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Area punter/kicker ranks nationally in fencing

Matt Waid is a specialist. The senior-to-be will be the punter and place kicker for the Ponderosa football team this season and he is also a highly regarded fencer for the Fencing Academy of Denver. … more

Area woman set to play against pros

There will be 120 golfers in the field for the first-ever U.S. Women’s Senior Open that starts July 12 but there is more to this story. Centennial resident Janet Moore is probably tired of hearing … more

Castle View football players devote hot day to selflessness

Landon Williams was near tears, Andrew Grout was happy to make a difference and Dan Brite will continue to be a faithful fan of the Castle View football team. Williams, Grout and a group of 11 … more

In high school sports, training takes new direction

It’s often easy to distinguish a good athlete by the way he or she moves. That starts with strength training and conditioning, which have advanced over the years into a science. There is more to … more

Thorncreek fairways, greens good to go

It’d been almost two years since anyone had driven a golf ball off of Thorncreek Golf Course’s first tee, but that’s set to change. Head Pro Chris Swinhart said that golfers getting on the … more

Northglenn overwhelms Thornton

Northglenn High School kicked off the season with an overwhelming 28-6 win over rivals Thorton Aug. 24 at Thorntons Five Star Stadium. The Norse jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the matchup’s … more

Legacy can’t hold on to Mayor’s Cup

It has been five straight years that Legacy High School (0-1) has defeated in-town rival Broomfield (1-0), but the script was flipped Aug. 24 as the Eagles dominated 55-14 to claim the Mayor’s Cup … more

The rise of cornhole: no pain, just grain

You can find Keilan Wilbanks playing cornhole three or four nights a week — he practices almost daily. “It’s a social thing. You can do it outside or inside,” he said. “It’s kind of like … more

Vista’s Flanigan named AD after years in tennis

Jim Flanigan has a new job at Mountain Vista. He is now a maintenance man. No, not that kind of maintenance man. Flanigan, the tennis coach for the past 13 years at Vista, is the school’s new … more

Hawks finish in top four at annual Bronco 7-on-7 tournament

Horizon athletes exhibited the passing skills as they advanced to the final four before losing to eventual champion Columbine at the annual Bronco 7-on-7 tournament held June 12 through the 16. … more

Renewed Force takes the crown

John Force erased his own doubts and those of other National Hot Rod Association enthusiasts who figured he might not win another race. Force, the 69-year-old NHRA icon and owner of John Force … more

Lady Wolves hang on in local tournament opener

In control for two-quarters Dec. 5 at Westminster High School at the Westminster Winter Classic, the Lady Wolves sealed a 43-40 win over Wheat Ridge, despite the Lady Farmers’ second-half push. … more

Northglenn wrestlers take a one-point dual win versus Legacy

Northglenn High School’s wrestling team endured a rough dual match against the Legacy Lightning, emergening from Legacy’s home gym with a one-point advantage, winning match 40 to 39. Legacy went … more

Sunday workouts help football players fine-tune talents

The midday sun was hot as some parents and even a couple players during a water break found shade under the bleachers at the Lutheran High School football field in Parker. It’s still the off-season … more

Balanced attack lifts Norse

The Northglenn High School Norsemen won their second straight with a 71-66 victory over Loveland behind a balanced attack and deadly shooting from behind the arc. Northglenn’s spacing allowed them … more

Broncos haven't given up on Paxton Lynch

Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch. No longer do they fill the airwaves and social media posts with debates about how Denver's 2016 first-round draft pick should be … more

Fishing lets troubles fly away

Fly fishing is different. Most of the time it requires using a fly rod and an artificial fly on typically moving water. Casting the weightless fly using a specialized line is different and entails … more

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

Arvada club team takes a national title

For the girls of the Real Colorado Edge under-16 club soccer team, just gathering for practice in Wheat Ridge can be a chore since they hail from 11 different high schools. While the team is no … more

Preseason quiet: all teams still equal

Early August is an enjoyable couple weeks for those athletes that have spent time all summer preparing for the upcoming fall sports seasons. It is a tranquil time because everybody and every team is … more
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