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Ralston Valley scores big win over Pomona before playoffs

ARVADA — Ralston Valley ended its drought against rival Pomona on the football field Oct. 26 at the North Area Athletic Complex. The Mustangs, ranked No. 8 in the final CHSAANow.com Class 5A … more

Bennett, Chamberlin finish prep cross country careers on the podium

COLORADO SPRINGS — Seniors Tiya Chamberlin (Wheat Ridge) and Carley Bennett (Lakewood) finished right where they wanted to Oct. 27 — on the podium. The Class 4A and 5A Jeffco League girls cross … more

Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

Pomona pieces together playoff win over Arvada West

ARVADA — Pomona was able to fit the puzzle pieces together Saturday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A football state tournament. The No. 2-seeded Panthers took a 34-7 … more

Turkey Trek brings food to Community Table

Over 400 runners braved the freezing rain and snow the morning of Nov. 17 to participate in the Turkey Trek 10K, 5K and 2K held at Long Lake Ranch Park in Arvada. The race, which collected monetary … more

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

Eleven Ralston Valley High athletes sign to play in college

Eleven Ralston Valley High School athletes signed their letters of intent to play on scholarship in college Nov. 14 at a celebration held in the school's gym. Of those 11, four singers play on the … more

A-West unable to stop Columbine from wrapping up 5A Jeffco title

LITTLETON — Columbine’s boys basketball had no interest in sharing the Class 5A Jeffco League title this season. Columbine and Arvada West finished conference play with 10-4 records last year. … more

Evergreen volleyball nets win over Ralston Valley

ARVADA — Evergreen volleyball turned to its sister tandem of Claudia and Hayley Dillon to seal an impressive road victory Thursday night at Ralston Valley High School. Claudia, senior and … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

Pressure is on for runners aiming for title

High school sports can be beneficial in demonstrating values that athletes can use later in life, like discipline, dedication, teamwork and the ability to handle adversity. However, one of the … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … more

Overtime thriller pushes Legacy soccer to 3-0

All afternoon Aug. 4 at North Stadium, a win appeared unlikely for Legacy soccer (3-0) after hitting the goal post five times. However, the bad luck didn’t discourage a tough-minded group from … more

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin retires, citing chronic pain

Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2 1/2 years. She announced her plans Dec. 19 in a letter … more

Green Mountain pulls off upset of Standley Lake

ARVADA — A strong second-half by Green Mountain led a signature win for the Rams’ football program Sept. 21. Class 3A Green Mountain scored 21 unanswered points to start the second half at the … more

Golden aims to end 2-game losing streak against rival Wheat Ridge

ARVADA — Chatfield football improved to 2-0 in the Class 4A Jeffco League on Friday, Oct. 12, by leaning heavily on its run game. Chatfield (5-2 record) primarily used its running attack to take a … more

Arvada West comes up short in 2nd round of state soccer tourney

LITTLETON — It was the soccer version of the hurry-up offensive play that helped Arapahoe’s boys soccer team advance to the Class 5A state quarterfinals. The No. 8-seeded Warriors scored in the … more

Jeffco crowns league champions in cross country

LITTLETON — The weather was great during the Oct. 11 Jeffco League 4A and 5A races. However, rain and snow during the week left a few damp places on the course. In the 4A boys race, Green Mountain … more

AD follows winning path to Hall of Fame

Arvada West athletic director Casey Coons is a Hall of Famer. It is an honor that I envisaged since he was well-schooled. Coons is a fellow graduate of Denver’s Abraham Lincoln high school. Coons, … more
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