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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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Brighton's Brok Eddy fouls off a pitch during the Bulldogs' win over Loveland High School in the regional playoffs May 23 in Parker. Loveland's catcher is Carter Leben.

Baseball: Eighth-inning run finishes Brighton's season

PARKER -- For the second straight season, Brighton High School's baseball team made it to the championship game of the class 5A regional playoffs.For the second straight year, BHS came up short in …
Legacy's Marcus Romero, left, retreats back to first following a ThunderRidge error by second baseman Tyler Davis, right, during a CHSAA 5A regional playoff game at Legacy High School in Broomfield May 23. The Lightning advanced to the state tournament by beating the Grizzlies 8-0 and shading Grandview 5-4.

Legacy High School earns spot in state 5A baseball tournament

AURORA -- Legacy High School advanced to the state 5A baseball tournament with wins over ThunderRidge and Grandview high schools May 23. LHS faces Cherokee Trail at 9 a.m. Friday, May 27. The …
Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron is atop the bar and wound up atop the heap at the state 4A boys pole vault championships May 22 at Jeffco Stadium.

Riverdale Ridge's Couron atop the heap

LAKEWOOD -- An hour or so before Riverdale Ridge's Lucas Couron began his state-championship effort in the boys state 4A pole vault May 22 at a brisk Jeffco Stadium, he left. "A lot  of …
Holy Family's Skylar Hawk, right, wraps up her ninth-place finish in the girls 100-meters at the state 3A track meet in Lakewood on May 22. She also won two state titles.

State 3A track: Holy Family's Robinson lands 2 second-place finishes

LAKEWOOD -- Holy Family's Grayson Arnold wrapped up his prep high-school career in fine fashion. The Baylor University-bound senior took second in both the 200-meter dash and the 100-meter dash …

State track meet to resume at 2:10 p.m. May 21

The Colorado High School Activities Associaiton plans to restart the state track-and-field meet at 2:10 p.m. May 21 at Jeffco Stadium. A late-spring snowstorm forced officials to call of Friday's …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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