Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs: McDondle, Vander...

    Columbine’s Cameron McDondle and Dakota Ridge’s Derek Vander Velde have been nominated as an Old Spice Player of the Year.

    They are among a select group of football players who are eligible to be selected as the Player of the Year and will be featured in a full-page feature in USA Today.

    McDondle, a junior, rushed for 1,583 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading Columbine to a 9-2 record and the second round of the 5A state playoffs. 

    He only played in nine games, missing both of the Rebels’ postseason contests.

  • Grush’s rebound goal lifts...

    Charlie Marchese took everything that Chatfield could throw at him for the game’s first 53 minutes. But it was in the 54th minute that the Chargers’ Nate Grush finally cracked through against the Columbine goalie.

    His rebound goal off a Kyle Davis shot with 2 minutes, 24 seconds left in overtime helped Chatfield score its second win over rival Columbine this season, 2-1, on Jan. 6 at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • Rebels have way with TJ

    DENVER — Maybe it was Columbine’s defense, which set up the offense. Maybe it was Columbine’s patience on offense. Or maybe it was that host Thomas Jefferson’s vanilla, inept offense never got going.

    Whatever the reason, the Lady Rebels’ 48-8 rout at Thomas Jefferson High School on Jan. 8 was about as one-sided of a game as there could be.

    The outcome was never in doubt, even after starting guard Jen Peterson banked home the game’s opening basket 57 seconds in. 

  • Dakota Ridge rolls back into...

    ARVADA — Going back to work or school after vacation can be really tough both mentally and physically, but the Dakota Ridge girls swimming team proved that it wasn’t  bogged down as it won its meet with host Pomona on Jan. 8.

    The Lady Eagles won the match 101-75 at Meyers Pool, taking first place in eight out of 12 events. It would have been nine if not for a questionable disqualification of sophomore Kitty Nester in the 100-yard backstroke, thus giving the win to Pomona’s Savannah Millard, who had a time of 1 minute, 12.93 seconds.

  • Sports briefs: Heritage...

    Tyler Boos, Sean McCarty and Cole Sweeney scored two goals each and Heritage blasted 39 shots en route to an 11-1 rout of Dakota Ridge on Jan. 7 at the South Suburban South Rink.

    Dakota Ridge’s lone goal came off the stick of Anthony Fonte with 2 minutes, 19 seconds left in regulation. Matt Scinski assisted on the tally.

  • Chatfield grad Robinson all over...

    To say it’s been a whirlwind year for Zac Robinson would be an understatement. The 24-year-old Chatfield High graduate and former standout quarterback at Oklahoma State has been all over the NFL map in his rookie season.

  • Dawg Nation persevering in...

    Martin Richardson considers himself a glass half-full kind of guy. But even the heartiest of person would have a hard time dealing with the heartbreak that has surrounded the Dawg Nation the past couple of years.

    “It’s been a crazy tough year for all of us,” said Richardson, the founder and president of the Dawg Nation. “But the silver lining is what we’ve done with it. Instead of moping we’ve started our own foundation. It’s a real silver lining.”

  • Year in review: Top 10 sports...

    2010 saw many things, from a first in cross country running to a program lacking numbers forced to take a break to a youth soccer team conquering the world. The following is a list of the Columbine Courier’s Top 10 sports stories for the past year:

  • Rebels win one for the coach

    LAKEWOOD — To say Columbine’s boys basketball game at Lakewood was just another game on the schedule would be a gross understatement.

    That’s because it marked the return of Rebels head coach Clay Thielking to his old stomping grounds as he brought his new team in to Lakewood High School to face the team he coached last year

  • Standley Lake pelts listless...

    Taylor Markowski couldn’t put his finger on one specific thing. The Dakota Ridge junior captain had no answers for the Eagles’ play in an 8-0 loss to Standley Lake on Dec. 17 at Edge Ice Arena in the team’s Foothills Conference opener.

    “I don’t really know. We just weren’t playing good position. We weren’t working the puck around well,” Markowski said. “… We weren’t having good chemistry. Our lines weren’t working well together.”