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Greg Rau watches intently on the sidelines while coaching the Horizon High School basketball team last season.

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.
The Deagueros and Adams City High School share a deep family history. Here, Jared Deaguero (middle), is pictured with his nephews Levi and Seth Deaguero.

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.
Fort Lupton's Rylee Balcazar (blue) chases down the loose ball during a match against Middle Park last month.

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 …
The Colorado Alpenglow is the first women's professional ultimate frisbee team in the state. The team is made up of women and non-binary players that aim to increase visibility and representation of the sport and all its players.

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.

It's one way to record an out. Riverdale Ridge's Rosie Diaz throws the beach ball at schoolmate Hunter Hendrixson and at Calvin Higgins Rosell during the Ravens' first-ever heroes game May 6 in Thornton

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.
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Brad Roberts, alum of Ralston Valley High School and Air Force Academy running back, poses for a photo with President Joe Biden during Air Force’s visit to the White House following their 10-3 season.

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.
Phoebe Gutierrez (right) is a standout wrestler at Adams City High School.

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.
Boyd Rothman

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 …
Ben Peterson

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 …

Jaslynn Gallegos oversees a girls wrestling camp at Brighton High School, her alma mater, in August.

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 …
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