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  • Navratil puts bow on Dakota...

    LITTLETON — With Arapahoe closing quickly in the fourth quarter Dec. 19, Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team turned to senior Caitlin Navratil.

    The Eagles’ 5-foot-2 guard poured in 10 points in the final five minutes, allowing Dakota Ridge to take a 67-54 victory into the winter break. Navratil finished with a game-high 23 points.

    “I trust the ball in (Navratil’s) hands for sure,” Dakota Ridge coach Diane Thompson said.

  • Sophomore key in OT win

    DENVER — D’Evelyn got a glimpse of its future Dec. 18.

    Sophomore Kolbron Schoenberger came off the bench for the Jaguars to pour in a team-high dozen points as D’Evelyn pulled out a 52-47 overtime victory against Holy Family. It was the first double-digit scoring game of the season for the sophomore.

  • Eagles’ second half impressive...

    LITTLETON — Coming off the bench wasn’t an issue for Dakota Ridge senior Devante Jones on Dec. 19 against Arapahoe.

    Jones was a game-changer and showed how valuable he is when on the court after entering the game midway through the first quarter. The 6-foot-4 senior scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Dakota Ridge erased a double-digit deficit to take a 78-63 victory.

  • Eagles get defensive to defeat...

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team found its killer instinct in the opening round of The Ridge Holiday Classic.

    After three early-season victories by single-digits, the Eagles poured it on in the second half against Ponderosa on Dec. 10. Dakota Ridge outscored the Mustangs 34-11 after halftime to cruise to a 68-37 victory.

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    ARVADA — A four-game losing streak isn’t sitting well for D’Evelyn’s boys basketball team.

     “Next week will be a rough week for everybody. We’ll be working hard in the gym,” D’Evelyn senior Cameron Brown said Dec. 11 after a 49-35 loss to Arvada West in the seventh-place game of the Ralston Roundup Tournament at Ralston Valley High School. “We aren’t going to drop one to Holy Family. It’s just that simple.”

  • Rebels come up short against...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — If Columbine had faced Valor Christian six days earlier on the football field at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the anticipation would have been through the roof.

    Not so much on the hardwood, where the recently completed football season played a role nonetheless and was partially responsible for the lack of a basketball matchup of star quarterbacks Jake Lowry and Dylan McCaffrey.

  • D’Evelyn falls in state rematch

    DENVER — D’Evelyn coach Chris Olson looked at the glass as half full when it came to Sand Creek seniors Oliana Squires and Liah Davis.

    Squires (27 points) and Davis (23) led the way as the Scorpions took a 59-48 victory over D’Evelyn on Dec. 11 at the Jungle Jam Tournament hosted by the Jaguars.

  • 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.