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Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Kopping a shot

Jacob Taylor,10, of Thornton, looks to get a shot off ahead of Northglenn Police Officer Nate Erwin, during a “Kops vs. Kids” basketball game March 9 at the Northglenn Recreation Center. more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Young first baseman finding his swing for Rockies

Ryan McMahon is moving closer to opening the regular season as the Colorado Rockies' first baseman. The 23-year-old was hitting over .380 as of last week. "The numbers might be OK, but numbers … more

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … more

Hawks can’t maintain pace in quarterfinals

A third consecutive trip to the Denver Coliseum for a quarterfinals match up with rivals Regis started with a lights-out shooting performance for the Horizon Hawks. The Lady Hawks, who made six of … more

Boys volleyball takes first step toward being sanctioned in Colorado

Boys volleyball has been trying to open the door to get the sport sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association for around 20 years, according to John Prusinowski. Well, boys … more

Olympics could again be tough sell in Denver

It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

Holy Family holds off Sand Creek in feisty upset bid

The Holy Family High School girls basketball team used a decisive fourth quarter run of made free throws and stingy defense to overcome an upset bid by the feisty Sand Creek team by the score of … more

Hawks outlast Rocky Mountain

The state boys and girls basketball tournaments are in full swing and teams are seeded in their classification brackets and it is a single-elimination format. Seven area teams earned berths in state … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

Skyview places sixth at wrestling tournament

Four Skyview wrestlers will move on to state competition after their performance in the Class 3A Region 3 wrestling tournament held Feb. 9 and 10 at Englewood High School. Wolverine athletes scored … more

Putting passion into practice

There were no sports for girls at the middle school Caryn Jarocki attended in the Chicago area, so she kept the scorebook for the boys. That didn’t sit well with Jarocki. “That made me angry … more
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