Written by David Whitelock, Head
Ponderosa High School student and wrestler Cohlton Schultz has just returned back from Athens, Greece to Colorado after becoming the first United States World Champion in 20 years in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Ponderosa Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, Tim Ottman led a 30-minute assembly Wednesday for Cohl, joined by Cohl’s parents, his coaches from the Olympic Training Center, his former Ponderosa wrestling coach (and current Assistant Principal) Corey McNellis, and current wrestling coach Tito Rinaldis.
By Tara Martinez, Athletic Trainer, Dougl
The ThunderRidge Grizzlies junior and Universit
DENVER - DCSD claimed two state titles during t
Students representing several Douglas County School Distrct high schools competed in the 5A State Championships on Saturday, May 20 at the Veteran's Memorial Aquatics Center in Thornton.
A snowy spring storm delayed the State Track and Field meet, but it couldn’t slow down Douglas County School District’s athletes.
Highlands Ranch High School will host the 3rd A
In front of a massive crowd of more than 10,000 cheering fans at the Pepsi Center, Douglas County School District wrestlers stood out. They won four 5A state titles during the meet.
Douglas County High School senior Lexie Barker claimed the 5A State Championship in diving on Friday.
Students representing Douglas County High Schools signed letters on Wednesday, February 1, indicating their intent to attend and play for universities and colleges around the country.
Students representing schools across the Douglas County School District gathered with thespians from around the state recently, for the 52nd Annual Colorado High School Theatre Conference.
Castle View score
Kyle Pearson, a senior at Highlands Ranch High
When Douglas County and Legend high schools face off in this week’s District soccer match up, both teams will be hoping to defeat a common foe: childhood cancer. For the fifth year in a row, the Douglas County Men’s Soccer Team is raising money for AIM2Cure during its Childhood Cancer Awareness Night.
DCSD’s Board of Education has approved a formal Physical Education (PE) waiver policy for students, effective for the 2016-17 school year. The policy was researched, assembled and proposed by members of the 2015-2016 Student Advisory Group (SAG).
Douglas County School District is proud to hono
The CHSAA Girls Tennis Finals were held on Thur
The 5A Girls Basketball Finals were held at the
This week athletic training student aides from across the District gathered to put their skills and knowledge to the test during the third annual Athletic Training Student Aide Symposium and Challenge. This year, the team from Highlands Ranch High School claimed the title and traveling trophy, made appropriately with athletic tape.
The Pepsi Center hosted CHSAA State Wrestling C
Ninety works of art by Douglas County School District (DCSD) student-artists are on display at the History Colorado Center this month during the Colorado Scholastic Art Exhibit.
Congratulations to Douglas County School Distri
5A Girls Swim
On February 3rd, DCSD senior athletes signed letters of intent to commit to their college of choice to continue their athletic careers and enjoy a great academic fit to pursue a college degree. Douglas County School District congratulates all of the excellent student athletes that have committed to colleges and universities across the country.
The story of Castle View’s hockey team sounds a bit like the plot to an underdog sports movie. A ragtag group of hockey players representing Castle Rock and Parker have to overcome overwhelming odds to compete in the sport they love. It makes you want to buy a movie ticket. Well, the true story is unfolding this season.
Castle View High School will host the 3rd Annual Athletic Training Student Aide Challenge on February 22, 2016.
Ottmann has served as Athletic Director for PHS since 1994. This past month, the Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) acknowledged Ottmann’s triumph in the athletic world with an induction into the CHSCA Hall of Fame. Ottmann is one of just five coaches to receive the honor this year.
108 female student athletes honored for National Girls and Women in Sports Day
The average American adult gains about one to two pounds per year; nearly one pound of that occurs between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Most people don't lose this weight, which means many adults gain five to 10 pounds over five years.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are inherently the h
Several talented teams from across the district
There is a lot of advice when it comes to weight training among young athletes today. Every week at the Children’s Hospital Colorado physical therapy clinic, we listen to a lot of different opinions on how a young athlete should train during the season. As a sports medicine therapist, however, it is important to note that not all of these opinions are accurate.
To find out what it takes for kids to truly enjoy a healthy lunch, I interviewed three highly acclaimed experts on school lunches for this blog: my children.
Many parents wonder if it is safe for their child to continue playing football, soccer or other sports after suffering a head injury/concussion.
Mountain Vista boys soccer battled for the 5A s
The Mountain Vista boys soccer team fought hard
Mountain Vista boys cross country team competed
Douglas County School District has partnered with the Anthony Bates Foundation (ABF) to provide free cardiac screens to the student-athletes of the district.
The Boys Golf championships were held at Fort Collins Country Club on October 5-6. Highlands Ranch and Mountain Vista high schools finished in the top ten teams in Class 5A. Additionally, Austin Hardman of Mountain Vista finished in 5th place, in the individual standings.
DCSD High School Student
Excellence in athletics has become synonymous with Ponderosa High School. While it is usually the Mustang’s wrestling, football or poms programs in the spotlight, this week the administrator behind much of the success was honored.
DENVER – It was not just Ty Lawson and Jameer Nelson that got cheers during the Denver Nuggets pre-game on March 25. Two Douglas County School District athletic trainers were called out to center court to be honored by the team for their dedication to DCSD sports programs.
DOUGLAS COUNTY – Athletes and teams in Douglas County School District (DCSD) have been hot during the cold winter months! This season saw state champions in swimming and wrestling, while boys and girls basketball teams became state finalists.
CASTLE ROCK – Team members from the fourth and fifth grade Larkspur Elementary Girls basketball team were recognized with a Sportsmanship Award.
PARKER – London’s former Lord Mayor, Duncan Sandys, recently visited Legend High School to formally invite the Legend Titans Band to perform in London’s 2016 New Year’s Day Parade.
Chaparral 12th grader, Dane Drimmer,
DOUGLAS COUNTY – The statistic tells the story: only three percent of high school seniors receive athletic scholarships to participate in NCAA athletics.
Dalton Levine, a junior at Legend High School,
Douglas County School District high schools cel
DENVER – More than 300 high school musicians represented Douglas County School District (DCSD) at the Continental League Music Festival on January 12.
Douglas County School District (DCSD) recently celebrated the contributions made by female athletes to their sport, school, District and community, during a special luncheon marking National Women and Girls in Sports Day.
Eleven schools from Douglas County School Distr
Douglas County High School
DCSD high schools excelled at the State Spirit
DCSD high schools excelled at the State Spirit
Athletes at several DCSD high schools signed their letters of intent last week. These fine student athletes have proudly represented their schools and are now looking to the future. Additional signings will take place later in the school year.
For the third consecutive year, the Mountain Vista Golden Eagles soared to a team victory during the state cross country meet, claiming the 5A Boys championship.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, hundreds of thousands of students in grades K-12 sustain concussions caused by sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, or falls each year.
The annual Douglas County Band Showcase will be held on Wednesday, September 17 at Sports Authority Stadium in Parker.
Social media has tranformed the lives of our teens. In September, our high school students will have an opportunity to discuss the role technology is having on their lives and to open a dialog with Douglas County leaders.
The 5A girls golf championship came down to a one-hole playoff and Rock Canyon senior Michelle Ramano was able to take the lead to win the title.
Both Ponderosa and Highlands Ranch High School students achieved third place finishes during the recent 5A Colorado Girls Tennis Championships.
Douglas County had an excellent showing at the 2014 Track and Field Championships, with four first-place finishes.
THORNTON – It
On the same turf that the Denver Broncos won the AFC Championship in January, the Ponderosa Mustangs proved they too are champions.
When Highlands Ranch High School’s varsity baseball took the field last week against ThunderRidge, it may have been hard for the umpire to keep all of the players straight. They were all wearing the number 42, in commemoration of a historic moment in baseball and the Civil Rights Movement.
After placing fifth in the 400-meter freestyle during the London Paralympic Games; Rock Canyon High School Junior Brickelle Bro has not slowed down. In fact, she recently broke an American record and is now preparing to swim in the Pan Pacific Para games.
HIGHLANDS RANCH — For some students, athletic involvement is not about how they play the game. It is about how they support the team.
Ponderosa senior Dylan Gabel overcame a broken back to win two straight state titles.
Two young Douglas County ladies, one from Rock Canyon and the other from ThunderRidge, topped the podium during the recent 5A Colorado Swimming Championships.
The Mountain Vista Golden Eagles is one of the four boys basketball teams still standing in this year’s 5A State Tournament.
Athletes from across the Douglas County School District signed on the dotted line on February 5.
HIGHLANDS RANCH — ThunderRidge High School will host the First Annual Athletic Training Student Aide Symposium and Challenge on Monday, February 10.
‘Warrior Rumble’ honored Arapahoe H.S. Victim
DENVER – More than 300 Douglas County students were chosen to participate in this year’s Continental League Music Festival, a showcase of some of the best high school musicians in the state.
DOUGLAS COUNTY – This weekend, students from 21 schools will be coming together for the Warrior Rumble to honor the life of Arapahoe High School shooting victim Claire Davis.
PARKER — An annual celebration of female athletes will represent the “passing of the torch” from high school seniors to their middle school successors.
DENVER – For the first time ever, the United States hosted the International Robot Olympiad (IRO), right here in Colorado. Douglas County students welcomed the world and then showed them their Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity and Communication in the competition.
The Golden Eagles’ Boys Cross Country team took home the state trophy on Saturday October 26, after defending their 5A State title.
Douglas County rivals, Rock Canyon and Mountain Vista, faced off in the 5A Girls Soccer title game and in the end it all came down to one shot in overtime.