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Today's Sports

  • Caudill has a passion for riding

    Dalton Caudill, then 3 years old, rarely watched television, but he pulled up a chair while at grandma’s house and sat attentively watching the screen. His attention span, normally non-existent, wasn’t about to waver. He was fixated on watching motocross.

    “It came on, and I was watching it for a while, and I liked it. I was like, “I want to do that,’” said Dalton, who is now 7.

  • Carnation Bowl caps year of...

    LAKEWOOD — “Coach, coach … Who would win in a battle between Superman and Batman?”

    It was a question that Jeffco Midget Football Association (JMFA) head coach for the Dakota Ridge Eagles, Dave Loomis, faced in all seriousness during the middle of a “very intense play” earlier this season. It was the kind of question that reminded Loomis that coaching 8 to 10-year-old football isn’t as straight-forward as it might seem.

  • 2014-15 wrestling capsule...

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Paul Peronard
    Assistant coaches: Matt Yaden, Gabe Watson, Jordan Bybee, Russ Holt
    Conference: 5A Jeffco League
    Wrestlers to watch: Riley Thayer, Sr., 132 pounds; Andrew Erickson, Sr., 152; Jonah Bedel, Sr., 160
    Key losses: Wilson George, Dylan Seeman

  • 2014-15 girls swimming capsule...

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Ron Johns
    Assistant coaches: Holly Boen, Monica Games, Sean Gillispie
    Swimmers to watch: Averly Hobbs, Sr., diver; Jenelle Croizer, Soph., diver; Peyton Wayment, Soph., freestyle; Heather Stevens, Jr., freestyle; Halley Kopec, Jr., breaststroke; Abby Olegby, Soph., butterfly
    Key losses: “We should have won league last year,” Johns said. “In terms of swimmers, it was tough to lose Hailey Gerze.”

  • Lacrosse players highlight...

    Columbine High School athletics is probably best known for its five state football championships, but the school is rapidly becoming known for its lacrosse programs — both boys and girls — as evidenced by four of the six signees during the early national signing day period on Nov. 12.

  • 2014-15 hockey preview capsules

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mark Glombecki
    Assistant coaches: Tom DiNardo, Kyle Kube, Nick Kroha
    2013-14 record: 6-13 overall, 5-9 Foothills Conference
    Players to watch: Cody Trujillo, Sr., GK; Stuart Shanley, Sr., D; Brett Thompson, Sr., D; Alex Cote, Sr., F; Cory Mergo, Sr., F; Alec Thompson, Sr., F; Chase Smith, Sr., D
    Key losses: Nick Dawkins, D; Tyler Seltenreich, F; Brian Vits, F; Joshua Aycock, GK

  • All-conference cross country,...

    The following are all-conference selections in the 5A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in cross country and boys soccer:

  • Broomfield stifles Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — One by one, Dakota Ridge seniors Brandon Braun, Tyler Magana, Nick Cohn, Jack Cavallaro and Brock Howes addressed their teammates as rain fell on Jeffco Stadium on Nov. 7. The scoreboard had already erased the 27-17 final score, but the pain was still settling in on a stunning loss to Broomfield in the first round of the 4A football state playoffs.

  • Chatfield wears Cinderella...

    DENVER — Cinderella came to the dance, and she was dressed as the Chatfield Lady Chargers.

    The clock may have struck midnight — OK, technically 7:57 p.m. — on Chatfield in the 5A state volleyball championships, but just the simple fact that Chatfield was even playing in its first state final was nothing short of astonishing, considering the route it took to get there.

  • Pomona takes over, ousts Rebels

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine-Pomona II had a similar feel to its Jeffco League predecessor. The Panthers ruled the second half again and won the 5A second-round football playoff game 21-14.

    But the Rebels came away from the Nov. 7 loss at Jeffco Stadium feeling better about themselves and the future.