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Today's Sports

  • Columbine rolls to undefeated...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine junior Mikey Griebel’s 78-yard sprint to the end zone on the first play of the second half Oct. 29 at Jeffco Stadium essentially ran the Rebels into the start of the postseason.

    “We went into halftime wanting to put the game away and get ready for next week,” said Griebel, who had six carries for 164 yards and three catches for 35 yards. “We went with one of the strongest plays we have. The linemen executed. I’m blessed with that offensive line.”

  • Reed finishes third again at...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed looked around the holding pen for the top-10 finishers in the girls Class 4A state cross country race and was up for a quick one-on-one basketball tournament.

     “I would do that. I think I could take them, maybe,” said Reed with a smile when asked if she would have an advantage on the basketball court against her fellow top cross country runners in the state. “Unless someone has a hidden basketball talent I don’t know of.”

  • Late touchdown gives Front Range...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Front Range Christian’s offense played a game of cat-and-mouse with Clear Creek safety Noah Sarria throughout the Class 1A Metro League football game Oct. 24.

    And on a crucial fourth-and-two play from the Falcons’ 48-yard line with just under four minutes left in the fourth quarter, Sarria went for the catnip and the cheese, and he got caught.

  • Still perfect

    LAKEWOOD — Tommy Gillman was a bit of a wrinkle Columbine threw at rival Chatfield on Oct. 23 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Gillman had just a few carries from the fullback position this season for the Rebels (8-0, 6-0 in Class 5A Jeffco). The senior got the chance to play both sides of the football and made the most of his offensive touches rushing for 49 yards on 10 carries.

  • Chargers spike rival Rebels

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Back in her playing days at Chatfield High School, Stephanie Schick played on a club team coached by Gil Garcia during his long and successful run as the boss at Colorado Academy.

    Little did they know they would be matching wits as head coaches in the heated Chatfield-Columbine rivalry.

  • Runs elude Chatfield at state

    AURORA — Finding that third out to end the inning and get back in the dugout can seem to take forever sometimes.

    That was the case for Chatfield in the top of the third inning against Ralston Valley in the first round of the Class 5A state softball tournament Oct. 24 at Aurora Sports Park. Chatfield senior Jessica Jarecki got a strike out and forced a fly ball out to right field, but then the wheels fell off for the Chargers (10-12 record).

  • Columbine gives Brighton all it...

    AURORA — Columbine had No. 2 seed Brighton, a favorite to win the Class 5A state softball title, on the ropes in the opening round.

    The Rebels (14-9 record) held a 3-0 lead going into the sixth inning. However, the Bulldogs (19-4) bit back in a big way with a five-run bottom of the sixth inning on the way to a 5-4 victory.

     “We just gave it everything we had because we didn’t want it to be over,” teary-eyed Columbine junior pitcher Jenni Romero said after the season-ending loss.

  • Skid dims playoff hopes

    By Craig Harper -- For the Courier

    ARVADA — The lights literally went out on Columbine’s soccer team at halftime of its Oct. 8 game against 5A Jeffco League front-runner Arvada West.

    It proved to be a prelude to a total blackout.

  • Chatfield snags first league win

    ARVADA — One could almost hear the sigh of relief from the Chatfield sideline after junior Tylor Rowles ripped off a 43-yard run late in the fourth quarter Oct. 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Impressive run for Reed at...

    LITTLETON — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed is healthy, and it showed at the Jeffco League cross country championships Oct. 16 at Clement Park.

    Reed’s time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds was 40 seconds faster than runner-up Valor Christian’s Reagan Hausmann’s time of 19:05. Reed’s time was well over a minute faster than Ralston Valley’s Katherine Bearup’s 19:42 that won the 5A girls race.