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Today's Sports

  • Shorthanded Rebels turn the...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Amanda Porter took the blame. Since the start of the 2017 girls soccer season more than half of Porter’s Columbine team has been hit by strep throat, and she thinks she was the first to contract the contagious disease.

  • Chargers show pride despite loss

    DENVER — Before each face-off, the Chatfield boys lacrosse teams chants “Chargers, Chargers, Chargers,” something started by head coach Nick Mandia.

    Despite its 0-7 record, Chatfield has as much pride as any team in the state. The Chargers showed grit and determination in a 13-5 loss to Denver East on April 5.

  • Dakota Ridge survives OT scare

     By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team needed someone to step up in overtime Friday at Trailblazer Stadium.

    With the Eagles’ undefeated record on the line, senior midfielder Max Mowry scored in the first couple of minutes of overtime against Lakewood to give Dakota Ridge a 14-13 victory in the 5A Jeffco League game.

  • Shannon Vigil steps down as head...

    Shannon Vigil has been a head coach of at least one sport for 23 seasons. At the end of this year, that will all change as she has announced she is stepping down as the girls basketball coach at Columbine High School. Vigil will transition into a new role of assistant principal.

    “I think that this is the end of my coaching career,” explained Vigil. “Maybe one day I’ll coach my grandkids in a youth sport, but this is the end of my high school coaching days.”

  • Columbine baseball wins two in...

    After a disappointing start to the 2017 season, the Columbine baseball team had a change of fortune over spring break.

    The Rebels fled the winter conditions of the Rockies for warmer temperatures in Overland Park, Kan., as they faced off with three local teams from the Sunflower State.

  • Chargers, Eagles and Rebels tee...

    Three local teams were in action Monday in the 5A Jefferson County League golf tournament. Columbine finished third, trailing tournament winner Ralston Valley and runner-up Arvada West. Dakota Ridge placed seventh as a team while Chatfield finished eighth.

    Columbine was led by junior Tess Mitchell, who finished with a team-low score of 93 to finish ninth out of 40 competitors.

  • Late comeback not enough as...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The message was clear at halftime as Chatfield trailed Valor Christian 6-1. Chargers head coach Sarah MacDonald paced the sidelines where her team took a knee repeating one thing, “play the next 25 minutes with something to be proud of”.

    Her squad answered the call as it scored seven goals in the second half, eventually falling 13-8 on Thursday night.

  • Dakota Ridge experiences special...

    DENVER —Growing up, every little league baseball player’s dream is to one day take the field at a Major League park.

    On Wednesday afternoon the players for Dakota Ridge were able to fufill that dream as they took on Highlands Ranch in a scrimmage game at Coors Field.

  • Columbine rallies to win top-10...

    LAKEWOOD— Columbine’s boys lacrosse team might have been second guessing its choice to wear its alternative green jerseys on St. Patrick’s Day.

    It an early season top-10 Class 5A boys lacrosse showdown Friday at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood, Monarch raced out to a 4-0 lead in the opening eight minutes. Columine rallied to win 14-7.

  • D’Evelyn girls soccer impressive...

    LAKEWOOD— D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team played greedy March 16 at Lakewood Memorial Field

    The Jaguars (3-0 record) simply wouldn’t give up the ball on their way to a 4-0 non-league victory against Class 5A Jeffco’s Lakewood.