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Today's Sports

  • Rebels’ experience pays off

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    For three quarters, neither Columbine nor Valor Christian could assume control of the championship game of the Columbine Classic. So the Rebels turned to their luxury — experience.

    Behind four of their five senior starters — one missed the game with an injury, Columbine blitzed the younger Eagles by 15 points in the fourth quarter for a 59-45 victory on Dec. 12 to go 3-0 in the four-team, round-robin tournament.

  • Eagles hope tourney is learning...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Some might question Rich Gavelda’s sanity for inviting the likes of Monarch, Grandview and Mesa Ridge — all ranked in the top five in last week’s 5A and 4A polls — to Dakota Ridge’s revival of the Battle at the Ridge girls basketball tournament.

  • Short-handed Eagles prevail

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    Apparently, Dakota Ridge doesn’t need every player to win an ice hockey game. Minus seven of their top players, the Eagles defeated Steamboat Springs, 2-1, on Dec. 12 at the Edge Ice Arena. 

    Forward Zack Williams, scored Dakota’s first goal after he was collapsed in front of the net, went to his knees and lost the puck. Yet, somehow, he regained possession and poked the puck in. 

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Eagles soaring after sixth straight win to start the season
    CASTLE ROCK — Dakota Ridge continued its early-season winning ways, scoring its sixth victory of the season with a 64-59 road win at Castle View on Dec. 13.

    The Eagles, coached by Curi Yutzy, opened the season with a trio of wins at the Fossil Ridge tournament before its lone home game thus far, a 59-57 thriller over Legend on Dec. 9.

  • Lady Chargers slide by in foul-...

    It may have been Chatfield and Columbine, but that was about the only thing that was familiar with the fifth-place game of the Rebel with a Cause girls basketball tournament on Dec. 6.

  • Eagles faced adversity all...

    DENVER — Dakota Ridge senior co-ed cheer captain Tyler Richey is the embodiment of cheerleading — enthusiastic, positive and full of spirit all mixed into a compact, athletic, bouncy frame. 

    She wears an enormous smile, almost as big as the bow perched atop her high ponytail, whenever she speaks, but as soon as her team left the floor at the Denver Coliseum on Dec. 5 it seemed as though Richey’s perkiness was merely a façade covering deep-seated worry.

  • 2014 all-conference football...

    The following are all-conference football selections in the 5A Jeffco, 4A Plains and 1A Metro for the 2014 season:

  • 2014 5A Jeffco all-conference...

    The following are all-conference selections for 5A Jeffco volleyball during the 2014 fall season:

    5A JEFFCO
    FIRST TEAM
    Mikaila Paxton, OH, Arvada West; Jozy Carlacci-King, OH, Bear Creek; Kendall Stillwell, L, Bear Creek; Amelia Metzler, setter/RS, Chatfield; Anne-Liese Golletz, M, Chatfield; Hannah Boyle, OH, Columbine; Debbie Martinez, L, Dakota Ridge; Raegen Jackson, MB, Lakewood; Kate Pierro, MB, Lakewood; Julia Baskin, OH, Pomona; Simone Gibeau, OH, Ralston Valley; Ali Williams, OH, Ralston Valley

  • Boys basketball: Turnover...

    Part of wearing a Chatfield boys basketball jersey is the expectation that comes with it. However, for the 2014-15 season, those expectations might have to be altered a bit considering the turnover the Chargers underwent this year.

    Chatfield graduated 10 seniors from last year’s 20-5 squad, which won its second straight 5A Jeffco League championship, and lost another key player, sophomore Riley Welch, who transferred out of state.

  • Girls basketball: Lady Eagles...

    Dakota Ridge head coach Rich Gavelda is back, as is junior point guard Caitlin Navratil. But the Lady Eagles must replace its top two scorers — Jae Ferrin and Lauren Wood — after a 19-win season, which included a trip to the 5A Great Eight.