Today's Sports

  • Tait to take swing at state

    Craig Harper - For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Confidence won’t be lacking for Columbine’s Marcus Tait and Evergreen as they head to the Oct. 5 and 6 state golf championships.

     “I think I have a great chance of winning,” said Tait, the Rebels’ lone qualifier for the 5A tournament at Fort Collins Country Club.

  • Dakota Ridge trounced by...

    Dakota Ridge entered its game against two-time defending state champion Pine Creek looking to make a statement that it belonged with the elite teams in 4A.

    Instead, Pine Creek showed Dakota Ridge why it has won two straight state football titles by defeating Dakota Ridge 44-7. Dakota Ridge didn’t get on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter. The win was the 28th in a row for Pine Creek

  • Columbine faces tough regional...

    The World Cup has its “group of death.” Well, the Columbine Rebels’ boys golf team just may have drawn a similar fate for this year’s regional tournament.

    “We’re in the regional of death,” Columbine boys golf coach Tim Capra said, noting that the Rebels faced the likes of Rock Canyon, Regis Jesuit and Legacy at the 5A Central Regional at Lone Tree Golf Club. Regis tied for second at state in 2014, while Rock Canyon finished 13th.

  • Columbine bounces back, rips...

    Jenni Romero knew the importance of Columbine’s Sept. 19 game with rival Chatfield at Dave Sanders Memorial Field. The Lady Rebels, who had won five of six games, were coming off back-to-back 5A Jeffco League losses to Arvada West and Pomona. A third straight conference loss to open league play could’ve been disastrous.

    A seven-run first inning, however, has a way of helping to alleviate any of those worries.

  • Lions roar loudly at Liberty Bell

    Heading into the 38th annual Liberty Bell Invitational, Littleton sophomore Addi Iken peeked at last year’s Division 3 results to get a feel for what it would be like this go-around. After all, in 2014, the Lions ran in Division 2.

  • Lady Eagles pass measuring stick...

    ERIE —The mound at Erie High School was something that Dakota Ridge junior pitcher Carlye Levy said she had to adjust to. It was lower than she expected. But once she got comfortable, she was in a rhythm that not even the host Lady Tigers could get her out of.
    Levy retired 12 of 13 batters at one point and struck out 12, while Sara Meyer hit a two-run homer as 5A Dakota Ridge doubled up 4A Erie 6-3 on Sept. 12 at Erie High School.

  • Column: Thanks for the ride. I’...

    LITTLETON — It’s Thursday, Sept. 10, and, for the first time, I’m afraid to say, I’m sitting on the purple bleachers inside Front Range Christian School’s gymnasium. It’s not that I didn’t want to be there. I certainly did. It’s just that, until now, I had never covered a game in the building before.

  • Lady Falcons note improvement...

    Comparatively speaking, Front Range Christian saw measurable improvement from its season-opening volleyball match two nights earlier at Lyons and its Sept. 10 home opener with Heritage Christian.
    For starters, the Lady Falcons put up a more competitive battle this go-around compared to the 25-7, 25-11, 25-14 loss to the Lady Lions.
    And though the end result was the same — a straight-set defeat — the 25-12, 25-23, 26-24, the setback was more competitive.

  • Sports briefs

    Westside searching for new, experienced players for 2015

    Westside girls rugby team is looking for high school players for the 2015 season. Athletes from any school are welcomed to join the club. Experience isn’t necessary.
    According to a report by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, rugby is the fastest growing youth sport in the country with an enrollment growth of 81 percent between 2008 and 2013.

  • Dominant performance

    Stephanie Schick probably couldn’t be any happier with the way the Chatfield Lady Chargers’ volleyball team has started 2015 than she already is. When one considers Chatfield, the 5A state runner-up, graduated six seniors from a season ago and doesn’t have one — not one — on this year’s squad that it could be considered a detriment for a team. Not so.