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Today's Sports

  • Hume finishes on the state...

    LAKEWOOD — It was admittedly an emotional state track and field meet for Dakota Ridge senior Cayli Hume.

    First there was the dilemma of whether Hume would run the anchor leg in the first event on the track May 19 at Jeffco Stadium. The Eagles’ 800-meter medley relay broke the school record twice in the two weeks leading up to the three-day state meet and came in with the seventh best qualifying time. 

  • Moranetz finds the right stroke

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    THORNTON — The transition has come full circle for Jack Moranetz. 

    The D’Evelyn sophomore swimmer is a bona fide breaststroker. Oh, he’ll still swim freestyle races and maybe even the individual medley, especially if he gets his butterfly up to par.

  • Bright future for Rebels in...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ENGLEWOOD — Sonorah Hunter’s first child isn’t due until August, yet she is already accustomed to molding today’s youth. 

  • Quick Hits

    Chatfield relays strong at state

    Chatfield’s boys swim team finished tied for 14th at the Class 5A boys swimming and diving state meet in Colorado Springs. Three of the Chargers’ relay teams placed in the top 15.

  • Rebels book trip to state soccer...

    LAKEWOOD — The left foot of Columbine senior Tatum Barton got the Rebels one step closer to the Class 5A girls soccer state championship game.

    Barton’s 28th goal this season was all the 5A Jeffco League champs needed offensively May 18 in the state quarterfinal showdown with No. 7 seed Rocky Mountain. The senior forward ripped a left-footed shot from atop the Lobos’ goalie box in the 49th minute that hit the inside of the right post and into the back of the net.

  • Dakota Ridge earns first state...

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — On a day where top-seeded teams tumbled by the wayside, Dakota Ridge’s baseball team stayed true to what it does best.

    In the two games of the Class 5A District 4 tournament at Rock Canyon High School on May 14, the Eagles relied on a mixture of clutch hitting, quality pitching and solid defense to punch their ticket to the eight-team, double-elimination 5A state tournament.

  • Doubling up down at state

    DENVER — There were some tears, but there was also smiles and laughter as Chatfield players, coaches and fans hugged senior Jenna Alvarez and sophomore Kendall Moore on the final day of the Class 5A girls state tennis tournament.

    Alvarez and Moore came up short claiming the Chargers’ first individual state title since 2010 with a 6-1, 7-5 loss to Cherry Creek’s Allison Murphy and Emily Wilkens, but Alvarez didn’t mind her new title of state runner-up.

  • Rebels girls lacrosse upsets...

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courier

    DENVER — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team is still in the fight.

    After a 6-5 upset against Denver East in the second round of the state tournament, the Rebels, who were defeated by the Angels 20-9 earlier this season, will head to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, according to Columbine coach Sonorah Hunter. 

  • Columbine freshman making a...

    Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — It’s not like Gavin Olson burst onto the high school swimming scene without notice.

    Columbine’s boys swim coach Kristy Marosy had first-hand knowledge of his potential long before he turned up for his freshman season in 2016.

  • Eagles get their shot against...

    DENVER — To be the best you must beat the best.

    Defending state champion and top-seed Colorado Academy is the team to beat in girls lacrosse, and Dakota Ridge got its shot at the Mustangs in the second round of the state tournament May 13.