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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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State 3A tennis thread

Noon May 14 COLORADO SPRINGS -- Holy Family's No. 1 doubles team advanced to the state 3A tennis finals. Clara Meisner and Sarah Stonehocker face Anna Day and Maria Christoffersen of D'Evelyn …
Fort Lupton quarterback William Alvarado looks for some extra yards during a game last season.

Fort Lupton football program may be on the chopping block

The Weld Re-8 board of education pointed its budget eyes toward the Fort Lupton High School athletic program during a May 12 workshop. The area of specific interest was the Bluedevils' football …
Fort Lupton's Jesse Ceretto backs away from an inside pitch during an at-bat against Aurora Central High School May 11. ACHS rallied for a 12-6 win.

Fort Lupton's Chavez aims for college ball

AURORA -- Fort Lupton's senior catcher Zavian Chavez stood in the wind alongside his team's dugout after a 12-6 loss at Aurora Central High School May 11.He's one of seven seniors .. Isaac Rodriguez, …
Brianna Gelok and Oceanna Solis celebrate after the final whistle and passing to the second round of the state playoffs. Eagle Ridge Academy defeated Roaring Fork at Riverdale Ridge High School in their 3A first round playoff matchup 2-0.

Girls soccer playoffs: Eagle Ridge advances with shutout win

THORNTON -- Eagle Ridge Academy scored its goals in the last 15 minutes of the second half and beat Roaring fork Academy 2-0 Riverdale Ridge High School May 12. It was a first-round game in the state …

Pomona senior Jovo Vrtikapa won the Class 5A Jeffco League boys pole vault championship May 7 at Jeffco Stadium.

Athletes shine at Jeffco League track and field championships

LAKEWOOD — As the 2021-2022 school year comes to a close, saying multi-sport spring athletes who are seniors are busy is a major understatement.
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Fort Lupton senior Reygan Garcia is excited and motivated to be playing collegiate soccer next season at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.

Girls soccer: Despite the obstacles, Fort Lupton's Garcia is ready for the next step

 For many high-school athletes, there are many obstacles that can stand in the way of playing any sport at the next level -- not getting enough exposure to college scouts, season-ending …
Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron, shown during a descent into the landing area during the Longs Peak League meet in Longmont May 7, won the league title in the pole vault and is the top-rated pole vaulter in class 4A in the state.

Pole vault: One year’s work paying off for Riverdale Ridge’s Couron

LONGMONT – A year ago, Riverdale Ridge’s Lucas Couron pole vaulted competitively for the first time and vaulted 9 feet. A year later, Couron, a senior, had the top height in the state …
Frederick's Bryce Conover (13) attempts to drive through Pueblo South defenders Jace Bellah, right, and Maurice Austin during third-quarter action of a CHSAA 4A state semifinal game at the Denver Coliseum March 11. The Colts won 67-56.

State 4A boys basketball: Pueblo South ends Frederick’s season

DENVER -- Even though the Frederick boys basketball team made it to the final four of the state tournament for the first time since 1956, it was easy to see the disappointment on the faces of the …
James Kyren Allen (11) and Hunter Hill, of Eagle Ridge Academy battle St. Mary's Carson Faber (center) for a third0quarter rebound in a CHSAA 3A playoff game at the University of Denver March 10. St. Mary's ended the Warriors' playoff advance 91-68.

State 3A boys basketball: Eagle Ridge season ends in Elite 8

DENVER -- The faces were long as the Eagle Ridge Academy boys basketball team piled out of the locker room at Hamilton Arena March 10. It wasn't because of the just-concluded season loss (St. …

Wrestling: Giving back to the sport, to the community

Editor’s note: Mead’s Renata Means beat Fort Lupton’s Lashya Tijerina in a unified wrestling match at the state girls meet at Ball Arena last month. But as the saying goes, …
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