May 12, 2014 12:01 AM by Greg Smith
State Tennis provided that State Championship moment for dozens of kids over the weekend. Next weekend, track will do so for hundreds.
One among them is Falcon 110m runner Kalen Ballage. You might recognize him as the football star committed to Arizona State next fall. Many kids in his position wouldn't risk injury, but not him.
"I'm really competitive. I mean, I want to beat you in anything and everything," said Ballage. "If it's racing my little brother to the car, I mean, nothing ever stops me from wanting to play a sport. You know 'I don't want to get hurt," or 'I don't want to do this," because if you think that way, that's when you get hurt."
The state finals begin Thursday in Denver.