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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield looking for consistency

    LITTLETON — By the time the offense got clicking, it was simply too late for Chatfield’s girls basketball team.

    The Chargers (2-5 record) had just four field goals and went 5-for-13 from the free-throw line to net only 15 points in the first half against Boulder on Jan. 2 at Chatfield High School. The hole was just too deep to climb out of as Chatfield lost the non-league game 54-41 against Boulder.

  • Chargers stampede past Boulder

    LITTLETON — It might not have been a career night for Alex Beckley to open the New Year, but it sure was a key effort by the Chatfield junior Jan. 2.

    Beckley came off the bench for the Chargers (7-1 record) to score 10 points along with playing some tenacious defense, which did lead to the guard fouling out with 3 minutes, 29 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Chatfield won its fifth straight and stayed undefeated at home with a 58-44 victory over Boulder.

  • Top sports stories of 2015

    LITTLETON — Oh so close was the theme for South Jeffco prep sports teams in 2015.

    There were a number of deep postseason runs that came up just short on winning state championships. Of course there were some remarkable individual accomplishments by local student-athletes. Looking forward, there will be some definite change in the landscape of high school athletics in Colorado for 2016.

    Before looking ahead, here is a look back at the top sports stories of 2015 from the sports staff at the Columbine Courier.

  • Columbine boys drop to 2-6...

    LITTLETON — Practice might not equal perfection, but Columbine’s boys basketball team hopes to see improvement after winter break.

    “The break is coming at a good time. We have a lot to work on over break,” Columbine coach Clay Thielking said after a 51-42 loss to Liberty on Dec. 17. “I don’t know how much of a break it will be. It will be a break from games. We welcome that.”

  • Navratil puts bow on Dakota...

    LITTLETON — With Arapahoe closing quickly in the fourth quarter Dec. 19, Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team turned to senior Caitlin Navratil.

    The Eagles’ 5-foot-2 guard poured in 10 points in the final five minutes, allowing Dakota Ridge to take a 67-54 victory into the winter break. Navratil finished with a game-high 23 points.

    “I trust the ball in (Navratil’s) hands for sure,” Dakota Ridge coach Diane Thompson said.

  • Sophomore key in OT win

    DENVER — D’Evelyn got a glimpse of its future Dec. 18.

    Sophomore Kolbron Schoenberger came off the bench for the Jaguars to pour in a team-high dozen points as D’Evelyn pulled out a 52-47 overtime victory against Holy Family. It was the first double-digit scoring game of the season for the sophomore.

  • Eagles’ second half impressive...

    LITTLETON — Coming off the bench wasn’t an issue for Dakota Ridge senior Devante Jones on Dec. 19 against Arapahoe.

    Jones was a game-changer and showed how valuable he is when on the court after entering the game midway through the first quarter. The 6-foot-4 senior scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Dakota Ridge erased a double-digit deficit to take a 78-63 victory.

  • Eagles get defensive to defeat...

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team found its killer instinct in the opening round of The Ridge Holiday Classic.

    After three early-season victories by single-digits, the Eagles poured it on in the second half against Ponderosa on Dec. 10. Dakota Ridge outscored the Mustangs 34-11 after halftime to cruise to a 68-37 victory.

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    ARVADA — A four-game losing streak isn’t sitting well for D’Evelyn’s boys basketball team.

     “Next week will be a rough week for everybody. We’ll be working hard in the gym,” D’Evelyn senior Cameron Brown said Dec. 11 after a 49-35 loss to Arvada West in the seventh-place game of the Ralston Roundup Tournament at Ralston Valley High School. “We aren’t going to drop one to Holy Family. It’s just that simple.”