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Today's Sports

  • Third rally not in the cards for...

    AURORA — For whatever reason, the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles didn’t make it easy on themselves in 2014. Four times in recent weeks, dating back to a Sept. 6 non-conference encounter with Erie and as recently as the opening round of the Oct. 11 regionals with Rampart, Dakota Ridge has had to battle back time and again.

  • Lady Rebels found their rhythm...

    AURORA — Columbine senior Shelby Copley considered it perfect timing. The fact that the Lady Rebels came together when it mattered most — at the end of the season — is why they made their first appearance in the 5A state softball tournament since 2008. That’s where Columbine was Oct. 17 at Aurora Sports Park.

  • Rebels improve playoff chances

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield and Columbine don’t need added incentives when they square off in any sport, but both football teams were playing for their playoff lives on Oct. 17 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Lady Chargers befuddle host...

    Home is where the heart is. At least that’s how the saying goes, but on Oct. 15 the Columbine girls’ volleyball team received broken hearts when they lost at home to the Chatfield Lady Chargers in straight sets 25-12, 25-21, 25-11.

    “This is the first game that I was kind of nervous for, but playing Columbine in all of our sports this week made (our victory) that much more exciting,” said Chatfield senior captain Amelia Metzler.

  • Falcons roll Diggers, set up...

    By Matt Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Front Range Christian did not help Clear Creek’s unfortunate 2014 football season on Oct. 17 as the Falcons chalked up another victory, 48-6, at Golddigger Stadium.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Littleton, Chatfield, Columbine qualify for state playoffs
    The Littleton Lions will be home for the first round of the 32-team 4A boys soccer state tournament, while Chatfield and Columbine will take to the road for the 5A tournament.

    Littleton (12-3), seeded eighth, will host No. 25 Mesa Ridge (9-6) on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Littleton Public Schools Stadium with the winner advancing to the second round to be played on Oct. 28.

  • Soaking in the experience

    SENIOR ROSS JUST RELISHES THE OPPORTUNITY
    Brian Ross’ final trip to state was over almost before it started. His third visit, this time at No. 1 singles, resulted in a quick exit courtesy of a 6-0, 6-2 first-round defeat to Boulder freshman Kap Smith. And though it was over quickly, Ross was ecstatic just to get there.

  • Eagles survive, advance to state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Getting to the 5A Region 5 softball championship game was a monumental accomplishment for Dakota Ridge. Once there, winning another regional title and berth in the state tournament was a breeze.

  • Cobb wants more after close...

    The feeling was a sinking one for Columbine sophomore Noelle Cobb. The petite Lady Rebels runner knew just how close she was to winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship on Oct. 10 at Clement Park. She also knew with mere yards to go that she wasn’t going to catch Arvada West’s Erin Rawe-Thomas no matter how hard she tried.

    “I’m kind of disappointed because I was so close to first. I could’ve gotten it, but I didn’t because I can’t sprint,” Cobb said.

  • Simpson, top doubles win...

    John Simpson knew what he had to do. He proved as much in the first set of his 5A Region 3 championship match Oct. 2 at Ken-Caryl Ranch House. The second set, not so much.

    “In the second set, I didn’t have the right mindset going in,” Simpson said of No. 3 singles match against Arapahoe’s Dylan Panis. “I was like, ‘I’ve got this wrapped up,’ which you should never go into a second set like.”