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Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore …
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Skyview gets partial break in basketball reclassification

Skyview High School got a 50-50 split of appeals to its classifications for boys and girls basketball for the two-year cycle that begins in 2022. The Colorado High School Activities …
Prairie View's Angelo Padilla Jr. awaits the eventual foul call against Gateway's D'Avonte Meadows Jan. 20 in Brighton. PVHS won the game 61-37.

Boys basketball: Prairie View's early schedule seems to be paying off

             Prairie View boys basketball coach Damien Romero loved the ThunderHawks’ early season …
Scott Sanders, left, gave up the manager's job of the softball team at Fort Lupton High School in exchange for a spot on the Bluedevils' football team.

Fort Lupton's Sanders makes the switch from softball manager to football player 

Scott Sanders loves all things baseball. It extended to a stint as manager of the Fort Lupton High School softball team in 2020; in the fall season, it was the closest thing to …

On the Mat Magazine singles out area wrestlers

Eight area high-school wrestlers earned rankings in the latest On the Mat Magazine compilation for class 3A wrestlers. They are: Brayden Bach, Holy Family (No. 2 at 106 pounds), Gabve Archuleta, …

Brighton introduces new aquatics hotline

The city of Brighton's aquatics department responded to the increasing number of COVID cases and resulting staffing issues with a new aquatics hotline .. 303-655-2251.   The city said it …
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Calvin Johnson of Adams City chose Red Feather College, northwest of Reno, Nevada, for his next educational and athletic stop.

Football: Adams City's Johnson makes college choice

Feather River College is a two-year school in Quincy, Calif., about 80 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada. Its enrollment is about 1,500. One of its newer students/football players will be Calvin …
Holy Family's Conor Byrne (2) redirects a corner kick early in the first half of a CHSAA 4A soccer playoff game against top-seeded Northfield at Northfield High School Nov. 3. The Nighthawks were in control from the start however, as they dashed the Tigers' playoff hopes 4-1.

State 4A soccer: Holy Family's season ends

Northfield beat Holy Family 4-1 in the second round of the state 4A soccer tournament Nov. 3 in Denver. Jackson Ward scored the Tigers' goal in the second half. Mike Smith, Zach Liptzin, Ben Kiley …

Legacy, Horizon, Westminster advance to regional volleyball tourneys

Three area teams are among the 36 schools that earned spots in this weekend's class 5A regional volleyball playoffs. Legacy earned the 23rd seed and joins Fountain Fort Carson at Chaparral High …

State 5A football playoffs: Legacy is in, faces Mountain Vista

AURORA -- Legacy High School's football team qualified for the state 5A football playoffs. The Lightning drew the 15th seed and will host 18th-seeded Mountain Vista in the first round. Date and …

Fossil Ridge receiver Mac Busteed scores a touchdown late in the first quarter in a key Front Range League game against Legacy Oct. 29 at Five Star Stadium North in Westminster.  Sabercats' touchdown passes late in the fourth quarter and in overtime put an end to the Lightning's chances of a league title as Legacy fell 33-27 in overtime.

Football: Fossil Ridge nips Legacy in overtime

WESTMINSTER -- Fossil Ridge picked up touchdowns in the fourth quarter and in overtime to beat Legacy 33-27 at District 12 North Stadium Oct. 29. LHS quarterback Jadon Carter was 28-for-36 for 304 …
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