http://www.columbinecourier.com/sports/rss.xml en A change for the better for Peters http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/change-better-peters <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-kristynpeters04-072016.jpg" alt="Kristyn Peters, who started her collegiate softball career at Colorado State, took a year and a half off before returning to the sport at Metro State University of Denver this past spring." title="Kristyn Peters, who started her collegiate softball career at Colorado State, took a year and a half off before returning to the sport at Metro State University of Denver this past spring." align="left" hspace="6" width="60" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Kristyn Peters had been in the situation before. As a rising senior in high school, the softball prodigy transferred from Green Mountain High to Dakota Ridge. She was the new kid on the block.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> Fast forward a couple of years and it was happening again, this time from Colorado State to Metro State University of Denver.</p> <p> Before she fit just like a glove, leading the Lady Eagles in homers (nine), RBIs (34) and runs scored (38). Dakota Ridge reached the 5A state title game before falling to Loveland.&nbsp;</p> Local trio enjoys ‘fun’ vibe at all-state http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/local-trio-enjoys-%E2%80%98fun%E2%80%99-vibe-all-state <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">FORT COLLINS</strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> &shy;&mdash; Amanda Porter perfectly summed up the vibe at French Field on July 13 during the 2015-16 Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association girls soccer game.</span></p> Columbine encouraged with lines’ potential in spite of relative youth http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/columbine-encouraged-lines%E2%80%99-potential-spite-relative-youth <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-hogolympics01-cb-072016.jpg" alt="Columbine’s Hunter Harris throws a tire 30.6 feet during the Hog Olympics at Columbine High School on July 15." title="Columbine’s Hunter Harris throws a tire 30.6 feet during the Hog Olympics at Columbine High School on July 15." align="left" hspace="6" width="116" height="85" /><p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong style="line-height: 20.4px;"><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> <p> For years under head coach Andy Lowry, Columbine&rsquo;s offense has lived high on the hog. Or, more appropriately, the groundhog.</p> <p> That certainly was the case in 2015 when the Rebels, who averaged more than 300 yards rushing behind an offensive line led by all-Colorado tackle JT Gentry and two other seniors, roared to a perfect season before a missed extra point was the difference in a 5A semifinal loss to Pomona.</p> Camp brings British feel to Ken-Caryl Ranch House http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/camp-brings-british-feel-ken-caryl-ranch-house <p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Union Jack jerseys, balls and backpacks decorated the Ken-Caryl Ranch House soccer field from July 11-16 as it played host to the British soccer camp offered in partnership with Challenger Sports.</span></p> <p> Instructors from all over the U.K. are hired by Challenger Sports to spend a summer teaching American kids the in&rsquo;s and out&rsquo;s of soccer with a British twist.</p> McDondle running toward the pros http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/mcdondle-running-toward-pros <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-cameronmcdondle01-071316.jpg" alt="Cameron McDondle rushed for a school-record 5,951 yards and scored 60 touchdowns during his four years at CSU-Pueblo. Now the 2012 Columbine High graduate is hoping to sign on with a pro team in either the NFL or Canadian Football League." title="Cameron McDondle rushed for a school-record 5,951 yards and scored 60 touchdowns during his four years at CSU-Pueblo. Now the 2012 Columbine High graduate is hoping to sign on with a pro team in either the NFL or Canadian Football League." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Cameron McDondle left a lasting impression on the football field at CSU-Pueblo.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> The 2012 Columbine High graduate, no doubt, has a special blend of power and speed to run over or break the ankle of aggressive defenders and run around them.</p> <p> He also left school with a degree in criminal justice. That career, however, is on hold until the 5-foot-7, 202-pounder finds out whether a pro football career is in the cards.</p> KCLL soaks in district tourney http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/kcll-soaks-district-tourney <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">AURORA</strong><span style="line-height: 20.4px;"> &shy;&mdash; It&rsquo;s 9:55 p.m. on a Friday night, and usually one would find Colton Gregory doing something else other than being at a baseball field.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;Sleeping,&rdquo; Colton matter-of-factly said.</p> <p> But not on July 8. Not when your team &mdash; the Ken-Caryl Little League Majors &mdash; is playing in the District 5 tournament.</p> Teams searching for new starting QB http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/teams-searching-new-starting-qb <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-fb7on701-cb-071316.jpg" alt="Columbine junior Conner Snow stretches for the catch during the Dakota Ridge 7-on-7 tournament against Chatfield Senior High School at Dakota Ridge High School on July 7." title="Columbine junior Conner Snow stretches for the catch during the Dakota Ridge 7-on-7 tournament against Chatfield Senior High School at Dakota Ridge High School on July 7." align="left" hspace="6" width="115" height="85" /><p> <strong style="line-height: 20.4px;">By Craig Harper<br /> </strong><strong style="line-height: 20.4px;"><em>For the Courier</em></strong></p> <p> Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge share a common apprehension as they head into the 2016 football season: replacing a starting quarterback.</p> <p> &ldquo;Everybody&rsquo;s trying to do it, and all of us lost good quarterbacks too,&rdquo; Dakota Ridge coach Ron Woitalewicz said during the Eagles&rsquo; 17th annual 7-on-7 tournament on July 7.</p> Ex-Rebel Kincaid running with a one-track mind http://www.columbinecourier.com/content/ex-rebel-kincaid-running-one-track-mind <img src="http://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-statetrack008-mj-052511_0.jpg" alt="Woody Kincaid competes for Columbine in the 5A 3,200 at the 2011 state track &amp; field championships. Kincaid has made a name for himself at the University of Portland, recently finishing second in the 5,000 meters in 13 minutes, 27.32 seconds which allowed him to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials." title="Woody Kincaid competes for Columbine in the 5A 3,200 at the 2011 state track &amp; field championships. Kincaid has made a name for himself at the University of Portland, recently finishing second in the 5,000 meters in 13 minutes, 27.32 seconds which allowed him to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">There was roughly 200 meters to the finish, and Woody Kincaid was nowhere near the front of the pack. But the 2011 Columbine High graduate kicked it up another notch and gradually closed the gap on Galen Rupp. Yes, that Galen Rupp, the silver medalist in the 10,000 at the 2012 Olympic games.</span></p>