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Double plays can deflate offensive momentum, but they are rare in high school softball. Most are of the line-drive variety. Turning a classic double play — shortstop to second base to first base — doesn’t happen often. It takes precise … more
Cross country highlights individuals, but it also is a team activity. And while not always apparent to the casual observer, there are team strategies that many coaches support and encourage. “You are only as strong as your fifth runner,” … more
A massive drive is an excellent way to start, but those 3- to 6-foot putts often make the biggest difference in a golfer’s score on a hole. Many high school golfers are long off the tee, but most of the players at the top of tournament leader … more
Sarah Yocum has been working hard to get into volleyball shape. That sounds facetious for a young lady who has been running all summer. Yocum, a senior at Faith Christian Academy in Arvada, recently finished fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at … more
The Colorado High School Activities Association, which stepped forward with pitch-count limitations last spring in high school baseball, is once again looking ahead as one of three states to … more
Valor Christian’s football team will be featured in four televised games this season, including two national broadcasts on ESPN. During ESPN’s Kickoff Weekend, Valor will host Saguaro, of Scottsdale, Arizona, in a 1:30 p.m. ESPN game Aug. 27. … more
Castle Rock resident Dan Apol will be the only United States referee among the 16 who will officiate at the beach volleyball matches during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Apol, 44, who left for Rio Aug. 1, was not apprehensive about going … more
Top fuel dragster and top fuel funny car drivers hit the throttle, unleashing 10,000 horsepower last weekend during competition at the Mile High National Drag Races at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. Each top fuel dragster and a top fuel funny … more
Carmen Garcia is enjoying her second year as a caddie. “The opportunity was offered to me... and I thought it was interesting and different,” said Garcia, a sophomore-to-be at St. Mary’s Academy in Cherry Hills Village. “I never played … more
Nick Navaro had his first taste of victory at the professional level July 16 after he won a decision in the professional Muay Thai bout against fellow Englewood High School graduate Justin Moss, a part of the 16-bout Sparta Combat League fight card … more
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