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With senior running back Brandon Patterson out due to injury, it was running back by committee for the Platte Canyon Huskies Friday night in their Class 1A Foothills opener against the Clear Creek Golddiggers.

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Early season non-conference games are of little importance now, as fall sports teams at Platte Canyon High School have recently reached the all-important conference play portions of their schedules.

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The Platte Canyon Huskies could not have asked for a better start in Friday’s non-conference road game against the Peyton Panthers. Unfortunately, the rest of the contest went the way of the home team in an eventual 42-8 blowout.

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In a heartbreaking 38-14 outcome, the South Park High School Burro football team lost their homecoming matchup against the Denver Christian Thunder Sept. 14.

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Almost without exception, virtually every team, in every sport, at every level, has days when little or nothing seems to go its way. Unfortunately for the Platte Canyon High School Huskies, Saturday was one of those days, as they suffered a 40-8 loss on the road against the Wiggins Tigers.

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The South Park High School football team was left stunned after a 48-6 loss to the Del Norte Tigers in an away non-conference challenge Sept. 6.

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Runs have been coming in bunches as of late for the Platte Canyon High School Lady Huskies softball team, as they scored 17 runs in a wild affair against Alameda and then toppled the Strive Prep Ocelots 17-0.

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Despite a herculean effort on the part of senior running back Brandon Patterson, the Platte Canyon High School Huskies fell 21-8 Friday in their home opener against the Buena Vista Demons.

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The Platte Canyon Lady Huskies softball and volleyball teams have already been mixing it up with area opponents, as Aug. 27 marked the beginning of the season for both squads.

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First-year Platte Canyon High School Head Football Coach Lance Gunkel says he admittedly doesn’t know exactly what to expect from his 22-player roster just yet, but he will be finding out more very soon as the Huskies prepare to host the Lyons Lions in season-opening scrimmage Friday at 7 p.m.

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I boldly predicted on these same pages approximately one month ago that the Denver Broncos would win at least nine games this season.

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It won’t be remembered as a great game from the standpoint of entertainment value, or for the high level of play on display. Nor will it be remembered for the high-profile names participating for either the Denver Broncos or Atlanta Falcons, because the vast majority of high-profile players …

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I recently wrote in this same forum that the Rockies were about to hit a stretch in the schedule that could tell us a lot about what to expect during the second half of the season.

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I always feel at least a twinge of excitement when training camp officially begins for NFL teams. This year, due to the Broncos’ revamped roster, as well as a brand new, high-profile coaching staff, I feel more than just a twinge.

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Platte Canyon Little League teams started play in the season-ending tournament. Monday, June 3, AA minors beat the Crocs 9-8. The majors lost 11-7 to the Grays. The AAA minors played their first game Saturday, June 1; they lost to the Great Whites 12-8. They played the Storm Tuesday, June 4,…

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In honor of the Platte Canyon High School Yacht Club’s triumphant trip to the West Coast, let’s take a look at the Rockies and how their ship is currently holding up down on Blake Street.

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Platte Canyon Little League resumed games Tuesday May 28 after days of bad weather. The AAA minors beat Wakefield Storm 14-13. Wednesday, May 29, the Cobras beat the majors 10-0. Grays beat the majors 11-0 Thursday, May 30. Friday, May 31, the AA minors beat the Crocs 6-0. Saturday, June 1, …

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I’d love to say I didn’t mean a word of my last column titled “Rockies look like anything but contenders.”

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Some readers might have been irritated or puzzled by my decidedly pessimistic early-season column regarding the Rockies.

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Question: Who, exactly, is picking the Denver Broncos to represent the AFC in next year’s Super Bowl?

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The South Park High School baseball team sprinted to an ending 9-5 overall record and one of the most successful seasons since the reintroduction of the program.

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The Denver Nuggets had an incredible season and served definitive notice that they will be a force to be reckoned with well into the foreseeable future.

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Platte Canyon High School baseball team played four games in four days. It started with Denver School of Science and Technology Grizzlies Wednesday, May 1 and lost 18-1. Thursday, May 2, they were at Jefferson Saints. Friday, May 3, they went back to Lyons to finish the game from April 8 aga…

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Platte Canyon Little League held the or opening day, Saturday, May 4. The day started with the National  Anthem. Later in the day the AAA minors, AA minors and majors played teams from Ken Caryl Little League. The teams also had games during the week. The majors want to Ken Caryl Boykins Wed…

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The saying goes that NBA playoff series don’t actually begin in earnest until a visiting team steals a game on the opponent’s home court.

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The Huskies played four games in five days. Tuesday, April 23, they beat Byers Bulldogs 14-3. Thursday, April 25, they were at Highland Huskies. The Platte Canyon Huskies lost 16-0. Saturday, April 27, they played Middle Park and then Bruce Randolph, where they won 6-3.

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The latest saga in John Elway’s quest for a franchise quarterback played out in dramatic fashion at this year’s NFL draft, as University of Missouri quarterback Drew Lock slipped to the second round and the Broncos snatched him up with the 42nd pick.

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Fitzsimmons Middle School track and field team competed at Bear Creek Saturday, April 27. The overall team results were not available at press time.

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The South Park High School track and field teams kicked the holiday weekend off with accomplishment at the La Junta Tiger Relays, as the girls’ team gathered achievements to finish 11th out of a tough competitive group of 18 teams and the boys’ team finished 17th overall out of 20 total team…

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Fitzsimmons Middle School track team competed at Middle Park Thursday, April 18. Team scores were not available. There were six teams at the meet.

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This is fun. The NBA and NHL playoffs offer a unique brand of suspense and excitement unlike anything else. Anyone who has tuned in to playoff action involving the Nuggets or Avalanche knows exactly what I mean.

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