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Mark Usery started officiating high school football games in 1979 to earn extra spending money when he was a student at Colorado State University. At that time, there were plenty of teachers, educators and young adults blowing whistles and … 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
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
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
The Holy Family squad carved a space as they became the first team in school history to capture runner-up honors at the Class 4A State Volleyball Tournament. The Tigers battled their way through two days of competition to climb the ladder to the … more
Littleton High School will honor the memory of former standout basketball player Brooks Thompson at its home-opening game between the Lions and Kennedy at 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Thompson, who helped Littleton win the 1987 and 1989 4A state championships, … more
Ashley Madden is a softball, basketball, track athlete at Pomona High School. Why do you participate in sports? I love competing and winning. I also love how many people and opportunities … more
The Westminster Wolves and Standley Lake Gators played a scrimmage football game at Westminster’s Memorial Stadium on Aug. 26 ahead of the kickoff to regular-season play. Here are some first impressions and a look ahead at both teams entering … more
I’m wondering if anybody can remember those pop quizzes that teachers and professors used to give near the end of class. It was then I realized that maybe I should have paid more attention. It’s time for a pop quiz for all casual high … more
Alumni reports are always difficult because you don’t want to overlook somebody who should have been mentioned. But here goes an attempt to highlight some former area high school players who are doing well in collegiate athletics. • … more
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