Today's Sports

  • Eagles’ run comes to an end

    AURORA — Sure, it would’ve been easy to write off the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles. After all, barely two weeks into the season, they were just 2-7, hardly a contender for the 5A state championship. Earning a berth to another state tournament looked bleak at best.

    Then came a much-needed win over ThunderRidge – one of 5A’s top-ranked teams — early in the season.

  • D’Evelyn dominates at regionals

    THORNTON — There are times when one does well, and then there are times when you go above and beyond, and exceed expectations. That’s what the D’Evelyn boys’ cross country team did at regionals.

    The Jaguars, with five runners in the top eight, were dominant at the 3A Region 5 championships on Oct. 21 at the Margaret W. Carpenter Recreation Center, winning the team title with a minuscule 24 points. Skyview Academy was a distant second with 58.

  • Inspired Dakota Ridge knocks off...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge football team wanted to win for a teammate — sophomore Christian Lyons — who couldn’t be on the field Oct. 20 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • D’Evelyn overcomes sluggish...

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn, most certainly, didn’t come out ready to play its 4A Jeffco League volleyball tournament opener against Wheat Ridge on Oct. 20. A timeout, however, rectified the slow start.

  • Rebels' path blocked by...

    DENVER — Gut-wrenching. Numbing. Speechless. Indescribable. Pick your description of choice because any and all of them could’ve characterized the Columbine Rebels on Oct. 14.

  • Experience helps Chatfield’s top...

    DENVER — Christian Holmes was dressed for the occasion. With his Chatfield Chargers T-shirt, plaid team shorts, black socks with a red stripe and brand new orange shoes, the sophomore and No. 1 singles player was ready for the 5A state boys’ tennis tournament.

    More than the wardrobe, however, Holmes had the mental makeup to tackle the challenges he faced at Gates Tennis Center on Oct. 13.

  • Eagles avenge loss, win regionals

    PARKER — The 11th-seeded Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles (13-8-0) knew a run at the 5A state championships wouldn’t be easy, especially if it meant battling their adversary — sixth-seeded Legend (16-5-1), which is exactly what happened.

  • Eagles’ Vancil breaks through,...

    Austin Vancil certainly wasn’t expecting it. Most likely not too many people were.

    “Not at all,” Vancil said.

    But the Dakota Ridge sophomore certainly was capable of winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship, and he did. Vancil ran the Clement Park course on Oct. 13 in 16 minutes, 24 seconds, holding off Arvada West’s Colin Berndt by six seconds. It helped the Eagles to a second-place team finish, behind A-West with 59 points. The Wildcats scored 38.

  • Penalties, miscues hamper D’...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    ARVADA — Sometimes a winning team just needs needs to get knocked down. 

    That’s exactly what happened to D’Evelyn on Oct. 14 at Faith Christian. The Jaguars lost to the host Eagles 19-6. 

  • Holmes, Chargers capture...

    If his trip to the 2015 5A state tennis championships taught Christian Holmes anything, it’s that the now-sophomore at Chatfield Senior High can hang with the top players in the state of Colorado. He did, after all, get to the state quarterfinals.

    Now, he’s going back again, and he’s not alone.