Today's Sports

  • No. 4 Rebels’ lacrosse nets win...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s boys lacrosse first-year coach Henry Sulzbacher might have been the most nervous person on Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    “Tons of nerves,” Sulzbacher admitted about his feelings coming into his first game coaching the No. 4 ranked team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A boys lacrosse pre-season rankings. “With so much talent, it’s like the scariest position. I think we are really good. We came out firing, so that eased the nerves a little bit.”

  • Rebels’ girls soccer loses...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine kicked off its girls soccer season against Highland Ranch’s ThunderRidge Thursday night at Lakewood Memorial Stadium. The Grizzlies won 2-1.

    After almost 30 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Columbine girls team took advantage of its opponent’s fatigue and scored a header goal off a corner kick.

    The ThunderRidge Grizzlies answered with a goal of their own seven minutes later, and the Rebels lost in overtime after ThunderRidge’s Maddie Duren scored off a penalty kick.

  • All around, in every way

    Every so often, a student-athlete comes around who perfectly embodies both aspects of that title. For D’Evelyn High School, senior Angi Reed checks all the boxes. 

    For the past four years, Reed has found balance in multiple sports and academics, in which she comfortably holds a 4.33 grade-point average. Outside of the classroom, she plays softball, basketball and tennis.

  • Jaguars’ season-ending loss...

    By Kevin Carmody

    FALCON — In 32 minutes, coach Dan Zinn saw an entire 25-game season play out before his eyes.
    His D’Evelyn basketball team fell behind after a 9-0 Falcon run early in the second quarter, spent the rest of the game playing catch-up.
    But they couldn’t get clutch shots or stops late in a 75-67 loss in a Sweet 16 playoff game on Feb. 28 at Falcon High School.
    “This game was kind of our season,” said Zinn, the Jaguars’ third-year coach. “We seemed to get in trouble early, but we’d fight our way back. We just couldn’t fight all the way back this time.”

  • D’Evelyn girls advanced to Sweet...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — It’s now seven years and counting for the D’Evelyn girls basketball team.

    “We are excited about it,” D’Evelyn coach Chris Olson said after the Jaguars’ 52-38 second-round Class 4A home victory over The Classical Academy on Friday. “To get to the Sweet 16 for seven straight years with a school of 600 kids playing in 4A is pretty cool.”

  • Rebels lose in second round

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — After Columbine advanced to the second round of the 5A boys basketball playoffs as the No. 32 seed, only to be rewarded with a rematch at top-seeded Rock Canyon on Saturday, Rebels coach Clay Thielking had just one request for his team: compete.

    That wasn’t the case almost seven weeks earlier when the Jaguars decimated his team 75-26, easily Columbine’s worst game of the season.

  • D’Evelyn boys hang on for ...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — D’Evelyn never trailed on its home court on Saturday in the second round of the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament.

  • Eagle hockey falls in second ...

    By Justin Michael

    FORT COLLINS — As the final seconds ticked away Friday night and the Dakota Ridge High School hockey season officially came to an end, the pain in the eyes of the players was obvious.

    After dominating Battle Mountain 10-0 a few days prior, the Eagles’ season concluded with a 4-2 loss to No. 5 Steamboat Springs in the second round of the 2018 CHSAA Tournament at the Noco Ice Center.

  • Dakota Ridge girls’ basketball...

    LAKEWOOD — Coming into the 2017-18 season, not many expected the Dakota Ridge girls basketball team to do much in a very tough 5A Jeffco League.

    So, when the Eagles secured enough wins to not only make it to the postseason but actually earn a bid to the Sweet 16, they proved all the doubters wrong.

    But on Tuesday night at the second-seeded Lakewood High School, their lack of height finally caught up to them as they fell 63-19, thus ending their season with a 15-10 record.

  • Chatfield’s 2nd-round upset bid ...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The Chatfield boys gave it all they had in their final game of the season, but it wasn’t enough to take care of Mountain Vista in the end on Saturday.

    With the No. 14-seeded Golden Eagles trailing by 16 points — 26-10 — midway through the second quarter in the Class 5A boys basketball second-round game, Connor Staib took it upon himself to make sure No. 45 Chatfield wasn’t going to clip Mountain Vista’s postseason run short.