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Heritage upsets Vista PEAK in 4A playoffs

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AURORA, Colo. — It didn’t take long for the football state tournament to see a big upset.

In the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs, Vista PEAK earned a 3-seed after going undefeated (10-0) through the regular season. The Bison played host to 14-seed Heritage at Aurora Public Schools Stadium on Friday night.

The Eagles stunned their opponent with a 27-12 victory to move on to the second round, where they will face 6-seed Dakota Ridge next week.

Get the full story @9News.

Midwest Sled Hockey League Weekend at The Ice Ranch

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According to the Warrior Avs Sled Hockey Team website, they are “an all-veteran team that encourages veterans with disabilities to get out into the community and work together to overcome physical and mental barriers on and off the ice. The Warrior Avs Sled Hockey Team is an affiliate of Colorado Sled Hockey, the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation, and the Colorado Avalanche. The team is for veterans of all ages with service-connected or non-service connected injuries.”


You won’t want to miss this family-friendly, free event taking place at The Ice Ranch this weekend.

Midwest Sled Hockey League Weekend

Visit the Warrior Avs website to learn more about sled hockey and the Warrior Avs Sled Hockey team.

Littleton twins living their MLB dream

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LITTLETON, Colo. — A lot of dads want their sons to follow in their footsteps.

“I kind of wanted them to be firemen to tell you the truth,” said Scott Rogers, who’s been with West Metro Fire Protection District for decades.

But his sons, Tyler and Taylor, had other plans. They’re mirror twins, which are identical twins that are mirror images of each other.

Go to 9News to hear the rest of this heartwarming story.

Chatfield High School students make it home after Hurricane Dorian interrupted their trip

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LITTLETON, Colo. — A group of Littleton parents were relieved their kids made it home from Florida safely Monday, as Hurricane Dorian continued to move toward the U.S. coast.

The Chatfield High School football teams had raised money for months so that they could go to Orlando to play other teams, and then go on a weekend cruise to the Caribbean. But Hurricane Dorian changed everything, and the cruise was rerouted.

Continue reading @KDVR.

Bay Sox Notebook: Jack Winkler eyes 2020 Major League Baseball draft

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NEW BEDFORD — “When you wish upon a star, anything your heart desires will come to you.”

That’s the way life may be in the world of Walt Disney, but not necessarily in the baseball world.

“It’s everybody’s dream to get drafted,” said Jack Winkler, a rising junior at the University of San Francisco and the shortstop for the New Bedford Bay Sox this summer.

Realizing that “everybody” he has seen playing this summer has the same dream, Winkler has started his plan to separate himself from the pack.

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Neighbors upset over new high school football field lighting in Littleton

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LITTLETON, Colo. — Students at Heritage High School in Littleton will be welcomed back this school year to a new athletics field and for the first time, lighting — but neighbors are threatening to sue.

“We feel the neighborhood has been transformed from a nice sleepy little neighborhood into something right next to a stadium,” said neighbor Scott Hannum.

The field is not a stadium. It doesn’t have a grandstand, sound system or concessions. But it has been improved along with several other schools thanks to a $298 million bond measure residents voted for in 2018.

Continue reading @TheDenverChannel.

Ten moments to remember from the Colorado 2018-19 boys high school sports year

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The 2018-19 school year had already concluded when the final prep championships were decided last weekend.

With the baseball season now pushed back a week, the calendar had turned to June before trophies were handed out in Class 5A, 4A and 3A last Saturday. That means that the prep sports calendar ran through 11 months, dating back to last August when the fall sports season got underway.

It was a long – but memorable – haul through three seasons of competition. Dozens of championships were handed out along the way to both teams and individuals across a wide array of sports.
On the boys’ side, there were a number of memorable moments during the past school year. Condensing that into a top 10 isn’t an easy task, but here is a look at 10 moments that stood out from the 2018-19 sports year:
See the top 10 @MaxPreps.
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