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Today's Sports

  • Frustrating loss to Monarch is a...

    Joey Owston stomped off to the locker room as the frustration started to set in. The Dakota Ridge Eagles goalkeeper, as head coach Alec Hines said, played out of his mind. Monarch pelted him with shot after shot, yet he stood between the pipes, making save after save.
    In all, Owston finished with 68 saves, but second-ranked Monarch pushed four of its five goals past the netminder to escape The Edge Ice Arena on Jan. 15 with a 5-3 win over eighth-ranked Dakota Ridge.

  • Falcons’ defensive pressure sets...

    DENVER — There’s not much glitz in the offense of the Front Range Christian boys basketball team. But if one wants to know why the Falcons are undefeated thus far during the 2013-14 season, just take a look at their defense.
    The full-court man-to-man pressure that Brad Folk’s team brings predicates the play of the offense. That was evident in its 58-45 win Jan. 15 at Denver Academy.

  • Energized Lady Eagles roll on

    It’s the energy the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles play with, senior Jae Ferrin says, that’s made the 2013-14 season exciting thus far.

  • Open Space sets goals for...

    With help from volunteers, Apex Park may be partially open to hikers and bikers by this spring, according to a timeline established by the staff at Jeffco Open Space.

    The park in Golden has been closed since September, when flooding caused extensive trail damage. Other parks in the Jeffco Open Space system, which also were severely impacted, are slated for repairs in the coming months.

  • Open Space acquires Deer Creek...

    The 160-acre Deer Creek property south of Deer Creek Canyon Road is among land acquisitions finalized by Jeffco Open Space.

    Meanwhile, recommended grant recipients include the cities of Golden, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, which collectively could receive the lion’s share of more than $800,000 from the Jeffco Open Space sales tax fund.

    Golden sought a $234,000 grant to construct the West 44th Avenue trail, which Jeffco Open Space Director Tom Hoby said needs to be done all at once, rather than in sections.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chargers extend winning streak to seven, rout Bear Creek
    LAKEWOOD
    — Darius Reiter led five players in double figures with a game-high 24 points as Chatfield stretched its winning streak to seven games with a 91-69 road victory at Bear Creek on Jan. 8.
    Alec Wray and Andrew St. Germain added 12 points each, Riley Welch scored 11 and Sean Laczkowski poured in 10 for the Chargers (9-2).

    HOCKEY
    Late power-play goal lifts Columbine past Resurrection

  • ‘Starters,’ defense help Eagles...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    When Dakota Ridge head coach Doug Maier opted to begin the Jan. 10 home game against Columbine with three regular underclass starters on the bench for the annual “Think Pink’’ night, he knew his team might be in for a rough start.
    “I wanted to give some seniors a chance to start tonight,” Maier said. “Of course, that means you might have to dig out of a hole. But it’s the right thing to do. Tonight was a special night for the seniors so we needed to do that.”

  • Tough slate sets tone for Rebels...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Even for a veteran team, the Columbine boys’ non-league schedule would have been daunting. Throw in the fact the Rebels were rebuilding after losing their top five scorers, and “killer’’ became an appropriate adjective.
    It played out that way for Clay Thielking’s squad, which went 2-5 with losses to four ranked 5A and 4A teams before opening Jeffco play with a three-point loss to Ralston Valley.

  • Eagles, Chargers up to the...

    ARVADA — Ali Borelli and her Dakota Ridge teammates knew that if they were going to win the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay on Jan. 8 as part of the 5A Jeffco Relays that they would have to pull off one of their fastest times of the season. They also would have to keep up with Lakewood and not let the Lady Tigers get too far out in front.
    Mission accomplished.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Pittman, Antrillo lead charge as Dakota Ridge trips Legend

    Cody Pittman scored 15 points, while Cambrian Antrillo added 13 points as Dakota Ridge pulled away from Legend for a 54-42 victory on Jan. 4 at Dakota Ridge High School.
    The host Eagles (6-1), who led 34-30 entering the fourth quarter, outscored Legend 20-12 in the final eight minutes.