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Boys basketball: Tigers win thriller against Lincoln, advance to Great 8

BROOMFIELD — Raise your hand if you saw that coming. Sure the seeding told you that Holy Family was supposed to be the favorite on Wednesday in the Class 4A Sweet 16 against Abraham Lincoln, Denver’s league runner-up. But the basketball purists around the state had tabbed the Lancers as a darkhorse in the 4A

Girls basketball: And then there were eight; Tigers beat TCA

BROOMFIELD — It was one year ago in the Sweet 16, where a favored Holy Family team lost on its home floor to Widefield. It has lingered … and something coach Ron Rossi has not let his young team forget about. They called this round a jinx, but they quickly put that bad juju to

Boys basketball: Baird’s 29 lead Tigers past Nighthawks

BROOMFIELD — Tanner Baird picked a fine time to play the best game he has ever played in a Holy Family uniform. The Tigers senior started quickly with all nine of his teams first quarter points against Northfield in the second round of the Class 4A state tournament and finished with 29 in a 57-39

Girls playoff basketball: Tigers advance to Sweet 16 past Glenwood Springs

BROOMFIELD — “Welcome to the city,” said Holy Family coach after his team dispatched of Glenwood Springs 61-26 in the second round of the Class 4A girls state tournament. He was talking, of course of the relative unknown that teams from the opposite side of the Continental Divide present this time year. “It’s just a

State wrestling: Branson halfway home to state title

DENVER — Hunter Branson knew his road to a title at the Pepsi Center was going to be tough. It always is, when the best of the best from around the state are on hand. You could argue that his Class 3A 170 pound brackets was one of the toughest in the classification. His first

Girls basketball: 500 wins and counting for Rocket Ron

BROOMFIELD — “All it really means, is that I’ve been doing it a long time,” Rocket Ron Rossi said. And of course, he’s going to say all the right things. Just moments after capturing win No. 500 on Saturday afternoon against Berthoud in a pivotal Tri-Valley League finale, Rossi talked about his great players, assistant

Basketball doubleheader: Tigers tussle with Mead falls short; Rossi at 499

LONGMONT — Stop me if you heard this before. The Mead Mavericks jump out to a big lead in the first half against Holy Family only to watch it evaporate in the fourth quarter. But they eventually hang on to win. In much the same style as their previous meeting at the end of January,