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Coloradans add kick to history of women’s soccer

Colorado soccer players have played a role in FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer tournaments from the very beginning. In the recently completed 2019 World Cup in France, former Mountain Vista player … more

“Rattler” racing series on a roll

The afternoon sun was hot, and the trails dusty as dozens of men and women gathered at the start line of the Rattler “Pure Venom” mountain bike race in Bear Creek Lake Park, on July 10. “My … more

Caddies earn Evans Scholarship

Thirteen Colorado students were awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection interview at Lakewood Country Club in … more

This sport is the real dill

James Pinkel, 69, of Centennial, plays pickleball three or four days a week against a variety of players at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. “There are some who show up to really play the game,” … more

Women professional football league invades Golden

When women professional sports come to mind some may think of the WNBA, or the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team’s recent run. But on June 29 on a cloudy day in Golden, a form of women’s … more

'He meant so much to this community'

On Jan. 25, 1998, Littleton residents Sandy and David Alexander were sitting at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego as they witnessed the Denver Broncos win the franchise's first Super Bowl. Following the … more

College baseball opening doors for Colorado athletes

It’s been slow — like an off-speed changeup — for people to realize, but big-time college baseball is no longer a long shot for players who participate in Colorado high school baseball. … more

Jeffco Athletics inducts four new members into Hall of Fame

ARVADA — Jeffco Public Schools held is 33rd annual Hall of Fame banquet Thursday, June 6, at the Arvada Center. Mary Anderson, Ron Castagna, Sue Ellis and Rudy Martin joined the Jeffco Athletic … more

Cycling championships combine with community for Wheat Ridge Criterium

Professional cyclists from across the state of Colorado, spectators, and beer lovers gathered on June 9, for the sixth annual Wheat Ridge Criterium and Brewfest. The event featured several state … more

Golden girls softball league grows to about 100 players this year

For 13-year-old Casey Hume, it doesn’t get much better than playing softball with her friends on a warm summer night under the lights at Lions Park. “It’s just a cool experience,” she said. … more

Seeing how it all adds up for area schools

Yes, it seems like the fall 2018-19 Colorado High School Sports Association sports season started just a couple weeks ago, but the spring campaign is now over. Some teams and individuals were left … more

Demons lacrosse is like playing on a team of family — literally

Players on the Golden High School Demons’ boys lacrosse team say that being on that team was like being part of a family. And for four of the players, that lacrosse family was literal. Here is a … more

Young Farmers and Demons baseball squads get valuable state experience

COLORADO SPRINGS — The bright side of Wheat Ridge and Golden going 0-2 at the Class 4A baseball state tournament May 24 and 25 was the experience both Jeffco squads gained for the future. “We are … more

Jeffco athletes compete at state track meet

Jefferson County Stadium again hosted the state track and field meet for Colorado. Among the Jeffco Public Schools athletes who competed was Amanda Opp of Lakewood. She earned a third place podium … more

Coach floored by response after 800th win

Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson has had an impact on many of his players and he learned recently of the power of social media. Johnson’s baseball team beat Arapahoe 12-2 on May 13 to give … more

Golden storms back to win first boys lacrosse state title

DENVER — Senior Joe Brock scored the most significant goal in Golden’s boys lacrosse history Monday, May 20, at All-City Stadium. Brock’s laser shot two minutes into overtime of the Class 4A … more

Piper picked perfect penalty placement

LAKEWOOD — Sarah Piper admitted she got a little lucky May 15 at Lakewood Memorial Field. “Sometimes you get a little lucky,” Piper said about scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory for No. … more

Running all around Golden and Gunnison — and now Austria

Two Golden High School graduates have been running around the Rocky Mountains nearly all their lives. But now, Brian Whitfield and Jeshurun Small have the unique opportunity to race against a … more

Hunt throws no-hitter, Ralston Valley baseball wins 5A Jeffco title

ARVADA — The senior baseball players made their final day of classes at Ralston Valley High School a memorable one. After finishing up finals and roaming the halls for one last day, the Mustangs … more

Freshman helps Wheat Ridge girls soccer net 4A quarterfinal berth

LAKEWOOD — Emily Browne didn’t play like a freshman May 11 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Wheat Ridge freshman scored a pair of goals (15th and 44th minutes) to guide the No. 4-seeded Farmers to … more
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