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Dakota Ridge sophomore Phoebe Hitchcock (4) and junior Maegan Smay (8) battle with Northfield sophomore Alia Hill (23) and freshman Liv Gavan (21) for control of the ball during the Class 4A state semifinal May 28 at Trailblazer Stadium. A first-half goal by senior Bailey Pignatore was all the offense the Eagles needed for a 1-0 victory.

Dakota Ridge girls soccer continues historic season

The Class 4A girls soccer state champions were officially dethroned May 18 at a rainy Trailblazer Stadium.
Evergreen players celebrate a goal coming out of the nearly 2-hour lightning delay during the Class 4A girls lacrosse state semifinal game against Mead on May 17 in Englewood. The Cougars had their season come to an end with a 13-12 loss.

Green Mountain, Evergreen fall short in 4A girls lacrosse semifinals

It was all about late-night dramatic victories May 17 at Englewood High School’s Randy Penn Stadium. No. 1-seeded Castle View and No. 2 Mead both scored 1-goal win over the last two Class 4A girls lacrosse state champions — Evergreen and Green Mountain — to punch their tickets to the title game.
Dakota Ridge freshman Landon Kalsbeck (38) and sophomore Joseph Weingardt (20) celebrate a second-quarter goal by Kalsbeck during the Class 4A boys lacrosse state semifinal game May 20 at Peter Barton Stadium at the University of Denver. Erie was able to end the Eagles' season with a 14-9 victory. Dakota Ridge finished its season with a 15-3 record and first trip to the state semifinals.

Evergreen and Dakota Ridge fall short in 4A boys lacrosse semis

The two-time defending Class 4A boys lacrosse state champions — Cheyenne Mountain — will have to go through Erie to claim a third straight title.
Englewood's Stephanie Montoya controls the ball as Sarah Hourani of Denver School of Science-Technology Montview campus moves in on defense during the Frontier League's all-star soccer match May 19 in Fort Lupton.

PHOTOS: Frontier League soccer all-stars

Three of the area's schools, Fort Lupton, Arvada and Englewood, sent players to an all-star game in Frontier League soccer last week.

Green Mountain junior Eva Bellot attempts to clear 5-foot-7 during the Class 4A girls high jump state competition May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. Bellot won the event after being the only competitor to clear 5-foot-6.

Visuals from state: Class 4A Track and Field

Photos from last week's Class 4A track and field state competitions.
Standout Performers
Brad Roberts, alum of Ralston Valley High School and Air Force Academy running back, poses for a photo with President Joe Biden during Air Force’s visit to the White House following their 10-3 season.

Football player from Arvada visits White House, gets invited to NFL minicamp

Brad Roberts had no idea that after he visited the White House, he would be invited to the Washington Commanders minicamp the next day. It all began for the Air Force Academy running back and Ralston Valley High School alum on April 28.

Ralston Valley leads Adapted Athletics Softball Day for Jeffco

Jeffco Public Schools' Adapted Athletics program held its Softball Day for the south-area schools on April 18 at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood.
Boyd Rothman

Family tree in play for Arvada youth swimmer

The source of Boyd Rothman’s interest in swimming depends on who’s answering the question. “I don’t know. I just did,” said the 8-year-old Arvada resident. His …
Ben Peterson

National award comes to Sampson, RVHS grad/swimmer

RICHMOND, Va.— Colorado Mesa University's Ben Sampson is this year’s College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association NCAA Division II Men's Swimmer of the …

Former CHSAA assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann, left, and his son, Logan.

Former CHSAA assistant commissioner Borgmann remembered for Rice Krispy treats, service to others

AURORA -- Callie Kryder said the people who attended a celebration of life service for her late father, former Colorado High School Activities assistant commissioner Bert Borgmann, knew him for …
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