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Today's Sports

  • Life after Pachner

    DENVER — Mark it on your calendar: D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School’s gym will be standing room only Jan. 28.

    That night Class 4A Jeffco League rival Valor Christian and first-year head coach Troy Pachner will descend on the Jaguars’ home court. It will be a homecoming for Pachner, who coached D’Evelyn for 17 years before leaving last spring to take over the boys hoops program at Valor in Highlands Ranch.

  • Rebels plow into football state...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s vaunted rushing attack put on its version of downhill skis Nov. 20 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Quick Hits

    D’Evelyn falls in first round

    D’Evelyn couldn’t hold on to a first-half lead in its Class 3A first-round playoff game Nov. 14 at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The Jaguars lost to No. 5 seed Palisade 35-21. D’Evelyn (7-4 record) held a 14-6 lead at halftime, but the Bulldogs used a 23-point fourth quarter to advance to te 3A quarterfinals.

  • First-half disaster dooms Dakota...

    LAKEWOOD — If there were a reset button in the locker room at Jeffco Stadium, there is no doubt Dakota Ridge coach Ron Woitalewicz would have pounded it as hard as he could at halftime Nov. 13.

    The Eagles found themselves in a deep hole after 24 minutes of play in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament. No. 11 seed Palmer Ridge held a 39-14 advantage over No. 6 Dakota Ridge.

  • Chatfield unable to capitalize...

    DENVER — Chatfield volleyball coach Stephanie Schick circled her somber team together in a back hallway of the Denver Coliseum on Nov. 14. 

    The Chargers had to come to grips that their promising run to a possible Class 5A volleyball state championship was over. Coronado bounced the top-seed in the tournament in a one-set tiebreaker Saturday afternoon.

    “I feel like we didn’t have enough fire to go on a run and keep pushing,” Chatfield sophomore Breanna Jones said after the season-ending loss.

  • Columbine rides emotion to win...

    LAKEWOOD — Mikey Griebel could have dished out handshakes and hugs for several hours after Columbine’s playoff victory Nov. 13 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Facing Heritage — Griebel’s former team and the program his dad Mike Griebel was the head coach of for nearly two decades before being let go unceremoniously after the 2013 season — there was plenty of emotions before, during and after the Rebels’ 48-14 victory in the second round of the Class 5A state tournament.

  • Jeffco Open Space revises...

    To better manage events in its parks, Jeffco Open Space is establishing new guidelines, which the Open Space Advisory Committee reviewed on Nov. 5.

    Events attended by more than 200 people will be limited to five per year, with a maximum of one for each user type, said Dave Davenport, Open Space’s outdoor recreation coordinator.

    Also, events that fall on holidays or holiday weekends will not be considered, according to the revised park-permit guidelines.

  • Quick Hits

    Chargers win finale

    Chatfield’s football team closed out its season with a 47-14 road victory Nov. 7 over Hinkley in a non-playoff game. The Chargers finished the season with a 3-7 record.

    Killeen places in all-around

    Columbine’s Nicole Killeen placed 42nd in the Class 5A individual all-around at the state gymnastics meet Nov. 6 at Thornton High School.

    Soccer season wraps up

  • D’Evelyn falls short on winning...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen coach Rob Molholm had plenty of restless nights preparing for D’Evelyn senior quarterback Owen Burke.

    “Owen is a heck of a quarterback,” Molholm said “He gave me nightmares all week long. Boy, did he have me stressed.”

    Molholm’s defense was the ultimate cure for his anxiety heading into the showdown against D’Evelyn on Nov. 6 that determined the Class 3A Metro North League champion.

  • Columbine takes care of first-...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Having earned a No. 1 seed in the Class 5A football playoffs with a perfect regular season, Columbine couldn’t be blamed if it felt a bit of indignation at drawing Overland as its first-round opponent.