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Today's Sports

  • Balance key for Chargers

    LITTLETON — Chatfield’s boys basketball team has a potpourri of scoring options.

    The variety of players and ways the Chargers can put the ball in the hoop was on display Dec. 9 in Chatfield’s home opening 82-61 victory over Chaparral. Chatfield poured in ten 3-pointers while senior Josh Frenette dominated down low with a 12-point third quarter as the Chargers led by as much as 31 points against the young Wolverines.

  • Waiting for the stars to fall

    The Geminids meteor shower is about to make its annual appearance, and Jeffco Open Space will host a watch party Saturday at Hildebrand Ranch Park.

    The event will feature activities for both adults and kids as they experience the meteor shower and the rest of the night sky, said Mike Dempsey, an Open Space naturalist.

    “The Geminids meteor shower happens every year in the middle of December, and what we do is ask folks to come out, bring some … chairs or blankets, and watch the shower,” Dempsey said.

  • D’Evelyn runs toward another...

    DENVER — D’Evelyn girls basketball coach Chris Olson had one question for senior Lexi Reed after she announced on Twitter that she had committed to run cross country and track at Oregon State University.

    “When she tweeted out that she was signing, I texted her to congratulate her and also asked if they were going to let her still play basketball,” Olson said. “I was nervous (Oregon State) would say no.”

  • Chatfield facing early adversity

    LITTLETON — Chatfield’s girls basketball team hopes the road is a little less rocky than its opening week.

    A day before the Chargers opened their season at the Rebel with a Cause Tournament at Columbine High School on Dec. 2, the team found out it would be without head coach Mike Deutsch for at least a month.

  • Columbine runner-up in tournament

    LITTLETON — Columbine’s girls basketball team is giving back to the community while winning some games along the way.

    The Rebels hosted the 2nd annual Rebel with a Cause Tournament during the opening week of the prep hoops season. The tournament encouraged teams and fans to bring new or gently used toys for a toy drive to benefit City Square, a local organization in Denver that provides for low-income and homeless families.

  • Thompson brings title experience...

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge’s new girls basketball coach knows more than a little bit about success at the high school level.

    Diane (Dittburner) Thompson graduated from Lamar High School in 1998, where she helped lead Lamar to four straight Class 4A girls basketball state championships from 1995 to 1998. She went on to earn All-American honors at the collegiate level. Thompson played two years at the University of Northern Colorado before transferring to Cal State University Bakersfield.

  • Waterfall format will be a drain

    Goodbye, Class 5A Jeffco football league. Hello, Conference G?

    The Colorado High School Activities Association will make a bold and dramatic change to the current 5A football system for the next two-year (2016-17 and 2017-18) cycle. Welcome to the world of the waterfall format.

  • Dakota Ridge’s new duo put...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Prior to his team’s 2015-16 season-opener against rival Columbine, Dakota Ridge hockey coach Alec Hines said seniors Matteo Glennon and Bradley Huggins “came out of nowhere’’ to earn starting positions along the Eagles’ new front line.

  • Dakota Ridge reloads after...

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge boys basketball coach Curi Yutzy isn’t goal oriented by any means.

    “We don’t set any goals. All we do is talk about getting a little bit better every day,” said Yutzy, who coached the Eagles to their first boys hoops conference title in more than a decade last season. “We are willing to live with whatever the results might be. Whether it’s a league championship or a .500 season. Our commitment is to just get better.”

  • Taking a wait-and-see attitude

    LITTLETON — Columbine football team’s long postseason run into the Class 5A state semifinals might have created some anxiety for Rebels’ boys basketball coach Clay Thielking.