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OT goal sends Arvada West in second round

ARVADA — Arvada West sophomore Gabe Schultz game-winning shot rode the north wind Oct. 25 at the North Area Athletic Complex. With the wind at his back, Schultz sailed a shot over the head of … more

Golden boys soccer pounces early in playoff win over Fort Morgan

ARVADA — Golden didn’t waste any time Wednesday night on getting its first boys soccer playoff in five years. The No. 11-seeded Demons defeated No. 22 Fort Morgan 4-0 in the opening round of … 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

Banged up Pomona taken down by Columbine

LAKEWOOD — Columbine wrapped up the Class 5A Metro West League title and automatic postseason berth Friday, Oct. 19, in impressive fashion. The Rebels, undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the … 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

Ralston Valley unable to slow down Columbine’s Triple-H rushing attack

ARVADA — Columbine rushed its way to an impressive victory in a Class 5A top-10 football showdown against Ralston Valley on Thursday, Oct. 11. The North Area Athletic Complex was the site of the 5A … 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

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

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

Arvada West boys soccer shuts out rival Ralston Valley

ARVADA — Arvada West boys soccer threw a monkey wrench into the race for the Class 5A Jeffco League on Thursday, Oct. 4. The Wildcats (9-3, 5-1 in league) defeated rival Ralston Valley 2-0 at the … more

Pomona’s Dominic Bettini runs for 5 TDs in win over A-West

ARVADA — Pomona senior Dominic Bettini went from back-up running back to workhorse Oct. 4 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Starting running back Therious Robison was out with an injury, so … more

A-West unable to stop Columbine softball from winning 5A Jeffco title

ARVADA — Columbine sophomore pitcher Korbe Otis walked out of the circle after recording her finale strikeout Oct. 2 with a look that there is still work to be done. “It feels really good. We are … more

For Arapahoe, not playing was right move

Arapahoe High School officials made a tough decision last week. But it was the right call to forfeit the school's football game against rival Cherry Creek after the deaths of two students within … more

Alma mater days come to end for top player

I’ve never considered “old school” to be a derogatory term, especially since I’m more old-school than I sometimes want to admit. I do have a cell phone and know enough about computers, … more

School, gym partnership helps build strong gymnasts

Taylor Burkhart, 16, wakes up at 5:30 a.m. each week day. He travels from his home in Morrison to 5280 Gymnastics in Wheat Ridge for his morning workout. He practices from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. before he … more

Jeffco Adapted Athletics scores big on soccer day

High school athletics typically bring out the best of students — whether that be to teach teamwork, make friendships, or to learn leadership skills. They can also bring out competitive rivalries, … more

Golfers to keep eye on the ball at tourneys

Former Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez hit a home run with his comment that hard work doesn’t guarantee success but without it you don’t have a chance. Several hard-working area … 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

Pomona back on track with win over Highlands Ranch

ARVADA — Pomona coach Jay Madden doesn’t have an issue with two-game losing streaks, but he was relieved when the Panthers’ didn’t drop a third straight Sept. 20. “We schedule these hard … more

Ralston Valley gets shutout win before preparing for rival A-West

ARVADA — Ralston Valley senior AJ Jergensen had a touchdown cycle late afternoon on Sept. 21 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Jergensen had a touchdown catch, threw a pair of touchdowns and … more
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