Basketball season will look different

There is to be a 2021 Colorado high school basketball season — although nothing is certain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Basketball practices for boys and girls were to begin on Jan. 18 and …
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Jim Benton

Tough year had some bright moments

Being asked to write a column for the new year usually means wrapping up the highlights from the previous year. But 2020 was a frustrating, discouraging, disappointing, terrible year and there are …

Mid-January date set for prep practices to begin

With multiple meetings through mid-December, including weekend work, the Colorado High School Activities Association has secured variances from the Colorado Department of Public Health and …
Dakota Ridge senior quarterback Ben Gultig (2), had a stellar season on the football field, but also played in 21 varsity basketball games as a junior.

For some, the more sports the merrier

Multi-sport competitors used to be prominent in Colorado high school athletics, but their ranks have been decreasing in recent years. More young athletes are specializing in one sport, often because …
Cherry Creek's Myles Purchase (3) gets airborne as Valor Christian defenders Zaire Jackson (5) and Griffin Meier (16) cut him off. Purchase's Bruins shut out the Eagles 21-0 to win the 5A state final Dec. 5 at the CSU Pueblo Thunderbowl.

Creek shuts out Valor for state crown

Cherry Creek football coach Dave Logan turned his best player loose in the Class 5A state championship game, which was held Dec. 5 at the CSU-Pueblo ThunderBowl Stadium. Myles Purchase, a defensive …

Valor Christian's Gavin Sawchuk (27) gets some air as Legend's Blake Dowd (8) flies in on the tackle. Sawchuk totaled 93 yards in 15 carries, earning a rest for most of the second half.

Valor rolls past Legend and into title game contest with Cherry Creek

First-year Valor Christian coach Donnie Yantis knew all about the expecations when he took over the Eagles’ football program. Yantis’ team now has a chance to meet those expectations after the …
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