Today's Sports

  • Lady Eagles’ run ends in Great...

    DENVER — There was a coaching change and there were some injuries, yet somehow, some way the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles were playing in the 5A Great Eight. The end result — a 50-40 loss to top-seeded Fossil Ridge in the Sharon Wilch Regional finals March 6 at the Denver Coliseum — couldn’t take away from the season that was for the Lady Eagles.

  • Chargers bow out of field in...

    CENTENNIAL — One by one, Chatfield boys basketball coach Steve Schimpeler embraced his players in the locker room.
    “It’s a special group of guys. It’s real emotional. This team will always have a special place in my heart,” Schimpeler said.

  • Overland’s inside-out game too...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    AURORA — It took a decade for Dakota Ridge to return to the Sweet 16 of the 5A state boys basketball tournament. So getting there was an accomplishment in itself. Unfortunately, the Eagles couldn’t match their 2004 counterparts, who made it one step further.

  • PAC Rugby, SWARM are polar...

    The similarities are there, especially in the physical nature between the sports, but as Greysen Lincoln points out, there’s one major difference between rugby and football.
    “It’s a lot more of an active sport. You’ve got to be a lot more aware. You have to know where all your guys are unlike in football,” Lincoln said. “It’s a lot more team-oriented. You’ve all got to be a cohesive unit. That’s also the case in football, but it’s a lot more apparent in rugby.”

  • Sports briefs

    Hixon, two others spark Yuma post Lady Falcons at regionals
    — Logan Hixon led three players in double figures as Yuma topped Front Range Christian 72-29 in the first round of the 2A Region 2 tournament on March 7 at Northeastern Junior College.
    Peighton Roth added 13 points and Caitlyn Murphy scored 12 for Yuma. Charis Courtney paced the Lady Falcons with 14 points.

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  • Jeffco Open Space facing...

    The initial phase of the Peaks to Plains Trail project is facing escalated costs, Tom Hoby, director of Jeffco Parks and Open Space, told the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on April 3.

    The total cost of the trail connection from Golden to the Jefferson County line is now in the $75 million to $100 million range — more than three times the original estimate of $30 million to $35 million, Hoby said. 

  • County commissioners approve new...

    After a month’s delay, the county commissioners have approved a new master plan for Jeffco Open Space.

    The board was originally scheduled to vote on the plan at its Feb. 11 public hearing but unanimously granted a delay at the request of several developers who wanted more time to comment.

    The master plan now has a section defining its purpose as a guide to open space acquisition and not as a tool for zoning and land development. 

  • Developers’ concerns spur...

    Responding to concerns from developers about property with commercial potential, the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee on March 6 approved an addition to its master plan. The addition states that the agency will negotiate only with willing sellers, and will not pursue a property that has an active development proposal with Jeffco Planning and Zoning. 

  • How does your garden grow?

    The wintry weekend notwithstanding, spring is just around the corner — and with it will come a new gardening season.

    As the snow begins to melt, Colorado master gardener Dawn Miquel wants backyard horticulturalists to think about going native this year.

    Miquel, a volunteer with Colorado State University’s Arapahoe County extension office, said cultivating native plants in the garden offers multiple benefits, including being environmentally friendly.