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Today's Sports

  • McDondle, Delk lead Columbine...

    LAKEWOOD -- Cameron McDondle and Nick Delk rushed for two touchdowns each as Columbine overcame Fort Collins' early stalling offense for a 28-10 win in the first round of the 5A state football playoffs on Nov. 3 at Jeffco Stadium.
    McDondle finished with 193 yards rushing for the top-seeded Rebels (10-0).
    Columbine advances to play Fairview (6-4), a 28-24 winner over Regis Jesuit in the first round.

  • Chargers' early lead not...

    GRAND JUNCTION -- The Chatfield High School football team found out why Grand Junction is seeded second in the Class 5A state playoffs and was ranked first for most of the season.

    After taking a 10-0 first-quarter lead, the Chargers gave up 41 consecutive points en route to a 51-17 loss to the Tigers on Nov. 4 at Stocker Stadium in the first round.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Chatfield upsets Arapahoe, qualifies for 5A state playoffs

    Erik Gaytan scored three touchdowns, including touchdown runs of 13 and 31 yards in the fourth quarter, as Chatfield rallied for a 28-24 upset of Arapahoe on Oct. 29 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium, clinching a berth in the 32-team 5A state football playoffs.

  • Columbine’s district run ends...

    DENVER — Columbine won its first two matches to advance to the 5A District 6 semifinals, but fell to Arapahoe in four games, ending its hopes of advancing to regionals on Oct. 29 at Denver East High School.
    The Lady Rebels started off by beating Loveland and host Denver East in straight sets, but after a long break between games came out flat against Arapahoe and never recovered.

  • Lady Chargers prepare for state...

    AURORA — The Chatfield Lady Chargers gymnastics team had its work cut out for it at the 5A Regional III tournament at Overland High School on Oct. 28.
    Chatfield came in third with a combined score of 175.9, behind Overland (183.35) and Green Mountain (177.45), but qualified for state as a team in spite of the finish.
    Overland walked away with the highest score in all three regions, beating out fellow regional champions Fort Collins (181.025) and Broomfield (180.4). So what was it like competing in such a tough region?

  • Columbine’s Haynes overjoyed...

    AURORA — Kaylie Haynes didn’t win the 5A girls state cross country championship on Oct. 29. She didn’t even finish in the Top 10 or 20. But not even that could erase the pure satisfaction that the smile she let out after the race was over.

  • Columbine blocks Mullen’s path

    LAKEWOOD — Ryan Earnest stands 6-foot-2, and the Columbine Rebels defender used every inch of his frame when his team needed him to the most.
    With the injury-riddled Rebels clinging to a three-point lead with 3 seconds remaining and Mullen’s John Scott lining up for a game-tying 40-yard field goal, Earnest found his way over the Mustangs’ offensive line and sealed, quite possibly, Columbine’s biggest win — a 24-21 victory — in the past five years.

  • Columbine tops Mullen

    A dramatic block of a last-second field goal propelled Columbine to a 24-21 win over Mullen on Friday night.
    Mullen's second-half comeback fell just short, keeping the Rebels undefeated on the season.
    Read more in the Courier next week.

  • Columbine boys soccer team...

    FORT COLLINS -- Luke Shepstone scored Columbine's lone goal in the 75th minute, but the Rebels were bounced from the 5A state boys soccer playoffs with a 2-1 first-round loss to Fort Collins on Oct. 25 at French Field.
    The host Lambkins (8-2-6), seeded 13th in the 32-team field, got first-half goals from Jesus Martinez and Ben Walker before holding on to advance to advance into the second round to face fourth-seeded ThunderRidge (13-3).

  • State loss doesn’t spoil Dakota...

    AURORA — It might’ve been a bitter pill to swallow. It certainly wasn’t Dakota Ridge’s desired ending. But considering it had been eight years since the Lady Eagles had reached the 5A state softball tournament, even losing 4-2 to Brighton in the quarterfinals on Oct. 21 at Aurora Sports Park couldn’t diminish the season that was.