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Today's Sports

  • Student-athletes relish, cherish...

    Eager faces sat behind long tables covered with high school banners. In front of them sat name placards embossed with colorful college logos, sheets of white paper and a pen.

    Twenty-five students from Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge high schools participated in National Signing Day on Feb. 4, joining athletes from across the nation as they signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports.

  • Lady Eagles pull away down the...

    Ah, rush hour traffic on a Friday afternoon. It’s what held up Dakota Ridge head coach Rich Gavelda, who missed the start of his team’s Feb. 6 home game against Columbine. 

    Thus, he missed his team’s game-opening 15-0 run behind the coaching of assistant Melissa Ward. But he didn’t miss the game-closing 12-4 surge, which resulted in a 59-50 victory.

  • Erickson out to prove critics...

    LAKEWOOD — Andrew Erickson has his critics, and he wants to show them just exactly who he is and what he’s made of.

  • ‘Unwillingness to give up’

    Brogan Wallin remembers the play vividly. The then-Dakota Ridge junior, playing for her Front Range Volleyball Club team at the Colorado Crossroads national qualifier tournament in Denver, went up for a tight pass to pull the ball back to her team’s side. She came down awkwardly on her right leg, her ACL shattered.

  • Quick-striking Eagles push...

    Nine seconds. That’s all the time that it took for the Dakota Ridge Eagles to spoil Senior Night for Columbine.

    First-period goals from Tony Carpenito and Graehm Konsella — the first off a turnover and the second just 4 seconds after a Columbine penalty — ignited sixth-ranked Dakota Ridge to a 7-2 victory over 10th-ranked Columbine on Jan. 31 at The Edge Ice Arena.

  • Littleton falters late vs....

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Injuries and illness have made for a trying season for Evergreen’s boys basketball team, especially in 4A Jeffco League play. But somehow the Cougars head into the next-to-last week of the regular season on a two-game-winning streak, though, par for the course, it wasn’t easy.

  • Kisiel, Lady Cougars sweep host...

    History repeated itself for the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ basketball team as they bested the Littleton Lions, 52-43, on Jan. 31 at the Lions Den, giving them their second win against the Lady Lions this season.

    “Every time we come (to Littleton) we expect to play a scrappy game,” said Evergreen girls basketball head coach Amy Bahl. “But we always manage to pull out the win.”

  • Patient Rebels hold Chatfield in...

    Eighteen minutes, 50 seconds. That’s an eternity in a basketball game. That’s also how long it took the Chatfield Lady Chargers to make a field goal — a 3-pointer at that — in a 51-29 loss at rival Columbine on Jan. 23.

  • Eagles eye late push, rip Gators

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    After handling Standley Lake for the second time this season, the Dakota Ridge hockey team proclaimed itself ready for The Push.
    “Tonight was that stepping stone,” head coach Alec Hines said after his sixth-ranked Eagles peppered the Gators with 54 shots on goal and improved to 9-1 overall and 4-1 in the Foothills League with a 5-1 victory Jan. 24 at The Edge Ice Arena. “We’re getting into the bulk of our season, and we put the work in tonight.”

  • Lady Chargers add state...

    ARVADA — Frustration could’ve easily set in for Chatfield Senior swimmer Abby Oglesby. So many times this season, she been close to qualifying for the 5A state meet in the 50-yard freestyle only to come up short.