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Today's Sports

  • Flat start, missing starters...

    LAKEWOOD — Bear Creek scored two goals 90 seconds apart early in the first half, and overmatched Columbine fell to the Bears, 5-0, at Lakewood Memorial Field on Sept. 22.
    With two starters sitting out courtesy of red cards given out in the previous contest against Arvada West, the Rebels were no match for the Bears.
    “We came out super flat, missing two of our starters to the ejections in the previous game.” Columbine coach Brian Todd said. “We came out flat and it cost us two goals early, and it was hard to recover.”

  • Rams, miscues deny Eagles first...

    LAKEWOOD — The homecoming game for Dakota Ridge’s football team proved to be a bitter pill for the Eagles to swallow.
    On Sept. 22 at Jefferson County Stadium, the Eagles struggled with turnovers and missed opportunities in a 14-10 loss to Green Mountain in the 4A Mountain Plains Conference opener.

  • Sports briefs

    CROSS COUNTRY
    Carney continues winning ways at Grand Junction Invite
    GRAND JUNCTION
    — Dakota Ridge senior Danny Carney continued his winning ways, taking first place in the Grand Junction Invitational on Sept. 24.
    Carney won the meet in a time of 16 minutes, 30.10 seconds, easily outrunning second-place finisher Andrew Mansfield of Glenwood Springs by 33 seconds.

  • Chargers' Berry captures 5A...

     

  • Carney adds Liberty Bell to...

    Don’t get Danny Carney wrong. He was happy to win the 2011 Liberty Bell Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 16 at Heritage High School. After all, the prestige in itself is worth the victory. But the Dakota Ridge senior has bigger fish to fry.
    Coming off a season in which he won the 5A Jeffco League and a regional championship before finishing second to Columbine’s Woody Kincaid at state, the stars definitely seem to be lining up for Carney this year.

  • Dakota Ridge uses 8-run third...

    Nothing seemed to cooperate with the Columbine Lady Rebels’ softball team last week. Not the weather and certainly not the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles.
    Rain forced their game to be played a day later than scheduled at Columbine. But home-field advantage wasn’t exactly on the Lady Rebels’ side.

  • FRCS fails to capitalize on...

    It’s hard to fault Jacob Kozanecki. After all, his Front Range Christian Falcons had their opportunities Sept. 17 to topple 10th-ranked Resurrection Christian. A blocked punt, a high snap over the punter’s head, a couple of turnovers. There were chances.
    But the Falcons couldn’t contain Taylor Dewald or do enough with the ball offensively when they had it. Thus, the Falcons’ upset bid turned into a 42-21 defeat on a fickle weather day at Front Range Christian School.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Rebels dominate Douglas Co., improve record to 3-0
    LAKEWOOD
    — Cameron McDondle rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair of 48-yarders, as Columbine improved to 3-0 with a 48-7 homecoming victory over Douglas County on Sept. 15 at Jefferson County Stadium.
    Noah Thompson rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on just five carries, while Ceasar Lopez and Michael Burns also rushed for scores for the Rebels (3-0).
    Douglas County got its lone score on a 17-yard, second-quarter run by Trey Smith.

  • REBEL BALL: PATH TO STATE

    Columbine Courier sports editor Michael Hicks and photo editor Matthew Jonas are following head coach Andy Lowry’s Columbine Rebels from the start of practice throughout the 2011 season, a year after a 9-2 season and a disappointing second-round playoff loss. We will follow the Rebels throughout the season and the work that goes into it. Second in a series.

  • Chatfield fends off furious late...

    CONIFER — For all of the third and most of the fourth set, the Chatfield Lady Chargers were in control. Victory, seemingly, appeared inevitable. And eventually it was secured, but not before the host Conifer Lady Lobos made a furious rally that threatened to force their Sept. 8 volleyball match into a decisive fifth set.
    Luckily for Chatfield it had Grace Newkirk and Megan Bohn to pull it through.