the Colorado Junior Cup in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-year-old youth cycling competition is typically held in Bailey after … more

Coronavirus changes world of sports recruiting

Coronavirus has impacted Colorado sports — high school, college and professional — and the future is also uncertain. Recruiting of high school athletes has to be adjusted since the Colorado High … more

Metro-Denver club football league proposed for fall

The announcement that the Colorado High School Activities Association would not play football this fall has stirred a response from those not happy with the decision. There is a move to initiate a … more
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