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Today's Sports

  • Putting the fun in fundamentals

    The 100-degree heat of summer didn’t deter 98 lacrosse campers — 80 kids ages 7 to 15 and 18 high school-aged players — from soaking in all the knowledge given to them at Cornerstone Park.

    From simple skill sets to pick and rolls, Colorado Mammoth players imparted their wealth of knowledge at the team’s second annual lacrosse camp July 21-22 in hopes of furthering the rapidly growing development of the sport in the Rocky Mountain region.

  • Dakota Ridge, Chatfield strut...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    If summer baseball is a harbinger for the following spring’s high school season, the forecast is bright for Dakota Ridge and Chatfield in 2015.

    The Jeffco League rivals placed 1-2 at the AABC’s Connie Mack 17-and-under state tournament at Cherokee Trail, with Dakota Ridge going unbeaten and prevailing 6-3 in the July 20 championship game, its second win over Chatfield, which suffered no other losses.

  • Drag racer making a name for...

    MORRISON — Kevin Moore’s 1934 Super Gas Chevrolet is emblazoned with national event stickers. The 44-year-old Littleton resident might be a local, but he has carved out a national reputation since starting a Super Gas racing career in 1991.

    Rows and rows of stickers adorn his race car. Some have been covered by newer ones as he runs out of room. But that’s just a sign of how successful Moore has been on the drag racing circuit, which included a stop at this year’s Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway from July 18-20.

  • Johnson continues Bandimere...

    MORRISON — Allen Johnson is still the king of the mountain.

    The 35th annual NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals ended just like the previous two and five others since 2007 — with a Johnson victory in the Pro Stock division. The Greeneville, Tenn., driver toppled teammate Jed Coughlin Jr. in the rain-delayed final July 20 at Bandimere Speedway after Coughlin red-lighted the start. Even if Coughlin hadn’t red-lighted, it would’ve been a tough task to beat Johnson in what has become his race to lose.

  • KCLL 9-10 team’s rally comes up...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    After rolling to a 10-run victory in its District 5 Little League opener, the Ken-Caryl 9-10 team dug itself deep holes in the next two games. The first resulted in a 13-1 loss to Cherry Creek. The second almost produced a comeback victory, but ended in a tournament-ending defeat.

  • Local promoters courting bike...

    Bicycle racers could climb from Golden to Evergreen and Echo Lake before cruising down through Idaho Springs in one stage of the 2016 USA Pro Challenge, if local promoters get their way.

    National race organizers usually plan the seven-day bike race two years in advance, said Michael Raber, a bicyclist and race promoter who lives in Clear Creek County.

  • Columbine finishes 2014 ranked...

    The Columbine Lady Rebels, on the heels of winning the school’s first 5A state girls soccer championship, finished the 2014 season ranked 12th nationally by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

  • Spotlight shines on linemen at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Talk about hog heaven: five-man teams competing in a truck push, tug-o-war, tire-flip relay, tire toss, 150-pound bench press repetitions and a dummy-carry relay.

    It doesn’t get any better for offensive and defensive linemen. The guys who often toil in anonymity had their day in the scorching sun at the Hog Olympics on July 11 at Heritage High School.

    Unlike their skill-player counterparts, summer competitions are few and far between for the grunts.

  • Rain, location change does KCLL...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    AURORA — Mother Nature did the Ken-Caryl Little League Majors no favors in the District 5 tournament. In fact, she literally helped the defending champions get washed out with a pair of losses on July 13.

    And coach Brian Berland was none too happy about how a July 12 rainout in Colorado Springs resulted in KCLL playing its second game the next day against a Cherry Creek team making its only appearance.

  • Cherry Creek’s sizzling start...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    AURORA — The Ken-Caryl Little League 9-10 all-stars learned the hard way that momentum can be capricious. One day it’s there, the next it’s vanished.