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Today's Sports

  • Chargers break out the confetti

    LITTLETON — This type of game was the reason why Riley Welch wanted to return to Chatfield High School to finish out his prep basketball career.

    The Chargers all but officially clinched the Class 5A Jeffco League boys basketball title Feb. 10 with a 68-58 home victory over rival Dakota Ridge. Chatfield (19-2, 12-0 in league) took a two-game lead over the Eagles (14-7, 10-2) with three games remaining.

  • Jaguars’ power hitter signs with...

    DENVER — Dylan Nelson will take advantage of the altitude and thin air of Colorado for at least four more years.

    The heavy-hitting first baseman on D’Evelyn’s baseball team signed on Feb. 3 to continue his baseball career at Metropolitan State University in Denver. The power-hitting lefty jumped at the opportunity to play for the Roadrunners.

  • Lanuza selects University of...

    LITTLETON — Jennifer Lanuza is taking her own path.

    The Chatfield senior signed her national letter of intent to play women’s lacrosse at the University of Oregon next spring. Lanuza chose not to follow her older sister, Kendra Lanuza, who is a freshman on the University of Denver women’s lacrosse program.

  • Hume continues family tradition

    LITTLETON — Cayli Hume is following in her family’s footsteps.

    The Dakota Ridge senior signed to run cross country and track at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., after Hume graduates this spring.

  • Rebels ready to spring into...

    LITTLETON — Time flies when you’re having fun and winning state championships.

     “It came so fast,” Columbine senior Tatum Barton said as she celebrated with 14 other Rebels who signed their national letters of intent on Feb. 3. “I’m so blessed to be here. I’m so excited.”

    Barton was a driving force behind the Columbine girls soccer team’s first Class 5A state team title in school history in 2014. Barton scored 26 goals during the Rebels’ championship season.

  • Chargers swim to third at 5A...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — Abby Oglesby, Peyton Wayment and Jennelle Crozier posted breakthrough victories at the Class 5A Jeffco League girls swimming and diving championships.

  • Go time is now for Charger,...

    LITTLETON — Columbine senior Angelo Romero will carry plenty of weight on his broad shoulders entering the state-qualifying wrestling regional tournament this weekend in Grand Junction.

  • Defending 4A state champs too...

    DENVER — The plan on Jan. 28 was to reel Valor’s girls basketball team back into the pack in the Class 4A Jeffco League.

    However, the defending 4A state champions were too big of a fish for D’Evelyn to snare on the Jaguars’ home court. Valor (15-1, 9-0 in league) extended its winning streak to 14 games with a 60-49 victory against the in-state team that was able to defeat the Eagles last year.

  • Eagles unable to end curse

    LITTLETON — The basketball rim seemed to have some wicked enchanted spell place upon it.

    Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team had held its own through three quarters against Class 5A Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley (14-2, 7-1 in league). The Eagles were set to make a run at getting the upset victory at home, but the hoop Dakota Ridge was shooting at during the fourth quarter wasn’t any help.

  • Conference perfection

    LAKEWOOD — Nobody thought it would be a cakewalk for Chatfield’s boys basketball team to sweep through the Class 5A Jeffco League undefeated.

    “I told my guys the second time around was going to be much harder than the first,” Chatfield coach Stephen Schimpeler said after the Chargers began their second go-around in league play with a 64-60 road victory over Lakewood. “We know that, but you’ve got to experience it because sometimes players don’t always believe you.”