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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield’s Nedved named an all-...

    Chatfield senior and 5A Jeffco first-team all-conference selection Madison Nedved played in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports 5A all-star game  Nov. 3 in Westminster.
    CCGS began sponsoring an all-state softball game in 1986 to provide girls a showcase for their talent. Each senior athlete is nominated by coaches in her league; while coaches representing all the leagues make the final selection of 72 athletes. Nedved, an outfielder and pitcher, also plays for the Colorado Elite Prospects 18A team.

  • Chatfield lacrosse trio sign on...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Want to know why Chatfield is the defending 5A Jeffco League girls lacrosse champion and prohibitive favorite to repeat in the spring? Look no further than the Nov. 13 national signing day, when three Lady Chargers finalized their commitments to Division I programs.

  • Powell, four other Rebels sign...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Columbine’s Katie Powell admitted she didn’t know until two summers ago that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., even had a women’s volleyball team. But after doing her homework, the fit seemed too good to be true.

  • Valor shines in rout of Rebels

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Yes, Christian McCaffrey is that good. The Columbine Rebels found that out the hard way in the 5A football state quarterfinals on Nov. 15 at Valor Stadium.

  • Eagles shoot selves in the foot

    LAKEWOOD — There were any number of reasons why Dakota Ridge saw its 4A state championship hopes dashed at the hands of Pueblo South 27-21 on Nov. 16 at Jeffco Stadium. There were the three turnovers, the three Pueblo South drives that started in Eagles’ territory or the goal-line stand by the Colts that stopped Dakota Ridge at the 1-yard line in the first quarter.

  • 5A All-Jeffco boys tennis, boys...

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys golf and boys tennis:

    BOYS GOLF
    FIRST TEAM
    Michael Tait, Columbine; Kevin Liao, Lakewood; Grant Olinger, Pomona; Keegan Sheard, Ralston Valley; Neil Tillman, Ralston Valley; Garrett Jones, Ralston Valley; Roy Carlsen, Ralston Valley
    SECOND TEAM
    A.J. Berry, Chatfield; Greg Shelton, Columbine; Griffin Barela, Lakewood; JJ Amato, Lakewood; Zach Joseph, Pomona; Dima Makarov, Ralston Valley; Luke Stephenson, Ralston Valley
    MVP: Grant Olinger, Pomona

  • Rebels tune up for Valor with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Tradition — five big-school state championships since 1999, including 2011 — favors Columbine. Recent history — four straight titles in three different classifications, including last year’s 5A crown — suggests Valor Christian. It’s one of the components that makes the Nov. 15 game between seventh-seeded Columbine (10-1) and No. 2 Valor Christian perhaps the most intriguing of the 5A quarterfinals.

  • Extra point seals Dakota Ridge’s...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    FALCON — It all came down to an extra-point conversion.

  • Turnovers, Marquez doom Chargers

    ARVADA — Chatfield Senior head coach Bret McGatlin noted that minute Pomona running back Chris Marquez, all 5-foot-5, 154 pounds of him, had great vision. It didn’t hurt that he also had 6-5, 6-6 linemen to block for him, either.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Trio leads the way as Pine Creek ends Chatfield’s season
    COLORADO SPRINGS
    — Michael Steffy, Alexander Cullen and Nicholas Farley scored goals as Pine Creek toppled Chatfield 3-0 in the second round of the 5A state tournament on Oct. 30 at D20 Stadium.
    The Chargers capped their season with a 12-4-1 record.

    FOOTBALL
    Thais, Dakota Ridge tune up for playoffs, topple Littleton