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Today's Sports

  • Runs elude Chatfield at state

    AURORA — Finding that third out to end the inning and get back in the dugout can seem to take forever sometimes.

    That was the case for Chatfield in the top of the third inning against Ralston Valley in the first round of the Class 5A state softball tournament Oct. 24 at Aurora Sports Park. Chatfield senior Jessica Jarecki got a strike out and forced a fly ball out to right field, but then the wheels fell off for the Chargers (10-12 record).

  • Columbine gives Brighton all it...

    AURORA — Columbine had No. 2 seed Brighton, a favorite to win the Class 5A state softball title, on the ropes in the opening round.

    The Rebels (14-9 record) held a 3-0 lead going into the sixth inning. However, the Bulldogs (19-4) bit back in a big way with a five-run bottom of the sixth inning on the way to a 5-4 victory.

     “We just gave it everything we had because we didn’t want it to be over,” teary-eyed Columbine junior pitcher Jenni Romero said after the season-ending loss.

  • Skid dims playoff hopes

    By Craig Harper -- For the Courier

    ARVADA — The lights literally went out on Columbine’s soccer team at halftime of its Oct. 8 game against 5A Jeffco League front-runner Arvada West.

    It proved to be a prelude to a total blackout.

  • Chatfield snags first league win

    ARVADA — One could almost hear the sigh of relief from the Chatfield sideline after junior Tylor Rowles ripped off a 43-yard run late in the fourth quarter Oct. 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Impressive run for Reed at...

    LITTLETON — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed is healthy, and it showed at the Jeffco League cross country championships Oct. 16 at Clement Park.

    Reed’s time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds was 40 seconds faster than runner-up Valor Christian’s Reagan Hausmann’s time of 19:05. Reed’s time was well over a minute faster than Ralston Valley’s Katherine Bearup’s 19:42 that won the 5A girls race.

  • State berth eludes Eagles

    AURORA — Dakota Ridge gave host and No. 6-seeded Grandview all it wanted Oct. 17 at the Class 5A Region 6 tournament at Aurora Sports Park.

    The Eagles (12-10 record) came in as the 27th seed and the team proceeded to shock Grandview with a 10-0 victory in the opening round of the four-team, double-elimination format with the last two teams left standing advancing to next week’s 16-team state tournament.

  • Out of reach

    DENVER — Chatfield seniors Sam Meyer and Austin Stutz were looking at becoming the Chargers’ first individual tennis champions in a decade when they took to the court last week at Gates Tennis Center.

    Meyer and Stutz were in a similar spot as they were last year as a state-contending team in the No. 1 doubles bracket. Straight set victories in round one and quarterfinals Oct. 15 set up a semifinal date on the morning of Oct. 16 with powerhouse Cherry Creek.

  • Powered by Griebel

    LAKEWOOD — There is no truth to the rumor that Columbine junior Mikey Griebel mowed and helped paint the field Oct. 16 at Jeffco Stadium, but he sure did about everything else imaginable on the football field.

    Griebel carried the ball 11 times for 222 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He had three catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Griebel forced a fumble and a key interception that led to the game-winning touchdown in a 42-35 victory for the Rebels over Pomona.

  • Littleton swept by Evergreen in...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — No, Evergreen’s volleyball team hasn’t circled or red-lettered Oct. 29 on its schedule.

    Not yet, anyway.

    However, after a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-23) victory over Littleton on Oct. 8, the Cougars appeared to be on course for a showdown with Valor Christian for the 4A Jeffco League title in a couple of weeks.

  • Quick Hits

    Tait finishes tied for 16th

    Columbine junior Marcus Tait had a top-20 finish at the Class 5A boys golf state tournament Oct. 6 in Fort Collins.

    Tait fired rounds of 74 and 75 at Fort Collins Country Club during the two-day tournament to place tied for 16th. It was his third appearance in the state tournament. Tait placed 64th as a freshman and 43rd as a sophomore. Fort Collins golfer Hunter Paugh claimed the individual title with rounds of 69 and 71. Regis edged Coronado and Lakewood to win the 5A team title.