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Today's Sports

  • Koza investing in himself

    John Koza’s goal once he graduated from Chatfield Senior High in 2014 wasn’t necessarily to play college athletics, though the 2014 Columbine Courier male athlete of the year would’ve been able to do so. 

    After all, the four-time 5A Jeffco League boys tennis MVP capped a career with an unblemished mark in conference play and a third-place finish at the state tournament in 2013. That’s the best finish in Chatfield history.

  • Force one-ups daughter in finals

    MORRISON — Courtney Force didn’t let a little rain keep her from getting one up on her father ­­­­­— legendary NHRA Funny Car driver John Force — on the opening night of the 2016 Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. 

  • Miller stocking up on racing

    MORRISON — By day, Mike Miller works 8 to 5 as a high network stockbroker, placing trades for his clientele over the phone. By weekend, the 2010 Columbine High School graduate can usually be found at the racetrack, especially Bandimere Speedway.

    “I solely requested to be put on a (stockbroker) team where I would have weekends off,” the 24-year-old said. “Every weekend I’ll be at the racetrack. It’s what I love to do.”

  • A change for the better for...

    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. 

    Fast forward a couple of years and it was happening again, this time from Colorado State to Metro State University of Denver.

    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. 

  • Local trio enjoys ‘fun’ vibe at...

    FORT COLLINS ­— 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.

  • Columbine encouraged with lines...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    For years under head coach Andy Lowry, Columbine’s offense has lived high on the hog. Or, more appropriately, the groundhog.

    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.

  • Camp brings British feel to Ken-...

    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.

    Instructors from all over the U.K. are hired by Challenger Sports to spend a summer teaching American kids the in’s and out’s of soccer with a British twist.

  • McDondle running toward the pros

    Cameron McDondle left a lasting impression on the football field at CSU-Pueblo. 

    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.

    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.

  • KCLL soaks in district tourney

    AURORA ­— It’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.

    “Sleeping,” Colton matter-of-factly said.

    But not on July 8. Not when your team — the Ken-Caryl Little League Majors — is playing in the District 5 tournament.

  • Teams searching for new starting...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge share a common apprehension as they head into the 2016 football season: replacing a starting quarterback.

    “Everybody’s trying to do it, and all of us lost good quarterbacks too,” Dakota Ridge coach Ron Woitalewicz said during the Eagles’ 17th annual 7-on-7 tournament on July 7.