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Today's Sports

  • Nothing settled as Wilson faces...

    LAKEWOOD — Senior Brittany Wilson notching her eighth shutout of the season in net for Columbine’s girls soccer team April 20 wasn’t a shocker.

    However, Columbine failing to find the back of the net for the first time this season was a bit of a surprise. Rival Chatfield kept the potent Rebels’ offense off the board in the eventual 0-0 draw at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Dakota Ridge girls LAX scoring...

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge sophomore Kailee Lammers weaved through a handful of Golden defenders before ripping a shot into the net, then sported a sheepish grin April 19 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Shortly after scoring one of her six first-half goals, Lammers realized a goal right off the draw wasn’t the plan. Dakota Ridge coach Jordan Hogan wanted to work an offensive play with the Eagles starting to dominate Golden on the way to a 19-5 victory in the Jeffco League.

  • Dakota Ridge overcomes errors to...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Not taking anything away from the pitching effort by Dakota Ridge junior Carter Akerfelds, but Chatfield trailed in the arms race before the first pitch was thrown April 21 on the Chargers’ home field.

  • Rebels blossom during win streak

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine showed a little creativity on the lacrosse field April 19 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Columbine junior Lyndsie Pratt took the first shot on goal during an 18-2 victory against Cherokee Trail, but the attempt was anything but textbook. Pratt’s shot was a twirling, behind the head, no-look shot that sailed just wide.

    “Our first shot, I just wanted to start out with some fun,” Pratt said of her trick shot.

  • D’Evelyn not able to solve...

    DENVER — Image if the slider was working for Evergreen senior pitcher Dane Kapande on April 23 at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.

    Kapande could have very well thrown a no-hitter in the Class 4A Jeffco League game against D’Evelyn. Instead, the Cougars’ ace had to settle for a 5-0 victory throwing 6 and 2/3 innings, giving up two hits while striking out 14 batters.

  • Dakota Ridge stays in league hunt

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s girls soccer team is doing everything it can to make the big dance.

    The Eagles (5-7, 3-1 in Class 5A Jeffco League) has won four of their last five games, including a trio of conference victories. The goal is to grab one of the three automatic bids to the 32-team state tournament that are awarded to the top three teams in 5A Jeffco.

  • Chatfield nets sweep of rival...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Grace Koza has this Class 5A Jeffco League tennis thing down pat.

    The Chatfield junior hasn’t lost a league match at No. 1 singles since her freshman season. Coach Robert Campbell said Koza has “ascended to another level this year.”

    The same could hold true for the Chargers as a team.

  • Ratashak kicks in OT game-winner

    ARVADA — It was likely the final scoring opportunity Dakota Ridge would have April 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex’s soccer field.

    Senior Lauryn Ratashak lined up a direct free kick as the clock kept ticking down during the second overtime period. The Eagles were locked in a 1-1 tie against Pomona in the Class 5A Jeffco League game, and a tie wasn’t the result Dakota Ridge (3-7, 2-1 in league) wanted against the Panthers (1-9, 0-3).

  • Rebels amp it up against Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield senior goalie Jordan Alexander gave out as many hugs to Columbine players as saves he made against the Rebels in the boys lacrosse rivalry showdown April 15 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    “The guys played their hearts out,” said Alexander, who added he has played with or against several Rebels since second grade. “It’s a good rivalry game and has been tight in the past. The way we came out in the first half was just awesome.”

  • Holley captures tournament...

    GOLDEN — At first glance, it looked like it might be a rough day at Applewood Golf Course on April 13.

    All the Jeffco League girls golf teams descended on the par 71 course for the third conference tournament of the season. With the greens having just been aerated, putting would be a challenge with more sand than grass visible on most greens.