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Today's News

  • League champs prep for regionals

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    The ball was probably in the air for three seconds, but it felt more like a minute. As it fell out of the sky Columbine’s Andy Wright waited for it, undoubtedly ready to hit a smashing overhead winner.
    Then, as the ball met his racket, it was clear his massive windup was a decoy the entire time. Wright faked everyone out, including his opponent, Dakota Ridge’s Micah Schulman, and perfectly decelerated his racket to hit a gorgeous shot with precision and touch just over the net for an easy winner.

  • McDondle, big plays help Columbine prevail

    LAKEWOOD — Big plays are somewhat commonplace for Columbine. Be it Bernard McDondle’s 56-yard TD run in the first half or his 55- or 75-yarders in the second, or Michael Burns’ own 75-yard scamper, they were all part of the Rebels’ ever-present rushing attack Sept. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.
    But if anything, Columbine’s 48-36 homecoming victory over Arapahoe was almost as much about what the Rebels did as it was what Arapahoe didn’t, at least in the first half.

  • Peters fitting right in

    Uniforms make everyone look the same. It helps remind those wearing them that they work for the same cause. But Dakota Ridge senior softball player Kristyn Peters might as well have an “X” on her uniform, because the second she hits the field, her extraordinary talent sets her apart.

  • 'If you don’t get a tear in your eye, there’s something wrong with you'

    Crowds of leather-clad bikers held brightly colored balloons as they waited in the parking lot at Columbine High School on Sunday morning.
    Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis told the crowd that every balloon represented a person who had lost their life to school violence.

  • Jeffco champ Columbine completes undefeated league play

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

    Jeffco League champion Columbine cruised to an easy victory over Dakota Ridge on Sept. 27 at Marker Park in a final tune-up before regional play. The Rebels won six of seven matches, including three without dropping a game.
    No. 2 singles player Kellen Iverson, the No. 2 doubles combination of Mitch Clough and Galen Graham, and the No. 4 doubles team of Kevin Walls and Kyle Iverson all won their matches 6-0, 6-0.

  • Photo of Black Panthers on Jeffco GOP website draws criticism

     A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Wednesday on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed Wednesday night. 

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer pollwatchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Photo of Black Panthers on Jeffco GOP website draws criticism

     A photo of two members of the New Black Panther Party with clenched fists and berets appeared briefly Wednesday on the Jefferson County Republican Party website, JeffcoRepublicans.com, prompting charges of racism. The image was removed Wednesday night. 

    The photo accompanied a recruitment ad for volunteer pollwatchers that said, “Pollwatchers Needed. Because these guys will be there too!”

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Roughing the receiver

  • Oktoberfest fete goes to the dogs

    By Alison Mahnken

    For the Courier

    Dachshunds and dunkel and dancing, oh my! These and more were on tap at the Oktoberfest at the Highlands Ranch Town Center on Saturday.

    The celebration, presented annually by the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association, debuted with the tapping of the keg at 2 p.m. and concluded with fireworks in the evening (rescheduled after the July 4 cancellation).

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS GOLF
    Front Range’s Sloan qualifies for 3A state tournament
    AURORA — Front Range Christian’s Jared Sloan carded a 79 to qualify for the 3A state golf tournament for a second straight year at the 3A Metro Regional tournament Sept. 19.
    He tied for 11th place alongside Kent Denver’s Josh Repine and Peak to Peak’s Jack Cavanagh, nine strokes back of Ben Moore of Kent Denver and Behrod Keshtavar of Peak to Peak.