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Today's Sports

  • D’Evelyn falls in state rematch

    DENVER — D’Evelyn coach Chris Olson looked at the glass as half full when it came to Sand Creek seniors Oliana Squires and Liah Davis.

    Squires (27 points) and Davis (23) led the way as the Scorpions took a 59-48 victory over D’Evelyn on Dec. 11 at the Jungle Jam Tournament hosted by the Jaguars.

  • Rebels come up short against...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — If Columbine had faced Valor Christian six days earlier on the football field at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the anticipation would have been through the roof.

    Not so much on the hardwood, where the recently completed football season played a role nonetheless and was partially responsible for the lack of a basketball matchup of star quarterbacks Jake Lowry and Dylan McCaffrey.

  • Cold shooting dooms Jags

    ARVADA — A four-game losing streak isn’t sitting well for D’Evelyn’s boys basketball team.

     “Next week will be a rough week for everybody. We’ll be working hard in the gym,” D’Evelyn senior Cameron Brown said Dec. 11 after a 49-35 loss to Arvada West in the seventh-place game of the Ralston Roundup Tournament at Ralston Valley High School. “We aren’t going to drop one to Holy Family. It’s just that simple.”

  • Eagles get defensive to defeat...

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team found its killer instinct in the opening round of The Ridge Holiday Classic.

    After three early-season victories by single-digits, the Eagles poured it on in the second half against Ponderosa on Dec. 10. Dakota Ridge outscored the Mustangs 34-11 after halftime to cruise to a 68-37 victory.

  • Quick Hits

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  • Thompson brings title experience...

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge’s new girls basketball coach knows more than a little bit about success at the high school level.

    Diane (Dittburner) Thompson graduated from Lamar High School in 1998, where she helped lead Lamar to four straight Class 4A girls basketball state championships from 1995 to 1998. She went on to earn All-American honors at the collegiate level. Thompson played two years at the University of Northern Colorado before transferring to Cal State University Bakersfield.

  • 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.