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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield’s late-game collapse...

    LITTLETON ­— After Chatfield freshman Ethan Gorowski’s 3-pointer put the Chargers up 60-49 with 4:50 left in the fourth quarter, it seemed as if the Chargers were on their way to their first win of the season.

    As the “He’s a freshman” chants rained down from the student section, Chargers fans and players alike were unaware Douglas County was about to go on a 18-0 run that would lead to a 67-62 victory for the Huskies.

  • Jokic meets with hoopsters from...

    LITTLETON — Throughout the years, Echo Park Automotive has been an ally for Dakota Ridge High School athletics and on Nov. 29 after school, it set up a meet-and-greet with Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic.

    The autograph signing included the entire girls program and the level three boys’ team.

    “It’s really cool,” junior guard Sydney Daniels said. “I’ve liked him for a long time, and I just think he’s a really good player. It’s cool to see him and finally meet him.”

  • Front Range Christian boys nab...

    LITTLETON — The Front Range Christian boys basketball team knows how to open the season in exciting fashion.

    On Saturday on their home court, the Falcons surrendered an early-game blowout lead to give their opponent, Burlington, a fighting chance to take over and win the game in the final seconds. With three seconds left in the contest, Burlington’s Jonah Hanson sunk a layup to draw the Cougars within one point of the Falcons, 60-59.

  • Columbine boys fall to Mullen in...

    LITTLETON — It’s not that Columbine boys basketball coach Clay Thielking roots against the Rebels’ football team. It’s just that the school’s annual success on the gridiron delays the building of his squad.

  • Rebels exit playoffs after...

    AURORA — The Columbine Rebels fought their hardest all the way to the end in the most thrilling way possible.

    But on Saturday at Legacy Stadium in the 5A state playoff semifinal game against No.2-seeded Eaglecrest, the No. 3 Rebels came up just short after losing 32-31 in double overtime.

    It was the second time in three years that the Rebels fell by one point in a semifinal game, with the last heartbreaker coming against Pomona in 2015 (21-20).

  • Following title, Charger boys...

    By Levi Waddell

    With deep playoff runs occurring in their past two seasons, the Chatfield Chargers boys’ basketball team has high expectations to make another run.

    “We just kind of take it one day at a time, one game at a time,” head coach Steve Schimpeler said. “I just expect us to do the best we can. That’s really the only expectation that I have and we’ll see how far that gets us.”

  • Rebel boys hoping to improve on...

    By Levi Waddell

    After a disappointing first-round loss in the playoffs last season, the Columbine Rebels and head coach Clay Thielking are looking to improve headed into the 2017-18 season. With a bevy of young, inexperienced talent, the Rebels will rely heavily upon sophomore Luke O’Brien, who was second on the team in scoring last season at 11.0 points per game.

  • Eagles hope for successful season

    With the 2017-18 basketball season just around the corner, a lot of uncertainty surrounds both the boys and girls programs at Dakota Ridge High School.

    Jeffco undoubtedly will be one of the toughest leagues in the Denver metro area, so everything’s up in the air right now about where the Eagles will stand come conference play and beyond.

    Still, expectations are running high among the girls.

  • Columbine defeats Regis in 5A...

     

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine Rebels are headed to the semifinals.

    Under the Friday night lights of Jeffco Stadium, the No. 3-seeded Rebels overcame a halftime deficit against No. 6 Regis Jesuit to defeat their Raider foes 28-18 in the quarterfinal round of the 5A football state playoffs.

    “We get to live for another week, don’t we? We get to go to practice and spend Thanksgiving week together,” head coach Andy Lowry said. “It’s one week at a time right now in the playoffs.”

  • Chatfield’s title dream dashed...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    PUEBLO — This wasn’t the way it was supposed to end.

    “It’s tough,” Chatfield football coach Bret McGatlin said moments after the Chargers’ season came to an abrupt end with a 24-21 loss to Pueblo West on Saturday at Cyclone Stadium in Pueblo. “The guys really felt like they had the opportunity to go all the way this year.”