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Similar traits between Demons of 2023 and 2003 championship squad

It’s been 20 years since Mark Melancon struck out the final batter at All-City Field in Denver to give Golden its first state baseball championship. more

Golden baseball advances to Final Four

It was a must-win situation for Golden’s baseball team Saturday afternoon at UCCS Mountain Lion Park. more

Dakota Ridge shuts out Lutheran to win first state title in 20 years

Dakota Ridge senior Bailey Pignatore has been at the right place at the right time all season for the Eagles’ girls soccer team. more

There’s no summer vacation for high school football players

Summertime: when the final bell of the semester rings and high school students run for the pool, relieved of finals and early mornings for a few, brief, cherished months. But for football players, it’s a time when the real work begins. more

Medicine on ice: hockey

On a typical Wednesday morning at Edge Ice Arena in Littleton, skates cut into a sparkling, freshly cleaned sheet of ice. Patrick Donnelly is standing on the bench spitting blood because his wisdom teeth were pulled the day prior. But he wouldn’t miss supporting his friends and teammates at a practice. Not for pulled teeth. Not for the mid-March snowstorm. And certainly not for his heart condition. more

Fort Lupton athlete has earned 10 letters, wants four more

There’s something about athletics that appeals to Fort Lupton High School’s Rylee Balcazar. She’s won 10 varsity letters through her three years of high school: three letters … more

Dakota Ridge girls soccer continues historic season

The Class 4A girls soccer state champions were officially dethroned May 18 at a rainy Trailblazer Stadium. more

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. more

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. more

PHOTOS: Frontier League soccer all-stars

Three of the area's schools, Fort Lupton, Arvada and Englewood, sent players to an all-star game in Frontier League soccer last week. more

Visuals from state: Class 4A Track and Field

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

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. more

A 70s love story from Casa Bonita

It was the 1970s: a time when “dinner and a show” could mean just about anything. And Casa Bonita on West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood was one of those just-about-anything places. more

Drone soccer players from Westminster compete in South Korea

In Incheon, South Korea, flying orbs whistle, buzz and clash in the air in an effort to glide through hoops for points. If you’ve ever seen Harry Potter, it’s a lot like a remote-controlled, electric version of Quidditch. more

Huskies boys stepped up lacrosse game

This year’s Douglas County High School boys lacrosse team recorded the program’s best season in 14 years. more

Boys basketball: Frederick’s Aldana makes his college choice

The search for his next chapter is over for Frederick’s Matias Aldana. The choice is in: the senior basketball player will move on to Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. more

Wrestling: Fort Lupton’s Alvarado moves west to Mesa State

A lot of factors prompted Fort Lupton’s Will Alvarado to choose Mesa State University in Grand Junction as his next academic and athletic stop. more

Green Mountain girls lacrosse pours it on in playoff opener

The defending Class 4A girls lacrosse state champions made a clear statement May 11. The No. 5-seeded Green Mountain Rams dominated No. 12 Rampart 24-5 in the second-round playoff game in the pouring rain at Trailblazer Stadium. more

No. 2 Dakota Ridge girls soccer gets tough test in playoff opener

Dakota Ridge senior Hannah Arnold scored her most important two goals of the season May 11 at Trailblazer Stadium. more

Pine Creek’s early goals hold up against Ralston Valley

Pine Creek hit the magic number of two goals May 12 during the Class 5A second-round playoff game at the North Area Athletic Complex. more
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