Today's Sports

  • Quick Hits

    Chargers win finale

    Chatfield’s football team closed out its season with a 47-14 road victory Nov. 7 over Hinkley in a non-playoff game. The Chargers finished the season with a 3-7 record.

    Killeen places in all-around

    Columbine’s Nicole Killeen placed 42nd in the Class 5A individual all-around at the state gymnastics meet Nov. 6 at Thornton High School.

    Soccer season wraps up

  • Reed finishes third again at...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed looked around the holding pen for the top-10 finishers in the girls Class 4A state cross country race and was up for a quick one-on-one basketball tournament.

     “I would do that. I think I could take them, maybe,” said Reed with a smile when asked if she would have an advantage on the basketball court against her fellow top cross country runners in the state. “Unless someone has a hidden basketball talent I don’t know of.”

  • Columbine rolls to undefeated...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine junior Mikey Griebel’s 78-yard sprint to the end zone on the first play of the second half Oct. 29 at Jeffco Stadium essentially ran the Rebels into the start of the postseason.

    “We went into halftime wanting to put the game away and get ready for next week,” said Griebel, who had six carries for 164 yards and three catches for 35 yards. “We went with one of the strongest plays we have. The linemen executed. I’m blessed with that offensive line.”

  • League title in D’Evelyn’s sights

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn’s offense went a perfect 7-for-7 in the opening half Oct. 30 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Jaguars scored touchdowns on their first seven possessions against Arvada in the Class 3A Metro North League game. D’Evelyn (7-2, 4-0 in league) led 49-0 at halftime and let off the gas in the second half to take an eventual 49-8 victory over Arvada (1-8, 0-4).

  • Quick Hits

    Coach Woitalewicz wins 100th

  • Columbine gives Brighton all it...

    AURORA — Columbine had No. 2 seed Brighton, a favorite to win the Class 5A state softball title, on the ropes in the opening round.

    The Rebels (14-9 record) held a 3-0 lead going into the sixth inning. However, the Bulldogs (19-4) bit back in a big way with a five-run bottom of the sixth inning on the way to a 5-4 victory.

     “We just gave it everything we had because we didn’t want it to be over,” teary-eyed Columbine junior pitcher Jenni Romero said after the season-ending loss.

  • Runs elude Chatfield at state

    AURORA — Finding that third out to end the inning and get back in the dugout can seem to take forever sometimes.

    That was the case for Chatfield in the top of the third inning against Ralston Valley in the first round of the Class 5A state softball tournament Oct. 24 at Aurora Sports Park. Chatfield senior Jessica Jarecki got a strike out and forced a fly ball out to right field, but then the wheels fell off for the Chargers (10-12 record).

  • Chargers spike rival Rebels

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Back in her playing days at Chatfield High School, Stephanie Schick played on a club team coached by Gil Garcia during his long and successful run as the boss at Colorado Academy.

    Little did they know they would be matching wits as head coaches in the heated Chatfield-Columbine rivalry.

  • Still perfect

    LAKEWOOD — Tommy Gillman was a bit of a wrinkle Columbine threw at rival Chatfield on Oct. 23 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Gillman had just a few carries from the fullback position this season for the Rebels (8-0, 6-0 in Class 5A Jeffco). The senior got the chance to play both sides of the football and made the most of his offensive touches rushing for 49 yards on 10 carries.

  • Late touchdown gives Front Range...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Front Range Christian’s offense played a game of cat-and-mouse with Clear Creek safety Noah Sarria throughout the Class 1A Metro League football game Oct. 24.

    And on a crucial fourth-and-two play from the Falcons’ 48-yard line with just under four minutes left in the fourth quarter, Sarria went for the catnip and the cheese, and he got caught.