Today's News

  • Littleton swept by Evergreen in volleyball action

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — No, Evergreen’s volleyball team hasn’t circled or red-lettered Oct. 29 on its schedule.

    Not yet, anyway.

    However, after a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-23) victory over Littleton on Oct. 8, the Cougars appeared to be on course for a showdown with Valor Christian for the 4A Jeffco League title in a couple of weeks.

  • Quick Hits

    Tait finishes tied for 16th

    Columbine junior Marcus Tait had a top-20 finish at the Class 5A boys golf state tournament Oct. 6 in Fort Collins.

    Tait fired rounds of 74 and 75 at Fort Collins Country Club during the two-day tournament to place tied for 16th. It was his third appearance in the state tournament. Tait placed 64th as a freshman and 43rd as a sophomore. Fort Collins golfer Hunter Paugh claimed the individual title with rounds of 69 and 71. Regis edged Coronado and Lakewood to win the 5A team title.

  • D’Evelyn uses 21-point outburst to defeat Conifer

    LAKEWOOD — It was perhaps the strangest 140 seconds ever played at Trailblazer Stadium.

    In the span of 2 minutes and 20 seconds, D’Evelyn scored three offensive touchdowns. Conifer’s offense didn’t even get on the field between the scores, which helped lead the Jaguars (4-2, 1-0 in league) to an eventual 35-21 victory in the Class 3A Metro North League opener Oct. 9.

  • Lights out

    LAKEWOOD — Let there be light.

    A power outage of the field lights at Lakewood Memorial Field caused the postponement of the second half of the Class 5A Jeffco League showdown between Arvada West and Columbine on Oct. 8. The majority of the field lights went out during halftime with A-West leading 1-0.

  • Charging to state

    LITTLETON — ‘No player left behind’ could have been the motto for Chatfield’s boys tennis team last week.

    The back-to-back Class 5A Jeffco League champions qualified all three single positions (No. 1 Christian Holmes, No. 2 Patrick Ross and No. 3 Zac Meyer) along with all four doubles teams (No. 1 Sam Meyer/Austin Stutz, No. 2 Brent Cumming/Elliot Takaki, No. 3 Justin Spehalski/TJ Hall and No. 4 Alex Gates/Josh Baker) to the Class 5A state tournament that begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Gates Tennis Center in Denver.

  • Chatfield in thick of league title race

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield’s boys soccer team thrived on first-half deficits last week at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Chargers (5-6, 3-1 in Class 5A Jeffco League) rallied against Pomona on Oct. 5 and repeated the same feat three nights later against Lakewood to net key conference victories to stay in the hunt for a league championship.

  • Silliman clutch for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge junior Harper Silliman went from goat to hero in a hurry Oct. 9 at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Eagles’ backup place kicker missed a pair of first-quarter extra points and a 36-yard field goal in the fourth quarter in the Class 4A Plains League opener for Dakota Ridge. Silliman redeemed himself, kicking a game-winning 44-yard field goal as time expired to give Dakota Ridge a 30-27 victory against Ponderosa.

  • Witt seeks ethics investigation of himself

    A recent announcement by Jeffco’s embattled school board president that he is requesting an Independent Ethics Commission investigation into himself to counter allegations of sunshine-law violations likely will lead nowhere since the commission oversees neither the state's Open Meetings Law nor school boards.

    Ken Witt, one of three targets of a recall in the Nov. 3 election, called a news conference Oct. 8 to make the announcement to a room of reporters. 

  • Board's battle over accountability committee continues

    School board members continued their spat last Thursday over the formation of a new district accountability committee, with the board’s conservative majority approving guidelines for committee membership.

  • Both parents face charges after toddlers found wandering street in South Jeffco

    The parents of two toddlers who were found alone Oct. 7 in a South Jeffco neighborhood both face charges of child abuse. 

    Kyle McClelland, 25, was arrested several hours after his two sons were found walking near the 5400 block of South Quail Way in Littleton, a residential neighborhood. McClelland pleaded not guilty to two charges of criminally negligent child abuse not resulting in an injury on Oct. 8, and a Jeffco judge set his bond at $2,000.