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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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Prairie View's Angelo Padilla Jr. awaits the eventual foul call against Gateway's D'Avonte Meadows Jan. 20 in Brighton. PVHS won the game 61-37.

Boys basketball: Prairie View's early schedule seems to be paying off

             Prairie View boys basketball coach Damien Romero loved the ThunderHawks’ early season …
Scott Sanders, left, gave up the manager's job of the softball team at Fort Lupton High School in exchange for a spot on the Bluedevils' football team.

Fort Lupton's Sanders makes the switch from softball manager to football player 

Scott Sanders loves all things baseball. It extended to a stint as manager of the Fort Lupton High School softball team in 2020; in the fall season, it was the closest thing to …

Brighton introduces new aquatics hotline

The city of Brighton's aquatics department responded to the increasing number of COVID cases and resulting staffing issues with a new aquatics hotline .. 303-655-2251.   The city said it …
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Ex-Brighton HS football player joins Nebraska staff

            Bryan Applewhite can add a new sticker to his well-traveled …

Though Adams City's Jace Long is on the bottom end of this exchange with Poudre's Banks Norby, Long was able to earn a tough, 4-2 decision in the 132-pound match Jan. 12 in Commerce City. The Eagles, the No. 3 team in the state, downed the Impalas, the No. 7 team in the state, by a score of 60-15.

SLIDES: Top-10 wrestling match goes to Adams City

Adams City downed Poudre 60-15 in a dual meet among two, top-10 wrestling programs Jan. 12 in Commerce City. ACHS picked up on-mat wins from Nicholas Vasquez (106 pounds), Adryan Lopez (113), Jace …
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Calvin Johnson of Adams City chose Red Feather College, northwest of Reno, Nevada, for his next educational and athletic stop.

Football: Adams City's Johnson makes college choice

Feather River College is a two-year school in Quincy, Calif., about 80 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada. Its enrollment is about 1,500. One of its newer students/football players will be Calvin …
Defender Alejandro Rodriguez runs to stop Fort Collins' Aidan Willey from taking a shot at the goal.

State 5A soccer: Fort Collins scores early, holds off Adams City in first round of state playoffs

Adams City faced off against Fort Collins Oct. 27 in the first round of the 5A regional playoffs at French Field in Fort Collins. The Eagles were defeated 4-2 in a gusty match but saved face by …
Larsen Pocs of the Ravens has about a half-step lead over Cheyenne Mountain's Jonny Diaz Mendoza during the teams' state playoff game Oct. 28 in Colorado Springs.

State 4A soccer SLIDES: Cheyenne Mountain scores late, shuts out Riverdale Ridge

Santiago Gonzalez, right, gets a congratulatory8 hug from teammate Diego Medina after Fort Lupton's 1-0, overtime win over Strive Prep SMART Oct. 27. Gonzalez scored the game-winning goal seven minutes into overtime.

Soccer slides: Fort Lupton moves into round two of state playoffs


Fort Collins' Dorion McGarity, left, gets behind Westminster's Quentin Watson to catch a first-quarter touchdown pass Oct. 1 at Memorial Stadium. The Wolves rallied from a 28-12 halftime deficit to get within three points (35-32) early in the third quarter but scored no more, losing 56-32.

Football: Fort Collins too much for Westminster

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