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Mountain Range drops opener to Far Northeast

In front of a lively Mustang crowd Nov. 28 in the home/season opener for Mountain Range High School, Far Northeast’s quick start and clutch finish put down Mountain Range, 87-80. In a first quarter … more

Slow start haunts Northglenn ladies in opener

At Northglenn High School Nov. 26 in the first game of the Lady Norsemen’s basketball season, Broomfield’s explosive first quarter propelled the Eagles to the 60-31 victory. In a 20-2 opening … more

McCaffrey, Logan are old friends and new rivals

Cherry Creek’s Dave Logan and Ed McCaffrey of Valor Christian had a lot in common even before they coached against each other in the Dec. 1 Class 5A state championship football game at Broncos Mile … more

Hoops player steps up her game overseas

Madison Hema skipped playing with her club basketball team in the summer. She instead went to New Zealand and Belarus for a few weeks, but it wasn’t a vacation. She went overseas to play … more

Parkour creates caring community

Ken Arrington, founder of parkour gym Path Movement, knows that parkour — in which athletes often scale walls, make 9-foot leaps and traverse rails 10 feet off the ground — has a bad reputation … more

In world of sports, there are plenty of reasons to give thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to talk about turkey and offer thanks for loved ones. It’s a wonderful holiday and chance to forget differences Many people reflect and offer thanks for health, wealth and … more

Holy Family volleyball advances to Final Four of 4A state tournament

Riding a three-game winning streak to wrap up the regular season, Holy Family (No. 7 seed) volleyball entered the 4A state tournament playing their best ball of the year. Nov. 8 in the opening round … more

Grandview second-half running game sinks Legacy

After their impressive first-round playoff win Nov. 2 at Mullen, Legacy football (5-7) took on Grandview (10-1), hoping to pull the upset. Unfortunately for the Lightning, the powerful running game … more

Time to kick soccer shootouts to the curb

Driving to EchoPark Automotive Stadium for the Class 5A soccer semifinals on Nov. 7, I had visions of seeing well-played, competitive matches with no shootouts. But what did I see? A shootout. … more

Volleyball tourney: time to seize the day

Colorado Mesa University volleyball standout Kasie Gilfert has a message that sounds simple for players who will be participating in the CHSAA State Volleyball Championships on Nov. 8-10 at the … more

Legacy soccer falls in 2nd OT of state quarterfinals

The 2018 season has been one for the books at Legacy High School (13-4-1) after first and second round victories in the 5A CHSAA Boys State Tournament. However, a devastating 2-1 double-overtime … more

Big plays and timely turnovers propel Legacy football to playoff win

In an up-and-down season for Legacy (No. 21 seed) in 2018, the Lightning (5-6) struck potentially with their best game of the season Nov. 2 in the first round of CHSAA 5A Football Playoffs with their … more

Sometimes today is better than the old days

I have admitted this before, but often I have a tendency to like the old way that things were done. However, I welcome the change the Colorado High School Activities Association adopted for the state … more

Lady Wolves’ volleyball takes down Thornton

The Westminster Wolves extended their five-game winning street, defending their home court against Thornton Oct. 23. “We train to be successful, especially on a night like this,” Westminster … more

Lightning advances to next round in 5A soccer playoffs

Legacy Junior Joey Joiner scored the only goal in Oct. 25’s playoff matchup, ending a scoreless first half and sending the Lightning to the next round in the state 5A soccer playoffs. Legacy … more

Big plays haunt Westminster football in conference championship game

With a chance to complete an undefeated season Oct. 26 at the Stutler Bowl, Smoky Hill (10-0, 9-0 in conference) took on their final test against rival Westminster (7-3, 7-2 in conference). Despite a … more

Battle of the Birds puts Horizon back in the win column

In a match-up that was much closer than the final score, the Horizon Hawks won the battle of the birds against cross-town rival Broomfield 3-0. However, despite the three-set victory on the scorecard … 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

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

Frederick outscores Holy Family

The Frederick Warriors steady pressure was too much for Holy Family Oct. 12 as they handed the Tigers their second loss of the season 41-23. Frederick ended the first half leading Holy Family by a … more
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