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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Hobbs ‘happy’ with state effort

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    THORNTON — Averly Hobbs’ junior season of diving for Chatfield began with her nursing a sore shoulder and ended with her having a shoulder to cry on.
    Her coaches and teammates provided their share of support after a third-place finish in the 5A state meet at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center on Feb. 15 left last year’s runner-up and this year’s top returnee disappointed and unable to suppress tears.

  • Foothills again sniffing around...

    Man’s best friend my have a new place to roam in the next few years. 

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District and the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District are looking to work together to open a dog park in South Jeffco. 

    Ron Hopp, Foothills executive director, said the two districts are in the preliminary stages of gauging public support for a new dog park. Since both districts provide recreational activities, Hopp said, it makes sense for them to work together. 

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Armstrong’s two goals propels Columbine past rival Chatfield

    Daniel Armstrong scored twice, including a goal just 48 seconds into the game, as Columbine stormed past Chatfield 5-1 on Feb. 7 at the Edge Ice Arena.
    Nick Stasch, Jacob Seibold and Ian Lewis also scored for the Rebels (11-6-1).
    Payden Thanner scored Chatfield’s lone goal after Columbine had gone ahead 3-0 early in the second period.
    The Rebels, who dropped a 7-4 decision to Battle Mountain a day later, outshot Chatfield 44-13.

  • Pesky Eagles throttle Rebels

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Dakota Ridge’s boys basketball squad can remind one of a swiss army knife. On defense, the Eagles swarm towards every dribble. On offense, they penetrate the paint and dominate the offensive glass. And if that is not enough, they can hit the short high percentage shot or nail a long three in a moment’s notice.
    Columbine coach Clay Thielking knew it was going to be a monumental task for his Rebels to come out with the win on Feb. 7.

  • Hobbs focused for state after...

    ARVADA — Averly Hobbs has a simple enough strategy to calm her nerves before any dive.
    “Normally, I can get into my zone — listen to my music, do 10 jumping jacks, whatever helps to take away my stress so that I can do my dives,” Hobbs said.
    If there was any stress Feb. 8 at the George J. Meyers Pool, she didn’t show it. The Chatfield junior scored a league-record and season-best score of 464.5 points to easily win the 1-meter diving title at the 5A Jeffco League championships.