The most read stories from 2018

As 2018 winds down, we look back on the year, and count down's most-read stories over the course of the past 12 months:

15. Legislative Council: Changes to football's calendar; volleyball moves to bracket format

Legislative Council January 2018

(Ryan Casey/

In January, the Legislative Council had a busy meeting. Among their changes: A tweak to the football calendar, a new bracket format for state volleyball, the establishment of foundation games, and baseball moving to a 23-game regular season in 3A, 4A and 5A.

Read the full story here.

14. Grandview boys basketball beats George Washington to claim first title

Grandview George Washington boys basketball

(Marcus Gipson/

With a 57-52 victory over George Washington, Grandview boys basketball won its first-ever championship in winning the Class 5A title in March.

Read the full story here.

13. Loveland races to 4A football championship, defeating Skyline

Loveland Skyline football

(Jack Eberhard/

Loveland, a power all season long, won its first state football title in 2003 with a 62-14 win over Skyline on Dec. 1.

Read the full story here.

12. Conifer's Cayden Condit takes aim at becoming state wrestling's first female placer

Cayden Condit Conifer wrestling

(Jack Eberhard/

Conifer freshman Cayden Condit made waves during the 2017-18 season, raising expectations that she may become the state's first female to place at the state wrestling tournament. Condit is now a sophomore.

Read the full story here.

11. 2A state wrestling: Wray captures its first title in 30 years

(Cannon Casey/

Wray secured the Class 2A state wrestling title in February, notching the program's first championship since 1988.

Read the full story here.

10. Five former Colorado high school football players selected in the NFL Draft

(Matt McGee/Flickr)

In a major day for former Colorado high school football players, five of them were selected on one day in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Read the full story here.

9. Boys volleyball, girls wrestling and unified bowling get green light as pilots

Eaglecrest girls wrestling tournament

(Ray Chen/

In February, the Board of Directors gave the green light — for the first time ever — to begin pilot seasons for three sports: boys volleyball, girls wrestling and unified bowling.

All three are currently in pilot seasons during the school year.

Read the full story here.

8. 4A & 5A wrestling semifinals: Historic night could be in store for championship round

Pueblo County Brendon Garcia wrestling

(Dan Mohrmann/

On the second-to-last day of the 2018 state wrestling tournament, we looked at what was potentially ahead for Saturday's finals. This story examined the seven wrestlers looking to become three-time champions.

Read the full story here.

7. Cherry Creek beats Columbine in tough 5A football semifinal, heads to title game

Cherry Creek Columbine football

(Jack Eberhard/

In a matchup of 5A football powers, Cherry Creek emerged from the semifinals with a 10-7 win over Columbine in November.

Read the full story here.

6. 3A, 4A and 5A state baseball tourneys postponed to avoid rain this weekend

All-City Field baseball rain

(Ryan Casey/

Sigh. Of course this list includes inclement weather news, and of course it's from the spring season. In May, the 3A, 4A and 5A state baseball tournaments had to be delayed due to rain.

Read the full story here.

5. Denver East's Arria Minor sets records in 200 and 400, now has top time nationally

State track 2018 Arria Minor Denver East

(Ryan Casey/

Arria Minor, the star track athlete from Denver East, had quite the day during the state track and field championships in May, setting records and hold the top time in the country.

Read the full story here.

4. Fran Belibi dunks as No. 2 Regis Jesuit girls basketball beats No. 1 Grandview

Grandview Regis Jesuit girls basketball

(Jack Eberhard/

Regis Jesuit's star senior threw down a monster dunk in a monster matchup between the top two girls basketball teams in Class 5A this season.

Read the full story (and watch the dunk!) here.

3. Legislative Council passes new transfer rule

April 2018 Legislative Council

(Ryan Casey/

CHSAA's transfer rule was changed for the first time since 2003-04 when the Legislative Council approved a new transfer rule in April.

Read the full story here.

2. Cherry Creek and Valor Christian set to meet for 5A football championship

Football press conference Mile High

(Ryan Casey/

A preview of the 2018 Class 5A state football title game, which featured Valor Christian and Cherry Creek in a big matchup.

Read the full preview here.


1. Valor Christian beats Cherry Creek to win 5A football championship

Cherry Creek Valor Christian football

(Sam Girgis/Cherry Creek High School)

A recap of the Class 5A football state championship game, played on Dec. 1. Valor Christian beat Cherry Creek 24-14.

Read the full story here.