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Raw Mustang QBs test passing skills at Broncos tourny

Summer is baseball season but high school football teams take part in events to prepare for the fall as Mountain Range did when the Mustangs joined about 100 teams at the Broncos 7 on 7 tournaments … more

Broncos haven't given up on Paxton Lynch

Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be … more

Walker eager to pull his new weight for Broncos

The Denver Broncos mandated DeMarcus Walker bulk up this offseason. That was a big weight off his mind. As a rookie last season, Walker slimmed down to about 238 pounds in order to be more of an … more

Golfers converge on Westminster for amateur tournament

More than 96 amateur golfers from around the world came to Westminster’s Walnut Creek Golf Preserve June 4-7 for the Amercian Junior Golf Associaton’s Hale Irwin Colorado Junior tournament. … more

CHSAA leader brings her role into public view

Rhonda Blanford-Green, the former Aurora Central and University of Nebraska track standout, took over as the Colorado High School Athletic Association’s ninth commissioner last July. In her first … more

Manning visits as Broncos install simplified offense

A day after teeing it up with Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning stopped by the Denver Broncos' on-field workout to check things out. By the end, the five-time NFL MVP quarterback probably had the new … more

Five-day state baseball tourneys left big impressions

After five days of scrutinizing the state baseball tournaments at All-City Field, I have a few observations. The facility is one of the best for high school baseball and it sure has changed since I … more

Elephant Rock rides again

An event-filled weekend in Castle Rock ended with one of the town's most iconic summer events welcoming Coloradans to the cycling season. The 31st annual Elephant Rock Cycling Festival finished off … more

Mustangs championship bid ends in third place

They came a long way by earning victories in must-win games and were one of the three teams in contention for a Class 5A state baseball championship on the final day of the tournament but the … more

Broncos' Miller pumped for pass-rush summit

Von Miller doesn't get too excited about how guys look this time of year. “You really can't put too much into OTAs,” Miller said recently when asked how much improvement he saw in Denver's … more

Mustangs advance at state

Mountain Range took the field at All-City Stadium and posted victories in two must win Class 5A state baseball tournament games on May 22 to remain in contention for a championship. The tournament … more

E-sports proposal could see kids get inside and play

It has almost become run-of-the-mill these days to tune into the news on television or car radio to hear about some decision that leaves you shaking your head. The National Federation of State High … more

Van Maanen snapping for chance to play in NFL

Drew Van Maanen knew he was facing long odds heading into the three-day rookie camp of the National Football League Houston Texans in early May. First of all, the former Chaparral football standout … more

Lindsay willing to play any role to latch on with Broncos

The fieriness of undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay will be put on the back burner. Not for long, just for now. The former Colorado standout known as the “Tasmanian Devil” for his … more

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college … more

Golfer demonstrates unpredictability of game

It’s been said many times that golf is an unpredictable sport that requires plenty of mental grit. For myself, golf has always been pretty predictably bad, with a few good shots and holes but very … more

Kelly has chance to win Broncos' backup quarterback job

Not even the signing of free agent Case Keenum could keep the Broncos from staging yet another quarterback competition this offseason. This time it's a battle for the backup job. After bypassing a … more

Standley Lake girls soccer punches ticket to 4A state quarterfinals

LAKEWOOD — Standley Lake’s girls soccer team answered an early-morning wake-up call May 12. The No. 8-seeded Gators faced off against No. 24 Lewis-Palmer at Lakewood Memorial Field before any of … more

Broncos wide receiver energized by offseason moves

When Emmanuel Sanders returned from vacation to start the Denver Broncos' offseason training program, he went straight to the team store and loved what he saw. Hanging off the racks were No. 4 Case … more

Mustangs place at major track meet

The young Mountain Range track team put their abilities on the line against stiff competition of athletes representing 40 teams that took part in the April 27-28 Liberty Bell Invitational Track Meet … more
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