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  • 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.”

  • Rebels come up short against...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — If Columbine had faced Valor Christian six days earlier on the football field at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the anticipation would have been through the roof.

    Not so much on the hardwood, where the recently completed football season played a role nonetheless and was partially responsible for the lack of a basketball matchup of star quarterbacks Jake Lowry and Dylan McCaffrey.

  • D’Evelyn falls in state rematch

    DENVER — D’Evelyn coach Chris Olson looked at the glass as half full when it came to Sand Creek seniors Oliana Squires and Liah Davis.

    Squires (27 points) and Davis (23) led the way as the Scorpions took a 59-48 victory over D’Evelyn on Dec. 11 at the Jungle Jam Tournament hosted by the Jaguars.

  • Balance key for Chargers

    LITTLETON — Chatfield’s boys basketball team has a potpourri of scoring options.

    The variety of players and ways the Chargers can put the ball in the hoop was on display Dec. 9 in Chatfield’s home opening 82-61 victory over Chaparral. Chatfield poured in ten 3-pointers while senior Josh Frenette dominated down low with a 12-point third quarter as the Chargers led by as much as 31 points against the young Wolverines.

  • Waiting for the stars to fall

    The Geminids meteor shower is about to make its annual appearance, and Jeffco Open Space will host a watch party Saturday at Hildebrand Ranch Park.

    The event will feature activities for both adults and kids as they experience the meteor shower and the rest of the night sky, said Mike Dempsey, an Open Space naturalist.

    “The Geminids meteor shower happens every year in the middle of December, and what we do is ask folks to come out, bring some … chairs or blankets, and watch the shower,” Dempsey said.

  • D’Evelyn runs toward another...

    DENVER — D’Evelyn girls basketball coach Chris Olson had one question for senior Lexi Reed after she announced on Twitter that she had committed to run cross country and track at Oregon State University.

    “When she tweeted out that she was signing, I texted her to congratulate her and also asked if they were going to let her still play basketball,” Olson said. “I was nervous (Oregon State) would say no.”

  • Chatfield facing early adversity

    LITTLETON — Chatfield’s girls basketball team hopes the road is a little less rocky than its opening week.

    A day before the Chargers opened their season at the Rebel with a Cause Tournament at Columbine High School on Dec. 2, the team found out it would be without head coach Mike Deutsch for at least a month.

  • Columbine runner-up in tournament

    LITTLETON — Columbine’s girls basketball team is giving back to the community while winning some games along the way.

    The Rebels hosted the 2nd annual Rebel with a Cause Tournament during the opening week of the prep hoops season. The tournament encouraged teams and fans to bring new or gently used toys for a toy drive to benefit City Square, a local organization in Denver that provides for low-income and homeless families.