Today's Sports

  • Eagles’ Borelli enjoys birthday...

    It was Ali Borelli’s 18th birthday, but the Dakota Ridge senior didn’t have any big plans. Instead, she was focused on the Lady Eagles’ four-team swim meet Dec. 13 at The Ridge Rec Center where Dakota Ridge squared off with Chatfield, Pomona and Arvada West.
    It also focused on Borelli’s 100-yard freestyle event, a race she was hoping to reach a state-qualifying time for. That state-qualifying time is 56.8 seconds. Borelli just missed that mark, finishing in 57.8, but she left little doubt on this day who was the one to beat.

  • All-conference football

    The following is the football all-conference teams for the 2013 season for the 5A Super 6 and 4A Plains conferences:


  • New-look Rebels searching for...

    Time just may be the Columbine Rebels’ best friend this season. Clay Thielking’s boys basketball team will need it to get its feet underneath itself after graduating six seniors, including five starters, from last year’s 18-6 squad.

  • Warriors steal one late from...

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    You knew from the beginning that this was going to be an all-out battle on the hardwood.  Chatfield, a Sweet 16 participant in last year’s 5A state tournament, hosting Arapahoe, a 2013 state finalist who lost an epic overtime thriller to Denver East. And the two teams didn’t disappoint.
    Arapahoe staved off a late Chatfield charge for a 56-55 victory on Dec. 7 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • Dakota Ridge repeats at state

    DENVER — Winning is never much in the conversation for the Dakota Ridge cheer team.
    Jon Baran, the school’s cheer coach, said because of the way his team runs practice and how the team is coached, team members just worry about executing and doing their best.
    “With that philosophy and mentality, they do a great job as you can see,” Baran said.

  • Eagles’ persistence, patient...

    Taylor Smith waited in front of the net as the Dakota Ridge wingers worked with the puck in the corners. His patience would be paid off soon enough.
    The puck finally popped out to him in the high slot and he put it past Josh Aycock for the eventual game-winning goal with 7 minutes, 47 seconds left in regulation as Dakota Ridge posted a 4-2 victory over rival Chatfield on Dec. 5 at the Edge Ice Arena. The win, coupled with an earlier 4-1 win over Doherty has the Eagles off to a 2-0 start to the 2013-14 ice hockey season.

  • Balancing outdoor recreational...

    Getting outdoors in wide-open spaces can have health benefits for people. However, converting wild, unspoiled lands into recreational venues for humans can have a questionable impact on wildlife 

    Finding a balance between outdoor recreational needs and wildlife protection was a focus of the PLAN Jeffco conference on Nov. 16 in Golden.

    “Can wildlife survive in these areas humans tend to develop?” Dr. Mat Allredge, wildlife researcher with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, asked during his presentation. “Will all wildlife be tolerated?”

  • 1A All-Metro football team

    The following is the 1A Metro all-conference team for the 2013 season:


  • 2013-14 girls swimming capsule...

    Head coach: Ron Johns
    Assistant coaches: Polly Boen, Sean Gillespie, Annika Games
    2012-13 recap: The Lady Chargers were second in the 5A Jeffco meet and tied for 22nd at state. Junior Averly Hobbs was second in diving. Chatfield qualified six other girls in nine events and all three relay teams.
    Swimmers to watch for: Averly Hobbs, Sr., diving; Heather Stevens, Soph., 200 and 500 freestyles; Sydney Mueller, Soph., freestyle; Haley Kopec, Soph., breaststroke

  • 2013-14 boys basketball schedules

    Dec. 3, at Douglas County, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 5, at Loveland, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 7, Arapahoe, 3 p.m.
    Dec. 10, Mullen, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 12, Doherty, 6:30 p.m.
    Dec. 13, Palmer Ridge, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 17, at Ralston Valley, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 19, Lakewood, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 4, Pomona, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 6, at Green Mountain, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 8, at Bear Creek, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 14, Standley Lake, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 17, at Dakota Ridge, 7 p.m.
    Jan. 21, Arvada West, 7 p.m.