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Today's Sports

  • Accardi concludes Mines career,...

    GOLDEN — Taylor Accardi was never a punter first. It’s just something he’s done since he was little. He did it off to the side. But for the past four years it’s what the 21-year-old did exclusively for the Colorado School of Mines, and he’s done it well.
    Real well.

  • Turnovers too much for Rebels

    ARVADA — The Columbine Rebels don’t have to look far to find out why their 5A state football championship reign came to an end Nov. 10 at the North Area Athletic Complex. Turnovers tell a lot.
    Unfortunately for Columbine, it couldn’t overcome those, miscues.

  • Underdog Chatfield shows it...

    DENVER — There was little question that the Chatfield Lady Chargers were the underdogs. Nobody was expecting anything from them as the No. 12 seed in the 12-team field at the 5A state volleyball championships.
    But while others may not have expected much from Chatfield, it certainly demanded something from itself.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Underdog Eaglecrest upends Chatfield in first round of playoffs
    LAKEWOOD
    — Eaglecrest quarterback Adan Soto completed 11-of-16 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns as the 22nd-seeded Raptors upset 11th-seeded Chatfield 29-7 in the first round of the 5A state football playoffs on Nov. 3 at Jeffco Stadium.
    Both of those TD passes went to Tre-shawn Wilford, who caught three passes for 115 yards, including a 74-yarder.
    Soto also rushed for a touchdown as did Ryan Willey.

  • Chargers’ Barber, Hagen give it...

    THORNTON — It starts with a pirouette, then a jump, then a tumble. Her floor routine was a mix of lovely grace and power, but after two days of long competition Chatfield senior Emily Barber’s body was fatigued and shaky, and it showed in her landings.
    Competition in the 5A state gymnastics division is nothing if not fierce, especially with girls such as Claire Hammen from Loveland, who placed first in every single event last year bagging an impressive 39.225 points — the most in Colorado high school gymnastics history.

  • Chatfield sweeps regionals,...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

  • Ground game, turnovers pace...

    LAKEWOOD — There is no question that junior running back Bernard McDondle and senior quarterback Michael Burns make Columbine’s offense go behind a proficient offensive line. But it was Columbine’s defense that set the table for the Rebels in the first round of the 5A state playoffs on Nov. 2.

  • Sports briefs

    GYMNASTICS
    Lady Chargers places third at Region 3 meet at Cherry Creek
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE
    — Chatfield placed third with 175.8 points, wile Columbine came in eighth with 142.55 at the 5A Region 3 championships Oct. 2 6 at Cherry Creek High School.
    The Lady Chargers finished 2.775 points back of second-place Rocky Mountain.
    The 5A state championships will be Nov. 2-3 at Thornton High School.

    FOOTBALL
    McNamee, Sonju lead Lions to first conference victory

  • Eagles’ wheels fall off in 2nd...

    LAKEWOOD — It’s a problem that has reared its ugly head time and again for Dakota Ridge.
    Three times this season the Eagles — against Green Mountain, Denver South and now Wheat Ridge — have had their 4A Plains Conference rivals on the ropes. And three times they’ve let them off.
    The latest — a 21-10 loss to the Farmers on Oct. 26 at Jeffco Stadium — likely sealed Dakota Ridge’s postseason hopes.

  • Rebels get on track in time for...

    LAKEWOOD — Reality had already stared the Columbine Rebels in the face.
    “We’re not going to win a conference title. We understand that,” Columbine senior quarterback Michael Burns said. “Right now, we’re working to be the best team we can be going into the playoffs and seeing where we can go.”