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Today's Sports

  • Local teams find success at...

    By Adam Sullivan
    Sports  Editor
    LAKEWOOD — The Denver Broncos hosted the Rocky Mountain Region’s largest high school 7-on-7 tournament last week.
    The 7-on-7 tournament had pool games at All City Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the playoffs at the UCHealth Training Center.
    The tournament featured more than 170 teams around the state, including 21 playoff teams from class 4A and 5A.

  • Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    ARVADA — The names conjure up thousands of memories of athletic accomplishments for those familiar with Jeffco Public Schools.
    Annie Kunz, Matt Rillos, Don McGatlin, Peter Horvath and Frank DeAngelis were permanently immortalized June 9 at the Arvada Center. The five former Jeffco athletes and coaches were inducted as the Class of 2017 to the Jeffco Athletic Hall of Fame.

  • Premier Basketball living up to...

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports Editor

    Who better to teach the skills and fundamentals of basketball than a former NBA player?

    Colorado Premier Basketball, which is run by former NBA pro Keith Van Horn, hosted its first summer camp of the year on June 8 at Denver Christian High School.

  • Weiman selected by Pirates

    By Courier Staff

    With the 238th pick in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected former Columbine ace Blake Weiman.

    The former Rebel recently finished his junior year at the University of Kansas.

    Weiman, who stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall, tossed 45 innings for the Jayhawks, posting a 2.80 ERA with a 5-1 record.

  • REVEL Rockies marathon, half-...

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports Editor

    Picture-perfect weather greeted participants of the fourth annual REVEL Rockies on Sunday morning. Half- and full-marathon runners raced downhill finishing at Bandemere Speedway.

  • Area athletes earn All-League...

    BOYS LACROSSE

    5A JEFFCO LEAGUE
    Coach of the Year:

    Dan Mullins, Lewis Palmer

    Most Valuable Player:

    Ian Mullins, Lewis Palmer

    FIRST TEAM

    Attack:

    Garrett Ziegler, Lewis Palmer

    Cade Ziegler, Lewis Palmer

    Gabe Mein, Columbine

    Josh Larsen, Chatfield

    Nick Scott, Dakota Ridge

  • D’Evelyn captures 4A state crown

    By Adam Sullivan
    Sports Editor
    COMMERCE CITY — Evergreen’s girls soccer team was down to its final minute on May 24 at Dicks Sporting Goods Park. The Cougars trailed D’Evelyn 1-0 with 1 minute, 8 seconds remaining on the scoreboard as Evergreen captain Sophia Weiner raced to midfield for a free kick.

  • Area athletes earn All-League...

    GIRLS SOCCER
    5A JEFFCO LEAGUE
    Coach of the Year:
    Brian Todd, Columbine
    Most Valuable Player:
    Amanda Porter, Columbine
    FIRST TEAM
    Amanda Porter, Columbine
    Aspen Headrick, Columbine
    Madeline Samuelson, Columbine
    Sarah Bevington, Ralston Valley
    Lindsay Guerrero, Ralston Valley
    Sierra Perez, Ralston Valley
    Emma Peterson, Chatfield
    Sina George, Chatfield
    MaKenna Fowler, Arvada West
    Kaylyn Buchanan, Lakewood
    Anna Wandel, Dakota Ridge
    SECOND TEAM

  • Dakota Ridge rugby comes up...

    WESTMINSTER — Dakota Ridge head coach Marcus Brook had no complaints Saturday after his team fell 30-20 against Arapahoe in the Division II state championship game at North Stadium.
    “We just played for a state championship,” Brook stated. “These kids are devastated, but, man, I’m awfully proud of them.”
    For the Eagles, the loss was a brutal ending to an incredible year. Not only was this their first season in Division II, but it marked the school’s first appearance in a state rugby final.

  • Olson wins swimming title for...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Gavin Olson’s greatest reward after edging defending champion Danny Kovac to win the 100-yard backstroke title Saturday at the 5A state meet was looking to the other side of the pool and spotting Columbine coach Kristi Marosy “crying her eyes out.’’
     It was a sight that brought a smile to the sophomore’s face and tugged at his heartstrings.