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The following are results of local athletes who finished in the top 10, plus the winning athletes, in the state track and field meet held May 19-21 at Jefferson County Stadium. Events are not listed … more
Maurice “Stringy” Ervin, who never cut a swimmer during his more than 30 years as coach at Littleton High School, told a poignant story during his recent induction into the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame. Ervin … more
ThunderRidge, Legend, Rock Canyon and Cherry Creek were awarded first-round byes for the Feb. 24 opening round of the 48-team Class 5A boys basketball state playoffs. Highlands Ranch and Lakewood gained two of the top four seeds in the Class 5A … more
Coaches and managers at all levels of baseball — from Little League to the major leagues — have become concerned about the overuse of pitchers’ arms. The number of pitches thrown, or the pitch count, is monitored closely in the hope of … more
Spring break used to be just that, a break. It was a couple days off from homework assignments, a time to watch a movie, not think about any class projects that might be pending and get a few days off from baseball practice. These days, … more
High school wrestlers have become stronger and more technically advanced over the years. “Wrestling is evolving all the time,” said Pomona coach Sam Federico, citing an increase in club and year-round participation. Still, the basic moves … more
Chaparral senior Rachel Nelson has been on a mission. Make that a couple missions. Besides pursuing 3-point field goal records at Chaparral, Nelson and her twin sister/basketball teammate Erin went to Turkana, Kenya, on a mission last summer with … more
Glue is an adhesive used to stick things together. It’s also often difficult to remove from your hands. So it is only fitting to declare that senior Alyssa Kaiser was the glue that held Ralston Valley’s girls soccer team together. Injuries … more
Caela McCartney, a sophomore at Ralston Valley, plays the mellophone in the marching band and is a black belt in taekwondo. And she’s one of the Jefferson County League’s leading lacrosse goalies — after only playing in goal for nine … more
It’s true that many times the most valuable player on a basketball team doesn’t have gaudy statistics, but it’s still meaningful to highlight a few of the state individual leaders from games played before the holiday break. Kolton Peterson … more
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