Today's Sports

  • Rebels amp it up against Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield senior goalie Jordan Alexander gave out as many hugs to Columbine players as saves he made against the Rebels in the boys lacrosse rivalry showdown April 15 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    “The guys played their hearts out,” said Alexander, who added he has played with or against several Rebels since second grade. “It’s a good rivalry game and has been tight in the past. The way we came out in the first half was just awesome.”

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    Mother Nature strikes again

    The winter storm last weekend played havoc with the spring sports schedule yet again. All baseball, lacrosse, girls soccer, girls tennis and track meets scheduled for Saturday, April 16, were postponed. Jeffco baseball teams will have to scramble this week in attempt to get fields in playing condition with only four weeks left of the regular season before regional tournaments the second weekend in May.

    Fund-raising effort moved

  • Ratashak kicks in OT game-winner

    ARVADA — It was likely the final scoring opportunity Dakota Ridge would have April 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex’s soccer field.

    Senior Lauryn Ratashak lined up a direct free kick as the clock kept ticking down during the second overtime period. The Eagles were locked in a 1-1 tie against Pomona in the Class 5A Jeffco League game, and a tie wasn’t the result Dakota Ridge (3-7, 2-1 in league) wanted against the Panthers (1-9, 0-3).

  • Chatfield nets sweep of rival...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Grace Koza has this Class 5A Jeffco League tennis thing down pat.

    The Chatfield junior hasn’t lost a league match at No. 1 singles since her freshman season. Coach Robert Campbell said Koza has “ascended to another level this year.”

    The same could hold true for the Chargers as a team.

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    Football registration

    Dakota Ridge Youth Football is now associated with Rocky Mountain Pop Warner. Registration for football and cheer/dance is open for players K-8 from now until July 15 for the fall 2016 season. To register, go online at dakotaridgesports.org and click on the football tab.

    Front Range off to hot start

  • D’Evelyn soccer unlucky against...

    LAKEWOOD — A rough two weeks of weather postponed a pair of non-league games and forced D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team into a confined indoor space.

    “We’ve been playing in our gym. We play good in a gym space,” D’Evelyn coach Paul Moline could say with a smile after a 3-1 loss to Wheat Ridge on April 5 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Uphill climb for league three-...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team found itself on the wrong side of a dramatic second-half rally April 7 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Rebels seemed to have everything in hand when sophomore Maeve Hungerford scored with 13 minutes, 26 seconds left in the second half to give Columbine a 9-5 lead on Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley. However, the Mustangs (4-1, 2-0 in Jeffco League) scored five unanswered goals in a span of just less than two minutes to take a 10-9 lead.

  • Timely hits MIA for Columbine

    LAKEWOOD — Failing to get the third out to end innings came back to bite Columbine in its Class 5A Jeffco League baseball opener April 9 on Keli McGregor Field at All Star Park.

    Ralston Valley (5-3, 1-0 in league) scored six of its nine runs with two outs Saturday afternoon. Columbine, on the other hand, stranded 11 runners, six in scoring position, in a 9-2 loss.

  • Rebels have goal options

    LITTLETON — Columbine senior Tatum Barton admits she demands a lot from her younger sister, freshman Tessa Barton, on the soccer field.

     “Probably,” Tatum Barton answered when asked if she is a little hard on her younger sister. “It’s because I love her.”

  • Eagles soaring into key league...

    LITTLETON — It appears Dakota Ridge baseball is getting into the swing of things.

    The Eagles (6-3, 1-0 in Class 5A Jeffco League) outscored Mountain Vista, Chaparral and Pomona 27-3 in the span of six days last week to run Dakota Ridge’s winning streak to five games.