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Dakota Ridge sophomore Phoebe Hitchcock (4) and junior Maegan Smay (8) battle with Northfield sophomore Alia Hill (23) and freshman Liv Gavan (21) for control of the ball during the Class 4A state semifinal May 28 at Trailblazer Stadium. A first-half goal by senior Bailey Pignatore was all the offense the Eagles needed for a 1-0 victory.

Dakota Ridge girls soccer continues historic season

The Class 4A girls soccer state champions were officially dethroned May 18 at a rainy Trailblazer Stadium.
Evergreen players celebrate a goal coming out of the nearly 2-hour lightning delay during the Class 4A girls lacrosse state semifinal game against Mead on May 17 in Englewood. The Cougars had their season come to an end with a 13-12 loss.

Green Mountain, Evergreen fall short in 4A girls lacrosse semifinals

It was all about late-night dramatic victories May 17 at Englewood High School’s Randy Penn Stadium. No. 1-seeded Castle View and No. 2 Mead both scored 1-goal win over the last two Class 4A girls lacrosse state champions — Evergreen and Green Mountain — to punch their tickets to the title game.
Dakota Ridge freshman Landon Kalsbeck (38) and sophomore Joseph Weingardt (20) celebrate a second-quarter goal by Kalsbeck during the Class 4A boys lacrosse state semifinal game May 20 at Peter Barton Stadium at the University of Denver. Erie was able to end the Eagles' season with a 14-9 victory. Dakota Ridge finished its season with a 15-3 record and first trip to the state semifinals.

Evergreen and Dakota Ridge fall short in 4A boys lacrosse semis

The two-time defending Class 4A boys lacrosse state champions — Cheyenne Mountain — will have to go through Erie to claim a third straight title.
Green Mountain junior Eva Bellot attempts to clear 5-foot-7 during the Class 4A girls high jump state competition May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. Bellot won the event after being the only competitor to clear 5-foot-6.

Visuals from state: Class 4A Track and Field

Photos from last week's Class 4A track and field state competitions.

Pomona senior Emma Stutzman reacts after breaking the all-Colorado and state record in the girls 1,600-meter run at the state track and field championships May 20 at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood.

Stutzman finally wins her state titles in record-setting fashion

Pomona senior Emma Stutzman still had enough energy for a victorious scream after running the Class 5A girls 3,200-meter run in a time of 10 minutes, 12.68 seconds May 19 at Jeffco Stadium.
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Pomona senior Emma Stutzman crosses the finish line all by herself during the Class 5A girls 1,600 final May 6 at Jeffco Stadium. Stutzman finished nearly 20 seconds ahead of second place during her record-setting run at the Jeffco League championships.

Pomona’s Emma Stutzman ready to make her final run

LAKEWOOD — Pomona senior Emma Stutzman won her final regular-season race May 6 at Jeffco Stadium.
Brad Roberts, alum of Ralston Valley High School and Air Force Academy running back, poses for a photo with President Joe Biden during Air Force’s visit to the White House following their 10-3 season.

Football player from Arvada visits White House, gets invited to NFL minicamp

Brad Roberts had no idea that after he visited the White House, he would be invited to the Washington Commanders minicamp the next day. It all began for the Air Force Academy running back and Ralston Valley High School alum on April 28.
Valor Christian High School’s Elle Higgins, above, recently signed to play golf at the University of Montana.

Standout golfer at Valor Christian signs with University of Montana

For senior Elle Higgins, the grass is always greener when she’s on the fairway. It has treated her well at Valor Christian High School and now provides a unique opportunity to shine in college. Last month, she narrowed down her options, and chose the University of Montana as her new home.

Ralston Valley leads Adapted Athletics Softball Day for Jeffco

Jeffco Public Schools' Adapted Athletics program held its Softball Day for the south-area schools on April 18 at the Gold Crown Field House in Lakewood.

Chatfield sophomore Harper Roser, right, centers a pass while getting pressured by Bear Creek freshman Mya Vigil during the first half last week at Lakewood Memorial Field.

Chatfield shuts out Bear Creek in 5A Jeffco girls soccer opener

It took a little longer than desired for Chatfield girls soccer to hit the back of the net on last week at Lakewood Memorial Field.
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