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Start of winter high school sports pushed back

Coaches for Season B sports had been looking over their shoulders for about a month, waiting to find out if their teams would be able to play as originally scheduled. Then, word came down Dec. 7 that … more

A momentum changer leads to a Cherry Creek 5A semifinal football win

GREENWOOD VILLAGE - All Chase Penry was looking for was a shot. A chance the 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior wide receiver almost didn't get, but a holding penalty by his team opened the door. Top-seeded … more

Signing day for Jeffco student athletes

Wednesday, Nov. 11 was an official signing day for high school athletes to formalize their letters of intent to play sports at the college level. The following is a district-provided list of the … more

Loveland Ski Area’s Opening Day generates joy among visitors, staff

After a Stay-at-Home order, wildfires and public land closures, skiers and snowboarders could hardly contain their excitement to return to the slopes when Loveland Ski Area opened for the 2020-21 … more

Pomona wins 5A Jeffco League title by edging rival Columbine

LAKEWOOD — Two huge offensive plays and a gritty defense is what it took for Pomona to claim the Class 5A Jeffco League title Friday, Nov. 13, at Jeffco Stadium. Pomona — No. 3 in the final … more

Ralston Valley corrals victory against rival Arvada WestJeffco Public Schools

ARVADA — Ralston Valley senior Devin McNearney put the finishing touches on what was likely the final game of the season at the North Area Athletic Complex for the Mustangs. McNearney intercepted a … more

Big plays lift Bear Creek football to win over Wheat Ridge

LAKEWOOD — It appeared the only thing that could stop Bear Creek senior Adrian Valenzuela from finding the end zone were penalty flags Nov. 6 at Jeffco Stadium. The big playmaker for the Bears … more

Dakota Ridge turns it on in the second half against Golden

LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge senior Max Hart was able to get back into an old position on the football field Nov. 7 at Jeffco Stadium. “I just don’t like being off the field too much,” Hart said. … more

Pomona dominates early in win against Mullen

ARVADA — Pomona linebacker Juju Howard had a late birthday celebration Nov. 5 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Howard picked up a loose football off a bad snap on Mullen’s 25-yard line midway … more

New Chatfield quarterback guides Chargers to win over Golden

LAKEWOOD — Chatfield sophomore Mason Lowe has gone from receiver to running back to quarterback in the span of four weeks. Chatfield starting quarterback senior Ethan Delfino suffered an injury … more

No. 1 Dakota Ridge football soars through the rain in win versus Standley Lake

LAKEWOOD — The newly tagged No. 1 football team in Class 4A didn’t have an issue with the new weight on its shoulders Oct. 22. Dakota Ridge — top-ranked 4A team in the CHSAANow.com rankings … more

State semifinal heartbreak for Jeffco softball teams

AURORA — The strange and different softball season due to COVID-19 came to a close Saturday, Oct. 10, for Chatfield, Wheat Ridge and D’Evelyn. The three top teams in Class 5A and 4A Jeffco all … more

Late-game heroics give Green Mountain win over Northridge

LAKEWOOD — Prep football in Colorado is back. Thursday, Oct. 8, marked the opening day for Week 1 of the prep football season. Green Mountain — No. 7 in the CHSAANow.com Class 3A preseason … more

D'Evelyn junior Avery Garbarek no-hits Bear Creek

DENVER — D’Evelyn softball needed some late-inning offensive heroics to grab its 13th victory on the season. The Jaguars — No. 3 in this week’s CHSAANow.com Class 4A softball rankings — … more

Jeffco golfers wrap up league play at West Woods Golf Club

ARVADA — The final Jeffco League boys golf tournament of the season had a very different feel than normal Sept. 14 at West Woods Golf Club in Arvada. There was no final gathering of Class 5A and 4A … more

Hopes for fall Colorado high school football season thwarted

Amid pressure to allow more fall sports, the Colorado High School Activities Association board of directors met Sept. 8 to discuss an adjustment of the previously approved 2020-21 sports calendar, … more

Tennis is escape for top singles player at Littleton's Heritage High

For Chase Walters, tennis was a way for him to get through a rough time in his life. Walters is a senior and the No. 1 singles player at Littleton’s Heritage High School. His mother, Laurie, was … more

Jeffco coaches and athletes adjust to a pandemic season

The Golden Demons High School football team members had just showed up to their first week of training camp on Aug. 3 when coaches, led by Head Coach Jared Yannacito, huddled their players up. … more

Lakewood senior Ryan Liao tames Raccoon Creek with round of 66

LITTLETON — Nothing like a short putt for eagle to really spark an impressive round on the golf course. Lakewood senior Ryan Liao — three-time Class 5A boys golf state qualifier — drained an … more

Cycling event survives with move to Castle Rock

Dave Muscianisi did not know if he would be able to put on the Colorado Junior Cup in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-year-old youth cycling competition is typically held in Bailey after … more
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