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Today's Sports

  • Clement Park improvements hinge...

    There’s a new vision for Clement Park. But first it needs a new infusion of funding.

    After four months of work, the Foothills Park and Recreation District board approved a new master plan for Clement Park that is a mix of new features and repairs to the park’s decaying infrastructure. 

    The plan comes with a price tag of about $24.3 million. The 2014 budget for Foothills, which was approved along with the master plan on Dec. 10, is $22.3 million. 

  • All-conference cross country

    The following is the cross country all-conference teams for the 2013 season in the 5A Jeffco Conference:

    BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
    FIRST TEAM
    Connor Lockwood, Arvada West; Marcelo Laguera, Pomona; Cameron Mattson, Dakota Ridge; Gavin Mason, Pomona; Carson Hume, Dakota Ridge; Bradley Carney, Dakota Ridge; Michael Berthold, Pomona; Michael Schleicher, Bear Creek
    SECOND TEAM

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield jumps out to an early lead, routs Palmer Ridge

    Chatfield went on a 17-4 run in the first quarter and led by 28 points at halftime en route to a 67-40 win over Palmer Ridge in boys basketball action on Dec. 13.
    The Chargers (4-2) have won two straight. Palmer Ridge was led by Matt Cameron’s 13 points.

    Foster, Valor Christian prove to be too much for host Columbine

  • Goalies shut down foes between...

    A scramble in front of the net before the puck found the stick of a Dakota Ridge player with the clock ticking down. However, Columbine goalkeeper Ashton Opperman was able to slide over and get a glove on it as the buzzer goes off. What other way would one expect an early-season showdown between a pair of unbeatens — Columbine and Dakota Ridge — go down but as a scoreless tie Dec. 14 at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • 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:

    5A SUPER 6, FIRST TEAM

  • 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.