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Today's Sports

  • Chargers’ success dictated by...

    Paul Peronard looks around the wrestling room at Chatfield High School and it’s a bit bare at the moment. That’s in part because the team graduated nine seniors from a year ago and also because of the success of the school’s football program, which is playing in the 4A state semifinals this weekend. But while the team will have a little more than 20 wrestlers this year it’s the quality of those grapplers that stand out.

  • Rebels turn new leaf with Barron

    A member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. A member of the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. 

    If the Columbine Rebels want to see what success looks like, all they need to do is look toward the sidelines. That’s where they’ll find it in head coach Ray Barron.

  • 2016-17 ice hockey capsule...

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Ian Glupker
    Assistant coaches: Gordon Nytes, Wyatt Knese
    Conference: Pinnacle

  • Chatfield fought until the end

    DENVER — If there’s a word that exemplifies the Chatfield Lady Chargers, it’s resilient. No matter how far they’re down, there’s never a look of despair. They’re always smiling. 

    And if you give them another chance. there’s a good possibility they’ll make it count. They don’t quit.

  • Rebels escape Falcons’ late...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Andy Lowry most likely added a few gray hairs. He, for certain, had to have some sort of momentary health scare.

    “I think my heart skipped about 10 beats, that’s for sure,” Lowry said.

    That’s playoff football for you, and the Columbine Rebels and Highlands Ranch Falcons played it down to the wire and more so on Nov. 11 at Shea Stadium.

  • Early deficit can’t hold back...

    LAKEWOOD — An early deficit proved to be no problem for Chatfield in its 4A first-round playoff game against Grand Junction Central on Nov. 11 at Jefferson County Stadium. After falling behind 7-0 early, Chatfield picked up its game and won going away 58-19 to advance to the quarterfinals against either Fruita Monument.

    Kickoff is 1 p.m. for the second-round game at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction on Nov. 19.

  • Lacrosse duo, pitcher Romero...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Columbine’s lacrosse teams qualified for both 5A state tournaments last spring, so it should come as no surprise that each one was represented at National Signing Day on Nov. 9 when Matt Georgeadies and Karlie Hadden finalized their college choices.

  • Chatfield charges way back to...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    When they had to dig deep to preserve their goal of reaching the 5A state tournament for the third straight year, the Chatfield volleyball team mined their memory.
    The Lady Chargers harkened back to 2014, when they had lost their first match at state and found themselves on the brink of elimination after losing the first two sets to Cherry Creek and trailed 24-19 in the third. Sophomore-laden Chatfield rallied to beat the Lady Bruins, and proceeded on to the semifinals.

  • Walters, Ratcliff make some ...

    THORNTON — Morgan Walters is just a freshman, but it’s safe to say that in her first year as a high school gymnast that she made a name for herself. It just wasn’t a certainty what kind of impact she would have when the season started two months ago because of her relative youth.

  • Column: CHSAA’s flawed RPI ...

    I’ve got to get this off my chest, and I’m not going to mince my words: CHSAA’s RPI system is flawed. It’s broken. It needs to be tweaked, if not just outright fixed — and fast.
    The system with its calculated setup to account for a team’s winning percentage, its opponents’ winning percentage and that of the opponents’ opponents is noble, but too much weight is put on how well one’s opponents play and that of their own opponents and not nearly enough on how a team does in the win-loss column.