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Unfortunately, she knows knee woes

Anybody who needs to know how to handle frustration should talk with Valor Christian sophomore Kindyll Wetta. The 5-foot-9 point guard had to overcome adversity last season and has been frustrated … more

Northglenn overwhelms Thornton

Northglenn High School kicked off the season with an overwhelming 28-6 win over rivals Thorton Aug. 24 at Thorntons Five Star Stadium. The Norse jumped out to an early 14-0 lead in the matchup’s … more

Legacy can’t hold on to Mayor’s Cup

It has been five straight years that Legacy High School (0-1) has defeated in-town rival Broomfield (1-0), but the script was flipped Aug. 24 as the Eagles dominated 55-14 to claim the Mayor’s Cup … more

Lady Wolves hang on in local tournament opener

In control for two-quarters Dec. 5 at Westminster High School at the Westminster Winter Classic, the Lady Wolves sealed a 43-40 win over Wheat Ridge, despite the Lady Farmers’ second-half push. … more

Thornton bull rider to be inducted into hall of fame

Charlie Sampson, of Thorton, will be inducted into the Bull Riding Hall of Fame in May. The Bull Riding Hall of Fame recognizes and commemorates the legends of the sport. The fifth annual induction … more

Northglenn wrestlers take a one-point dual win versus Legacy

Northglenn High School’s wrestling team endured a rough dual match against the Legacy Lightning, emergening from Legacy’s home gym with a one-point advantage, winning match 40 to 39. Legacy went … more

Legacy can’t hold off Boulder’s surge

After a dominating first quarter led by 13 points from Legacy sophomore Gavin Poxson, Lightning basketball (6-13, 3-5 in conference) found themselves up 15-9 over conference rival Boulder (8-10, 6-1 … more

Balanced attack lifts Norse

The Northglenn High School Norsemen won their second straight with a 71-66 victory over Loveland behind a balanced attack and deadly shooting from behind the arc. Northglenn’s spacing allowed them … more

Hawks dominate at Mountain Range

Horizon High School’s women’s basketball improved 7-1 in league play Feb. 2 with an impressive win over rivals Mountain Range. The Hawks dominated the Mustangs 70-21. They now have an overall … more

Broncos backup quarterback Chad Kelly arrested on suspicion of home trespass, released by team

Chad Kelly, backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering a home in Englewood after midnight on Oct. 23, according to a news release by Englewood police. … more

Holy Family cruises to win over Roosevelt

The Holy Family womens’ basketball team easily overwhelmed Johnston’s Roosevelt High School, defeating them 65-50 and improving to a 11-1 in league play and 13-5 overall. After hosting Berthoud … more

Lady Wolves’ volleyball takes down Thornton

The Westminster Wolves extended their five-game winning street, defending their home court against Thornton Oct. 23. “We train to be successful, especially on a night like this,” Westminster … more

Lightning advances to next round in 5A soccer playoffs

Legacy Junior Joey Joiner scored the only goal in Oct. 25’s playoff matchup, ending a scoreless first half and sending the Lightning to the next round in the state 5A soccer playoffs. Legacy … more

Big plays haunt Westminster football in conference championship game

With a chance to complete an undefeated season Oct. 26 at the Stutler Bowl, Smoky Hill (10-0, 9-0 in conference) took on their final test against rival Westminster (7-3, 7-2 in conference). Despite a … more

Nothing simple about football playoff format

There are still two weeks remaining in the regular season, but it’s never too early to review the format for the state football playoffs. The Colorado High School Activities Association revealed … more

Pressure is on for runners aiming for title

High school sports can be beneficial in demonstrating values that athletes can use later in life, like discipline, dedication, teamwork and the ability to handle adversity. However, one of the … more

Third-generation football player is big deal for area family

Zachary Gonzales, Arapahoe’s 6-foot-1, 320-pound nose guard/defensive end, likes to tease his grandpa about wearing a leather helmet when he played football. Gonzales is the third generation of the … more

Energy and depth lifts Horizon over Northglenn

In a competitive cross-town, in-conference rivalry game Jan. 22 at Horizon High School, the Hawks, dropped Northglenn 69-56 behind an energetic final three quarters. Entering the contest on a … more

Broomfield too much for Mountain Range

Mountain Range girls basketball team could not muster a win when they traveled to Broomfield High School Jan. 25. Broomfield claimed the league match-up 65-41. The loss drops the Mustangs to a season … more

New defense sparks Lady Wolves to home win

In what has been a frustrating four-game slide for the Westminster ladies basketball team over the last two weeks, a new and improved zone defensive scheme led the Lady Wolves to victory Jan. 24 over … more
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