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Today's News

  • Injuries prevent Chargers' postseason magic

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — It was a classic tale of two seasons for Chatfield’s baseball program — or more aptly described, the halves of two seasons.

    The 2015 Chargers finished in a blaze of glory, winning 12 of 13 games before back-to-back losses to Rock Canyon in the finals of the Class 5A state tournament as Chatfield claimed the state runner-up trophy.

  • Ball doesn’t bounce Rebels’ way

    AURORA — The Class 5A District 8 baseball championship game started out promising for Columbine.

    The Rebels plated a pair of runs with a walk of junior Mikey Griebel, followed by a pair of RBI hits by senior Tommy Gillman and junior Chase Anderson to give the No. 11 seed an early 2-0 lead on host and No. 6 seed Grandview. 

    Unfortunately for Columbine, it would be the only runs the Rebels could muster in what would eventually materialize into a season-ending 5-2 loss on the Wolves’ home field.

  • Rebels score in bunches to make quarterfinals

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine soccer goals are kind of like the sun in Colorado — it will show up more often than not.

    The Rebels waited a bit longer than normal, but poured in three goals in the span of five minutes late in the second period of their second-round Class 5A state tournament game against Castle View on May 13 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The trio of goals propelled the No. 2 seed Columbine to a 5-1 victory.

  • Eagles get their shot against top seed CA

    DENVER — To be the best you must beat the best.

    Defending state champion and top-seed Colorado Academy is the team to beat in girls lacrosse, and Dakota Ridge got its shot at the Mustangs in the second round of the state tournament May 13.

  • Columbine freshman making a splash

    Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — It’s not like Gavin Olson burst onto the high school swimming scene without notice.

    Columbine’s boys swim coach Kristy Marosy had first-hand knowledge of his potential long before he turned up for his freshman season in 2016.

  • Rebels girls lacrosse upsets Denver East

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courier

    DENVER — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team is still in the fight.

    After a 6-5 upset against Denver East in the second round of the state tournament, the Rebels, who were defeated by the Angels 20-9 earlier this season, will head to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, according to Columbine coach Sonorah Hunter. 

  • Doubling up down at state

    DENVER — There were some tears, but there was also smiles and laughter as Chatfield players, coaches and fans hugged senior Jenna Alvarez and sophomore Kendall Moore on the final day of the Class 5A girls state tennis tournament.

    Alvarez and Moore came up short claiming the Chargers’ first individual state title since 2010 with a 6-1, 7-5 loss to Cherry Creek’s Allison Murphy and Emily Wilkens, but Alvarez didn’t mind her new title of state runner-up.

  • Dakota Ridge earns first state berth since 2012

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — On a day where top-seeded teams tumbled by the wayside, Dakota Ridge’s baseball team stayed true to what it does best.

    In the two games of the Class 5A District 4 tournament at Rock Canyon High School on May 14, the Eagles relied on a mixture of clutch hitting, quality pitching and solid defense to punch their ticket to the eight-team, double-elimination 5A state tournament.

  • Decline in enrollment will reduce state funding to Jeffco Schools

    Employee compensation, state funding and an enrollment decline remain major discussion points as Jeffco Public Schools moves closer to finalizing its budget for the 2016-17 academic year. 

  • Incumbent Moeder re-elected to West Metro fire board

    Voters on Tuesday chose incumbent Kristina Moeder to continue serving on the board of the West Metro Fire Protection District in the only contested race.

    Two other incumbents, Pam Feely and Wendy Volmerran, ran unopposed.

    Moeder defeated challenger Michael Williams 186 votes to 64. Feely and Volmer received 224 and 216 votes, respectively.

    In her campaign, Moeder pointed to the need for ensuring financial security for the district, as well as firefighter safety by providing apparatus and equipment.