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Girls hoops games give insight into playoffs

The final week of the regular season for girls basketball teams offered a preview of coming attractions, since the state playoffs for girls begin Feb. 19 and 22 (after the press deadline) with first- … more

Remembering the Coach Irv Brown and his impact in Jeffco

ARVADA — Irv Brown guided Arvada High School’s baseball team to a state championship in the spring of 1964. “I was really lucky to be one of his players on his state championship team. The … more

Wrestling moves ahead as basics stay the same

Tom Beeson played football and wrestled at Denver’s Abraham Lincoln High School. I ventured to the state wrestling tournament held at Englewood High School when my classmate Beeson captured the … 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

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

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

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

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

Hall-of-Famer Halladay ‘never ceased to amaze’

Roy Halladay gained fame wearing a Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies baseball uniform, but in these parts he looked very familiar in purple-shaded Arvada West baseball garb. The late … 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

Trojans battle for first conference win

In a back-and-forth first half, Trojans’ basketball found themselves ahead 23-21 at home against Hinkley (3-13, 1-3 in conference) Jan. 15. Carried offensively by 16 points (four three-pointers) … more

Holy Family prevails over Winsdor Wizards

Holy Family’s Boys basketball hosted the Windsor Wizards Jan. 18, taking the game 58-48. Holy Family is now undefeated in league standings, with a 6-0 record. They are 11-2 overall and travel to … more

Westminster prevails over Denver North in OT

Westminster travelled to Denver North’s gym Jan. 16, taking on the Vikings in a hostile, energetic environment. Despite late-half runs in by the home team, Westy fought through adversity and … more

Legacy edges Mountain Range in North battle

Legacy High School’s girls basketball team hosted Mountain Range, claiming a two-point win over the Mustangs 51-49. The win left the Lighting undefeated in league play and 8-7 overall for the … more

Showdown spurs yawns, but JV is strong

It was a marquee matchup featuring Mountain Vista, the state’s No. 1 team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, going against No. 2 Chaparral on Jan. 15 in the Wolverines gym.The game, however, … more

Impressive Cheyenne pins Northglenn

The Cheyenne High School wrestlers continued an impressive season, claiming a Jan. 10 dual match at Northglenn’s home gym 44-33.. more

Wrestling Alums honored

Turnovers cost Westy basketball against Brighton

Hoping to snap their three-game losing streak, Westminster found themselves in a back-and-forth affair Jan. 10 with conference foe, Brighton. Despite the fantastic effort and hard play of the Wolves, … more
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