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Today's Sports

  • 2013-14 all-conference boys...

    The following are the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013-14 in boys and girls basketball:

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Darius Reiter, Chatfield; Marcus Asmus, Standley Lake; Thomas Neff, Arvada West; DJ Miles, Bear Creek; Brandon Wilson, Columbine; Evan O’Dorisio, Lakewood; Jacob Flores, Dakota Ridge; Dallas Walton, Ralston Valley; Cambrian Antrillo, Dakota Ridge; Andrew St. Germain, Chatfield
    SECOND TEAM

  • Miscues costly to Eagles in loss...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    The news could have been worse for Dakota Ridge. The Eagles surrendered four unearned runs in the first inning of a 6-4 loss to visiting Grand Junction on March 14, then saw No. 1 pitcher Bryce Evans leave the season’s second game in the second with soreness in his throwing elbow.

  • Shoe on the other foot as Rebels...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    DENVER — When they squared off early last season, Columbine was the veteran boys lacrosse team and Colorado Academy was young and with a new coach. When they met in a 2014 rematch of preseason top-10 teams at Colorado Academy on March 15 it was just the opposite, but no new coach for the Rebels.

  • Chatfield steals victory from...

    LAKEWOOD — Brittany Wilson usually takes Chatfield’s free kicks, but this one was a little farther up the field than normal for the Lady Chargers’ sophomore goalkeeper. With her team in need of a spark against a ball-controlling Columbine squad, the opportunity presented itself for Chatfield to strike, and the Lady Chargers made the most of it.

  • Developers’ concerns spur...

    Responding to concerns from developers about property with commercial potential, the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on March 6 approved an addition to its master plan. The addition states that the agency will negotiate only with willing sellers, and will not pursue a property that has an active development proposal with Jeffco Planning and Zoning. 

  • How does your garden grow?

    The wintry weekend notwithstanding, spring is just around the corner — and with it will come a new gardening season.

    As the snow begins to melt, Colorado master gardener Dawn Miquel wants backyard horticulturalists to think about going native this year.

    Miquel, a volunteer with Colorado State University’s Arapahoe County extension office, said cultivating native plants in the garden offers multiple benefits, including being environmentally friendly. 

  • How does your garden grow?

    The wintry weekend notwithstanding, spring is just around the corner — and with it will come a new gardening season.

    As the snow begins to melt, Colorado master gardener Dawn Miquel wants backyard horticulturalists to think about going native this year.

    Miquel, a volunteer with Colorado State University’s Arapahoe County extension office, said cultivating native plants in the garden offers multiple benefits, including being environmentally friendly. 

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Hixon, two others spark Yuma post Lady Falcons at regionals
    STERLING
    — Logan Hixon led three players in double figures as Yuma topped Front Range Christian 72-29 in the first round of the 2A Region 2 tournament on March 7 at Northeastern Junior College.
    Peighton Roth added 13 points and Caitlyn Murphy scored 12 for Yuma. Charis Courtney paced the Lady Falcons with 14 points.

  • PAC Rugby, SWARM are polar...

    The similarities are there, especially in the physical nature between the sports, but as Greysen Lincoln points out, there’s one major difference between rugby and football.
    “It’s a lot more of an active sport. You’ve got to be a lot more aware. You have to know where all your guys are unlike in football,” Lincoln said. “It’s a lot more team-oriented. You’ve all got to be a cohesive unit. That’s also the case in football, but it’s a lot more apparent in rugby.”

  • Overland’s inside-out game too...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    AURORA — It took a decade for Dakota Ridge to return to the Sweet 16 of the 5A state boys basketball tournament. So getting there was an accomplishment in itself. Unfortunately, the Eagles couldn’t match their 2004 counterparts, who made it one step further.