http://www.columbinecourier.com/sports/rss.xml en No. 6 Chatfield stays undefeated in 5A Jeffco http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/no-6-chatfield-stays-undefeated-5a-jeffco <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-columvchat02-ml-101017.jpg" alt="Chatfield’s Hope Theander blocks a spike from Columbine’s team captain, Alea Tooley, during a game at Columbine High School on Oct. 10. " title="Chatfield’s Hope Theander blocks a spike from Columbine’s team captain, Alea Tooley, during a game at Columbine High School on Oct. 10. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Dennis Pleuss</p> <p> LITTLETON &mdash; Chatfield&rsquo;s volleyball team is more than halfway to its goal of a second straight undefeated roll through the Class 5A Jeffco League.</p> <p> The Chargers, ranked No. 6 in the CHSAANow.com 5A volleyball poll, defeated rival Columbine on the Rebels&rsquo; home court 3-1 Tuesday night.</p> Chargers, Jaguars preparing for league cross country http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/chargers-jaguars-preparing-league-cross-country <p> NORTHGLENN &mdash; Wind could not stop the D&rsquo;Evelyn and Chatfield boys from racing well at Friday&rsquo;s Pat Amato Classic at Northglenn&rsquo;s Open Spaces Park, but the girls were no match for a nearby thunderstorm, which abruptly ended their competition midway through.</p> <p> After the botched race, none of the times for the 12 finishers counted, and most of the group didn&rsquo;t make it to the end or get to run again. The boys, however, were done just in the nick of time, despite gale-force winds that disrupted their mojo halfway through the contest.</p> Golden softball slams home another 4A Jeffco win over D'Evelyn http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/golden-softball-slams-home-another-4a-jeffco-win-over-develyn <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/postoffice2.lcni6__0.jpg" alt="D&#039;Evelyn junior Bella Porreco (1) is greeted at home plate after her three-run home run against Golden on Sept. 30. Porreco drove in six runs, but it wasn&#039;t enough as Golden rallied for a 9-8 victory. " title="D&#039;Evelyn junior Bella Porreco (1) is greeted at home plate after her three-run home run against Golden on Sept. 30. Porreco drove in six runs, but it wasn&#039;t enough as Golden rallied for a 9-8 victory. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> By Dennis Pleuss</p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">GOLDEN &mdash;&nbsp;In a softball game featuring 17 runs and 27 hits, it actually came down to pitching on Sept. 30 at Golden High School.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Golden junior pitcher Cassidy Paulson retired 10 of 11 final D&rsquo;Evelyn batters she faced to help the Demons, ranked No. 6 in the current <a href="http://chsaanow.com"><span class="s2">CHSAANow.com</span></a> Class 4A softball poll, to a 9-8 victory over their 4A Jeffco rival.</span></p> Dakota Ridge uses late goal-line stand in win over Wheat Ridge http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/dakota-ridge-uses-late-goal-line-stand-win-over-wheat-ridge <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dr1run.jpg" alt="Dakota Ridge junior Jered Garcia (1) weaves through Wheat Ridge defenders during the Eagles&#039; 14-7 victory over Wheat Ridge on Sept. 28 at the North Area Athletic Complex. " title="Dakota Ridge junior Jered Garcia (1) weaves through Wheat Ridge defenders during the Eagles&#039; 14-7 victory over Wheat Ridge on Sept. 28 at the North Area Athletic Complex. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Dennis Pleuss</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">ARVADA &mdash; Defense was the name of the game from start to finish Sept. 28 at the North Area Athletic Complex.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Dakota Ridge&rsquo;s goal-line stand in the final seconds preserved a much-needed 14-7 victory over rival Wheat Ridge in the non-league football game.&nbsp;</span></p> D’Evelyn boys soccer makes adjustment in win over Wheat Ridge http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/d%E2%80%99evelyn-boys-soccer-makes-adjustment-win-over-wheat-ridge <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/wr3de6.jpg" alt="D&#039;Evelyn&#039;s Cooper Dale, right, battles with Wheat Ridge&#039;s Vinny Pomponio for a ball during a Class 4A Jeffco League game Sept. 27 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Jaguars won 4-1." title="D&#039;Evelyn&#039;s Cooper Dale, right, battles with Wheat Ridge&#039;s Vinny Pomponio for a ball during a Class 4A Jeffco League game Sept. 27 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Jaguars won 4-1." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> By Dennis Pleuss</p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">LAKEWOOD &mdash; Jockeying for postseason position is well underway on the soccer fields across Colorado.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">D&rsquo;Evelyn took a nice step in the right direction Sept. 27 with a 4-1 victory over Wheat Ridge in Class 4A Jeffco League action.</span></p> Dines, Jaguar football easily take down Arvada http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/dines-jaguar-football-easily-take-down-arvada <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-fbdevelynvs.arvada01-cb-100417.jpg" alt="D’Evelyn senior quarterback Chad Dines (2) breaks through the middle, scoring a touchdown during the varsity football game against Arvada High School at Trailblazer Stadium on Friday." title="D’Evelyn senior quarterback Chad Dines (2) breaks through the middle, scoring a touchdown during the varsity football game against Arvada High School at Trailblazer Stadium on Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="110" height="85" /><p> By Craig Harper<br /> For the Courier</p> <p> <strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; The presence of McCaffrey brothers didn&rsquo;t necessarily drive Chad Dines to transfer from Valor Christian. The D&rsquo;Evelyn senior quarterback said it was the commute that brought him closer to home after two years at the private school in Highlands Ranch, and it&rsquo;s a move that&rsquo;s paying off for him and the Jaguars.</p> Golfing toward a better future through 3A, 4A and 5A http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/golfing-toward-better-future-through-3a-4a-and-5a <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-stategolf01-ml-100317.jpg" alt="D’Evelyn sophomore Medhaj Shrestha tees off on the ninth hole at Raccoon Creek Golf Course at the 4A state tournament on Tuesday." title="D’Evelyn sophomore Medhaj Shrestha tees off on the ninth hole at Raccoon Creek Golf Course at the 4A state tournament on Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As the high school golf season wound down this year, D&rsquo;Evelyn, Columbine, Chatfield and Front Range Christian all sent some talent to compete in the 3A, 4A and 5A golf tournaments.</p> <p> From Chatfield, Max Heupel shot a 172, 30-over par, which was good for 73rd place in a pool of 84 golfers in the 5A tournament at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. Though he&rsquo;s only a sophomore, he put in the work necessary between this season and last to poise himself for his run to state.</p> Jaguars find rhythm after a sluggish start http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/jaguars-find-rhythm-after-sluggish-start <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-vbdevelynvs.evergreen02-cb-100417.jpg" alt="D’Evelyn senior Julie Helm (11) spikes the ball over the net during the girls varsity volleyball match against Evergreen at Evergreen High School Sept. 26." title="D’Evelyn senior Julie Helm (11) spikes the ball over the net during the girls varsity volleyball match against Evergreen at Evergreen High School Sept. 26." align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> EVERGREEN &mdash; Peyton Wright had little doubt that her D&rsquo;Evelyn Jaguars would be in for a battle against host Evergreen in the 4A Jeffco League volleyball opener on Sept. 26. It was just a matter of her team getting some momentum. Once the undefeated Jaguars did that, they were confident it would carry them through to victory.</p>