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Today's Sports

  • Rebel has Wright stuff to get...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The last time Andy Wright went to the 5A state boys tennis tournament he was playing No. 2 doubles. This year, the Columbine senior is going by his lonesome.
    Wright, Columbine’s No. 2 singles player, will be the Rebels’ only representative at state after he placed second at the 5A Region 5 tournament on Oct. 3 at the Lebsock Tennis Center at Redstone Park. He won three of four matches, including a playback match against Mitch McGregor of Heritage 6-4, 6-3.

  • Showing left lot to be desired...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    AURORA — Michael Tait and Columbine won’t lack motivation for the 2014 season.
    Tait’s junior season didn’t end quite as well as he had hoped with a tie for 17th place at the 5A state boys golf championships Oct. 1 at the par-72 Murphy Creek Golf Course. Tait shot 74-76 — 150 and improved both his place (tie for 20th) and score (157) from his sophomore year, but conceded, “I’m not too satisfied with this tournament. It’s kind of disappointing.”

  • REBELS TRICK CHARGERS

    LAKEWOOD — The play is called 437 hide-a-ball. It’s so rare that most of the Columbine Rebels players had never seen it before. But head coach Andy Lowry thought it would be a good week to incorporate it into the game plan just in case they would needed it.
    Not only did they need it against second-ranked Chatfield, but it worked to perfection.

  • Rebels’ Lowry chosen for USA...

    By Courier staff
    Columbine head coach Andy Lowry has been chosen as one of eight active high school football coaches in Colorado to be nominated by USA Today as the best high school football coach in the country.
    The news organization is conducting three rounds of voting, which started Sept. 30, to determine the best coach in the country. Voting in the state round concludes Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. mountain time.
    Lowry is 193-44 at Columbine, including 4-1 this season. To vote, visit http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/bestcoach2013/co.
     

  • Eagles shake early nerves

    If there’s one thing that Dakota Ridge head coach Marv Van Lingen has been working on with the Lady Eagles, it’s putting together a complete game. The way the Sept. 28 “Think Pink” game started for both Dakota Ridge and visiting Chatfield, it didn’t appear either team was likely to do that. But Dakota Ridge settled down, started focusing on its hitting, and executed.
    The end result was an 11-4 victory, thanks to an eight-run fourth inning,

  • Chatfield saves best for last,...

    Mark Koza called it the best that the Chatfield Chargers have played all year. As the Chargers’ boys tennis head coach, there’s not much more he could ask for, considering it was the regular-season finale and it was against Lakewood, with the 5A Jeffco League championship hanging in the balance.
    Starting with John Koza’s straight-set victory at No. 1 singles, the Chargers won all seven bouts in a 7-0 win on Sept. 26 at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House.

  • Rain, mud can’t slow Hume, Cobb

    Make no bones about it, Dakota Ridge senior Carson Hume would’ve preferred to have won the Dave Sanders Invitational on Sept. 27 at Clement Park. That’s the competitor in him speaking. But sixth place on a rainy, muddy day wasn’t too shabby.
    Hume finished the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 22 seconds.
    “We’ve been doing a lot of hard training. Things are not turning yet. It was kind of a getting-into-fitness race still,” Hume said. “I would’ve liked to have been up there, but today’s not the day.”

  • Open Space master plan...

    The relationship between open space and public health gets an inordinate amount of attention in a second draft of the master plan for Jeffco Parks and Open Space, according to some members of the advisory committee.

    “I think there is an inordinate amount of text devoted to community health,” Jan Wilkins said while reviewing the second draft of the plan with other committee members last Thursday night.

    “There are so many aspects of open space,” Wilkins said. “There should be a more comprehensive description of what we do.”

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Creekmore, Goepfert lead charge as Dakota Ridge routs A-West
    ARVADA
    — Cassidy Creekmore and Miranda Goepfert each drove in three runs as Dakota Ridge rolled to a 12-1 road victory at Arvada West on Sept. 21.
    Creekmore went 3-for-4 and scored three runs, while Rachelle Foos also scored three times for the Lady Eagles (12-3, 3-1 5A Jeffco League).
    Foos pitched a complete game three-hitter. She walked three and struck out 10.

    Valencia, Pomona hand Columbine first league loss

  • McDondle, Rebels thump Hawks

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — The defense looks improved, first-year quarterback Michael Tait is making the right decisions and completing almost 70 percent of his passes, and Columbine is playing with a purpose, determined to prove that last year’s substandard 7-4 record was an anomaly. But the biggest thing the Rebels have going for them remains Bernard McDondle.