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Broncos rookie doesn't begrudge Flacco for his comments

Drew Lock doesn't begrudge Joe Flacco for saying that winning games — not mentoring the rookie quarterback — is his top priority. "I think if any quarterback's main goal isn't focused on winning … more

Coach floored by response after 800th win

Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give … more

Legacy ladies soccer falls in shootout to Rock Canyon

As the Lady Lighting soccer team (10-5-1) traveled to Shea Stadium May 8 in the opening round of the 5A state tournament in the brisk and damp elements, Rock Canyon (14-3, No. 16 seed) escaped Legacy … more

Northglenn’s magical season comes to an end

Coming off of their first conference title in the last 15 years less than a week prior to their first-round matchup in the 5A state playoffs against Arapahoe (12-3-1, No. 12 seed), the Lady Norse … more

Mixed results for North teams as playoffs get underway

Holy Family ladies soccer was the lone Metro North soccer team to record a victory as the 2019 state playoffs got underway. Defeating No. 20 seed George Washington (11-4-1) in the opening round of … more

Thornton baseball clinches first winning season in 15 years

Traveling for their final road game of the season May 6 against conference foe, Hinkley (8-15, 4-6 in conference), Thornton baseball (11-9, 5-4 in conference) achieved a goal that hasn’t been met … more

Girls finished golf tourneys before weather went subpar

Girl golfers haven’t had much time to fine-tune their games because of damp spring weather but all the state qualifying regional tournaments were able to be played before the rain and snow started … more

CHSAA panel gives green light to three pilot sports

When spring rolls around, it’s the time that the Colorado High Schools Activities Association Legislative Committee gets together to approve or shoot down possible changes to Colorado high school … more

Westy offense lifts Wolves to 8-run win

Winning their second straight game April 19 at George Washington High School, Westminster baseball (5-8, 1-0 in conference) broke out with 13 runs to claim their fifth win of the season. Five second … more

Legacy girls soccer explodes offensively in win

On a day when Legacy girls’ soccer honored former Lightning player Chris Reagan in their sleek orange uniforms April 18 at North Stadium, the Lady Lightning defeated Greeley West (1-8), 7-0. Behind … more

Coaches coping with shutdowns

Living in the state of Colorado, locals understand the unpredictability of weather, especially in the spring. But this portion of the season for high school athletics in the Denver-metro area has … more

Hawks’ baseball soars to resilient victory

Despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead early on, Horizon baseball found themselves in an 8-2 hole heading to the fifth inning against the 6-2 Smoky Hill Buffaloes. As some teams might lay down, this … more

ThunderRidge junior signs contract with Rapids

Sebastian Anderson is 16 years old and missing out on some of the fun activities that other high school students are doing since he opted to join the adult world. But he is living a dream. Anderson … more

Fort Collins, Ralston Valley take top spots at Erhmann Invite

Competitors from across Colorado and Wyoming were back at Westminster’s North Stadium April 20 for the Thornton High School-hosted Maxine Erhmann Invitational. Fort Collins’ Rocky Mountain High … more

Ralston Valley, Classical Academy lead at Mountain Range Invitational

Competitors from across the Front Range battled cold weather and soggy grounds April 13 for the Mountain Range Mustang Track and Field Invitational at Westminster’s North Stadium. Colorado Springs … more

Mustangs lacrosse gallops to victory

Scoring the first five goals of the contest April 12 against conference foe Prairie View (0-8, 0-2 in conference) Mountain Range (6-3, 1-1 in conference) never looked back in winning their fifth game … more

Spring sports must weather the storms

Springtime in the Rockies usually means unpredictable weather and rescheduled games, matches and meets for high school teams. And rescheduling postponed events isn’t as easy as it might seem. … more

Mountain Range lacrosse defeats Holy Family

Winners of three straight heading into the affair, Mountain Range and Holy Family boys lacrosse matched up in a cross-town contest April 2 at HF. Behind a quick start and aggressive defensive play … more

Penalty kick lifts Holy Family girls soccer

Winners of six of their first seven contests of the 2019 season, Green Mountain had their hot start dragged to a halt April 5 at Holy Family in a fiery, competitive affair. As both teams displayed … more

Wolf tosses gem in Mustangs’ win

In a pitchers duel April 3 in Mountain Range’s first home game of the season, Mustangs’ starter Tristan Wolf got the better of Lakewood’s Jenner Kehe, 3-1. Recording six innings of scoreless … more
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