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Colorado high school football moves to spring

Colorado high school football will be played in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns, the state’s governing body for prep sports announced Aug. 4.   Football practices are now set … more

Sports Illustrated honors local prep athletes

Sports Illustrated has unveiled its watch list for its 2020 high school All-American team and eight players are from Colorado schools. Three of the players were tight ends and two were from Heritage … more

Cherry Creek coach ready to start, assuming season does

There's somebody new at Cherry Creek High School. His name is Steve Huntingdale and he is the new head girls volleyball coach, replacing Sally Moos, who was head coach of the Bruins for 38 years. … more

Some Colorado high school sports cleared for fall play

Boys golf, softball and boys tennis have been given approval to begin play this fall, the Colorado High School Activities Association announced July 31. The sports can begin practice, the association … more

Littleton High football squad could see turnaround year

Ulises Velazquez is a 5-foot-7 senior running back and defensive back on the Littleton High School football team who is getting ready for his last high school football season — if there is one … more

Cherry Creek golf coach stays hopeful despite ongoing limbo

Mark Goldsberry has been trying to prepare his Cherry Creek High School golf team for a possible upcoming season while waiting for answers. Golf courses have been open most of the summer, so Creek … more

Arapahoe High School football coach likes what he sees

Arapahoe High School football coach Rod Sherman is encouraged by the turnout of players for the early workouts held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The numbers are really up,” said … more

ThunderRidge High School football coach looks at past for future

Doug Nisenson is a former football player at ThunderRidge High School and he’s now the head football coach for the Grizzlies. ThunderRidge won two Class 4A state football championships in 2004 and … more

Veteran Denver sports exec Jim Saccomano: Why sports matter

Denver is the smallest of the 13 U.S. cities with four professional sports teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. … more

‘We will take what we can get’

Denver is the smallest of the 13 U.S. cities with four professional sports teams in the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League and National Basketball Association. … more

Douglas County high school pitcher thrilled to be chosen by Rockies

Case Williams claims the decision he faced wasn’t tough. Williams, a Douglas County High School right-handed pitcher, was the fourth-round pick and the 110th overall selection by the Colorado … more

Littleton golf coach ready to get in the swing of things

Littleton High School boys golf coach Kevin Burdick hopes his players are taking advantage of the fact that golf courses around the Denver area are open. more

Rusty but refreshing: Colorado Cougars softball team reunites

Debra Kortbawi, the head softball coach and administrative dean at Highlands Ranch High School, is also coach of the Colorado Cougars club softball team. She finally got her club team together to … more

Ponderosa Mustangs coach is raring to go

Ponderosa High School football coach Jaron Cohen is anxious about the potential upcoming football season even though he hasn’t been able to have any in-person contact with his players. Guidelines … more

High-profile Cherry Creek coach Dave Logan stays optimistic

Dave Logan is accustomed to the situation he’s going to be facing this season, but with a few more complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic that have confused things. Logan has been a head … more

Arapahoe High volleyball coach waiting out shutdown

Larry Deffenbaugh is going into his 43rd year of coaching, including 33 as a volleyball coach. He is third on the all-time wins list for Colorado high school girls volleyball coaches, with 540 … more

Soccer coach stayed busy during shutdown

Aaron Carpenter, boys soccer coach at Rock Canyon High School in Highlands Ranch, had mixed feelings while filling time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Colorado High School Activities Association … more

Wrestling club grapples with virus restrictions

Aiden Cartwright would rather be wrestling with a teammate at practice, but since all wrestling has been shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he's turned toward other options. Cartwright is a … more

Not letting his skills slide

Jack Moss hasn’t been playing any baseball because of the COVID-19 pandemic but he’s been keeping his skills sharp. Moss, a Cherry Creek senior who has committed to play baseball at Arizona State … more

Athlete steps up for serious fight

Jared Green is a senior at Arapahoe High School, where he played tennis, who recently had a winning return of a service started by Nick Bales. Green and fellow senior Jack Dooley ran a 26-mile, … more
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