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Today's Sports

  • Manzanares off to state tourney

    ARVADA — As a kid living in Monte Vista — historically a hotbed for wrestling on the Western Slope — Earl C. Manzanares would travel with his father and uncle to the state wrestling tournament in Denver.

    On the night of Thursday, Feb. 18, Manzanares will get his chance to step on the mats at Pepsi Center as a state qualifier. The sophomore was the lone Chatfield wrestler to finish in the top four of their weight class Feb. 13 at the Class 5A Region 1 tournament at Arvada West High School.

  • Quick Hits

    Swim season wraps up

    South Jeffco-area girls swim teams competed at the Class 5A state meet Feb. 12 and 13 at EPIC in Fort Collins.

    Chatfield had the strongest showing of any 5A Jeffco team. The Chargers finished in a three-way tie for 18th place. Junior Jenelle Crozier placed 10th in the 1-meter diving event. Junior Payton Wayment placed fifth in the 500-yard freestyle final. The Chargers’ 200 freestyle relay team took 13th and 400 freestyle relay team placed 15th.

  • Chargers break out the confetti

    LITTLETON — This type of game was the reason why Riley Welch wanted to return to Chatfield High School to finish out his prep basketball career.

    The Chargers all but officially clinched the Class 5A Jeffco League boys basketball title Feb. 10 with a 68-58 home victory over rival Dakota Ridge. Chatfield (19-2, 12-0 in league) took a two-game lead over the Eagles (14-7, 10-2) with three games remaining.

  • Jaguars’ power hitter signs with...

    DENVER — Dylan Nelson will take advantage of the altitude and thin air of Colorado for at least four more years.

    The heavy-hitting first baseman on D’Evelyn’s baseball team signed on Feb. 3 to continue his baseball career at Metropolitan State University in Denver. The power-hitting lefty jumped at the opportunity to play for the Roadrunners.

  • Lanuza selects University of...

    LITTLETON — Jennifer Lanuza is taking her own path.

    The Chatfield senior signed her national letter of intent to play women’s lacrosse at the University of Oregon next spring. Lanuza chose not to follow her older sister, Kendra Lanuza, who is a freshman on the University of Denver women’s lacrosse program.

  • Hume continues family tradition

    LITTLETON — Cayli Hume is following in her family’s footsteps.

    The Dakota Ridge senior signed to run cross country and track at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., after Hume graduates this spring.

  • Rebels ready to spring into...

    LITTLETON — Time flies when you’re having fun and winning state championships.

     “It came so fast,” Columbine senior Tatum Barton said as she celebrated with 14 other Rebels who signed their national letters of intent on Feb. 3. “I’m so blessed to be here. I’m so excited.”

    Barton was a driving force behind the Columbine girls soccer team’s first Class 5A state team title in school history in 2014. Barton scored 26 goals during the Rebels’ championship season.

  • Chargers swim to third at 5A...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — Abby Oglesby, Peyton Wayment and Jennelle Crozier posted breakthrough victories at the Class 5A Jeffco League girls swimming and diving championships.

  • Go time is now for Charger,...

    LITTLETON — Columbine senior Angelo Romero will carry plenty of weight on his broad shoulders entering the state-qualifying wrestling regional tournament this weekend in Grand Junction.

  • Defending 4A state champs too...

    DENVER — The plan on Jan. 28 was to reel Valor’s girls basketball team back into the pack in the Class 4A Jeffco League.

    However, the defending 4A state champions were too big of a fish for D’Evelyn to snare on the Jaguars’ home court. Valor (15-1, 9-0 in league) extended its winning streak to 14 games with a 60-49 victory against the in-state team that was able to defeat the Eagles last year.