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Today's Sports

  • Rebels girls lacrosse upsets...

    By Matthew Van Deventer — For the Courier

    DENVER — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team is still in the fight.

    After a 6-5 upset against Denver East in the second round of the state tournament, the Rebels, who were defeated by the Angels 20-9 earlier this season, will head to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, according to Columbine coach Sonorah Hunter. 

  • Columbine freshman making a...

    Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — It’s not like Gavin Olson burst onto the high school swimming scene without notice.

    Columbine’s boys swim coach Kristy Marosy had first-hand knowledge of his potential long before he turned up for his freshman season in 2016.

  • Eagles get their shot against...

    DENVER — To be the best you must beat the best.

    Defending state champion and top-seed Colorado Academy is the team to beat in girls lacrosse, and Dakota Ridge got its shot at the Mustangs in the second round of the state tournament May 13.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Open Space unveils possible...

    Jeffco Open Space’s proposed renovations at Mount Falcon’s west trailhead include more centralized amenities around the main parking lot area.

    At an open house Thursday night at the Indian Hills Community Center, Open Space representatives said the trailhead’s current challenges include the lower parking lot, which requires visitors to walk up the road to the trailhead; a kiosk that is not centrally located; an outdated restroom; and excessive after-hours use.

  • 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.