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Today's Sports

  • State berth eludes Eagles

    AURORA — Dakota Ridge gave host and No. 6-seeded Grandview all it wanted Oct. 17 at the Class 5A Region 6 tournament at Aurora Sports Park.

    The Eagles (12-10 record) came in as the 27th seed and the team proceeded to shock Grandview with a 10-0 victory in the opening round of the four-team, double-elimination format with the last two teams left standing advancing to next week’s 16-team state tournament.

  • Out of reach

    DENVER — Chatfield seniors Sam Meyer and Austin Stutz were looking at becoming the Chargers’ first individual tennis champions in a decade when they took to the court last week at Gates Tennis Center.

    Meyer and Stutz were in a similar spot as they were last year as a state-contending team in the No. 1 doubles bracket. Straight set victories in round one and quarterfinals Oct. 15 set up a semifinal date on the morning of Oct. 16 with powerhouse Cherry Creek.

  • Powered by Griebel

    LAKEWOOD — There is no truth to the rumor that Columbine junior Mikey Griebel mowed and helped paint the field Oct. 16 at Jeffco Stadium, but he sure did about everything else imaginable on the football field.

    Griebel carried the ball 11 times for 222 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He had three catches for 41 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Griebel forced a fumble and a key interception that led to the game-winning touchdown in a 42-35 victory for the Rebels over Pomona.

  • Littleton swept by Evergreen in...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — No, Evergreen’s volleyball team hasn’t circled or red-lettered Oct. 29 on its schedule.

    Not yet, anyway.

    However, after a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-23) victory over Littleton on Oct. 8, the Cougars appeared to be on course for a showdown with Valor Christian for the 4A Jeffco League title in a couple of weeks.

  • Quick Hits

    Tait finishes tied for 16th

    Columbine junior Marcus Tait had a top-20 finish at the Class 5A boys golf state tournament Oct. 6 in Fort Collins.

    Tait fired rounds of 74 and 75 at Fort Collins Country Club during the two-day tournament to place tied for 16th. It was his third appearance in the state tournament. Tait placed 64th as a freshman and 43rd as a sophomore. Fort Collins golfer Hunter Paugh claimed the individual title with rounds of 69 and 71. Regis edged Coronado and Lakewood to win the 5A team title.

  • D’Evelyn uses 21-point outburst...

    LAKEWOOD — It was perhaps the strangest 140 seconds ever played at Trailblazer Stadium.

    In the span of 2 minutes and 20 seconds, D’Evelyn scored three offensive touchdowns. Conifer’s offense didn’t even get on the field between the scores, which helped lead the Jaguars (4-2, 1-0 in league) to an eventual 35-21 victory in the Class 3A Metro North League opener Oct. 9.

  • Lights out

    LAKEWOOD — Let there be light.

    A power outage of the field lights at Lakewood Memorial Field caused the postponement of the second half of the Class 5A Jeffco League showdown between Arvada West and Columbine on Oct. 8. The majority of the field lights went out during halftime with A-West leading 1-0.

  • Charging to state

    LITTLETON — ‘No player left behind’ could have been the motto for Chatfield’s boys tennis team last week.

    The back-to-back Class 5A Jeffco League champions qualified all three single positions (No. 1 Christian Holmes, No. 2 Patrick Ross and No. 3 Zac Meyer) along with all four doubles teams (No. 1 Sam Meyer/Austin Stutz, No. 2 Brent Cumming/Elliot Takaki, No. 3 Justin Spehalski/TJ Hall and No. 4 Alex Gates/Josh Baker) to the Class 5A state tournament that begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Gates Tennis Center in Denver.

  • Chatfield in thick of league...

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield’s boys soccer team thrived on first-half deficits last week at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Chargers (5-6, 3-1 in Class 5A Jeffco League) rallied against Pomona on Oct. 5 and repeated the same feat three nights later against Lakewood to net key conference victories to stay in the hunt for a league championship.

  • Silliman clutch for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge junior Harper Silliman went from goat to hero in a hurry Oct. 9 at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Eagles’ backup place kicker missed a pair of first-quarter extra points and a 36-yard field goal in the fourth quarter in the Class 4A Plains League opener for Dakota Ridge. Silliman redeemed himself, kicking a game-winning 44-yard field goal as time expired to give Dakota Ridge a 30-27 victory against Ponderosa.