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Today's Sports

  • Rebels score in bunches to make...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine soccer goals are kind of like the sun in Colorado — it will show up more often than not.

    The Rebels waited a bit longer than normal, but poured in three goals in the span of five minutes late in the second period of their second-round Class 5A state tournament game against Castle View on May 13 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The trio of goals propelled the No. 2 seed Columbine to a 5-1 victory.

  • Ball doesn’t bounce Rebels’ way

    AURORA — The Class 5A District 8 baseball championship game started out promising for Columbine.

    The Rebels plated a pair of runs with a walk of junior Mikey Griebel, followed by a pair of RBI hits by senior Tommy Gillman and junior Chase Anderson to give the No. 11 seed an early 2-0 lead on host and No. 6 seed Grandview. 

    Unfortunately for Columbine, it would be the only runs the Rebels could muster in what would eventually materialize into a season-ending 5-2 loss on the Wolves’ home field.

  • Injuries prevent Chargers'...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — It was a classic tale of two seasons for Chatfield’s baseball program — or more aptly described, the halves of two seasons.

    The 2015 Chargers finished in a blaze of glory, winning 12 of 13 games before back-to-back losses to Rock Canyon in the finals of the Class 5A state tournament as Chatfield claimed the state runner-up trophy.

  • D’Evelyn pleased with postseason...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t a long drought, but returning to the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs was worth the wait for D’Evelyn, particularly the seniors.

    A 4-1 first-round victory over Niwot on May 11 at Lakewood Memorial Field made it that much more memorable and rewarding.

  • Quick Hits

    Jaguars place 6th in Pueblo

  • Meet A Ranger: John Queen

    Name: John Queen, also known as Jeffco Open Space's “Ranger No. 5”

    Originally from: Beaumont, Texas

    Stationed at: White Ranch Open Space Park

    How long have you been a ranger?

    “Five years.”

    What’s one thing you do as a ranger that people would be surprised by?

    “Swift-water rescue.”

    What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen at a park?

  • QUICK HITS

    All-state girls soccer

    Columbine High School’s Tatum Barton and Brittany Wilson were first-team all-state selections in voting done by CHSAANow.com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps.

    Barton, a senior forward, scored 13 goals this season, third-best on the team.

    Wilson, a senior goalkeeper, had a goals-against average of 0.6 in 19 games. She averaged about two and a half saves per outing.

    Columbine’s Kelcey Cavarra, a senior midfielder, was a second-team selection. She scored eight goals and added 12 assists.

  • Volunteers work on new trail...

    "If not me, who? If not now, when?”

    This adage often is a motivator for those called to action, whether that’s something as monumental as military service or as simple as trail-building.

    On Saturday, at least, it was the latter for about 90 volunteers who participated in a National Trails Day event at Jeffco Open Space’s Matthews/Winters Park.

  • Football standouts made their...

    LAKEWOOD — It might not have surpassed the special memories on the football field at Jeffco Stadium, but Dakota Ridge senior Cale Ferrin found the right way to end his prep sports career.

    Ferrin, who placed third in the high jump at the 5A Jeffco League Championships the previous week, finished fourth at the state meet May 19.

  • Short stay at state baseball for...

    DENVER — Having won nine-of-10 games entering the Class 5A baseball double-elimination state tournament, Dakota Ridge liked its chances for a long stay.

    Unfortunately for the Eagles, losses to Cherokee Trail (May 20 at All-City Field) and Mullen (May 21 at Machebeuf High School) brought the season to an abrupt end for Dakota Ridge (15-8 record).