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Today's Sports

  • Effort is there; points still...

    The effort is most certainly there.

    In the absence of 6-foot-8 senior center Connor Osborne, Columbine’s boys basketball team has compensated for the loss of their stud player by playing ultra-aggressive defense, hustling to loose balls and running an efficient offense.

    Only one element is missing – and it’s a big one.

  • Falcons fly to first-ever state...

    In the beginning, the smile didn’t come easy.

    Abbie Daurio is by no means an evil girl; quite the contrary, she’s very polite and nice when you talk to her.

    But, when she decided to take up cheerleading three years ago, it was the smile that always seemed to trip her up.

    “I was focusing so much on getting the routines down that I would always have a hard time with it,” Daurio said.

    The smile comes much easier now for Daurio, and, most likely, for the rest of the Front Range Christian School cheer team.

  • Rebels fall to Falcons

    The effort is most certainly there.

  • Chargers topple Rebels

    Jeffrey Harris had one person to thank for his hat trick Dec. 3 against rival Columbine.

    "My dad," the Chatfield junior said with a hint of a grin.

    Harris got crossways with his father, who implemented a one-period suspension for his son. When Harris made bail he needed a little more than six minutes to score his first goal and spark Chatfield to a 6-2 season-opening victory over the Rebels before a standing-room-only crowd at The Edge Ice Arena.

  • Chatfield runs past Chaparral

    Try on this logic for size: The Chatfield Chargers whipped the Chaparral Wolverines on Dec. 4, just two days after the Wolverines took the two-time Class 5A defending champion East Angels into overtime.

    So that must mean the Chargers are way better than the top-ranked Angels, right?

    Welcome to prep hoops in early December.

  • Bruins boot Rebels from playoffs

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Fans on both sides of the stands knew that if the Class 5A state football semifinal between Cherry Creek and Columbine came down to a field goal, the Bruins would have no problems racking up three points between the uprights.

    Unfortunately for Columbine, that’s exactly what the Nov. 22 game came down to.

    RC Willenbrock scored the game-winner with just two seconds remaining on the clock to give Cherry Creek the 27-25 victory at the Stutler Bowl. The Bruins will play Mullen in the state championship Nov. 29 at Invesco Field.

  • Upset bid comes up short

    LAKEWOOD — The Rodney Dangerfield of the Class 4A state football playoffs finally got its respect.

    Unfortunately for Dakota Ridge, a win didn’t accompany it.

    The No. 14 Eagles gave the No. 2 Farmers of Wheat Ridge all they could handle Nov. 22 at Jefferson County Stadium, but ultimately fell short 21-16 in a hard-fought game.

  • Somber Saturday

    It was a heartbreaking day Nov. 22 for supporters of Dakota Ridge and Columbine high schools.

  • Eagles soar into semis

    LAKEWOOD — Everything almost went according to plan for Dakota Ridge in its playoff game against Longmont.

    And that was almost very, very bad.

    “We kind of went with the plan that if they were going to beat us, they were going to have to beat us throwing,” Eagles football coach Ron Woitalewicz said. “I just didn’t think they were going to get 7,000 yards, or whatever it was, throwing.”

    Actually, it was 329 yards and five touchdowns passes from Trojans’ run-first quarterback Jake Johnson.

  • Rebels get revenge, bounce...

    ARVADA — The recipe for success has always been simple for Columbine.

    Run the ball with power.

    Play lights-out defense.

    The Rebels did both Nov. 14 in their rematch with Pomona in the Class 5A quarterfinals, grinding out a 23-8 victory in the process. The No. 5 Rebels (11-1) advance to the semifinals and will face No. 9 Cherry Creek (10-2) Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Stutler Bowl.

    The quarterfinal rematch between the two Jefferson County rivals was, at least for Columbine, a stark contrast to the initial encounter.