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Today's Sports

  • Resident rallies to cause of...

    When Gina Writz heard that a parcel of open-space land near her house was being sold by the Foothills Park and Recreation District, she had one question: What would become of the prairie dogs that lived there?

    Writz, a lifelong resident of South Jeffco, was disturbed to find out that the only plan for the 50 or so rodent residents was for them to be exterminated. 

  • Jefferson County to set up slash...

    To address the county’s growing need to dispose of slash, Jeffco is moving forward with finding a permanent slash collection site and using a “curtain burner” to dispose of it.

    “We are looking for a permanent collection site,” said Mark Gutke of the Jeffco Office of Emergency Management. “The goal would be to have that site collect slash year-round and burn it when the weather permits.”

  • Lions ice first win at the foul...

    LITTLETON — Tim Ladwig and Tyus Gallegos-Jones saw a lot of the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and overtime for the Littleton Lions, and they made the most of their opportunities.
    Ladwig was 10-of-14 from the charity stripe, including 7-of-10 in the game’s final 7 minutes, 30 seconds, and Gallegos-Jones made six straight foul shots to close overtime as Littleton toppled future 4A Jeffco foe Conifer 63-58 on Dec. 19 at Littleton High School. The win was the first of the season for the Lions and the first under head coach Ryan Fletcher.

  • Eagles start off solid, rip Bears

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Doug Maier couldn’t have planned it better. Though the first-year Dakota Ridge girls basketball coach inherited a team that won just seven games and lost its final five last season, it did return six seniors.
    “It’s a dream come true for a lot of coaches,” Maier said of senior leadership. “I really thought when I took over, with what we have we could be an 18-to-20-win team. And we’re moving in that direction.”

  • Chargers unable to overcome...

    ARVADA — Wilson George and Dillon Seeman wrestle a lot alike. It’s a workmanlike effort when the Chatfield grapplers take the mat.
    That was clearly evident during the Chargers’ 5A Jeffco League dual at Ralston Valley on Dec. 19.
    George produced a lopsided 9-3 decision over the Mustangs’ Tanner Hauptman at 182 pounds, while Seeman was pinfall winner over Bailey Cox in 3 minutes, 2 seconds at 195 pounds.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Puchino, Marshall lead charge as Littleton gets past Golden

    Laura Puchino had a team-high 12 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Destini Marshall came off the bench to score 11 points as Littleton rallied in the fourth quarter to top Golden 43-39 on Dec. 16.
    The Lady Lions improved to 6-1 on the season with their sixth straight victory.

    Front Range Christian rallies in the fourth for 2nd straight win

  • Clement Park improvements hinge...

    There’s a new vision for Clement Park. But first it needs a new infusion of funding.

    After four months of work, the Foothills Park and Recreation District board approved a new master plan for Clement Park that is a mix of new features and repairs to the park’s decaying infrastructure. 

    The plan comes with a price tag of about $24.3 million. The 2014 budget for Foothills, which was approved along with the master plan on Dec. 10, is $22.3 million. 

  • All-conference cross country

    The following is the cross country all-conference teams for the 2013 season in the 5A Jeffco Conference:

    BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
    FIRST TEAM
    Connor Lockwood, Arvada West; Marcelo Laguera, Pomona; Cameron Mattson, Dakota Ridge; Gavin Mason, Pomona; Carson Hume, Dakota Ridge; Bradley Carney, Dakota Ridge; Michael Berthold, Pomona; Michael Schleicher, Bear Creek
    SECOND TEAM

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield jumps out to an early lead, routs Palmer Ridge

    Chatfield went on a 17-4 run in the first quarter and led by 28 points at halftime en route to a 67-40 win over Palmer Ridge in boys basketball action on Dec. 13.
    The Chargers (4-2) have won two straight. Palmer Ridge was led by Matt Cameron’s 13 points.

    Foster, Valor Christian prove to be too much for host Columbine

  • Goalies shut down foes between...

    A scramble in front of the net before the puck found the stick of a Dakota Ridge player with the clock ticking down. However, Columbine goalkeeper Ashton Opperman was able to slide over and get a glove on it as the buzzer goes off. What other way would one expect an early-season showdown between a pair of unbeatens — Columbine and Dakota Ridge — go down but as a scoreless tie Dec. 14 at the Edge Ice Arena.