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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • D’Evelyn golf finishes seventh...

     By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    Considering that the 4A Jeffco League produced three of the top seven teams at last year’s boys state tournament, D’Evelyn’s fifth-place finish in conference play wasn’t too shabby.

    The best part for the Jaguars is they return 75 percent of their four-man regional team, a group that sent three into a four-way playoff for the final state-tournament berth.

  • For FRCHS golf, playing in new...

    After making the move from 2A to 3A in boys golf, Front Range Christian has had some adjustments to make whenever it approaches its competition, but that hasn’t deterred the team’s spirit on the green.

  • Saunders living the good life as...

    Growing up in Wheat Ridge, Reed Saunders always had a special love for sports, but the D’Evelyn High School graduate never imagined it would land him a job with the Colorado Rockies someday.
    Now, his duties as a public announcer for the team have become, well, heavenly.
    “As a PA announcer, you’re like the voice of God,” Saunders said. “You’re overheard, but you’re never seen. You’re not out on stage. You’re just heard everywhere; you’re behind the curtain. You’re the wizard, so to speak.”

  • Field 3 at Columbine Knolls Park...

    Eleven months ago, beloved Jeffco baseball coach and tournament director Michael Fray passed away at age 60 due to complications from diabetes. Now, after months of lobbying and appealing to the Foothills Park and Recreation District, he’ll have a baseball field named after him.

    In a meeting last month, the district voted unanimously, 5-0, to rename Field 3 at Columbine Knolls Park “Mike Fray Field,” located at Kendall Boulevard and Elmhurst Avenue in Littleton.