Student-athlete spotlight: Cherry Creek, Mountain Vista tennis players see success

It took some time for Lauren Hayes to adjust to playing in Colorado’s higher elevation, but the Hill twins have been playing doubles together for so long they can adapt quickly. Hayes, a sophomore …
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Mines junior wide receiver Max McLeod carries the ball the final few steps to the endzone for the Orediggers' first touchdown of the Sept. 24 home game against CSU-Pueblo. Mines won 45-17.

Oredigger football rolls over the Thunderwolves 45-17

Colorado School of Mines crushed CSU-Pueblo 45-17 during the Sept. 24 home game. The Orediggers are now 2-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play.
Jonathan Gonzalez celebrates a Frontier League win with his teammates and fans against The Pinnacle Sept.21 in Fort Lupton. Gonzalez scored three goals and had an assist against the Timberwolves.

Gonzalez kicking up a ruckus for two Fort Lupton sports

For many high-school athletes, playing a sport at a varsity level is a big task within itself. Jonathan Gonzalez, a senior at Fort Lupton High School, is not only stepping up as one of the captains …
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CHSAA unveils new tennis playoff format

The boys tennis postseason will have an historic new look starting this fall. The change involves the state team championship, a dual-style tournament in mid-October, according to …
Arvada West junior Mac Ferguson fouls off a pitch during the Class 5A Jeffco League opener against Columbine on Sept. 14. The Wildcats lost 9-7.

No. 1 Columbine soaks up win over Arvada West

LITTLETON — On a rainy day at Dave Sanders Memorial Field, the sun eventually came out and a rainbow brightened up the Class 5A top-10 showdown.

Members of Evergreen’s boys golf team repeated as Class 4A Jeffco League team champs. Sophomore Tyler Long, second from the right, also successfully defended his 4A Jeffco individual medalist title at the Jeffco League tournament finale Sept. 13 at West Woods GC in Arvada.

Evergreen, Ralston Valley claim individual and team Jeffco League titles

ARVADA — The race for the Class 5A Jeffco League boys golf individual medalist title couldn’t have been much closer Sept. 13.
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Ryan Kropp

Ex-Brighton golfer Kropp transitions to coaching

Former Brighton High School golfler Ryan Kropp is still involved in his sport. But now, it’s as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Texas-Dallas, where Kropp finished his …
Denene Shivley

Shivley, ex-Brighton HS athlete, headed to Regis’ Hall of Fame 

Before Denene (Jacovetta) Shivley became a technology teacher at Southeast Elementary School in Brighton, she was a self-admitted tomboy. “I was never into dolls,” she said. “My …
Jaslynn Gallegos oversees a girls wrestling camp at Brighton High School, her alma mater. She also wrestled on the boys team at Skyview High School.

Gallegos, Brighton HS grad, Skyview wrestler, puts goals in place

Former Skyview High School wrestler and Brighton High School student Jaslynn Gallegos has plans – big plans – for her future. One of them is a national title in women’s wrestling …
Peyton Torres

Eagle Ridge Academy’s Torres readies for potential college basketball shot

                It’s a hot summer day, almost too hot to even think of playing basketball at Colorado Park in …

Fort Lupton's Reygan Garcia moves the ball up the field during the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy June 13. She was the first Fort Lupton player to participate in the annual event.

Fort Lupton’s Garcia has her swan song among state’s best soccer players

DENVER – Fort Lupton’s Reygan Garcia finished her high-school soccer career as part of the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy …
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