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Today's News

  • Bright future for Rebels in girls LAX

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ENGLEWOOD — Sonorah Hunter’s first child isn’t due until August, yet she is already accustomed to molding today’s youth. 

  • Hume finishes on the state podium in 800 and 1,600

    LAKEWOOD — It was admittedly an emotional state track and field meet for Dakota Ridge senior Cayli Hume.

    First there was the dilemma of whether Hume would run the anchor leg in the first event on the track May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. The Eagles’ 800-meter medley relay broke the school record twice in the two weeks leading up to the three-day state meet and came in with the seventh best qualifying time. 

  • Quest for a second state title ends

    PARKER — It was one of those days where anything that could go wrong went wrong for Columbine’s girls soccer team.

    Mountain Vista junior Katie Joella scored back-to-back goals in two minutes in the first half. The Golden Eagles added a third first-half goal on a shot by sophomore Maisie Paulson in the 33rd minute to give Mountain Vista a commanding 3-0 lead in the Class 5A state semifinal game May 21 at Echo Park Automotive Stadium in Parker.

  • That’s a wrap for Reed

    LAKEWOOD — Seniors Lexi Reed and Katie Rainsberger embraced after both finished up their impressive prep careers May 21 at Jeffco Stadium.

     “She (Rainsberger) just said good job and I said good job getting the record,” Reed said of the conversation when the two hugged after Rainsberger set a new state meet record winning the Class 4A girls 1,600-meter state title with a time of 4:45.27. 

  • Short stay at state baseball for Dakota Ridge

    DENVER — Having won nine-of-10 games entering the Class 5A baseball double-elimination state tournament, Dakota Ridge liked its chances for a long stay.

    Unfortunately for the Eagles, losses to Cherokee Trail (May 20 at All-City Field) and Mullen (May 21 at Machebeuf High School) brought the season to an abrupt end for Dakota Ridge (15-8 record).

  • Wildfire response exercise planned in Ken-Caryl area

    A full-scale wildfire preparation exercise is planned for the Ken-Caryl area on Saturday. Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security Grant Program, the exercise will involve neighborhood evacuations, a mock shelter at Chatfield High School and more.

  • Rebels book trip to state soccer semis

    LAKEWOOD — The left foot of Columbine senior Tatum Barton got the Rebels one step closer to the Class 5A girls soccer state championship game.

    Barton’s 28th goal this season was all the 5A Jeffco League champs needed offensively May 18 in the state quarterfinal showdown with No. 7 seed Rocky Mountain. The senior forward ripped a left-footed shot from atop the Lobos’ goalie box in the 49th minute that hit the inside of the right post and into the back of the net.

  • An enlightening experience in the dark

    The gym at Columbine High School is shrouded in pitch-black darkness on Friday night. Groups of people with hands on the shoulders of those in front of them begin walking into this inky expanse where a Blind Café dinner is about to begin. A blind person leads the students, parents and teachers to their assigned tables.

    Soon the chatter of nearly 80 people seated at tables fills the room, along with aromas of the spaghetti and fresh salad placed before them, which they cannot begin to see.

  • Quick Hits

    Jaguars place 6th in Pueblo

  • D’Evelyn pleased with postseason return

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t a long drought, but returning to the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs was worth the wait for D’Evelyn, particularly the seniors.

    A 4-1 first-round victory over Niwot on May 11 at Lakewood Memorial Field made it that much more memorable and rewarding.