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Swimming: Missy Franklin takes national title with fast finish in Indianapolis

Swimming: Missy Franklin takes national title with fast finish in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS | Missy Franklin is fine tuning that victory smile for her next summer international tour. America’s biggest female swimming star in London made her grand reappearance on the national stage Tuesday night, winning the U.S. national championship in the …

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.

Olympics: Missy Franklin, other Colorado Olympians to be honored by governor

Olympics: Missy Franklin, other Colorado Olympians to be honored by governor

DENVER | Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office announced a celebration for Colorado athletes who completed in the Olympics on Saturday, which will include an appearance by Missy Franklin. The 17-year-old swimming star — who won four gold medals and a bronze …

Olympian Missy Franklin heads back to school

DENVER | Missy Franklin is headed back to school after winning four gold medals at the Olympics. Franklin is beginning her senior year at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora on Thursday, three days after arriving home from London. The …

Olympics: Franklin starts ‘path’ with four gold medals

Olympics: Franklin starts ‘path’ with four gold medals

Dubbed the “Female Phelps,” Missy Franklin put herself on the road to that nickname in her Olympic debut. On the same day in London that legendary men’s swimmer Michael Phelps collected his 22nd overall medal, Franklin captured the fifth of …

Olympics: Franklin, US women set world record to win medley relay

Olympics: Franklin, US women set world record to win medley relay

LONDON | On a night when the legendary Michael Phelps exited the world stage, Missy Franklin capped a brilliant Olympic debut by helping the U.S. win gold in the women’s medley relay — with a world-record time, no less. The …

Olympics: Franklin keeps Aurora in mind through entire performance in London

Olympics: Franklin keeps Aurora in mind through entire performance in London

"I hope this means a lot to them," Franklin says. "I have constantly been thinking about them throughout this whole time. Everything I did here is dedicated to them."

Olympics: Franklin sets world record, takes third gold of Games in 200 backstroke

Olympics: Franklin sets world record, takes third gold of Games in 200 backstroke

Missy Franklin dominated the final of the 200 meter backstroke at the Olympics on Friday, setting a world record and claiming her third gold medal of the Games. Franklin, a 17-year-old who attends Aurora’s Regis Jesuit High School, led from …

Olympics: Franklin takes 5th in 100 freestyle, makes finals of 200 backstroke

Olympics: Franklin takes 5th in 100 freestyle, makes finals of 200 backstroke

Missy Franklin placed fifth in the finals of the women’s 100 meter freestyle Thursday in London, but set herself up for a shot at another gold the next day. Looking to add to a medal count that already includes two …

QUIDNUNC: That's another Aurora through the eyes of international media

QUIDNUNC: That’s another Aurora through the eyes of international media

QUID HAS HEARD that anything goes when the going gets rough in Aurora. Seems that in the midst of the city getting its 15 minutes on the world stage after the heinous July 20 movie massacre, just about any media …