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Today's Sports

  • Wray, Chargers come up big...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    At 6-foot-5 and solidly built, Chatfield’s Alec Wray doesn’t always feel dwarfed on the basketball court. But he did against ThunderRidge’s 6-10 Zach Pirog in their March 1 second-round game of the 5A boys basketball tournament.
    But the Chargers’ senior outplayed Pirog and made the biggest play against the Grizzlies’ junior center in a 53-43 Chatfield victory.

  • Eagles’ senior leadership pays...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The pressure might have been a wee bit scary, but Jae Ferrin didn’t show any nerves as the Dakota Ridge senior drove the baseline.
    With the clock winding down, she calmly pushed the ball down the right sideline and scored a layup with 10.8 seconds remaining as the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles, with senior leadership on their side, squeezed out a 49-47 upset over host Pine Creek on Feb. 28 in the second round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament.

  • Eagles’ defense locks down...

    Ben Beauchamp is a stud. The 6-foot-4 Monarch 3-point shooter, if given an open look, can hit from just about anywhere around the perimeter. Dakota Ridge knew that, and also knew that Mason Grothuesmann had to do something to contain the Coyotes’ sharpshooter.
    In other words, Grothuesmann had to guard Beauchamp just like the Eagles had practiced all week. It paid off quite nicely in the second half.

  • Department of Parks and Wildlife...

    Five coyotes have been fatally shot in South Jeffco by the state Department of Parks and Wildlife after a woman and her two dogs were attacked by a coyote in Clement Park on Feb. 10.

    The attack occurred near Johnson Reservoir as the woman was walking her two small dogs along the trail. 

    Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said the woman was walking with her pets early that morning when she noticed a coyote on the reservoir ice. 

  • Eliminating the scourge of spurge

    Just because marijuana is legal, it doesn’t mean Colorado has changed its stance on weeds.

    The state Department of Agriculture wants Jeffco to step up efforts to eliminate myrtle spurge, a noxious weed the state has targeted for eradication, from unincorporated parts of the county. 

  • Buffs’ overtime goal sends...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier

  • Lady Chargers avenge earlier...

    Emily Lachenmeyer does a little bit of everything for the Chatfield Lady Chargers. She scores points — as evidenced by her game-high 18 against Columbine on Feb. 21 — she rebounds, and she gives a little bit of blood in the process.

  • Fourth-quarter surge sews up...

    Columbine head coach Clay Thielking, just moments after his Rebels’ 60-51 regular-season-ending loss to Chatfield, walked into the Chargers’ locker room to give them a congratulatory speech. It was a feeling that he knows quite well. After all, it wasn’t all that long ago — 2012 — that Columbine was celebrating winning a 5A Jeffco League title. This year, it’s Chatfield for a second straight time.

  • Grapplers take it to the mat at...

    Wrestlers from all around the state converged on the Pepsi Center on Feb. 20-22 for three days of grappling action. Columbine’s Karl Breidenbach and Anthony Gibson, as well as Chatfield’s Wilson George and Dylan Seeman, were among the 896 qualifiers. The Columbine Courier takes you through their experiences.

  • Proposed off-leash area a...

    The idea of an off-leash dog park in South Jeffco got a lot of tails wagging last week.

    A proposal by the Foothills Park and Rec District and the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District for an off-leash area at Sledding Hill Park initially drew support from most of the residents at an information session Feb. 12.