Sports and activities as popular as ever in Colorado high schools

Colorado is matching a national trend with more high school students participating in athletics and activities than ever before, according to the CHSAA.

Eaglecrest’s John Olander Jr. cashes out a winner with 5A boys...

I don't know what John Olander, Jr. makes per year - it's none of my business - but I can promise he earned every penny Saturday night.

CHSAA Championship Saturday: 5A Boys Final – Eaglecrest vs. George Washington

The Patriots made the Raptors work for every second of the final, but Eaglecrest walked away the winners 53-47 led by 15 points from senior Colbey Ross.

CHSAA Championship Saturday: 5A Girls Final – Lakewood vs. Grandview

Senior Michaela Onyenwere scored a game-high 25 points, nearly outscoring Lakewood in the first half by herself, to lead Grandview to the title.

CHSAA Championship Saturday: 4A Boys Final – Lewis-Palmer vs. Valor Christian

Kayle Knuckles took control, as the senior forward finished the game with 32 points, 12 rebounds and a block to lead Valor Christian to a 68-55 victory.

CHSAA Championship Saturday: 4A Girls Final – Pueblo South vs. Evergreen

The 2017 4A Girls Championship pitted the 25-2 Pueblo South Colts against the 24-3 Evergreen Cougars at the Denver Coliseum.

Nick Janedis sends Rock Canyon to first Final 4 with buzzer-beater

Rock Canyon junior guard Nick Janedis had only one rebound, he had only two points; but he proved to be the difference in the 40-42 victory.

CHSAA Playoffs game of the week: Smoky Hill vs. East

The Smoky Hill Buffaloes will battle it out against the Denver East Angels on Wednesday, March 1 at 7p.m. MT at Smoky Hill.

Coverboys: Austin Conway and De’Ron Davis have accomplished great things

Since appearing on the cover of MHSM, the Overland High School stars have gone on to success at the college ranks near and far.

Undefeated: Life lessons from a champion that never lost

Kyle Sand never lost a Colorado high school wrestling match, but he did have to learn how to get up off the mat - lessons he teaches to this day.