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Today's Sports

  • Lanuza carving out her role with...

    There was little doubt that Kendra Lanuza, the 2015 Columbine Courier female athlete of the year, was more than just a little excited to embark on her college lacrosse career at the University of Denver. 

    What wasn’t as certain was how big her role would be with the Pioneers.

  • Rogers closing in on joining...

    When Tyler Rogers got the news on June 28 that the San Francisco Giants were promoting him from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento it created, unintentionally of course, a dilemma. He had moved into an apartment back east with the intent of being there for the year. Half of his belongings, including his golf clubs, are still in Virginia.

  • Future Rebel Mudd dominant at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — As coach of the Governors Ranch Gators swim team, Meagan Rushford has nurtured Jaclynn Mudd through her elementary and middle school years. So she wasn’t surprised when Mudd dominated all three individual events in the 13-14 age group at the Colorado State Summer Club Swimming Association Championships.

  • Koza investing in himself

    John Koza’s goal once he graduated from Chatfield Senior High in 2014 wasn’t necessarily to play college athletics, though the 2014 Columbine Courier male athlete of the year would’ve been able to do so. 

    After all, the four-time 5A Jeffco League boys tennis MVP capped a career with an unblemished mark in conference play and a third-place finish at the state tournament in 2013. That’s the best finish in Chatfield history.

  • Force one-ups daughter in finals

    MORRISON — Courtney Force didn’t let a little rain keep her from getting one up on her father ­­­­­— legendary NHRA Funny Car driver John Force — on the opening night of the 2016 Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. 

  • Miller stocking up on racing

    MORRISON — By day, Mike Miller works 8 to 5 as a high network stockbroker, placing trades for his clientele over the phone. By weekend, the 2010 Columbine High School graduate can usually be found at the racetrack, especially Bandimere Speedway.

    “I solely requested to be put on a (stockbroker) team where I would have weekends off,” the 24-year-old said. “Every weekend I’ll be at the racetrack. It’s what I love to do.”

  • A change for the better for...

    Kristyn Peters had been in the situation before. As a rising senior in high school, the softball prodigy transferred from Green Mountain High to Dakota Ridge. She was the new kid on the block. 

    Fast forward a couple of years and it was happening again, this time from Colorado State to Metro State University of Denver.

    Before she fit just like a glove, leading the Lady Eagles in homers (nine), RBIs (34) and runs scored (38). Dakota Ridge reached the 5A state title game before falling to Loveland. 

  • Local trio enjoys ‘fun’ vibe at...

    FORT COLLINS ­— Amanda Porter perfectly summed up the vibe at French Field on July 13 during the 2015-16 Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association girls soccer game.

  • Columbine encouraged with lines...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    For years under head coach Andy Lowry, Columbine’s offense has lived high on the hog. Or, more appropriately, the groundhog.

    That certainly was the case in 2015 when the Rebels, who averaged more than 300 yards rushing behind an offensive line led by all-Colorado tackle JT Gentry and two other seniors, roared to a perfect season before a missed extra point was the difference in a 5A semifinal loss to Pomona.

  • Camp brings British feel to Ken-...

    Union Jack jerseys, balls and backpacks decorated the Ken-Caryl Ranch House soccer field from July 11-16 as it played host to the British soccer camp offered in partnership with Challenger Sports.

    Instructors from all over the U.K. are hired by Challenger Sports to spend a summer teaching American kids the in’s and out’s of soccer with a British twist.