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Sisters a winning combination for Ponderosa

Jensen Ellis is a playmaker for the Ponderosa girls soccer team. She controls the Mustangs’ offense and her precise passes often to lead to goals. Jensen’s younger sister Jazlynn has benefited … more

As draft looms for Broncos, new quarterback's drive remains strong

Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota. No, he's not bitter over the Vikings' decision to move on to Kirk Cousins. And he isn't gloating over being “the man” for the first time in his … more

Pole vaulting is challenging event to master

“Yes, like all sports there can be risks,” said Ellis. “The entire pole vault community works hard to make it as safe as possible for athletes. The padding has got much better and bigger. … more

Between Defenders

Norse defeat Westminster Wolves 3-1. more

Strong winds for track teams

Mountain Range Invitational Track and Field Meet on April 14 at Adams 12 North Stadium in Westminster. Strong winds would disallow any state meet qualifications made during the competition. more

Wolverines bats speak loudly

Skyview again showed hitting is one of the team strengths as the Wolverines went on the road and outscored Englewood 16-2 in league baseball action April 11. Skyview scored a pair of runs in the … more

Technique, work ethic propel throwers to next level

The image attached to track and field competitors who throw the shot put and discus is changing. In the past, athletes who were bigger, and often slower, were generally assumed to be throwers. But … more

Former NHL referee reflects on 1,629 games

Dave Jackson, the former National Hockey League referee who lives in Highlands Ranch, grew up a fan of the Montreal Canadiens and admits he worshiped players like Guy Lafleur plus a horde of other … more

First base stretch

Bear Creek's Isaiah Romero, right, beats a pick-off throw to Legacy first baseman Ryan Overboe during the April 3 game at Legacy High School in Broomfield. The Lightning defeated the Bears, 5-2. more

Defensive back brings fresh mind, body into reboot with Broncos

Su'a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver. Elated over John Elway's call and Von Miller's text, the former standout safety from Southern Cal … more

Spring weather causing hectic rescheduling spree

This is not breaking news because everybody knows by now that spring weather in Colorado can be unpredictable. A warm pleasant day with the temperature in the 70s is followed by heavy, wet snow and … more

For ex-major leaguers like Helton, retirement no easy transition

Todd Helton now regularly drives his two daughters to school or other activities back home in Tennessee, a huge life change for Colorado's former All-Star first baseman. He had no idea walking away … more

Five Star Championships

Northglenn junior Melina Townsend, right, and Legacy freshman Alisa Minjarez, lead a group of hurdlers in a girls 100-meter intermediate event, at the March 21 Five Star Championships at District 12 … more

Shot clock debate picks up tempo in Colorado

Does high school basketball need a shot clock? Would it help or hinder prep games? Let the longstanding debate resume. It’s been a hot topic for years. USA Basketball and the NBA on March 20 … more

What's an NCAA Tournament upset worth?

UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament. By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago's … more

Baseball teams travel south for spring break

March Madness is here to entertain most of us. But spring break has also arrived as students, faculty from schools and universities in the United States take time off from studious routines to relax … more

Broncos will make their Case with new quarterback

Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago. General manager John Elway called Keenum … more

Kopping a shot

Jacob Taylor,10, of Thornton, looks to get a shot off ahead of Northglenn Police Officer Nate Erwin, during a “Kops vs. Kids” basketball game March 9 at the Northglenn Recreation Center. more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Young first baseman finding his swing for Rockies

Ryan McMahon is moving closer to opening the regular season as the Colorado Rockies' first baseman. The 23-year-old was hitting over .380 as of last week. "The numbers might be OK, but numbers … more
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