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Today's Sports

  • Dakota Ridge’s new duo put...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Prior to his team’s 2015-16 season-opener against rival Columbine, Dakota Ridge hockey coach Alec Hines said seniors Matteo Glennon and Bradley Huggins “came out of nowhere’’ to earn starting positions along the Eagles’ new front line.

  • Waterfall format will be a drain

    Goodbye, Class 5A Jeffco football league. Hello, Conference G?

    The Colorado High School Activities Association will make a bold and dramatic change to the current 5A football system for the next two-year (2016-17 and 2017-18) cycle. Welcome to the world of the waterfall format.

  • Columbine runner-up in tournament

    LITTLETON — Columbine’s girls basketball team is giving back to the community while winning some games along the way.

    The Rebels hosted the 2nd annual Rebel with a Cause Tournament during the opening week of the prep hoops season. The tournament encouraged teams and fans to bring new or gently used toys for a toy drive to benefit City Square, a local organization in Denver that provides for low-income and homeless families.

  • Chatfield facing early adversity

    LITTLETON — Chatfield’s girls basketball team hopes the road is a little less rocky than its opening week.

    A day before the Chargers opened their season at the Rebel with a Cause Tournament at Columbine High School on Dec. 2, the team found out it would be without head coach Mike Deutsch for at least a month.

  • D’Evelyn runs toward another...

    DENVER — D’Evelyn girls basketball coach Chris Olson had one question for senior Lexi Reed after she announced on Twitter that she had committed to run cross country and track at Oregon State University.

    “When she tweeted out that she was signing, I texted her to congratulate her and also asked if they were going to let her still play basketball,” Olson said. “I was nervous (Oregon State) would say no.”

  • Semifinal heartbreak for...

    ARVADA — It was hard for Columbine football players to depart the field at the North Area Athletic Complex on Nov. 28.

    “I just love this team so much. I never wanted this to end,” Columbine senior quarterback Jake Lowry said through the tears after a painful one-point loss in the Class 5A state semifinal. “We’ve been through so much this season and all four years. We’ve worked so hard. It’s a tough way to go out.”

  • Welch returns to Chatfield

    LITTLETON — A familiar face has been a welcomed addition to Chatfield’s boys basketball program: Riley Welch has come home.

     “I was ecstatic,” Chatfield coach Steve Schimpeler said when he heard the news Welch was moving back to Colorado. “The reason why is he is a great kid, and he is going to help our basketball team.”

  • Dakota Ridge reloads after...

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge boys basketball coach Curi Yutzy isn’t goal oriented by any means.

    “We don’t set any goals. All we do is talk about getting a little bit better every day,” said Yutzy, who coached the Eagles to their first boys hoops conference title in more than a decade last season. “We are willing to live with whatever the results might be. Whether it’s a league championship or a .500 season. Our commitment is to just get better.”

  • Taking a wait-and-see attitude

    LITTLETON — Columbine football team’s long postseason run into the Class 5A state semifinals might have created some anxiety for Rebels’ boys basketball coach Clay Thielking.

  • Rebels plow into football state...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s vaunted rushing attack put on its version of downhill skis Nov. 20 at Jeffco Stadium.