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Griffin Jax knew about the demands of attending the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Now the Minnesota Twins will be demanding a decision from Jax, a right-handed pitcher for the Falcons, after he was drafted as the 93rd overall pick in the … more
Nick Navaro had his first taste of victory at the professional level July 16 after he won a decision in the professional Muay Thai bout against fellow Englewood High School graduate Justin Moss, a part of the 16-bout Sparta Combat League fight card … more
Cross country highlights individuals, but it also is a team activity. And while not always apparent to the casual observer, there are team strategies that many coaches support and encourage. “You are only as strong as your fifth runner,” … more
Double plays can deflate offensive momentum, but they are rare in high school softball. Most are of the line-drive variety. Turning a classic double play — shortstop to second base to first base — doesn’t happen often. It takes precise … more
The following are results of local athletes who finished in the top 10, plus the winning athletes, in the state track and field meet held May 19-21 at Jefferson County Stadium. Events are not listed … more
Coaches and managers at all levels of baseball — from Little League to the major leagues — have become concerned about the overuse of pitchers’ arms. The number of pitches thrown, or the pitch count, is monitored closely in the hope of … more
Spring break used to be just that, a break. It was a couple days off from homework assignments, a time to watch a movie, not think about any class projects that might be pending and get a few days off from baseball practice. These days, … more
Monte Thelen planned to step away from football when he announced his retirement as Cherokee Trail football coach last November. But it took only a few months for the 55-year-old veteran coach to reconsider. After taking a call from Legend … more
Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan, two local soccer standouts, highlighted the match — an exhibition game known as a friendly — between the national teams of the United States and Japan on June 4 before a sellout crowd at Dick’s Sporting Goods … more
It will be strange to visit Cherry Creek and not see Mike Brookhart either coaching on the sidelines or visiting with someone while watching a Bruins athletic team compete. I can remember covering games decades ago while writing for the Rocky … more
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