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Pete Sampras, the former world No. 1 tennis player, was revered for his accurate and winning serves. He once said a tennis player is only as good as his or her second serve. There is no argument against the importance of second serves by area … 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
High school wrestlers have become stronger and more technically advanced over the years. “Wrestling is evolving all the time,” said Pomona coach Sam Federico, citing an increase in club and year-round participation. Still, the basic moves … more
It’s time to consider a high school basketball mercy rule in Colorado. Lopsided scores have been frequent this season, especially in girls games, and some of those blowout scores were evident in the first two rounds of the girls and boys state … more
It’s late afternoon along the Morrison Slide Trail at the north end of Red Rocks Park and the sun is starting to disappear behind the foothills to the west. A beautiful February day by most standards, it’s perhaps a little bleaker than normal for the Front Range … more
Fewer than 400 boys played high school hockey in Colorado during the 2002-03 season. More than 600 did during the 2014-15 campaign. But although high school hockey is enjoying a rise in popularity in the state, a major challenge remains: Many … more
Lakewood girls basketball coach Chris Poisson is once again guiding another state-contending team as the Tigers move toward a fourth consecutive 20-win season. Teams like Highlands Ranch, Grandview, Broomfield, ThunderRidge, George Washington and … more
The conference names are majestic, but the new league alignment that will apparently be approved for Class 5A football teams has left many observers with altitude sickness. For the 2016-17 cycle, the Colorado High School Activities Association … more
Maurice “Stringy” Ervin, who never cut a swimmer during his more than 30 years as coach at Littleton High School, told a poignant story during his recent induction into the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame. Ervin … more
With 2016 soon to arrive, it seems time to offer just a few of many wishes for Colorado high school athletics heading into the New Year. My first wish is for the Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Committee to reconsider the … more
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