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Today's Sports

  • Sporting events, athletes that I...

    The turkey’s almost on the table, the family and friends are almost here and Santa Claus is traveling down the last stretch of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

    It’s that time of year to be thankful. Every year, I reflect back on the year that has been and give thanks to the athletes and sporting events I’ve been blessed to watch. So without further ado …

  • Sports briefs: Volleyball...

    Columbine’s Amanda Bloom and Chatfield’s Mary Pollmiller played Nov. 21 in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports volleyball game at Broomfield High School.

    Both players also were named to the Colorado High School Coaches Association game that will be played in June 2011 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greleey.

    Bloom, who recently signed her letter of intent to play at Nebraska-Kearney, and Pollmiller were first-team All-Jeffco Conference selections.

  • Fall sports: All-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference athletes in the Jefferson County League for the fall sports season:

  • Stunning end for Rebels

    AURORA — Jonathan Beverly realizes that nobody’s perfect. Everybody makes mistakes, including the Columbine Rebels. Unfortunately, 5A’s No. 5 seed made a few too many on Nov. 12 at Legacy Stadium.

    Be it a blocked field goal in the first quarter, a botched attempt in the fourth or a late interception, Columbine stubbed its toes once too often against underdog Grandview. In the end, it cost the Rebels a 14-7 loss to the 21st-seeded Wolves in the second round of this year’s state playoffs.

  • Columbine’s Bloom ready to take...

    Amanda Bloom was an inexperienced volleyball player when she stepped onto the court four years ago at Columbine High School. Now, she leaves as a decorated leader of the Rebels and the latest recruit signed to play at nationally-ranked Nebraska-Kearney.

    The Columbine senior signed her letter-of-intent to play for the Lopers on Nov. 10, the first day of the early signing period. 

  • Cancer scare can’t slow down O’...

    There are success stories and then there’s Kevin O’Brien.

    The Chatfield tennis player, along with his playing partner Ross Donovan, not only took second place at No. 3 doubles in the 5A state tennis championship back in October at Denver’s Gates Tennis Center, but they beat the Regis Jesuit duo of Tyler Brasel and Garrett Cochran in the process.

    That in itself is impressive enough. Factor in that O’Brien was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer, back in January and the magnitude of his story growth immensely.

  • Howes, Terrell lead Dakota Ridge...

    LAKEWOOD — Going into the Class 4A state playoff opening round, seventh-seeded Dakota Ridge was looking to dominate — and hopefully shutout — Pueblo South.

    Dominate the Eagles did, but the shutout eluded Dakota Ridge when Pueblo South snuck in a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. But that was of no avail because by then the score was well in hand as Dakota Ridge rolled to a 27-7 victory on Nov. 13 at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • McDondle suffers concussion...

    AURORA — Bernard McDondle, a freshman running back for Columbine, suffered a concussion on Nov. 12 at Legacy Stadium during the Rebels’ 14-7 5A state playoff loss to Grandview.

    McDondle, who ran eight times for 40 yards, was hit by the Wolves’ Eddie Yarbrough with 2 minutes, 38 seconds left in regulation and Columbine driving down the field for a potential game-tying score. 

    He laid on the field for more than 12 minutes as coaches and medical personnel tended to him. He was transported to a nearby hospital for observation.

  • Rebels’ Kincaid gives Columbine...

    AURORA — Two years ago, William Kincaid wasn’t even running cross country. But he set a precedent at the pre-state meet at Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in September by winning. So he had that in his back pocket.

    But coming off a loss to Dakota Ridge’s Danny Carney and Austin Appel at the Jeffco League meet two weeks ago and running a slower time than Carney, despite winning a regional title a week earlier had to leave some doubt as to whether he would bounce back when it mattered most.

  • Rebels simply overpowered by...

    DENVER — All the pageantry was there. From Kenny Chesney’s “Boys of Fall” playing on the PA system, to the lively crowd at pre-game and the fireworks that welcomed the Mullen Mustangs and Columbine Rebels to the field, the Oct. 28 game at Brother Bernard Kinneavy de La Salle Stadium had all the elements of a big-time game.

    It was, after all, the No. 1 team in 5A playing No. 3. Then Mullen kicked off.