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With 2016 soon to arrive, it seems time to offer just a few of many wishes for Colorado high school athletics heading into the New Year. My first wish is for the Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Committee to reconsider the … 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
Rock Canyon quarterbacks coach Tom Tesone went back to his old stomping grounds Nov. 6 when the Jaguars faced Cherry Creek in a Class 5A opening-round playoff game. Tesone, son of legendary Cherry Creek coach Fred Tesone, was an all-state … 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
There’s a new team in Castle Rock this winter. Castle View will have a hockey team that will compete in the Colorado High School Activities Association’s Peak Conference. It will be a co-op squad with players coming from Castle View, … 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
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
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