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Today's News

  • Dakota Ridge takes pride in another Sweet 16 appearance

    AURORA — It’s 2 minutes and 10 seconds Dakota Ridge’s basketball team would like back.

    The Eagles led 14-12 on No. 2 seed Regis with about five minutes to play in the second quarter March 2 at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora. The Raiders (22-4 record) suddenly went on a 11-0 run over 130 seconds to snag a 23-14 lead thanks to some Dakota Ridge (17-8) turnovers that led to some transition buckets for Regis.

  • Eight Eagle seniors battled through several changes

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Diane Thompson admits she wasn’t sure how her first year as Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball coach would go.

     “I didn’t know what I had. After that first week I thought, maybe we are OK,” Thompson said March 1 after the Eagles’ season ended at Highlands Ranch High School with a 70-41 loss. “It was kind of a rollercoaster season. I’ve got to give it to the kids. We aren’t very big. We are very crafty.”

  • Chatfield puts Jeffco back on 5A hoops map

    DENVER — It’s been awhile since Jeffco produced a contender for the Class 5A boys basketball state title.

    For more than a decade, no Jeffco team had even made it to the Final Four in the biggest classification of the boys hoops state tournament. Chatfield ended that drought March 5 with its 63-55 overtime victory against Cherry Creek in the Great 8.

  • Charging into the Final Four

    DENVER — The effort of the many outweighed the effort of the one March 5 at the Denver Coliseum.

    Chatfield’s boys basketball team used its depth and balance to outlast and overcome the remarkable individual performance of Cherry Creek senior Will Halfon. The Chargers reeled in a 63-55 overtime victory despite 38 points from Halfon.

  • Chatfield hoops advances to Final Four

    DENVER — It took Chatfield to work a little overtime, but for the first time since 1996 the Chargers advanced to the Final Four of the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament.

    The 5A Jeffco League champions defeated Cherry Creek 63-55 in overtime March 5 at the Denver Coliseum. In the Chatfield’s first trip to the Great 8 since 2001, the No. 2 seed Chargers outscored No. 4-seeded Bruins 13-5 in overtime to take the eight-point victory.

  • Chatfield hoops headed to Great 8

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Stephen Schimpeler led Chatfield to the Great 8 of the Class 5A boys state basketball tournament in his first year as head coach (2000-01).

  • Dakota Ridge rally falls short

    AURORA — Urgency hit Dakota Ridge’s boys basketball team like a ton of bricks in the fourth quarter March 2 at Regis Jesuit High School.

    The Eagles trailed by a dozen points — 39-27 — to the No. 2-seeded Regis heading into the final eight minutes. With their season on the line, No. 3 seed Dakota Ridge (17-8 record) put on a furious rally attempt scoring 26 points in the fourth quarter in the Class 5A state tournament Sweet 16 game.

  • Playoff run ends for Dakota Ridge girls

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — It was not a “Super Tuesday” for Dakota Ridge on the basketball court.

    The Eagles were looking for an epic upset against No. 1 seed Highlands Ranch (24-1 record) on the Falcons’ home court. However, it wasn’t meant to be. Dakota Ridge’s girls hoops season ended with a 70-41 loss in the round of 16 in the Class 5A state tournament.

  • New time, location set for Jeffco foreclosure sales

    The Jeffco public trustee has announced that foreclosure sales are being moved to a new location and time.

    Starting March 24, the sales will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays in the jury assembly room on the court side of the Jeffco Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden.

  • Centralized dispatch center to include Jeffco police, fire agencies

    Both fire districts and law enforcement agencies in Jeffco will by served by the centralized dispatch center being implemented by the Jefferson County Communications Center Authority, according to terms of the intergovernmental agreement for the plan.

    Included in JeffCom are police departments for the cities of Lakewood, Arvada, Golden and Wheat Ridge, and the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office.