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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield tennis downs Dakota...

    By Craig Harper

    The easiest part of Christian Holmes’ 17th birthday was a shutout victory in Chatfield’s 2017 boys tennis high school opener.

    The reward for Holmes’ 6-0, 6-0 road victory over Dakota Ridge sophomore J.T. Abeita on Aug. 31 was a roughly eight-hour drive with his parents to Utah, where he played in the USTA Intermountain Level 4 Labor Day Masters tournament in Salt Lake City and squeezed in an unofficial recruiting visit to Brigham Young University in Provo, his top college choice.

  • Columbine football edges rival...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t picture perfect Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, but Columbine walked out with an important win to start the football season.

    The Rebels, ranked No. 8 in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A football preseason poll, defeated Ralston Valley 21-7 in the all-Jeffco showdown in Zero Week on Aug. 25.

    “We’ve got to go back and get better,” Columbine coach Andy Lowry said after the Rebels’ victory. “Zero Week games are hard.”

  • Eagles volleyball tops Boulder...

    By Seth Kahn

    It was all smiles, hugs and high-fives Monday as the Dakota Ridge volleyball team kicked off its season with a win against the Panthers of Boulder High School. The game was a rematch of last year’s contest, which saw the Eagles travel to Boulder and come home with a win in straight sets.

    Despite the win in Boulder last year, the Eagles finished with a 7-16 record and are looking to turn things around this year with a senior-heavy team consisting of only three underclassmen.

  • Columbine tennis nearly sweeps D...

    Highlighted by a riveting No. 1 singles match, Columbine tennis stunned its D’Evelyn competitors on Friday at D’Evelyn High School.

    “I’m pretty happy,” Rebels head coach Lorens Knudsen said. “In the tough matches, we hung in there and pulled them out. Of course, that just means we have more to work on.”

  • Saturday's D'Evelyn...

    By Craig Harper

    DENVER  — All might not have been as it seemed for the host teams of the D'Evelyn Dash in their 2017 cross country opener on Aug. 26.

  • Falcons boys soccer loses opener...

    By Craig Harper

    LITTLETON — Front Range Christian began its third season of varsity play in boys soccer — the fourth year for the program overall — on Aug. 25. But with a new coach and an 11-player roster with seven freshmen and only one returnee from 2016, it seemed like the Falcons were starting from scratch again.

    "We're essentially building for the future right now,'' coach Jason Hoffnagle said prior to an opening 8-0 home loss to Beth Eden Baptist.

  • A senior at USF, Mayberry ready...

    For the past three years, University of Sioux Falls football has been good to Columbine High School graduate Brian Mayberry, but he still has a lot to do before he walks across that ceremonial stage at the end of the upcoming school year.

    Luckily for the 22-year-old senior defensive lineman, his time with the Rebels help set him up for success throughout his career at the Division II college in South Dakota, during which he has recorded 51 tackles with 23 solo stops across 24 games and three playoff appearances.

  • Chatfield golf finishes ninth in...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    As Chatfield boys basketball coach, winning has been the standard for Steve Schimpeler. Four of his five teams have won 5A Jeffco League titles (three unbeaten) and have won at least 20 games.

    But when the fall sports season rolls around, it’s sometimes been a different story for the man in charge of the boys golf team. The 2016 Chargers finished seventh in the 5A Jeffco League’s series of tournaments, and Chatfield failed to send an individual to the state tournament.

  • Dakota Ridge golf finishes 10th...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    Dakota Ridge’s Joey Ashley qualified — barely — for his first 5A state boys golf tournament last year. That might be sufficient enough for some sophomores, but not for Ashley. He said his 82nd-place finish after rounds of 87 and 89 was a disappointment, considering he averaged 81 during the season.

    Understandably, Ashley has higher expectations for 2017.

  • Columbine golf finishes eighth...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    Long-familiar names atop the boys golf program at Columbine are gone. Tim Capra stepped down after 16 years as the head coach, and his replacement, Cory Olsen, doesn’t have a Marcus Tait on his 2017 roster.

     “It’s a new era," said Olsen, an administrator at Columbine and volunteer assistant for Capra the last two years.