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Today's News

  • Chatfield volleyball shakes early jitters, wins opener

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    With the entire roster returning from the No. 1 seed in last year’s 5A state volleyball tournament, you wouldn’t think Chatfield coach Stephanie Schick would fret about her team suffering a case of nerves in its 2016 opener. Especially at home, where the Lady Chargers were unbeaten in ’15.

  • Walters, Lady Chargers shine in gymnastics opener

    The Chatfield Lady Chargers, despite having first-meet jitters and several falls in their season opener Sept. 1 at home against Green Mountain and Evergreen, yielded some impressive performances.

    Chatfield, with its largest team ever — 35 girls, took first place in tri-meet with 167.3 points. Green Mountain took second with 153.6 points, while Evergreen was third at 125.625.

    “I am shocked by how many girls we have this year,” Chatfield head coach Chanel Chavez said.

  • Migratory raptors captivate park visitors

    The Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park hosted a “100 Years for Birds” event on a recent Sunday in honor of the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

    The event offered information booths and displays on various species of migratory birds; a live raptor presentation by Nature’s Educators; a rubber-duck scavenger hunt for the youngsters; and nature walks led by master birders.

  • Good, clean fun: Columbine volleyball team holds annual car wash fund-raiser

    After patiently idling in a line of cars in line for several minutes, it’s finally your turn. You ease your car into the designated spot, and suddenly a dozen high-schoolers surround it, sponges in hand. A parent volunteer sprays a sharp jet of water on the hood. And, after a few minutes’ cleaning, a barrage of towels descends, swirling around the windows and creating a brief respite of shade from the hot August sun.

  • 2016 cross country capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coaches: Jeffrey Mages (boys); Angie Erb (girls)
    Assistant coach: Dick O’Connell
    Runners to watch: (Boys): Drew Johnson, Jr.; Josh Cooper, Sr.; Skyler Teague, Sr.; Brendan Lutz, Jr.; Logan Wages, Sr.; Dylan Bless, Sr.; Garrett Lipsteuer, Sr.; Clayton Mahoney, Jr.; Colin Young, Sr.; Josh Potvin, Jr.; (Girls): Abby Oglesby, Sr.; Jordan Juran, Sr.; Lia Anderson, Sr.; Finlay Benninger, Sr.; Lilly Glist, Jr.; Sydney Williams, Soph.
    Key losses: Lindsay Hill, Rylee MacLean, Emily Pung

  • Jefferson County woman dies in attack by family dogs; son injured

    A Conifer woman was killed and her son injured Monday night in an attack by their two dogs at their home in the 31000 block of Black Widow Drive.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, Susan Shawl, 60, died at the scene, and her son Richard Shawl, 36, was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

  • Quick start, strong 2nd half propels D’Evelyn

    ARVADA — If you want to know the perfect way to start the season, just ask Bert Li and Wesley Tedstrom.

  • Jaguars get on track, knock off host Rebels

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    D’Evelyn boys’ tennis team, coming off a season-opening loss to Mullen three days earlier, won in its second match of the season 5-2 on Aug. 26 at Marker Park over a Columbine squad trying to find solid ground in its lineup early in the 2016 season.

  • 2016 prep football preview: 10 games to watch

    SEPT. 2
    Sterling at D’Evelyn (Trailblazer Stadium, Lakewood), 7 p.m.

  • Prep football notebook: Chatfield brings roster depth to 4A

    Chatfield Senior High head coach Bret McGatlin saw the talent. He knows that the skills are there in 4A. He saw that first-hand. 

    Arguably, the top eight teams or so, according to McGatlin, could make a run in 5A. But if there’s something the Chargers are bringing with them in their reclassification in 4A, it’s numbers – lots of them.