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Today's Sports

  • Moody Lujan plows through Farmers

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon would give Jeremy Lujan a thumbs-up. All last week, the Dakota Ridge junior running back played the role of Grumpy Young Man (OK, technically, teenager) to perfection. He even kept head coach Ron Woitalewicz, who termed Lujan’s mood as “grumpy,’’ in suspense.

  • Eagles’ Fox, Rebels qualify for...

    Columbine boys golf coach Tim Capra knew the situation. Though his Rebels were leading the 5A Central Region tournament at Green Valley Ranch through 12 holes, the lead was anything but safe. Teams, such as Regis Jesuit, Legacy, Arapahoe and Broomfield, were hot on their heels.

    “Everybody was leaking oil out there at the end. Even we started to leak oil,” Capra said.

  • Jarecki, Chargers stymie Rebels

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Chatfield coach Nicole Janssen and Brooks Roybal, her Columbine counterpart, bemoan their softball teams’ inconsistency this season. Fortunately for the Lady Chargers, that doesn’t necessarily apply to pitcher Jessica Jarecki.

  • Youth, sloppy play doom Rebels

    ARVADA — Four turnovers, only 10 men on the field, a snap over the punter's head. The brand of football the Columbine Rebels displayed Sept. 18 at the North Area Athletic Complex against fourth-ranked Ralston Valley was uncharacteristic to say the least.

  • Cobb exceeds expectations at...

    Ask Columbine sophomore Noelle Cobb why she was able to run the way that she did at the 2014 Liberty Bell, and the answer is a simple one.

    “I’m in much better shape,” the petite Columbine sophomore said after she finished eighth in the Division 2 girls race in a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds.

  • Chargers topple Lakewood in...

    LAKEWOOD — Lakewood running back/linebacker Chase Braun crouched down at the 4 yard line as Chatfield players ran onto the field in jubilation. Whether or not he was the intended target for a game-winning fake extra point was a moot point. 

    All that was certain was that the Chargers took a victory from the jaws of defeat against the ninth-ranked Tigers on Sept. 12 at Jeffco Stadium.

    And in the most dramatic of fashions at that.

  • Frosh Hicken propels Eagles

    Taylor Hicken may only be a freshman but already she’s proving to be a spark plug for the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles’ volleyball team.

    “I kind of knew at open gym that we were getting a good hitter in her, but the team didn’t know. When I brought her to the first team camp, it definitely ignited a spark in our team to have a middle that is so dominant and able to adjust so quickly and so well,” Dakota Ridge head coach Nikki Kneuer said. “It picked everybody up. It picked me up as a coach to see that on our team.”

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Columbine picks up first win in double overtime thriller
    LAKEWOOD — Mikey Griebel’s 2-yard TD run and Jake Lowry’s 2-point conversion in the second overtime helped Columbine avoid major meltdown and escape with a 43-42 win over Bear Creek on Sept. 12 at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Rebels led 28-7 early in the fourth quarter before Bear Creek scored 21 consecutive points in the span of 4 minutes, 7 seconds to send the game to overtime.

  • Chatfield finds a rhythm, sweeps...

    It’s not all that uncommon for John Simpson to talk to himself in the third person during a boys tennis match. The Chatfield junior and No. 3 singles player will say things to get himself in the right mindset to win, even if his friends and colleagues find that to be a little awkward.

    “I guess sometimes they find it a little funny, a little weird. I don’t really mind that. If it helps that’s the only thing that matters,” Simpson said.

  • Weather wreaks havoc at Meadows

    Mother Nature seems to be rather fond of The Meadows Golf Course this season, and it has proved costly for boy golfers in the 5A Jeffco League.

    For the second time this season, weather played havoc at the course. The first time — on Aug. 18 — players only managed to get in five holes before the tournament was postponed until Sept. 4. This time, everybody got through at least nine holes, though, for some, that turned out to be a negative rather than a positive.