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OAKES: Eaglecrest grad Courtney Karst heads to play volleyball in Indonesia

OAKES: Eaglecrest grad Courtney Karst heads to play volleyball in Indonesia

Volleyball has taken Courtney Karst a long way in her life. It recently took her 9,000 miles. Karst, a former star at Eaglecrest High School who helped the Raptors win the Class 5A state championship in 2007, just signed a …

OAKES: Regis Jesuit-Mullen teaming up to help less fortunate

Going to the Regis Jesuit-Mullen football showdown Friday night? Bring a can of soup or a tube of toothpaste with you, as those items and more will be collected at Mullen’s De La Salle Stadium before the 7 p.m. kickoff …

OAKES: Grandview-Vista game football game broadcast online

Grandview football fans who can’t make it out to California for the Wolves’ 2012 season opener can listen to it online Friday night. Coach John Schultz’s Grandview team arrived in San Diego Thursday morning and takes on Vista High School …

OAKES: Regis Jesuit to honor Missy Franklin at Aug. 27 assembly

OAKES: Regis Jesuit to honor Missy Franklin at Aug. 27 assembly

Missy Franklin has been honored in a lot of places since her incredible performance at the Summer Olympics. The swimming phenom's Aurora high school, Regis Jesuit, will do so officially with an assembly at the school on Aug. 27.

OAKES: Grandview ranked No. 4 in Class 5A in the Denver Post preseason poll

OAKES: Grandview ranked No. 4 in Class 5A in the Denver Post preseason poll

Grandview is the only one Aurora team ranked in the top 10 in the initial Class 5A football poll of the 2012 season. Coming off a trip to last season’s semifinals, the Wolves sit in the No. 4 spot in …

OAKES: Curtis Cotton Jr. Memorial Tournament starts strong

OAKES: Curtis Cotton Jr. Memorial Tournament starts strong

Curtis Cotton Jr. filled up the baskets at Rangeview High School for four years. Eight youth teams and eight high school/young adult teams took their turns doing the same in the late basketball star’s honor on Aug. 11 at the …

OAKES: Local water polo team sees big surge from Olympic spotlight

OAKES: Local water polo team sees big surge from Olympic spotlight

Water polo at the Summer Olympics is having a ripple effect, all the way to Aurora. The popularity of many sports surges in conjunction with exposure during the Olympics and water polo is no exception, especially given the American women’s …

OAKES: Rangeview’s 24 Hours of Tennis to help shooting victims

Rangeview High School students and others will take to the courts for 24 Hour of Tennis to raise money for victims of the July 20 theater shooting in Aurora. Boys and girls varsity tennis players and staff from the school …

OAKES: 16 teams set for Curtis Cotton memorial basketball tournament at Rangeview

OAKES: 16 teams set for Curtis Cotton memorial basketball tournament at Rangeview

At least 16 teams will be on hand Saturday for the 3 on 3 Memorial Tournament 4 Curtis Robert Cotton at Rangeview High School. Two days before the tournament,  Rangeview boys basketball coach Shawn Palmer said 8 youth teams and …

Missy Franklin’s aunt could come back with bronze from Olympics

Swimmer Missy Franklin had an incredible run at the Olympics in London, winning four gold medals and a bronze. The family medal count could rise on Thursday, as Franklin’s aunt and sister of her mother DA — Cathy Campbell — …