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  • 2012 fall sports previews: Boys...

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Lorens Knudsen
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 dual record: 9-1
    2011 recap: Columbine captured the Littleton Invitational, 5A Jeffco League and 5A Region 8 championships. The Rebels sent Kellen Iverson (No. 2 singles), Andy Wright and Galen Graham (No. 2 doubles), and Dane LaFonte and Kyle LaFonte (No. 3 doubles) to state.
    Players to watch: Leo Geoghegan, Sr.; Kellen Iverson, Sr.; Mitch Clough, Sr., Calvin Buechler, Sr.; Dane LaFonte, Sr.; Kyle LaFonte, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 23, at Golden, 3:30 p.m.

  • 2012 fall sports previews:...

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Robin Ortiz
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 record: 10-12
    2011 recap: The Rebels finished fifth in the league following a competitive season in which Columbine was “much more competitive than the previous two seasons,” Ortiz said.
    Players to watch: Tedi Gomez, Sr., P/OF: Blythe Befus, Sr., 2B; Abby Conrad, Sr., OF; Carly Perry, Soph., SS; Jessica Gilliam, Soph., P/1B; Madison Reuter, Soph., P/1B
    Season opener: Aug. 22, vs. Douglas County, 4 p.m.

  • Deer Creek Challenge ride...

    Race director Pat Downing, in an e-mail sent to participants last week, announced that the Deer Creek Challenge bicycle ride, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, has been canceled because of low registration numbers.

  • Lions show their youth, promise...

    CENTENNIAL — Scott Robb has yet to step foot in a classroom at Littleton High School, but the rising freshman has taken his first swing of the club for the Lions’ boys golf team. Sophomores Jake Meitzmaker and Jacob Fuchs saw their first varsity action as well Aug. 9 at South Suburban Golf Course.
    Sure, it could’ve been better. It also could’ve been a lot worse.

  • Sloan, Falcons set target to...

    DENVER — Jared Sloan knows there’s a little bit of pressure. He can feel it. After all, the Front Range Christian golfer is the only returning 3A state qualifier on this year’s squad.
    And though he carded a respectable 12-over-par 83 on Aug. 9 at the season-opening Mile High League match at the challenging Wellshire Golf Club, Sloan could’ve shot better, he said.

  • Sloan, Falcons set target to...

    DENVER — Jared Sloan knows there’s a little bit of pressure. He can feel it. After all, the Front Range Christian golfer is the only returning 3A state qualifier on this year’s squad.

  • Miller getting first taste of...

    Ryan Miller isn't old enough to truly remember when the hometown Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns locked up in back-to-back AFC Championship games in the late 1980s. The Drive? The Fumble? They're history-book material for the 23-year-old.

    But don't be fooled. He knows all too well about the rivalry, especially now that he's a Cleveland Brown himself.

    “I know all about it. People in Cleveland don't exactly like John Elway, so I've learned,” Miller said.

  • Robinson looking for his shot...

    Zac Robinson's laundry list of accolades at Oklahoma State are impressive, to say the least.

    The former Chatfield High School quarterback led the Cowboys to three straight bowl games, including a 49-33 victory over Indiana in the 2007 Insight Bowl in which the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Robinson was named the game's most valuable player. He threw for 302 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more scores.

  • GOLF PREVIEWS

    COLUMBINE REBELS

    Head coach: Tim Capra

    Classification: 5A Jeffco

    Region: Metro West

    Players to watch: Michael Tait, sophomore; Billy Ramsey, senior; Logan Smith, senior; Greg Shelton, junior

    Season opener: Aug. 13, Greeley West Invitational

    State finals: Oct. 1-2, Rolling Hills Country Club, Golden

  • Tait, Rebels enter golf season...

    A year ago, Michael Tait was only a freshman. Yet, at times, he was Columbine's best player. Head coach Tim Capra will tell you that. That's not to say, however, that Tait's veins were filled with ice water. They certainly weren't.

    “It was pretty nerve-racking going in as a freshman to varsity,” Tait said.