Today's Sports

  • Cabot’s return ignites Chatfield...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield boys soccer team was badly in need of an offensive infusion and a win as it took on Wheat Ridge in its third game. The return of Jacob Cabot helped account for both in a 1-0 Chargers non-league victory at Lakewood Memorial Field on Sept. 3.

  • Sports briefs

    Columbine, Mullen battle to a 4-all stalemate

    Will Harris scored a goal and had two assists as Columbine battled to a 4-all tie with Mullen on Sept. 3 at Columbine High School.
    Evan Bivens, Dylan Pritchett Ettner and Juan-Pablo Reynal also scored for the Rebels in the season opener.
    Goal scorers for Mullen included Alex Whitfield, Jacob Hansen, Patrick Rooney and Michael Jimenez.
    Columbine led 2-1 at halftime before the teams combined for five second-half goals.

  • Lions’ defense sacks Golden

    Noah McGhee, undoubtedly, may be a little biased with his opinion that Littleton High may have one of the better defenses in 4A, but, for one night, the Lions backed up their senior running back’s claim.
    Littleton’s pressure was relentless on Aug. 27 against Golden in the 2015 kickoff at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. The Lions sacked Demons junior quarterback Jalen Lucero five times, picked him off four times and blocked a third-quarter punt in a 21-0 season-opening victory.

  • 2015 volleyball preview: State...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Recognition is becoming the norm for Chatfield’s volleyball program. Two 5A state-tournament appearances in three years as a No. 12 seed will do that.
    But this year the expectations are higher — at least judging by the CHSAA preseason poll. The Lady Chargers checked in at No. 5.
    “Time will tell,”  said Chatfield head coach Stephanie Schick. “I certainly have confidence in my athletes. We will see.”

  • 2015 gymnastics preview: Rebels...

    A funny thing happens in the world of sports about 10 years or so after the USA takes home gold in a particular sport — high schools see an influx of well-trained athletes in that sport. Such is the case with gymnastics this year.
    “We have a huge team this year,” said Chatfield head coach Chanel Chavez. “We went from 23 last year to 32 this year.”
    Chavez was anticipating this sizable growth of her team.

  • Sports briefs

    Griebel, Rebels open in style, rout Fountain-Fort Carson
    — Mikey Griebel scored a pair of touchdowns and Matthew Starkey scampered 35 yards for a score as Columbine bounced back from a down 2014 season with a 34-7 road win over Fountain-Fort Carson on Aug. 28 at Guy R. Barickman Stadium.
    Columbine was an uncharacteristic 5-6 in 2014, yet still made it to the second round of the 5A playoffs. In the opener, the Rebels showed they learned from last year’s lackluster season.

  • Columbine QB Lowry coming into...

    Jake Lowry can speak from experience. Being the starting quarterback for the Columbine Rebels when your uncle, Andy Lowry, is the head coach isn’t what one would necessarily expect it to be.

  • Lions’ Pino an imposing presence

    The first time Littleton head coach Kurt Krantz saw Aron Pino on a football field, he immediately took notice of the 6-foot, 250-pounder’s elusive movement.
    “Great feet, great hips. He could run from sideline to sideline if he wanted to, and he does,” said Krantz, who starts his third season at the helm at Littleton High this fall. “He can take away half of the field.”

  • Dakota Ridge girls have high...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    High expectations are a way of life for Dakota Ridge’s cross country teams, which have excelled for the past decade-plus under the head coaching of first Mike Callor and, since 2012, Mark Stenbeck, an assistant under Callor beginning in 2006.
    Stenbeck expects more of the same for 2015, especially from the girls team, whose top runner in 2014 missed qualifying for state as the Lady Eagles finished 16th.

  • Jeffco takes proactive stance,...

    High school football players in Jefferson County will practice a little safer in 2015 after the school district implemented a pilot program for student-athletes at all 17 high schools to wear Guardian Caps, a lightweight, soft-shell cover over their helmets to help to reduce head-on impacts.
    The district held a press conference Aug. 19 at Columbine High School to announce the program.