Today's Sports

  • Columbine's near-flawless...

    Baseball in May is as unpredictable as the weather – one minute it’s sunny and beautiful, the next you’re soaked, frozen and bewildered.

    Such was the case for the Columbine Rebels, who walked off their home field heartbroken, many crying, because their spectacular 19-2 season end with a shocking loss to the Chaparral Wolverines 12-3 on May 10 in the District 3 finals.

  • Dakota Ridge proves that it...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER -- It didn’t take long for Dakota Ridge to establish itself in boys lacrosse. The Eagles bucked the odds by qualifying for the 5A playoffs in just their second year of varsity play, and, as the No. 12 seed, came close to stunning No. 5 Colorado Academy in the first round of the 5A state tournament.

  • Celebrating Staunton

    Staunton State Park will celebrate its first birthday this weekend, and park organizers are making sure the park is getting a fitting birthday bash.

    “We are all so excited to be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Staunton State Park,” said park manager Jennifer Anderson. “I just have the feeling that year two will be even busier, with more and more people hearing about the park.”

  • Track: Roselli doubles up at 5A...
  • Boys swimming: Garcia, 200...
  • Lady Chargers fend off Rampart...

    LAKEWOOD — It started out as another day at the office for Kendra Lanuza, but it was Chatfield’s defense that pulled the Lady Chargers through in a 14-12 second-round girls lacrosse state playoff victory over Rampart that was closer than expected.
    Lanuza scored five first-half goals, Shelby Piper scored three of her five goals in the second half, and Rachael Walker added a hat trick for second-seeded Chatfield (16-0) on May 9 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Chargers prove doubters wrong

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Some scoffed when Chatfield, which finished third in the Jeffco League, received the No. 1  overall seed in the 5A baseball playoffs. And their misgivings almost seemed warranted with the Chargers on the brink of bowing out at home in the first round of District 1 play.

  • Dakota Ridge’s Merchant, Vance...

    ENGLEWOOD — Sydney Merchant didn’t think she was on her game at the 5A Central Region girls golf tournament on May 5, and this was despite being 1-under-par through 10 holes.

  • Barton, Lady Rebels escape in OT

    ARVADA — Tatum Barton was focused on the task at hand. The sophomore forward saw where Dakota Ridge goalkeeper Cassidy O’Hagen was, and she knew where she needed to finish her shot.
    She did just that, in the lower right corner of the net, and the Columbine Lady Rebels avoided a second-round upset, topping rival Dakota Ridge 2-1 in double overtime in the 5A girls soccer state tournament May 9 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Rare plant, falcon nest...

    During a recent study of plant and animal life at Staunton State Park, the rare budding monkey flower was found on the Black Mountain parcel, along with a peregrine falcon nest.

    Raquel Wertsbaugh, coordinator of the Colorado Natural Areas Program, talked about the discoveries during a presentation at the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee meeting May 1.

    Areas of exposed Precambrian granite also have been identified on Black Mountain, Wertsbaugh said. Rock climbing on the mountain could imperil the rare plants and the falcon nest, she remarked.