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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Jaguars’ season-ending loss...

    By Kevin Carmody

    FALCON — In 32 minutes, coach Dan Zinn saw an entire 25-game season play out before his eyes.
    His D’Evelyn basketball team fell behind after a 9-0 Falcon run early in the second quarter, spent the rest of the game playing catch-up.
    But they couldn’t get clutch shots or stops late in a 75-67 loss in a Sweet 16 playoff game on Feb. 28 at Falcon High School.
    “This game was kind of our season,” said Zinn, the Jaguars’ third-year coach. “We seemed to get in trouble early, but we’d fight our way back. We just couldn’t fight all the way back this time.”

  • D’Evelyn girls advanced to Sweet...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — It’s now seven years and counting for the D’Evelyn girls basketball team.

    “We are excited about it,” D’Evelyn coach Chris Olson said after the Jaguars’ 52-38 second-round Class 4A home victory over The Classical Academy on Friday. “To get to the Sweet 16 for seven straight years with a school of 600 kids playing in 4A is pretty cool.”

  • Rebels lose in second round

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — After Columbine advanced to the second round of the 5A boys basketball playoffs as the No. 32 seed, only to be rewarded with a rematch at top-seeded Rock Canyon on Saturday, Rebels coach Clay Thielking had just one request for his team: compete.

    That wasn’t the case almost seven weeks earlier when the Jaguars decimated his team 75-26, easily Columbine’s worst game of the season.