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    BOYS SOCCER
    Host Littleton rolls past Mesa Ridge in 4A state tourney opener
    Joe Director scored two goals and three players also found the back of the net as the Littleton Lions, the No. 8 seed, opened the 4A state boys soccer tournament with a 5-0 shutout of Mesa Ridge on Oct. 22 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

    Hamadi Ali Abid, Cole Greer and Oscar Sanchez also scored for the Lions (13-3), who have won four straight. Littleton broke the game open with four second-half goals.

  • Swarm looking ahead to the playoffs

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Girls will be ... boys?

    Maybe so in rugby, which is one reason why Karlie Harden, who plays for the Littleton-based Westside Swarm Rugby Club’s high school 7s team, loves the sport.

  • Blake, Lions chase off Mustangs

    By Craig Harper 
    For the Courier

    PARKER — Tre Blake admitted that he could have used a break sometime during Littleton’s gut-check drive early in the fourth quarter against Ponderosa. But with Noah McGhee sidelined by an injury, coach Kurt Krantz didn’t have that luxury.

  • McGrath’s hat trick propels Chargers to upset

    AURORA — It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering Jamey McGrath scored a Jeffco-leading 19 goals during the regular season, that he was an offensive juggernaut again in Chatfield’s 5A state playoff opener against Rangeview on Oct. 23 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.

  • Eagles’ Hume finds motivation

    COLORADO SPRINGS — A course as challenging as the Norris-Penrose Event Center can be trepidatious, especially for someone such as Dakota Ridge’s Cayli Hume, who has battled shin splints the past few years. But the third-time 5A state cross country qualifier found some motivation to combat the grueling course.

    Her team.

    “This course is so tough. The only thing that gets you through it is running for your team. That’s all that got me through today,” Hume said.

  • Items belonging to missing Littleton woman found in wilderness area

    Items belonging to Sherri Ahlbrandt, a Littleton woman missing in the Oh Be Joyful Recreation Area near Crested Butte since Aug. 13, were found last week by hunters.

    The hunters were in the area of Anthracite Creek when they discovered a small waist-pack containing several items with Ahlbrandt’s name on them. Marjorie Trautman, spokeswoman for the Mount Crested Butte Police Department, said the items were discovered in an area away from Ahlbrandt’s planned route.

  • GOP Senate candidates swipe photo, logo for campaign fliers

    Three GOP candidates for the state Senate were threatened with legal consequences last week after their campaign fliers used the Jeffco Public Schools logo and a Denver Post photo without permission. 

    Fliers in support of Tim Neville in Senate District 16, Tony Sanchez in District 22, and Laura Woods in District 19 featured the same design and also included a doctored photograph from last month’s student protests in Jefferson County. 

  • A roundup of South Jeffco election races

    Editor's note: With mail ballots now in the homes of South Jeffco residents, the Columbine Courier is reviewing each race and the candidates vying for South Jeffco’s votes. 

    Colorado’s 1st Congressional District

    Incumbent: Democrat Diana DeGette. Challenger: Republican Martin Walsh.

    DeGette began representing South Jeffco after redistricting in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012 for a ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. She served in the state House from 1992-96. 

  • McMinimee to be graded on academic, student goals

    The Jeffco school board agreed that Superintendent Dan McMinimee’s performance-based salary incentives should align with the board’s academic and student growth goals.

    “It’s important to me that a significant portion of (McMinimee’s bonus) focus on achieving the academic goals this board has set,” school board President Ken Witt said at last Thursday’s study session.

  • It takes two to tango

    By Stephanie Alderton, For the Courier

    Soaring vocals paired with fancy footwork when the Voices West choir and Littleton-based Adventures in Dance combined forces on Saturday.