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Today's Sports

  • D’Evelyn golf finishes seventh...

     By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    Considering that the 4A Jeffco League produced three of the top seven teams at last year’s boys state tournament, D’Evelyn’s fifth-place finish in conference play wasn’t too shabby.

    The best part for the Jaguars is they return 75 percent of their four-man regional team, a group that sent three into a four-way playoff for the final state-tournament berth.

  • For FRCHS golf, playing in new...

    After making the move from 2A to 3A in boys golf, Front Range Christian has had some adjustments to make whenever it approaches its competition, but that hasn’t deterred the team’s spirit on the green.

  • Saunders living the good life as...

    Growing up in Wheat Ridge, Reed Saunders always had a special love for sports, but the D’Evelyn High School graduate never imagined it would land him a job with the Colorado Rockies someday.
    Now, his duties as a public announcer for the team have become, well, heavenly.
    “As a PA announcer, you’re like the voice of God,” Saunders said. “You’re overheard, but you’re never seen. You’re not out on stage. You’re just heard everywhere; you’re behind the curtain. You’re the wizard, so to speak.”

  • Field 3 at Columbine Knolls Park...

    Eleven months ago, beloved Jeffco baseball coach and tournament director Michael Fray passed away at age 60 due to complications from diabetes. Now, after months of lobbying and appealing to the Foothills Park and Recreation District, he’ll have a baseball field named after him.

    In a meeting last month, the district voted unanimously, 5-0, to rename Field 3 at Columbine Knolls Park “Mike Fray Field,” located at Kendall Boulevard and Elmhurst Avenue in Littleton.

  • Racing at Bandimere a love-hate...

    MORRISON — When it comes to the Romero family, drag racing has always been a family affair.
    “I’ve been racing probably for about 30 years, and my dad raced before that,” Ted Romero, 47, said. “He’s the one that got me into it and I just kept going.”
    Just as he inherited his love for hot rod cars from his father, Ted passed it along to his son, 19-year-old Jeremy.

  • Rebels show some muscles,...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Still a relative baby, the Hog Olympics, hosted by Columbine for the fourth time on Friday, have grown enough to require a tweak in the scoring system.
    With 18 schools fielding 23 teams, event coordinator Ray Barron replaced pool play, with the top two teams squaring off for all the marbles in the final event, in favor of a cross country scoring system for the strength competition spectacle for high school offensive and defensive linemen.

  • Chatfield likes where its...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Conventional wisdom professes that football success is directly linked to domination in two areas: the lines and quarterback.
    That being the case, Chatfield coach Bret McGatlin likes where his team stands with six weeks remaining until the 2017 season opener in Florida.

  • Dakota Ridge, Denver West mirror...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — If baseball doppelgangers exist, look no further than the Dakota Ridge Eagles and Denver West Cougars.
    Rivals in the U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) 12-under Majors classification, both teams pride themselves being community-oriented programs – the Eagles represent the Dakota Ridge High School district; the Cougars are predominantly comprised of players from Evergreen and Conifer – whose coaches stress the fundamentals of the sport.

  • Dream comes true for Columbine...

    By Adam Sullivan

    Sports Editor

    Baseball had always been a love for Blake Weiman, and on June 13, that dream turned into a professional career.

    “It’s a dream come true,” Weiman said. “A lot of memories came rushing back when I heard my name. Little League games, high school and college ball. It all came rushing back.”

  • Local teams find success at...

    By Adam Sullivan
    Sports  Editor
    LAKEWOOD — The Denver Broncos hosted the Rocky Mountain Region’s largest high school 7-on-7 tournament last week.
    The 7-on-7 tournament had pool games at All City Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the playoffs at the UCHealth Training Center.
    The tournament featured more than 170 teams around the state, including 21 playoff teams from class 4A and 5A.