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Today's Sports

  • Coach of the year: Brian Todd,...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Peter Horvath lives in Norway. But that didn’t keep the legendary retired Columbine soccer coach from being one of the first to congratulate — via texts and emails — Brian Todd after the Lady Rebels beat Ralston Valley 3-1 to capture the school’s first girls sports state championship.

  • BY THE NUMBERS: A look at the...

    Sports are all about numbers — how many points were scored, the digits on a jersey, how much time is left in the game, how many yards to the hole, and so forth. The 2013-14 high school season had its fair share of numbers. The Columbine Courier takes a look back at the recently concluded campaign and the numbers that stood out during the season.

    93

  • Columbine girls alter history,...

    COMMERCE CITY — Brian Todd knew he had a rock-solid team, a high-end squad capable of winning a 5A Jeffco League title. The Columbine girls soccer head coach also knew that if the Lady Rebels won their conference championship, it could set them up to win state.

  • Rebels’ wait was well worth it

    COMMERCE CITY — For Columbine, it must have seemed like this moment was never going to come.

  • State title slips out of Tait’s...

    First, Jaylee Tait softly kicked her putter, knowing that she had let a potential par, if not a birdie, slip away on No. 17. Then, on No. 18 at Raccoon Creek Golf Course on May 18, she took a long sighing breath before pushing her second putt just past the hole. It was six putts on the final two holes — three each — and with them, the 5A girls golf state championship went by the wayside.

  • Spring sports all-conference:...

    The following are 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for the 2014 spring season:

    GIRLS TENNIS
    FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Jazmin Gillette, Arvada West; Isabella Melena, Ralston Valley; No. 2 singles: Madison Fortunato, Arvada West; Addison Kenyon, Pomona; No. 3 singles: Kelsey Maass, Ralston Valley; No. 1 doubles: Sasha Harrison/Schafer Kowalchik, Lakewood; No. 2 doubles: Gabrielle Jones/Catherine Day, Chatfield; No. 3 doubles: Risa Eck/Lucy Sherman, Ralston Valley; No. 4 doubles: Adrien Horowitz/Haley Weidemann, Ralston Valley

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp at Dakota Ridge from June 2-July 2
    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting a speed and agility camp June 2-July 2.
    The camp will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. and is open to incoming 2nd-8th graders. Cost is $85, which includes camp T-shirt.
    For more information and to print out a registration form, go to https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/. If you have any questions, contact head football coach Ron Woitalewicz at rwoitale@jeffco.k12.co.us.

    LACROSSE

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  • Bike to Word Day rolls smoothly

    The pressure just wasn’t enough for Jani Flaig. One of the tires on her bicycle was starting to get low. 

    Luckily for her, more than a few people were available to offer assistance along the Mary Carter Greenway Trail on June 25. 

    Thousands of people across the metro area eschewed their cars in favor of bicycles last Wednesday on Colorado’s Bike to Work Day. The event, organized by the Denver Regional Council of Governments, encourages commuters to forsake their typical trip to work and try biking to the office. 

  • Chatfield expansion wins final...

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given final approval to a controversial expansion of Chatfield Reservoir to help meet a growing need for water along the Front Range. 

    The chosen option for expanding Chatfield, labeled “Alternative 3,” will raise the water levels by a maximum of 12 feet and increase the maximum storage by 20,600 acre-feet. Some 587 acres of Chatfield State Park, Colorado’s most popular, will be flooded in peak storage years to provide more water for urban and agricultural users.