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Former Brighton player Greg Rau returns to Bulldogs as head basketball coach

Greg Rau’s love for the game told him he would end up in basketball one way or the other. But he didn’t know it would bring him back to the same hardwood he practiced and played on as a kid. The former Brighton High School player is now the team’s head coach. more

5 things to know about Adams City football coach Jared Deaguero

An extremely familiar face — one that has already achieved significant coaching success — is taking over another program at Adams City High School. more

Fort Lupton athlete has earned 10 letters, wants four more

There’s something about athletics that appeals to Fort Lupton High School’s Rylee Balcazar. She’s won 10 varsity letters through her three years of high school: three letters … more

Colorado’s first professional women’s ultimate team sees success in inaugural season

The Alpenglow is one of eight teams in the Western Ultimate League (WUL), formed in 2020 with the belief that “women and non-binary athletes deserve to be seen and their abilities showcased in the form of professional-level stadium games that are broadcast for the world to see.” This season was the WUL’s first due to delays caused by the pandemic. more

Unified athletes and Heroes join forces for fun & competition

Take the Riverdale Ridge High School baseball team, add in unified athletes from around the 27J School District and the result is the Ravens' first heroes game May 6 in Thornton. more

Stargate swim stars sign to college heavyweights

A pair of stellar swimmers from Stargate Charter School in Thornton have found their new homes, and are eager to take their skills to the collegiate level this fall. The duo celebrated their signing days on May 10 in the Eagles’ field house. more

Football player from Arvada visits White House, gets invited to NFL minicamp

Brad Roberts had no idea that after he visited the White House, he would be invited to the Washington Commanders minicamp the next day. It all began for the Air Force Academy running back and Ralston Valley High School alum on April 28. more

Legacy and Broomfield clash for girls' soccer league title

The Class 5A No. 9 ranked Legacy girls' soccer team came up short in its quest for the Front Range League South title Thursday. more

Home at last: Eagle Ridge Academy's new soccer field

It had been seven years, six months, and six days since the last home soccer game for Eagle Ridge Academy. And that game wasn’t even played at the school; it was held down the road at Donelson Park in Brighton. Up until 2023, the team had to play on neutral turf or on an opponent’s home field, even when they were the dedicated “home team.”  more

Horizon can’t stop Thunderhawks

THORNTON - The Horizon and Prairie View high school baseball teams are off to a strong start to the 2023 baseball season. The two squads faced off on the diamond Thursday with the Thunderhawks coming … more

Adams City’s Gutierrez earns wrestling spot at U.S. Open

Adams City’s Phoebe Gutierrez had quite the first season in girls wrestling this winter. She won a regional title. She finished second in the state tournament at 100 pounds and earned second-team, all-state recognition from the Colorado High School Activities Association and MaxPreps. There’s more: Gutierrez also earned a spot in the U.S. Open in Las Vegas later this month. more

Ravens suffer a rough week

THORNTON -It has been a challenging week for Riverdale Ridge coach Ray Garza and his baseball squad. The Ravens, who started the week undefeated and No. 2 in Class 4A, dropped all three of their … more

Bluedevils trump Trojans in battle of the blue jerseys

Fort Lupton outlasted Thornton March 31 14-8 in a non-league matchup. It was Fort Lupton’s first win of the season. more

Family tree in play for Arvada youth swimmer

The source of Boyd Rothman’s interest in swimming depends on who’s answering the question. “I don’t know. I just did,” said the 8-year-old Arvada resident. His … more

From shoulder surgery to the baseball diamond

Fort Lupton’s Scotty Sanders can talk about baseball with just about anyone. He can play it, too, from club ball in the summer to high-school ball in the spring. But what may not be visible … more

National award comes to Sampson, RVHS grad/swimmer

RICHMOND, Va.— Colorado Mesa University's Ben Sampson is this year’s College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association NCAA Division II Men's Swimmer of the … more

College wrestling: Gallegos claims title with late rally, pinfall

The road to the 116-pound title at the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships may not have been what former Skyview wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos … more

Photo essay girls soccer: Ravens open season with shutout win

Riverdale Ridge opened the girls soccer season with a 3-0, home-pitch win against Holy Family March 9. Ella Cornelius scored twice for the Ravens. Payton Meineke scored the game's first goal in … more

State 4A girls basketball: Holy Family claims seventh state title

DENVER – There aren’t many instances at a state high-school championship where there’s a discussion about the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. But Holy Family girls basketball … more
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