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Basketball victory a tale of turnaround

It seems that nobody can remember the last time the Littleton boys basketball team defeated city rival Heritage. The Littleton Lions snapped a long, yet-to-be-resolved losing streak against Heritage … more

Pulling out all the stops

A few years ago, sports writer Neil Paine of the website basketball-reference.com examined 50 years of National Basketball Association title-winning teams. The teams were strong on offense and … more

Mountain biking state champ a Douglas County athlete

Mountain biking rose from humble beginnings in the 1800s as a simple mode of transportation to a fringe sport in the 1970s. It gained global momentum in 1990 with the first world championships and … more

Another milestone for one of state’s great coaches

Four years ago, I was at Legend High School when Highlands Ranch girls basketball coach Caryn Jarocki won her milestone 500th career game. I was at Arapahoe on Dec. 7 when Jarocki’s Falcons … more

Polls drive up interest, but are not all that accurate

The veracity of preseason basketball polls is often ridiculed. Yes, polls mean little, since a lot will change during the season. Polls are speculative, especially the preseason ones, and teams still … more

Elizabeth girls put hoops skills to test

Members of the Elizabeth girls basketball team matched their skills against opponents for the first time this season as they took part in a Nov. 25 scrimmage at Englewood High School. “The … more

Strength training creates solid base for young athletes

Many things you believed might be simple take time. For instance why is an iPad all of a sudden frozen? Then after going through an inventory of passwords, you find out that they are invalid. Despite … more

Elizabeth boys join hoops scrimmage

Basketball season kicked off Nov. 20 for the Elizabeth boys basketball team when they took the floor against opponents for the first time this season during the four-team scrimmage held at Bear Creek … more

What is there to be thankful for? Well ...

Thanksgiving is a day for a tasty meal, watching some football and having fun with family and friends who are like family. Thanksgiving is a time to offer thanks for many things that are sometimes … more

Roy Halladay left good memories through years in baseball

Ralston Valley baseball coach Brad Madden grew up playing baseball with Roy Halladay. It didn’t take Madden long to realize that Halladay, who was his teammate at Arvada West, was a special player. Halladay, 40, was killed Nov. 7 when the … more

Cardinals capture state gymnastics title

Elizabeth brought home a number of gymnastics honors as the Cardinals won the Class 4A state team title and Anastasia Buzalsky won the state all-around championship, plus she won state individual event championships in floor exercise, balance beam … more

Volleyball leaps in popularity in Colorado

Volleyball is a sport that I never connected with, probably because of my introduction decades ago in elementary school. Half of the physical education class was stationed on each side of the net and I never was able to touch the ball. So obviously … more

Elizabeth runner wins silver medal

While the Cardinals ran well, they didn't earn a team trophy, but Elizabeth junior David Fine received the silver medal as he was the second runner across the finish line at the Class 3A boys race that was part of the Oct. 28 State Cross Country … more

Football a kick for high schooler off to Baylor

Issac Power gave up kicking a soccer ball when he was a freshman at Ponderosa. Instead, he started booting a football. Power is now one of the best punters, kickoff specialists and placekickers in the state as a senior and will be a punter in the … more

Cardinals climb to softball quarterfinals

Elizabeth’s outstanding play took the Cardinals to the quarterfinals at the Oct. 20 state Class 4A softball tournament, where a loss to Mullen ended the team’s bid for a state title. “We wanted the season to continue, but that didn’t … more

Cross country could be path to lead country

Tiya Chamberlin, a junior captain on the Wheat Ridge girls cross country team, has a suggestion for politicians to help relieve the current turmoil in Washington, D.C. “I think what would calm all the politicians is if they would just go for a … more

Cardinals second in league gymnastics meet

Teammates and parents cheered each Elizabeth athlete as the Cardinals took second place in the team standings at the Oct. 18 Centennial League gymnastics meet held at Ponderosa High School. Overland won the team title with a score of 184.825 at … more

Valor aims for new role as member of league

Valor Christian has been a success athletically since the school opened in 2007. On the state championship level alone, the Eagles have won 23 championships with 14 runner-up finishes. “At Valor we’re always looking at ways that we can do … more

Athletes strive to get up to speed

Speed never takes a day off, goes the adage. “Speed is any sport is very, very important because it's hard to teach speed,” Cherry Creek soccer coach Chelo Curi said. The ability to move fast is important in almost all athletic endeavors … more

Bricks give heft to team spirit

Scott Gardner was part of the first graduating class at Mountain Vista and was an offensive guard on the football team. So he was part of the tradition of players painting bricks green on one side and decorating the other side to reflect … more
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