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  • Ramsey, Rebels in hunt early on in 5A Jeffco

    WESTMINSTER — It may have only been the 5A Jeffco League opener, but Billy Ramsey certainly put the rest of the conference on notice. The Columbine senior proved, without much doubt, that his trip to state last year was anything but a fluke.
    Ramsey overcame a rough start to the 2012 season with a strong finish on the back nine at Hyland Hills, firing a 1-under-par 71 on Aug. 15 to place second in the 46-golfer field.

  • 2012 fall sports previews: Boys tennis

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Lorens Knudsen
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 dual record: 9-1
    2011 recap: Columbine captured the Littleton Invitational, 5A Jeffco League and 5A Region 8 championships. The Rebels sent Kellen Iverson (No. 2 singles), Andy Wright and Galen Graham (No. 2 doubles), and Dane LaFonte and Kyle LaFonte (No. 3 doubles) to state.
    Players to watch: Leo Geoghegan, Sr.; Kellen Iverson, Sr.; Mitch Clough, Sr., Calvin Buechler, Sr.; Dane LaFonte, Sr.; Kyle LaFonte, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 23, at Golden, 3:30 p.m.

  • 2012 fall sports previews: Boys tennis

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Lorens Knudsen
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 dual record: 9-1
    2011 recap: Columbine captured the Littleton Invitational, 5A Jeffco League and 5A Region 8 championships. The Rebels sent Kellen Iverson (No. 2 singles), Andy Wright and Galen Graham (No. 2 doubles), and Dane LaFonte and Kyle LaFonte (No. 3 doubles) to state.
    Players to watch: Leo Geoghegan, Sr.; Kellen Iverson, Sr.; Mitch Clough, Sr., Calvin Buechler, Sr.; Dane LaFonte, Sr.; Kyle LaFonte, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 23, at Golden, 3:30 p.m.

  • 2012 fall sports previews: Softball

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Robin Ortiz
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 record: 10-12
    2011 recap: The Rebels finished fifth in the league following a competitive season in which Columbine was “much more competitive than the previous two seasons,” Ortiz said.
    Players to watch: Tedi Gomez, Sr., P/OF: Blythe Befus, Sr., 2B; Abby Conrad, Sr., OF; Carly Perry, Soph., SS; Jessica Gilliam, Soph., P/1B; Madison Reuter, Soph., P/1B
    Season opener: Aug. 22, vs. Douglas County, 4 p.m.

  • Deer Creek Challenge ride canceled due to low numbers

    Race director Pat Downing, in an e-mail sent to participants last week, announced that the Deer Creek Challenge bicycle ride, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, has been canceled because of low registration numbers.

  • Lions show their youth, promise in 2012 opener

    CENTENNIAL — Scott Robb has yet to step foot in a classroom at Littleton High School, but the rising freshman has taken his first swing of the club for the Lions’ boys golf team. Sophomores Jake Meitzmaker and Jacob Fuchs saw their first varsity action as well Aug. 9 at South Suburban Golf Course.
    Sure, it could’ve been better. It also could’ve been a lot worse.

  • Sloan, Falcons set target to shoot for

    DENVER — Jared Sloan knows there’s a little bit of pressure. He can feel it. After all, the Front Range Christian golfer is the only returning 3A state qualifier on this year’s squad.
    And though he carded a respectable 12-over-par 83 on Aug. 9 at the season-opening Mile High League match at the challenging Wellshire Golf Club, Sloan could’ve shot better, he said.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    The oracle speaks

  • Residential use proposed for 2-acre parcel on South Platte Canyon Road

    Community members appeared generally pleased that a property owner wants to rezone a vacant 2-acre property on South Platte Canyon Road for townhomes, condominiums, single-family houses or assisted-living units.

    The land is zoned C-1 commercial but has been on the market for 10 years and has failed to attract interest. It is bordered on the north by DePew Street and on the east by South Platte Canyon Road.

    The area could appeal to people who want to live close to the Columbine Trail, an asphalt bicycle path that borders the property along Platte Canyon Road.

  • Principals fear dire consequences if 3A/3B don’t pass

    Editor’s note: The Courier is publishing a series of articles examining arguments on both sides of Jeffco Public Schools’ proposed property-tax increase.

    Principals at Jeffco schools are concerned about the increased class sizes and decreased support staff they will face if voters reject two proposed tax increases in November.