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Today's Sports

  • 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. 

  • Wanted: a few good volunteers

    Warning: Serving as a volunteer for Jeffco Parks and Open Space could be habit-forming. 

    Of the more than 500 people that volunteer year-round with the department, most have been doing it for several years, if not for a decade or longer. 

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Chatfield Senior High hosting youth clinic on March 1

    Chatfield Senior High School will be hosting a spring youth baseball clinic on March 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the school’s baseball field.
    Players will be working on hitting, throwing and fielding skills.
    The clinic is open to boys and girls ages 8-14. Cost is $45, which includes lunch.
    In case of inclement weather, the clinic will be held indoors in the school’s auxiliary gym.

  • Chargers’ Seeman captures...

    AURORA — Chatfield’s Dylan Seeman went 4-0, including a 4-2 decision over Smoky Hill’s Demarcus Curtis, to win the 5A Region 1 championship at 195 pounds on Feb. 15 at Cherokee Trail High School.
    Teammate Wilson George also qualified for the 5A state tournament, set for Feb. 20-22 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, by placing second at 182 pounds. He reached the finals with a pair of decisions before falling to Ponderosa’s Dylan Gabel in 1 minute, 37 seconds.

  • Columbine rested, tuned up for...

    Forrest Czarnecki and his goaltending counterpart Evan King were the beneficiaries of the Columbine Rebels clinching their first postseason hockey berth a week early.
    Because the Rebels were locked in as the sixth seed out of the Foothills Conference, Czarnecki and King, not Ashton Opperman, started Columbine’s final two games.

  • Eagles keep Chatfield from...

    Dakota Ridge has Chatfield’s number. At least, this year it does.
    For the second time in a month, the Eagles befuddled the Chargers — the only team to do so in the 5A Jeffco League this season — posting a 74-66 victory on Feb. 14 at Chatfield Senior High School. The loss kept the Chargers’ second straight conference title on hold for a few more days.