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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Mullin, Columbine shut out...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools
    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s defense sure looks ready for the Class 5A football playoffs.
    The Rebels defense managed its second consecutive shutout Nov. 3 at Jeffco Stadium. Columbine, ranked No. 6 in the final CHSAANow.com 5A football poll, blanked ThunderRidge 41-0 in the regular-season finale for both teams.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Dines, Jaguars hold off Basalt in 1A playoff opener
    BASALT
    — Chad Dines completed 13-of-19 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns and No. 9 D’Evelyn held off host Basalt 27-20 in the first round of the 2A state football playoffs.
    Josh Riggs caught two of those touchdown passes as part of his four receptions for 102 yards. Rome McIntyre caught the other TD pass.
    The Jaguars (8-2) will play top-seeded La Junta (10-0) in the 2A quarterfinals on Nov. 11-12 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.

  • Chatfield charges back late

    LAKEWOOD — The concern was evident. Be it Tylor Rowles, Dalton Keene or anyone on the Chatfield Chargers sideline, there were some anxious moments, and rightfully so.

    Down 29-17 with the clock winding down on the third quarter, the possibility was real that No. 2 Chatfield was about to lose control of the 4A Plains League to an inspired Dakota Ridge squad fighting for its playoff life Oct. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Then the comeback started.

  • D’Evelyn boys miss out on goal, ...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — There was no question that D’Evelyn had its hopes set high — real high.

    The Jaguars came into the 3A state cross country championships on Oct. 29 eyeing Alamosa and a boys team championship. Alamosa, the top-ranked team in 3A, won a state title in 2014 and one in 4A five years earlier.