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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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Arapahoe's Alonzo Ramirez breaks free from Rock Canyon's defense, including Nathanial Wilson(11) during the Warriors' homecoming game Sept. 23 in Littleton.

Football photo gallery: Rock Canyon spoils Arapahoe's homecoming

LITTELTON -- Rock Canyon High School's football team stayed unbeaten through five games this season and spoiled Arapahoe High School's homecoming Sept. 23 by beating the Warriors 28-17. Jaguars …
Heritage's Cooper Littrell spots the ball and makes a move to retrieve it during his team's win against Highlands Ranch Sept. 22.

Soccer photo gallery: Heritage stays undefeated in Continental League play

Heritage High School had to rally in the second half to ward off Highlands Ranch 3-1 in Continental League play Sept. 22 on the Eagles' pitch. HHS scored its goals in the second half and kept the …
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 CHSAANow.com. …

Heritage’s Garrett Belcher makes a sliding tackle to knock the ball away from Rock Canyon’s Aiden Bowman during the Sept. 6 match. The Eagles rallied to post a 2-1 victory.

Heritage comes back in soccer win

Heritage’s boys soccer team rallied to earn a 2-1 Continental League victory over Rock Canyon in a Sept. 13 match played at Halftime Help Stadium. Eagles coach Adam Buseck made some personnel …
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Taylor Evans

Ex-Mountain Vista soccer player doing just fine at Duke

                From the sounds of things, former Mountain Vista High School soccer player Taylor Evans is doing right well …
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 …
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