Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Yeager back standing tall

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

  • 2015 softball preview: Rebels...

    Brooks Roybal doesn’t have to look far to like what he sees. All the Columbine softball head coach needs to do is look at the talent coming back in 2015 after the Lady Rebels ended last season as one of the state’s darlings.

  • 2015 boys soccer preview:...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Boys golf preview: Swinging into...

    The 2015 high school boys golf season is ready to get under way. Some teams, such as Columbine, return standouts like Marcus Tait, while Dakota Ridge and Chatfield will turn to returning players
    to fill leadership roles.

    The last time we saw Columbine’s boys golf team, it was finishing 10th at the 5A state championships last September in Colorado Springs. But it was the drama in how the Rebels qualified for state two weeks prior at regionals that identified this team.