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Today's Sports

  • Turnovers costly for Dakota...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge senior Caitlin Navratil likes the way Diane Thompson, the Eagles’ fourth head girls basketball coach in as many years, thinks.

     “One of her mottos is: ‘Believe in something bigger than yourselves,’” Navratil said.

    That became a challenge literally as well as figuratively when the Eagles hosted Lakewood in a Jan. 20 battle of the Class 5A Jeffco League’s only unbeaten teams.

  • No fourth quarter FGs, no problem

    LITTLETON — Sometimes made fields goals can be a deceiving basketball statistic.

    A good example was Jan. 22 at Chatfield High School in the girls basketball rivalry between Columbine and Chatfield. The home Chargers didn’t make a single field goal in the final quarter of the Class 5A Jeffco League battle, but it didn’t matter.

  • Dakota Ridge hockey hitting its...

    LITTLETON — Things escalated quickly in the second period Jan. 23 at The Edge Ice Arena.

    Dakota Ridge held a modest 1-0 lead after a period against Battle Mountain. The Eagles wasted no time finding the back of the net in the second period.

    “Our first period wasn’t our best,” Dakota Ridge forward Andrew Endsley said. “We really picked it up in that second period.”

  • Chatfield dominates Columbine on...

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — After playing back-to-back challenging road games against two of the Class 5A Jeffco League’s top teams, it was obvious Chatfield’s boys basketball team was ready to cut loose.

  • County to realign trail that...

    A hiker-only trail on Jeffco Open Space will be rebuilt to connect Deer Creek Canyon Park and Hildebrand Ranch Park, and will accommodate horseback riders and bicyclists in the future, according to a plan approved Jan. 5 by the county commissioners.

  • Chargers face the state’s best

    LITTLETON — Chatfield saw up and close why Pomona is the heavy favorite to win the Class 5A state team wrestling title this winter season.

    The Chargers suffered a 77-0 defeat in a 5A Jeffco League dual Jan. 14 at Chatfield High School. The Panthers had eight pins, two technical falls, a major decision and one victory by decision in the dozen matches wrestled. Pomona also picked up two forfeit wins.

  • Dakota Ridge dominates Columbine...

    LITTLETON — Thomas Bravo and Devante Jones were sizzling from the field Jan. 13 at Dakota Ridge High School.

    In front of a nearly standing-room only crowd for the Class 5A Jeffco League boys basketball showdown between Columbine and Dakota Ridge, Bravo and Jones combined to shoot 14-for-19 from the field for 36 points. Dakota Ridge stayed undefeated in the league play, cruising to an easy 73-40 victory over its cross-town rival.

  • Eagle girls hold off improving...

    LITTLETON — Veteran experience was invaluable for Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team Jan. 13.

    The Eagles held a minuscule one-point lead, 36-35, early in the fourth quarter against rival Columbine at Dakota Ridge High School. The young Rebels looked on the verge of a monumental upset. However, the senior-laden Eagles (9-4, 4-0 in the Class 5A Jeffco League) dominated the final six minutes outscoring Columbine 15-4 to close out the game and squelch the upset bid with a 51-39 victory for the Eagles.

  • Chatfield opens up 2-0 in league...

    LITTLETON — Don’t blink while attending a Chatfield boys basketball game this winter season; you could miss a Chargers’ trademark run.

    “I thought it was a great sign of what we can get through,” Chatfield senior Cameron Pearson said after the Chargers rallied down eight points in the third quarter Jan. 6 against Lakewood. “We just put our foot on the gas and never let off.”

  • Rebels step up their aggression

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Angelo Romero has a new practice partner in Columbine’s wrestling room this season thanks to Evan Tooley’s unanticipated growth spurt.

    The seniors hope the connection will lead to their first berths to the Class 5A state tournament in February.