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Today's Sports

  • Hobbs focused for state after...

    ARVADA — Averly Hobbs has a simple enough strategy to calm her nerves before any dive.
    “Normally, I can get into my zone — listen to my music, do 10 jumping jacks, whatever helps to take away my stress so that I can do my dives,” Hobbs said.
    If there was any stress Feb. 8 at the George J. Meyers Pool, she didn’t show it. The Chatfield junior scored a league-record and season-best score of 464.5 points to easily win the 1-meter diving title at the 5A Jeffco League championships.

  • Rebels’ Breidenbach preps for...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — One of the marquee finals matches of the Feb. 8 Pre-Regional Rumble at Bear Creek High School played out like a board game for brainiacs.
    Columbine’s Karl Breidenbach and Doherty’s Brandon Supernow, ranked second and fourth at 160 pounds in 5A by On the Mat, played cat-and-mouse with neither wrestler able to score a takedown. Tied 1-1 after Breidenbach’s third-period escape, the Rebels senior won when Supernow was assessed a one-point penalty for stalling.

  • Jefferson County considers...

    Jeffco might be setting its sights on establishing an outdoor shooting range open to the public.

    The county’s Parks and Open Space Department is putting together a working group to decide if a county-owned range is feasible. The group is expected to start work in March and report to the county commissioners by July.  

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield tops Lakewood, increases lead in 5A Jeffco

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers won their third straight game with a 74-63 road win at Lakewood High School on Jan. 29.
    Chatfield (13-3, 8-1 5A Jeffco League) trailed 38-36 at halftime before pulling away in the second half, outscoring the host Tigers 38-25.
    With the victory, Chatfield holds a two-game lead in the loss column in the league standings over Ralston Valley, Arvada West and Dakota Ridge.
    Chatfield plays host to Bear Creek on Feb. 5.

  • Chatfield sweeps tri-meet,...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    WHEAT RIDGE —Haley Kopec must feel like she’s watching — make that starring in — the movie “Groundhog Day.’’
    Every time the Chatfield sophomore swims the 200-yard individual medley relay she finishes with virtually the same time, just shy of the 5A state-qualifying standard of 2 minutes, 20.5 seconds.

  • Meyer’s late goals rescues Rebels

    If you ask Columbine head coach Chris Gassman, he’ll tell you that Matthew Meyer is a player with the kind of attitude that you want for your team. He’s also somebody who might play just a little too hard at times, but he doesn’t quit. He didn’t Feb. 1 against Aspen at the Edge Ice Arena.
    The Columbine senior scored the game-tying goal with 3 minutes, 25 seconds left in regulation and then won the game with 5.5 seconds remaining in overtime as the Rebels scored a crucial 3-2 victory over the visiting Skiers.

  • Dakota Ridge can taste playoff...

    Jake Ross said that the pressure to get into the postseason isn’t occupying the Dakota Ridge Eagles’ minds, but you know that it’s there. They know that it’s there. They can almost taste it. And barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Eagles will make their playoff debut in 2014.

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Eagles unleash offensive fury in a 6-0 rout of Kent Denver

    Zach Williams scored a pair of unassisted goals and Dakota Ridge had 68 shots on goal in a 6-0 rout of Kent Denver on Jan. 25 at the Edge Ice Arena.
    Jack Bonniwell, Graehm Konsella, Matthew Moscati and Jake Ross also scored for the Eagles (8-3-4, 11 points Foothills Conference).
    Joey Owston stopped all 10 shots he faced for Dakota Ridge.

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Pittman’s 17 points paves the way as Dakota Ridge rips Pomona

  • Breidenbach’s quick win ignites...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Karl Breidenbach is looking for a few good 5A wrestlers.
    Columbine’s senior 160-pounder is unbeaten and ranked No. 2 in the state’s top classification by On the Mat, though not perfect for the season, losing to Valley’s Brandon Gonzales (a defending 3A champion) and Pueblo County’s Keenan Willits (ranked No. 1 in 4A).

  • Avalanche alumni, youth groups...

    When Ken Klee retired from the National Hockey League after the 2008-09 season, there was talk of forming a Colorado Avalanche Alumni Association, but it never really came to fruition. Still, hockey remained part of the 42-year-old’s life as a coach with the Foothills Hockey Association.