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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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CHSAA postpones state track meet

AURORA -- The prospect of poor weather caused a cancellation of the second day of the state track and field meet May 20. In a press statement, CHSAA officials said they are hoping to restart the …
Eliah Padilla of Prairie View reacts to a comment from his high-school football coach, Tim Cardenas, during a letter-signing ceremony at PVHS May 18. Padilla, who lost out on year of football because of the state's transer rule, signed to play at Feather River College in Quincy, California.

It's off to college for Prairie View HS athletes

A number of Prairie View High School athletes are off to continue to play their chosen sport in college. A letter-signing ceremony was held May 18 PVHS to honor the group of athletes.
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 …

Riverdale Ridge's Derek Marraudino is about to start his leg of the 4-by-800-meter relay at the state track meet May 19 in Lakewood. He's about to take the baton from Camron Gallardo. The Ravens finished 18th in a time of 8:33.54.

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Luke Vargas of Frederick High School has big goals in mind for his senior basketball season.

Basketball: Frederick's Justice getting his work in .. and loving it

FREDERICK -- It's been just about two months since Frederick High School's boys basketball team finished its first appearance in the Final Four since 1956. But Luke Justice isn't wasting time. The …

So long to EMAC track and field

AURORA -- Brighton's track teams finished a combined second at the last Eastern Metro Athletic Conference track-and-field meet May 9. The event was at Hinkley High School. Prairie View's teams …
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 …

Eagle Ridge Academy soccer players Oceanna Solis, left, and Brianna Gelok, right, chat with their new coach, Northeast Community College's Chad Miller, before a letter-signing ceremony April 19 at ERA. Through four games, Gelok has three goals and five assists. Solis had two goals through those four games.

College choices -- and the same choice -- in the bag for 2 Eagle Ridge soccer players

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