Today's Sports

  • Runs elude Chatfield at state

    AURORA — Finding that third out to end the inning and get back in the dugout can seem to take forever sometimes.

    That was the case for Chatfield in the top of the third inning against Ralston Valley in the first round of the Class 5A state softball tournament Oct. 24 at Aurora Sports Park. Chatfield senior Jessica Jarecki got a strike out and forced a fly ball out to right field, but then the wheels fell off for the Chargers (10-12 record).

  • Chargers spike rival Rebels

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Back in her playing days at Chatfield High School, Stephanie Schick played on a club team coached by Gil Garcia during his long and successful run as the boss at Colorado Academy.

    Little did they know they would be matching wits as head coaches in the heated Chatfield-Columbine rivalry.

  • Still perfect

    LAKEWOOD — Tommy Gillman was a bit of a wrinkle Columbine threw at rival Chatfield on Oct. 23 at Jeffco Stadium.

    Gillman had just a few carries from the fullback position this season for the Rebels (8-0, 6-0 in Class 5A Jeffco). The senior got the chance to play both sides of the football and made the most of his offensive touches rushing for 49 yards on 10 carries.

  • Late touchdown gives Front Range...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Front Range Christian’s offense played a game of cat-and-mouse with Clear Creek safety Noah Sarria throughout the Class 1A Metro League football game Oct. 24.

    And on a crucial fourth-and-two play from the Falcons’ 48-yard line with just under four minutes left in the fourth quarter, Sarria went for the catnip and the cheese, and he got caught.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Impressive run for Reed at...

    LITTLETON — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed is healthy, and it showed at the Jeffco League cross country championships Oct. 16 at Clement Park.

    Reed’s time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds was 40 seconds faster than runner-up Valor Christian’s Reagan Hausmann’s time of 19:05. Reed’s time was well over a minute faster than Ralston Valley’s Katherine Bearup’s 19:42 that won the 5A girls race.

  • Chatfield snags first league win

    ARVADA — One could almost hear the sigh of relief from the Chatfield sideline after junior Tylor Rowles ripped off a 43-yard run late in the fourth quarter Oct. 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Skid dims playoff hopes

    By Craig Harper -- For the Courier

    ARVADA — The lights literally went out on Columbine’s soccer team at halftime of its Oct. 8 game against 5A Jeffco League front-runner Arvada West.

    It proved to be a prelude to a total blackout.