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Cherry Creek Football Bruins headed to fourth straight state championship game

The two semi-final games of the 2021 5A Colorado High School Athletic Association were just as the rankings predicted. On November 27, number one ranked Valor Christian defeated number four ranked Grandview by a score of 37 to 6 to advance to the state championship game. Likewise, number two ranked Cherry Creek dominated number three …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW _ Hot Stove League on hold—Opening Day, next?

Now that the World Series has ended, let the collective bargaining begin. The current contract between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) expires on December 1. This is certain to affect the Hot Stove League—free agency, as well as trades. Owners are not going to dive into the open …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Magnolia Lane awaits—a dream come true

Matai Naqica will compete in Drive, Chip & Putt finals In his dreams, Matai Naqica (pronounced nuh-GEE-thuh—with a hard “G”) is headed down Magnolia Lane, about to compete at fabled Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters. Magnolia Lane: the route traveled by the immortals—Jones, Hogan, Snead . . . Arnie, Nicklaus, Tiger—and every …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Looking back, looking ahead as Rockies’ 2021 season ends

“Wait ‘til next year” time has officially arrived for the Rockies.  So, what might all those fans of purple pinstripes watch for in the coming months? What might they expect come next April? And what should we make of the 2021 season? After starting 15-31, the young Rockies won more than they lost (59-56) from …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Broncos’ 3-0 start lifts playoff hopes, but it’s early

Three games down, 14 more to go. Can the unbeaten Broncos keep winning? Will they make the playoffs? How far above .500 will they finish? These are among the questions on the minds of hopeful but anxious Orange-and-Blue diehards following Sunday’s dominating 26-0 victory over the Jets—the team’s 20th shutout in its long history (14th …

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