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Today's Sports

  • Bausch, Swarm capture state

    GLENDALE — If soccer is a gentlemen’s game played by hooligans, rugby is a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen and females. Tough females, at that.

    The Westside Swarm girls’ rugby team, who are comprised of athletes from all around Jeffco, defeated the Highlands Ranch Harlequins, 29-7, to win the 7-on-7 state championship Nov. 8 at Infinity Park, capping off a flawless 10-0 season.

  • 5A Jeffco League all-conference...

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

    BOYS TENNIS, FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Anthony Partrick, Arvada West; Brian Ross, Chatfield; No. 2 singles: Andrew Gillette, Arvada West; Patrick Ross, Chatfield; No. 3 singles: John Simpson, Chatfield; No. 1 doubles: Sam Meyer/Austin Stutz, Chatfield; No. 2 doubles: JC Abrahamson/Erik Bendiksen, Lakewood; No. 3 doubles: Zach Meyer/Travis Hall, Chatfield; No. 4 doubles: Justin Spehalski/Alexander Gates, Chatfield

  • Eagles end Lions’ playoff hopes

    One team — Dakota Ridge — was already headed to the 4A state football playoffs whether it won or loss. The other — Littleton — was the front-runner for an unlikely 4A Plains Conference title coming into the Oct. 31 regular-season finale at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Despite the high stakes surrounding the contest, the game itself never lived up to the hype.

  • Rebels pummel Raiders

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    AURORA — His players are too young to have the déjà vu feeling that Columbine coach Andy Lowry was experiencing after the Rebels dominated Rangeview for a 48-7 first-round upset in the 5A football playoffs Oct. 31 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.

  • Chatfield making a return to...
  • Chatfield senior has ‘good’ last...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    THORNTON — Elizabeth Dominguez returned to the 5A state gymnastics championships with a chip on her shoulder.

    “I had a rough meet at state last year,” the Chatfield senior said of finishing 45th in the all-around while failing to make an event final.

  • All-conference fall sports

    The following are all-conferences selections in the 5A Jeffco League for the 2014 fall season in boys golf, boys soccer and softball:

    BOYS GOLF, FIRST TEAM
    Grant Olinger, Pomona; Griffin Barela, Lakewood; Jack Castiglia, Lakewood; Alan Berry, Chatfield; Roy Carlsen, Ralston Valley; Marcus Tait, Columbine; Zach Gomez, Ralston Valley
    SECOND TEAM
    Michael Tait, Columbine; JJ Amato, Lakewood; Kevin Liao, Lakewood; Nick Medina, Ralston Valley; Evan Tooley, Columbine; Luke Stephenson, Ralston Valley; Ben Eisenbeis, A-West

  • Eagles’ Hume finds motivation

    COLORADO SPRINGS — A course as challenging as the Norris-Penrose Event Center can be trepidatious, especially for someone such as Dakota Ridge’s Cayli Hume, who has battled shin splints the past few years. But the third-time 5A state cross country qualifier found some motivation to combat the grueling course.

    Her team.

    “This course is so tough. The only thing that gets you through it is running for your team. That’s all that got me through today,” Hume said.

  • Ali Abid's goal sends...

    Hamadi Ali Abid, as he has done all season long, put the Littleton Lions on the scoreboard and his first-half goal held up Oct. 28 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

    The junior forward found the front left post of the Durango net, past goalkeeper Lars Schwaebe, in the 11th minute for the game’s only goal as eighth-seeded Littleton advanced to the quarterfinals of the 4A boys soccer state tournament with a 1-0 victory.

  • McGrath’s hat trick propels...

    AURORA — It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering Jamey McGrath scored a Jeffco-leading 19 goals during the regular season, that he was an offensive juggernaut again in Chatfield’s 5A state playoff opener against Rangeview on Oct. 23 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.