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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Columbine goes 2-2 at Cherry Creek Invitational
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE
    — Austin Haldorson scord 17 points as Highlands Ranch sent Columbine to its second loss of the season — both in the Cherry Creek Invitational — on Dec. 21.
    Brett Brady added 14 points for Highlands Ranch.
    Columbine, which went 2-2 in the three-day tournament, entered the winter break with a 6-2 record.

    Chatfield drops third straight, loses at Cherokee Trail

  • 2011 Top 10 sports stories

    2011 saw many things from Columbine’s football program overcoming injuries to win a fifth 5A state championship since 1999 to Dakota Ridge’s Danny Carney coming oh-so-close to a cross country title to Chatfield reaching the state hockey semifinals despite losing head coach bradd markusch for much of the season. The following is a list of the Columbine Courier’s Top 10 sports stories for the past year:

    1. REBELS OVERCOME INJURIES TO WIN FIFTH 5A STATE TITLE

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Musleh, Dakota Ridge snap three-game slide with rout
    AURORA
    — Abdullah Musleh led three Dakota Ridge players in double figures with 20 points as the Eagles snapped a three-game losing streak with a 74-41 win over Grand Junction Central on Dec. 17 at the Hinkley Holiday Tournament.
    Dakota Wallin added 13 points and Dylan Hoffman scored 10 for Dakota Ridge (3-4).
    The Eagles led 34-23 at halftime before blowing the game open over  the final two quarters.

  • Rebels, Snow weather Tigers to...

    Senior center Jon Snow scored Columbine’s first seven points and finished with 18 to lead the Rebels past visiting Lakewood 60-46 on Dec. 16.
    “We just wanted to come out strong, and it just happened that I got the points with my teammates helping out a lot,” Snow said.
    Columbine (4-0) led the Tigers 30-23 at the half and survived a Lakewood threat in the third quarter led by Tigers forward Nermin Kozic.

  • Chargers forward’s 2nd goal ices...

    It would’ve been easy for Tyler Seltenreich to get down. After all, his Chatfield Chargers surrendered a two-goal lead in the third period to visiting Standley Lake on Dec. 16 at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • Coaches Invite win boosts...

    THORNTON — Maybe it was her nerves, but in the moments before Ashley Horodyski took to the pool for her 100-yard butterfly finals on Dec. 17 at the Colorado Coaches Invitational the Columbine senior was lining up in Lane 6. Unfortunately, she was marked to be in Lane 5.
    As it turned out, it probably didn’t matter which lane she was in. She didn’t have much to be worried about.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Snow, Rebels improve to 2-0 with rout of Littleton

    Jon Snow scored a team-high 27 points as Columbine built a 15-point halftime lead and rolled to a 74-55 win over Littleton on Dec. 8.
    Brad Crowther added 17 points nad Josh Daly 10 for the Rebels (2-0).
    Littleton was led by Nick Giordano’s game-high 29 points.
    Chatfield falls to Cherokee Trail at Heritage’s Tip-Off Classic

  • All-conference football teams

    Following is the all-conference football selections in the 5A Super 6 and 4A MAC 8 conferences for the 2011 season:

    5A SUPER 6, FIRST TEAM
    QB: Sean Flanagan, Sr., Bear Creek; Cyler Miles, Sr., Mullen
    RB: Erik Gaytan, Sr., Chatfield; Cameron McDondle, Sr., Columbine; Addie Brown, Sr., Mullen
    TE: Ethan Brunhofer, Soph., Arapahoe
    WR: Nick Dalton, Sr., Bear Creek; Jake Anna, Sr., Bear Creek; Michael Schandle, Sr., Heritage

  • All-conference football teams

    Following is the all-conference football selections in the 5A Super 6 and 4A MAC 8 conferences for the 2011 season:

    5A SUPER 6, FIRST TEAM
    QB: Sean Flanagan, Sr., Bear Creek; Cyler Miles, Sr., Mullen
    RB: Erik Gaytan, Sr., Chatfield; Cameron McDondle, Sr., Columbine; Addie Brown, Sr., Mullen
    TE: Ethan Brunhofer, Soph., Arapahoe
    WR: Nick Dalton, Sr., Bear Creek; Jake Anna, Sr., Bear Creek; Michael Schandle, Sr., Heritage

  • Lady Chargers suffer 1st loss of...

    Chatfield suffered its first loss of the season to visiting Doherty, losing 67-61 in a non-league contest Dec. 9 at Chatfield Senior High School.
    Though the Lady Chargers led most of the game, Doherty exploded in the fourth quarter by outscoring Chatfield 20-10 to win on the road.
    “They’re a good team and they really played with a calmness,” Chatfield head coach Mike Deutsch said. “We got a little too hesitant and a little too rushed when they started coming back, and we just got a little anxious.”