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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 …

Girls soccer: Rivalry brings out the best in friendly rivals

What better way to add some late season drama than a rivalry game that has playoff implications.  The Brighton Bulldogs came into the April 26 East Metro Athletic Conference match against …
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Officer Gabe Vasquez of Brighton police goes one-on-one against Preston Vigil, 13, of Thornton, during Brighton PD's Youth Services 3-on-3 basketball event June 17, at Brighton High School.

Community engagement in the name of hoops

Brighton Police threw down the challenge and basketball players responded June 11 at the Brighton Recreation Center. Kids from across Adams County came to play three-on-three games against …
Legacy High School's Kendall Rippley winds up for, what was at the time, the go-ahead goal in the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy June 14.

A natural ending to the soccer season

   DENVER – It wasn’t a surprise to anyone that Legacy’s Kendall Rippley scored a goal in a soccer …
Fort Lupton's Reygan Garcia moves the ball up the field during the Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy June 13. She was the first Fort Lupton player to participate in the annual event.

Fort Lupton’s Garcia has her swan song among state’s best soccer players

DENVER – Fort Lupton’s Reygan Garcia finished her high-school soccer career as part of the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s all-state girls soccer game at Colorado Academy …
Mountain Range's Kyle Lewis ties up Arvada West's Austin Eudaly during the 132-pound semifinal match at the regional wrestling tournament Feb. 12 at Prairie View High School. Lewis scored all his points on two moves in the third period and won 6-0 to qualify for the state meet.

Mountain Range’s Lewis gets first sample of college life

  Mountain Range High School wrestler Kyle Lewis had one last chance to compete as a high-school athlete earlier this month.             …

Prairie View High School graduate Eliah Padilla is heading for northern California to continue playing football.

PVHS’ Padilla tabs California community college for next stop

                It was a fairly simple choice of colleges for Prairie View High School graduate and football player Eliah …
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Fort Lupton's Conner Moll is all smiles after signing a letter of intent to play basketball at Keiser University May 26.

Fort Lupton's Moll opts for basketball in Florida

There aren't many people who can say they are thankful for anything to do with the pandemic. Fort Lupton's Conner Moll can.   Moll signed a collegiate letter of intent to play …
Kenna Crookham of Holy Family heads for the finish line in the girls 100-meter hurdles at the class 3A state track meet at Jeffco Stadium May 19. She finished 10th in a time of 16.63 seconds, just .01 of a second from advancing to the finals.

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Legacy freshman Victoria Spitzley clears the bar early in the state 5A girls pole vault May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. She finished third.

Legacy freshman takes third in state pole vault

LAKEWOOD -- It's been quite the journey for Legacy High School freshman pole vaulter Victoria Spitzley.The latest trophy for her case is the one for third place that she took at the state 5A girls …
Adams City's Maria Saenz takes her first steps in her heat of the girls 400-meter dash at the state 5A track meet May 18 at Jeffco Stadium. She qualified for the finals.

Adams City's Saenz: First time in track, first time to state

LAKEWOOD -- Talk about a good opening act.Adams City's Maria Saenz had never run track and field before this spring. Needless to say, she was surprised when she qualified for this year's class 5A …

Legacy's Mia Meraz hands the baton to Addison Dolan in the 4-by-800-meter relay May18 at the state 5A track meet in Lakewood. The Lightning finished sixth.

Legacy 4x800 relay breaks school record amid podium finish

LAKEWOOD–Although the Legacy Lightning girls’ 4-by-800 meter relay team started near the back of the pack, the squad of Gabrielle Shepston, Mia Meraz, Addison Dolan and Kendall Aragon …
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