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Today's News

  • Chatfield dominant in road win at Lakewood

    By Dennis Pleuss 
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — As Darth Vader said, “Impressive. Most impressive.”

    Chatfield’s boys basketball team made an emphatic statement in the Class 5A Jeffco League with a 90-58 road victory Jan. 7 against Lakewood. 

  • McNutly, Eagles upend Rebels

    If hearing voices in your head makes you crazy, then Dakota Ridge sophomore Greg McNulty is crazy like a fox.

    McNulty was instrumental in the Eagles’ 56-54 victory over Columbine on Jan. 5,  scoring 10 points on 10 free throw attempts and all in the fourth quarter. That helped the Eagles (2-8) hand previously unbeaten Columbine its first loss of the season.

    But, jokingly, McNulty attributed his cool under pressure mentality to “the guy living in my head.”

  • Students gather to honor shooting victim

    With illumination from the evening stars and the flicker of candles, dozens gathered Dec. 28 at Clement Park to mourn the death of Nathaniel Griego.

    The 14-year-old Dakota Ridge High School freshman died several days after being shot on Dec. 23 by a 15-year-old friend at his South Jeffco home, according to authorities.

    Friends, acquaintances and peers from Dakota Ridge, Columbine and Chatfield high schools gathered to share a prayer, a hug or a kind memory of Griego.

  • The Year in Review

    From Chatfield football moving down to 4A and reaching the state semifinals to the Lady Chargers’ volleyball team making another memorable run at the 5A state tourney and D’Evelyn runner Lexi Reed completing her prep career, South Jeffco had its fair share of sports moments in 2016. The following are 10 stories that highlighted the Columbine Courier sports scene during 2016.

  • Nuts for toffee: Steamboat transplant brings recipe for a sweet venture to Morrison

    One day some 15 years ago, a friend gifted Pete DeWolf a box of toffee.

    Though it was quickly devoured, the toffee got DeWolf’s gears turning.

    “I thought, ‘Wow, this is delicious. However, if I were to make it, this is how I would do differently,’ ” he said.

    And thus began his efforts to create his own recipe. The rest is sweet history.

  • 2016 all-conference football teams

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  • Lady Rebels win in Singer’s absence

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — For the first five games of the 2016-17 girls basketball season, Columbine’s opponents faced a tall order, trying to stop Maura Singer, the Lady Rebels’ 6-foot-3 sophomore center.

  • Grinch-like Gators stuff Rebels’ stocking with coal

    WESTMINSTER — Bah humbug.

    It probably felt like the Grinch stealing Christmas or a lump of coal was left in their stocking. What’s for certain is that the Columbine Rebels didn’t expect a 5-4 loss to lowly Standley Lake on Dec. 20 at the Ice Centre at the Promenade.

  • Eagles find a way to win

    DENVER — Anyone who looks at Dakota Ridge’s hockey roster will notice that Trey Konsella is a defenseman. But, truthfully, he’s an offensive defenseman. His three goals already this season proves as much. None of those goals was bigger than the one he scored against Denver East on Dec. 23 at DU’s Joy Burns Arena.

  • Kept in the dark at light speed

    When my sister and I were young, we loved the 1960s space opera “Lost in Space.” And, without a doubt, our favorite episode involved various members of the wandering Robinson family silently disappearing from the Jupiter 2 one at a time, in apparent defiance of the laws of physics.

    In fact, every member of the crew vanished until just two remained — and their low-tech solution as the ship careened through the galaxy at light speed was to tie themselves together with a length of rope. Then, one turned a corner, and the rope went slack.