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Today's Sports

  • Dakota Ridge suffers loss in 5A...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — If Tuesday afternoon at Nate Jurney Field was any indiction, Class 5A Jeffco League baseball is going to be very entertaining over the next four weeks.
    Ralston Valley, No. 9 in the latest CHSAANow.com 5A baseball poll, started conference play with a walk-off 4-3 victory at home against Dakota Ridge. Sophomore Billy Wall came through with a hard-hit single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score junior Otto Jones from second base.

  • Rebel boys can’t stack up to...

    LAKEWOOD — When Cherry Creek boys lacrosse comes to town, especially for a top-three matchup, an exciting game usually follows.
    After a bit of a setback in the first half last April 14 at Trailblazer Stadium, No. 3 Columbine brought its A-game in the second half against the second-ranked Bruins and almost overcame them. But in the end, it wasn’t enough as the Rebels fell for the first time this season, 11-9.

  • Dakota Ridge snuffs Columbine

    LITTLETON — A little tendonitis wasn’t going to stop Peyton Hamel.
    In a matchup between Dakota Ridge’s No. 1 singles player and Columbine’s Jamie Chase on Tuesday at Marker Park, Hamel started out strong and wavered a bit in the middle of the competition before putting Chase away quickly in the final game.
    Hamel continued her undefeated streak as she went on to win, 6-4, 6-4.
    Despite her early success, she’s had her fair share of struggles, and it showed at times against Chase.

  • Chatfield’s Koppelmaa earns...

    DENVER — Shutout wins are great, but no-hitters are far more exciting.

    And Chatfield’s senior Kasey Koppelmaa threw a beautiful game on Saturday at the Regency Athletic Complex at Metro State University against Heritage, leading his team to a 4-0 shutdown.

    It was his first-ever no-hitter.

  • Overtime goal lifts D’Evelyn ...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team is getting used to playing overtime.

    The defending Class 4A state champions, ranked No. 2 in the latest CHSAANow.com 4A girls soccer poll, played their third overtime game of the season March 21 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Eagles outlast Regis in girls ...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — It took two and a half hours, but the Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team walked out of a rainy Trailblazer Stadium with a victory March 15.

    The Eagles, No. 10 in the CHSAANow.com girls lacrosse preseason rankings, escaped with a 17-12 victory over Regis Jesuit. There were plenty of twists, turns and sitting around during the non-league game.

  • Charger girls lacrosse falls to...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The three-time defending girls lacrosse state champions paid a visit to Chatfield at Trailblazer Stadium on March 15.

    Chatfield fell to 1-3 overall with a 19-4 loss to Colorado Academy, ranked No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com girls lacrosse preseason rankings.

  • No. 4 Rebels’ lacrosse nets win...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s boys lacrosse first-year coach Henry Sulzbacher might have been the most nervous person on Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    “Tons of nerves,” Sulzbacher admitted about his feelings coming into his first game coaching the No. 4 ranked team in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A boys lacrosse pre-season rankings. “With so much talent, it’s like the scariest position. I think we are really good. We came out firing, so that eased the nerves a little bit.”

  • Rebels’ girls soccer loses...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine kicked off its girls soccer season against Highland Ranch’s ThunderRidge Thursday night at Lakewood Memorial Stadium. The Grizzlies won 2-1.

    After almost 30 minutes of scoreless soccer, the Columbine girls team took advantage of its opponent’s fatigue and scored a header goal off a corner kick.

    The ThunderRidge Grizzlies answered with a goal of their own seven minutes later, and the Rebels lost in overtime after ThunderRidge’s Maddie Duren scored off a penalty kick.

  • All around, in every way

    Every so often, a student-athlete comes around who perfectly embodies both aspects of that title. For D’Evelyn High School, senior Angi Reed checks all the boxes. 

    For the past four years, Reed has found balance in multiple sports and academics, in which she comfortably holds a 4.33 grade-point average. Outside of the classroom, she plays softball, basketball and tennis.