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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

Skyview girls post 11-1 soccer win over Englewood

The Skyview girls soccer team gave Wolverines fans a lot to cheer about May 1 as they closed out the Thornton team’s regular-season play with an 11-1 victory over Englewood. The Wolverines … more

Growing up around baseball gave players solid footing in game

For young athletes to succeed and advance in any sport, it takes athletic ability, desire and hard work. Plus, the culture in which young athletes are brought up can have an impact on their chances … more

Elway goes with maturity, experience in 2018 NFL draft

For the Denver Broncos, long-shot projects are so last year. Instead, long-term prospects are what dominates their 2018 draft class, players who spent four years in college and enter the NFL with … more

More changes set for next year by CHSAA council

One of the biggest changes to come out of the April 26 Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Council meeting was that the council would have one meeting a year instead of two. That … more

It’s a sacrifice bunt it can pay off

In today’s high school baseball, most of the attention is focused on pitch counts, hitting and base running. A key sacrifice bunt often goes unnoticed. But it remains an important part of baseball, … more

Broncos visit Casa Bonita for draft picks

It was more than just the typical Saturday rush that brought dozens of people to Casa Bonita on the morning of April 28. The Denver Broncos took over the famous restaurant for the third day of the … more

Jeffco students with disabilities step up to the plate

A select group of athletes from 15 Jefferson County schools gathered at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood, to play some softball, Adapted Athletics style. The April 18 event was the latest … more

Sisters a winning combination for Ponderosa

Jensen Ellis is a playmaker for the Ponderosa girls soccer team. She controls the Mustangs’ offense and her precise passes often to lead to goals. Jensen’s younger sister Jazlynn has benefited … more

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

Between Defenders

Norse defeat Westminster Wolves 3-1. more

Strong winds for track teams

Mountain Range Invitational Track and Field Meet on April 14 at Adams 12 North Stadium in Westminster. Strong winds would disallow any state meet qualifications made during the competition. more

Wolverines bats speak loudly

Skyview again showed hitting is one of the team strengths as the Wolverines went on the road and outscored Englewood 16-2 in league baseball action April 11. Skyview scored a pair of runs in the … more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other … more

First base stretch

Bear Creek's Isaiah Romero, right, beats a pick-off throw to Legacy first baseman Ryan Overboe during the April 3 game at Legacy High School in Broomfield. The Lightning defeated the Bears, 5-2. more

Defensive back brings fresh mind, body into reboot with Broncos

Su'a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver. Elated over John Elway's call and Von Miller's text, the former standout safety from Southern Cal … more
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