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Today's Sports

  • Valor shines in rout of Rebels

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Yes, Christian McCaffrey is that good. The Columbine Rebels found that out the hard way in the 5A football state quarterfinals on Nov. 15 at Valor Stadium.

  • Eagles shoot selves in the foot

    LAKEWOOD — There were any number of reasons why Dakota Ridge saw its 4A state championship hopes dashed at the hands of Pueblo South 27-21 on Nov. 16 at Jeffco Stadium. There were the three turnovers, the three Pueblo South drives that started in Eagles’ territory or the goal-line stand by the Colts that stopped Dakota Ridge at the 1-yard line in the first quarter.

  • 5A All-Jeffco boys tennis, boys...

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys golf and boys tennis:

    BOYS GOLF
    FIRST TEAM
    Michael Tait, Columbine; Kevin Liao, Lakewood; Grant Olinger, Pomona; Keegan Sheard, Ralston Valley; Neil Tillman, Ralston Valley; Garrett Jones, Ralston Valley; Roy Carlsen, Ralston Valley
    SECOND TEAM
    A.J. Berry, Chatfield; Greg Shelton, Columbine; Griffin Barela, Lakewood; JJ Amato, Lakewood; Zach Joseph, Pomona; Dima Makarov, Ralston Valley; Luke Stephenson, Ralston Valley
    MVP: Grant Olinger, Pomona

  • Rebels tune up for Valor with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Tradition — five big-school state championships since 1999, including 2011 — favors Columbine. Recent history — four straight titles in three different classifications, including last year’s 5A crown — suggests Valor Christian. It’s one of the components that makes the Nov. 15 game between seventh-seeded Columbine (10-1) and No. 2 Valor Christian perhaps the most intriguing of the 5A quarterfinals.

  • Extra point seals Dakota Ridge’s...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    FALCON — It all came down to an extra-point conversion.

  • Turnovers, Marquez doom Chargers

    ARVADA — Chatfield Senior head coach Bret McGatlin noted that minute Pomona running back Chris Marquez, all 5-foot-5, 154 pounds of him, had great vision. It didn’t hurt that he also had 6-5, 6-6 linemen to block for him, either.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Trio leads the way as Pine Creek ends Chatfield’s season
    COLORADO SPRINGS
    — Michael Steffy, Alexander Cullen and Nicholas Farley scored goals as Pine Creek toppled Chatfield 3-0 in the second round of the 5A state tournament on Oct. 30 at D20 Stadium.
    The Chargers capped their season with a 12-4-1 record.

    FOOTBALL
    Thais, Dakota Ridge tune up for playoffs, topple Littleton

  • Chatfield struggles to find its...

    THORNTON — The goals were modest ones, all things considered, for the Chatfield Lady Chargers. They were hoping to nab their highest score of the season and finish ninth of higher at the 5A state gymnastics championships. Unfortunately, neither was accomplished.
    Chatfield finished 12th in the field with 171.3 points on Nov. 1 at Thornton High School. The Lady Chargers came in seeded ninth and looking for a higher finish, but the state jitters took their toll.

  • Injury-riddled Chargers...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — After losing senior starting offensive tackle Denis Tsimbalist on the day of Chatfield’s first 5A football playoff game, head coach Bret McGatlin reminded his team about the 2010 Green Bay Packers, who won that season’s Super Bowl as the No. 6 seed in the NFC and with 16 players on injured reserve.
    He also mentioned to them the fact the Chargers had not won a postseason game since 2008, going 0-3 in the ensuing four-year stretch, including last year’s 29-7 loss to Eaglecrest.

  • Rebels shift gears vs. Hinkley

    By Devin Robb
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Most teams that play Columbine focus on speedy senior running back Bernard McDondle. In a 5A first-round football playoff game on Nov. 1 at Jeffco Stadium, Columbine proved to Hinkley that McDondle isn’t the only running back that can do damage.