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  • Andrews took just three years to make it to state tennis

    DENVER — Columbine’s junior Luke Andrews may have only started playing tennis three years ago as a freshman, but that didn’t stop him from making it to the 5A state tournament on Thursday at the Gates Tennis Center.

    The last time Columbine sent a No. 1 singles player to state was in 2006, when Angelo Faustino finished third overall.

  • Columbine gymnastics fares well at its own meet

    LITTLETON — All season long, Columbine gymnastics has been working its way up to put itself in a good position going into the postseason. After placing second at its own meet on Thursday, the Rebels are feeling pretty good right now.

    “They had a great night,” coach Barbara Quinn said. “They had a really great night, and they’re all really stepping up at the end of the season. It’s fun to watch.”

  • Columbine dominates Mullen in rushing and passing

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It’s far from wrapped up, but Columbine football has taken a sizable advantage in the Class 5A Mount Cameron League.

    The Rebels, No. 6 in the CHSAANow.com 5A rankings, have back-to-back wins over conference foes No. 10 Fairview and No. 7 Mullen to grab the inside track to a league title and automatic berth in the 16-team state field. Columbine scored 38 unanswered points from the first quarter until late in the third quarter on the way to a 41-24 victory over Mullen on Thursday at Jeffco Stadium.

  • D'Evelyn softball ends season at leagues

    GOLDEN — The D'Evelyn softball team wouldn't seem to have much in common with Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals, except that both have joined the close-but-no-cigar club of late.

    "We just can't get over that hump,'' veteran coach Dan Porreco lamented on Oct. 14 after the Jaguars came up one win shy of qualifying for the 4A state tournament for the second straight year.

  • Jaguars, Rebels and Chargers bode well at league cross country

    LITTLETON — On a hot, sunny Thursday at Clement Park, Jeffco’s 4A and 5A cross country teams met to compete in their league meets before heading to regionals. D’Evelyn, Chatfield and Columbine all fared well in the large meet in their respective classifications.

    The race, in and of itself, was really a precursor for each team’s regional competition, which is far more important.

  • Dakota Ridge soccer showed improvement this season

    LAKEWOOD — This season may not have been kind to the Dakota Ridge soccer team, but after winning no games last year, its 2-12-1 final record is something to be proud of.

    On Monday night at Lakewood Memorial Field, the Eagles showed great fight against host Lakewood in a major step toward a winning mentality, even as they fell, 1-0.

  • Eagles’ XC boys win league, girls 2nd

    LITTLETON — After a strong season, the Dakota Ridge cross country team started its postseason even stronger when the boys took home the title and the girls placed second at the Jeffco 5A league race at Clement Park on Thursday.

  • Rebels rally in extras to seal state berth

    Korbe Otis is wiser than her years would suggest. The Columbine freshman pitcher plays with the calmness of a seasoned veteran.

    So when she allowed her second two-run homer of the game Saturday — just two outs from victory — she didn’t let it rattle her. Instead, she embraced the opportunity that was presented to her an inning later.

  • Chargers down Rebels in soccer finale

    LAKEWOOD — While every rivalry matchup between Chatfield and Columbine is huge no matter what the sport, Monday’s soccer game at Lakewood Memorial Field held an extra meaning, with both teams celebrating senior night.

    In the end, the Chargers emerged victorious with the 3-1 win over their Rebel counterparts.