Today's Sports

  • ‘They’ve been having a blast’

    Gary Anderson fondly recalls when he was a kid in the 1960s and 1970s. He would get up and play all day long until it was time to come inside. Then he’d do it again the next day.

    There was no pressure, no coaches and no parents screaming instructions at you. It was all about how to play the game and having fun. It is with those memories in mind that the veteran Chatfield Senior High basketball coach and long-time physical education teacher developed the idea of the “Crazy for Sports” camp.

  • Players grasp Dietz’s spirit

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    One day short of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team 10’s ill-fated Operation Red Wings mission in Afghanistan in which former Littleton resident Danny Dietz lost his life, members of the Chatfield football team displayed an act that exemplified doctrines embraced by the SEALs and the Danny Dietz Leadership and Training Foundation.

  • 2015 spring sports all-...

    The following are 2015 all-conference selections in the 5A and 4A Jeffco League for track & field:

  • Rebels, Lions shine in pass-...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Columbine and Littleton did their part to debunk the myth that running teams can’t succeed in a passing environment at last week’s Denver Broncos’ 7-on-7 high school football tournament.

  • Eagles embrace summer ball as a...

    LAKEWOOD — Chances are if Dakota Ridge boys basketball coach Curi Yutzy wasn’t coaching his team this summer, he’d be at home taking care of his two young children — a 3-year-old and 1-year-old. There would be more zoo trips, more trips to the park than there already are. He would have to be a little more creative in keeping them busy.

  • Summer camps all about...

    LAKEWOOD — Mike Deutsch, Chatfield’s veteran varsity girls basketball coach, sat at the end of the bench taking notes as he watched the Lady Chargers play at the Gold Crown Field House. He deferred coaching duties to Level III coach Liz Baker on June 11.

  • Gridiron trio get one final...

    ALAMOSA — Matthew Gaiter didn’t let the situation slip away in the moment. The recent Chatfield Senior High graduate and defensive lineman knew this was it, one last high school football game before life moves forward.

    “It was a great feeling just to be able to come out here one more time before college,” said Gaiter just minutes after playing June 13 in the 59th annual Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State football game at Rex Field on the campus of Adams State University.

  • Dakota Ridge camp teaches basics...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Shane Fujita had no idea taking his son to a baseball camp at the College of Southern Nevada some 10 years ago and renting the school’s baseball field for his National Adult Baseball Association promotion would lead to the development of the same at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Female athlete of the year:...

    Averly Hobbs was a gymnast before she made the transition to diving. After all, she already knew how to flip. The hard part, as she puts it, was learning to land on her head — in the water, that is.
    Once the Chatfield High School diver figured that out, the sport came naturally to Hobbs, who has been named the 2014-15 Columbine Courier Female Athlete of the Year.
    She was a four-time top-four finisher at the 5A state championships, including a pair of runner-up finishes.

  • Male athlete of the year: Noah...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Noah McGhee almost quit football and considered leaving Littleton High School in the fall of 2013. And it wasn’t until last winter that he fully dedicated himself to track and field.