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Rock Canyon Girls Track & Field - State Champions!
05/21/2024
Rock Canyon Girls Track and Field Wins State Championship for First Time!
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Mountain Vista - Boys Volleyball State Champions!
05/15/2024
Mountain Vista Wins First Boys Volleyball State Championship in School History!
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CHSAA Hall of Fame - Abby Waner Bartolotta
02/02/2024
As one of the most talented girls’ basketball players in the state, Abby Waner Bartolotta led her ThunderRidge Grizzlies to three Class 5A Championships. Waner Bartolotta’s 27 points per game led to her becoming Colorado’s second-ranked scorer all-time. A National Girls High School Basketball Player of the Year and two-time Ms. Colorado Basketball winner, she took her basketball accolades and her 3.9 GPA to Duke University, where she scored 1,400 career points for the Blue Devils.
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CHSAA Leader Diane Shuck-Gray
01/16/2024
Diane Shuck-Gray, highly qualified Douglas County High School Assistant Principal, Activity Director and Athletic Director...
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Modrzewski, Gatorade Football Player of the Year
01/05/2024
Mountain Vista's Austyn Modrzewski named Gatorade Colorado Football Player of the Year
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Commitment to RCHS Student Athletes
01/02/2024
Taylor Quenzer, head athletic trainer at Rock Canyon High School bring passion and expertise to sports and student athlete care.
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Joe Ortiz, ThunderRidge Boys Basketball Coach earns 500th career win!
12/15/2023
Joe Ortiz is the only head coach in ThunderRidge boys basketball history and now the most winningest coach in program history, picking up career win no. 500.
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5A Cross Country Individual and Team State Champions!
11/02/2023
5A Boys Cross Country: Bennan Draper, senior at Chaparral, and Rock Canyon Capture State Titles!
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CHSAA Leader Natalie Munoz-Garcia
10/25/2023
The Many Faces of CHSAA Leadership - Natalie Munoz-Garcia
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Jan Shawcroft Field!
09/18/2023
Douglas County High School in Castle Rock officially debuted the Jan Shawcroft Field on August 31.
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Ponderosa Kicker Finds Her Passion
09/04/2023
Riley Fitzgibbon has found her passion on the football field, becoming the first female player for Ponderosa varsity football...
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5A Boys Lacrosse State Champions - Mountain Vista!
06/15/2023
5A Boys Lacrosse: Mountain Vista surges past Valor to second state title in three seasons!
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5A Girls Soccer State Champions - ThunderRidge HS!
06/15/2023
ThunderRidge secured its first state title since 2002 with a 1-0 win over Rock Canyon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park...
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Douglas County baseball loaded with talent...
04/07/2023
With two of the top-ranked players in the state plus a wealth of depth and experience, Douglas County baseball has all the pieces in place to make a run at the program’s first state championship this year.
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Mountain Vista hoops. led by the Wood father/son coaching tandem...
02/06/2023
This March, Brian and Bob Wood have a good chance at gilding their combined basketball resume. Brian’s in his fourth year as Mountain Vista’s head coach, succeeding an 11-year run by his father Bob, who is now Brian’s lead assistant as Brian was for him. It’s a father/son hoops bond underscored by daily lunches together in the school’s math department, where both teach.
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Rock Canyon's Mac Terry wins the 9NEWS Swag Chain
01/30/2023
The Jaguar earned his athlete of the week award in dramatic fashion.
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CHSAA Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Class
01/09/2023
The CHSAA Hall of Fame's Class of 2022 inlcudes legendary coach Tim Ottmann (Ponderosa) and one of the most decorated high school basketball players in the history of our state, Ann Strother Abromaitis (Highlands Ranch).
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Chaparral hockey wins the 2023 Palmer Lake Outdoor Classic
01/09/2023
There is something about outdoor hockey and the freezing cold that can bring a community out in full force.
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Ponderosa's Cannon Making Noise
01/06/2023
Ponderosa's Cannon making noise in return to mat following medical scare. His journey says a lot about his character...
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Highlands Ranch's Caryn Jarocki celebrates career win No. 700
12/16/2022
The all-time wins leader in Colorado high school girls basketball coaching history just hit yet another historic milestone.
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5A State Spirit Champions - Douglas County HS!
12/12/2022
In 5A, Douglas County returned to the top with its second cheer title in three years, and its seventh overall.
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New Look - ThunderRidge Boys Basketball
12/02/2022
ThunderRidge boys basketball has been a constant in Class 5A over the past 20 years, raking in four state championships — including in 2021 and 2022 — and four runner-up trophies in that time.
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