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Today's Sports

  • First-half disaster dooms Dakota...

    LAKEWOOD — If there were a reset button in the locker room at Jeffco Stadium, there is no doubt Dakota Ridge coach Ron Woitalewicz would have pounded it as hard as he could at halftime Nov. 13.

    The Eagles found themselves in a deep hole after 24 minutes of play in the opening round of the Class 4A state tournament. No. 11 seed Palmer Ridge held a 39-14 advantage over No. 6 Dakota Ridge.

  • Chatfield unable to capitalize...

    DENVER — Chatfield volleyball coach Stephanie Schick circled her somber team together in a back hallway of the Denver Coliseum on Nov. 14. 

    The Chargers had to come to grips that their promising run to a possible Class 5A volleyball state championship was over. Coronado bounced the top-seed in the tournament in a one-set tiebreaker Saturday afternoon.

    “I feel like we didn’t have enough fire to go on a run and keep pushing,” Chatfield sophomore Breanna Jones said after the season-ending loss.

  • Columbine rides emotion to win...

    LAKEWOOD — Mikey Griebel could have dished out handshakes and hugs for several hours after Columbine’s playoff victory Nov. 13 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Facing Heritage — Griebel’s former team and the program his dad Mike Griebel was the head coach of for nearly two decades before being let go unceremoniously after the 2013 season — there was plenty of emotions before, during and after the Rebels’ 48-14 victory in the second round of the Class 5A state tournament.

  • Jeffco Open Space revises...

    To better manage events in its parks, Jeffco Open Space is establishing new guidelines, which the Open Space Advisory Committee reviewed on Nov. 5.

    Events attended by more than 200 people will be limited to five per year, with a maximum of one for each user type, said Dave Davenport, Open Space’s outdoor recreation coordinator.

    Also, events that fall on holidays or holiday weekends will not be considered, according to the revised park-permit guidelines.

  • Quick Hits

    Chargers win finale

    Chatfield’s football team closed out its season with a 47-14 road victory Nov. 7 over Hinkley in a non-playoff game. The Chargers finished the season with a 3-7 record.

    Killeen places in all-around

    Columbine’s Nicole Killeen placed 42nd in the Class 5A individual all-around at the state gymnastics meet Nov. 6 at Thornton High School.

    Soccer season wraps up

  • D’Evelyn falls short on winning...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen coach Rob Molholm had plenty of restless nights preparing for D’Evelyn senior quarterback Owen Burke.

    “Owen is a heck of a quarterback,” Molholm said “He gave me nightmares all week long. Boy, did he have me stressed.”

    Molholm’s defense was the ultimate cure for his anxiety heading into the showdown against D’Evelyn on Nov. 6 that determined the Class 3A Metro North League champion.

  • Columbine takes care of first-...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Having earned a No. 1 seed in the Class 5A football playoffs with a perfect regular season, Columbine couldn’t be blamed if it felt a bit of indignation at drawing Overland as its first-round opponent.

  • Eagles run the table in Plains...

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — It had been 11 years since Dakota Ridge’s football team could claim a league championship of its own.

    That’s why last Thursday night’s victory carried an added sweetness to it. The Eagles overcame a bit of a slow start — at least by their standards — by erupting for five touchdowns in the second quarter on their way to a resounding 63-13 victory over Littleton on Nov. 5 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Chargers amped up

    LITTLETON — Chatfield’s volleyball team celebrated Nov. 7 after claiming the Class 5A Region 1 title on the Chargers’ home court.

    However, the Chargers likely saved a little bit for a hopeful state championship party this coming Saturday night, Nov. 14, at the Denver Coliseum.

  • Jeffo Open Space lands grant for...

    The Be Wild, Jeffco coalition of Jeffco Open Space has received a $75,000 grant to encourage youths to experience the outdoors.

    The funding from Great Outdoors Colorado is aimed at creating programs and expanding parks to improve access for young people, said Open Space spokeswoman Thea Rock.

    Many Jeffco youngsters live in areas with gaps in nature connections, Rock said — similar to people who live in “food deserts” that lack readily accessible grocery stores.

    “Maybe there is no park in their neighborhood,” she said.