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  • Late rally lifts No. 9 Dakota...

    LAKEWOOD— One thing won’t change for the Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team from 2016 to 2017: Hannah Krats and Kailee Lammers will account for the bulk of the Lady Eagles’ goals.

     Dakota graduated three players who combined for 78 goals, including Becky Holley, who dished out 76 assists has forced second-year coach Jordan Hogan to switch gears.

  • Cherry Creek defeats Dakota...

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE —  Dakota Ridge entered the bottom of the seventh inning with a 4-3 lead over second-ranked Cherry Creek. The Eagles were hoping to spoil opening day for the Bruins and were three outs away from celebrating, but a walk-off win by Cherry Creek ruined the Eagles plans in a 5-4 loss on Saturday.

  • Rebels win 10-8 against No. 5...

    DENVER — The best thing for a young team to gain a little confidence is to pick up a victory over a high ranked opponent. On Tuesday night the Rebels of Columbine topped No. 5 ThunderRidge 10-8 at Shea Stadium.
    “It was a messy game,” stated Columbine head coach Sonorah Hunter. “We just need to clean things up a little bit. I felt we could have played harder and beat them by a little more.”

  • No. 3 Columbine tops East

    DENVER — For 60 minutes, the Columbine Lady Rebels couldn’t find a spark on offense, trailing Denver East 2-0. In the final 20 minutes, the Lady Rebels tallied five unanswered goals to pick up a 5-2 victory over the host Lady Angels.
    “We dug ourselves in a quick hole in the first half,” said Columbine head coach Brian Todd “I never want to see a team struggle, but it was nice to see us able to figure things out.”

  • Rebels win 10-8 against No. 5...

    DENVER — The best thing for a young team to gain a little confidence is to pick up a victory over a high ranked opponent. On Tuesday night the Rebels of Columbine topped No. 5 ThunderRidge 10-8 at Shea Stadium.

    “It was a messy game,” stated Columbine head coach Sonorah Hunter. “We just need to clean things up a little bit. I felt we could have played harder and beat them by a little more.”

  • Wildlife watch: The scourge of...

    By Christie Greene
    For the Courier

  • D’Evelyn denied elusive Final...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Josh Brinkerhoff was well aware of D’Evelyn’s recent history in the 4A state boys basketball tournament: four straight season-ending appearances in the Great Eight from 2012-15, along with Sweet 16 appearances in ’11 and ’16.

    Missing from the resume: a berth in the Final Four.

  • Column: Senior class leaves its...

    DENVER — With his eyes welling up with tears, Joe Miks reflected back on just moments earlier, in Chatfield’s locker room after the Chargers’ 72-64 loss to ThunderRidge in the 5A Great Eight at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday night. Miks took off his game jersey likely for the final time.

    “Just taking off my jersey right there was one of the hardest things that I’ve ever had to do,” an emotional Miks said. “This team means so much to me.”

  • Chargers run out of time in the...

    DENVER — Tears streamed down their cheeks, their voice cracked with every other word. For the Chatfield Chargers, Saturday night’s 72-64 loss to second-seeded ThunderRidge in the Great Eight of the 5A state boys’ basketball tournament was more than just a loss. It was the end of a two-year run that has seen the team dominate the Jeffco League and been one of the perennial powers in the state.

  • Eagles avenge defeat, rout RV

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier