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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Cross country: Carney wins,...

  • Energized Rebels rally past...

    To say Ashley Williams was a little concerned would be an understatement. The Columbine senior did not want to lose, especially to rival Chatfield. Yet things didn’t look too promising for the Lady Rebels after the first game on Oct. 20 at Chafield High School.

  • McDondles, Rebels tune up for...

    LAKEWOOD — Despite being undefeated there were still questions about Columbine entering its game with Bear Creek on Oct. 20 at Jeffco Stadium.
    In its first seven games, Columbine had faced only one team with a winning record in Arapahoe. But the Rebels put most doubts aside with a convincing 38-20 win.
    Columbine overcame injuries to senior linebacker Jaxon Mohr (arm/shoulder), junior linebacker Trent Headley (arm/shoulder), and senior defensive lineman Josh Croy (elbow) in the first half.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Lady Eagles headed to Pine Creek for 6-team district tournament

    Dakota Ridge, seeded 38th, will play in the 5A District 6 volleyball tournament, hosted by Pine Creek, on Oct. 28-29.
    The Lady Eagles (7-12 overall, 3-5 5A Jeffco) will be joined in the regionals by host Pine Creek, Cherry Creek, Rampart, Castle View and Aurora Central. The top two teams qualify for regionals.

    FOOTBALL SCORES
    Chatfield 47, Heritage 27
    Dakota Ridge 35, Prairie View 0
    Lutheran-Parker 14, FRCS 7

  • Gut-wrenching end for Chatfield

    LOVELAND — Rebecka Mintz couldn’t control her tears. Carlie Sexton was physically distraught. What had been an improbable run through the 5A Jeffco League for the Chatfield Lady Chargers’ softball team came to a crashing halt on Oct. 15 at the Region 4 tournament.
    Chatfield, the region’s top and 5A’s fourth overall seed, went from a state-tournament favorite to an afterthought after an error-proned 4-3 loss to Cherokee Trail at Barnes Softball Complex at Fairgrounds Park.

  • Dakota Ridge wins regional,...

    Courtney Sharp hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth as Dakota Ridge rallied for a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over Poudre, winning the 5A Region 3 softball championship on Oct. 15 at Longmont’s Garden Acres.
    Dakota Ridge (19-2), seeded fifth in the regional, opened with a 2-0 shutout of Liberty, led by the pitching of Bri Arneach. She tossed seven innings of shutout ball, walking one and striking out five. BrookLynn York and Cameryn Mammenga each had two hits.

  • Carney repeats as Jeffco champ

    Danny Carney, two weeks earlier, didn’t run the Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park because his coaches wanted him to relax and prepare for the postseason. He had earned the rest.
    And so the Dakota Ridge senior, even feeling under the weather, was back running Oct. 14. And he was back in front as usual. Carney ran a time of 15 minutes, 35 seconds, winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship by 45 seconds over Bear Creek’s Brandon Washington. It is Carney’s second straight league title.