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Today's Sports

  • County ups grant limit for...

    Jeffco Parks and Open Space has increased the amount it could provide for an overhaul of Clement Park’s irrigation system.

    The county raised the amount to $1 million from the normal $400,000 cap for one-to-one matching grants. The Foothills Park and Recreation District board has unanimously approved seeking the grant, which would require the district to spend $1 million on the project as well.

  • Overholt's OT goal sends...

    By Matt Van Deventer, For the Courier

  • Ali Abid's goal sends...

    Hamadi Ali Abid, as he has done all season long, put the Littleton Lions on the scoreboard and his first-half goal held up Oct. 28 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

    The junior forward found the front left post of the Durango net, past goalkeeper Lars Schwaebe, in the 11th minute for the game’s only goal as eighth-seeded Littleton advanced to the quarterfinals of the 4A boys soccer state tournament with a 1-0 victory.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Host Littleton rolls past Mesa Ridge in 4A state tourney opener
    Joe Director scored two goals and three players also found the back of the net as the Littleton Lions, the No. 8 seed, opened the 4A state boys soccer tournament with a 5-0 shutout of Mesa Ridge on Oct. 22 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

    Hamadi Ali Abid, Cole Greer and Oscar Sanchez also scored for the Lions (13-3), who have won four straight. Littleton broke the game open with four second-half goals.

  • Swarm looking ahead to the...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Girls will be ... boys?

    Maybe so in rugby, which is one reason why Karlie Harden, who plays for the Littleton-based Westside Swarm Rugby Club’s high school 7s team, loves the sport.

  • Blake, Lions chase off Mustangs

    By Craig Harper 
    For the Courier

    PARKER — Tre Blake admitted that he could have used a break sometime during Littleton’s gut-check drive early in the fourth quarter against Ponderosa. But with Noah McGhee sidelined by an injury, coach Kurt Krantz didn’t have that luxury.

  • McGrath’s hat trick propels...

    AURORA — It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering Jamey McGrath scored a Jeffco-leading 19 goals during the regular season, that he was an offensive juggernaut again in Chatfield’s 5A state playoff opener against Rangeview on Oct. 23 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.

  • Eagles’ Hume finds motivation

    COLORADO SPRINGS — A course as challenging as the Norris-Penrose Event Center can be trepidatious, especially for someone such as Dakota Ridge’s Cayli Hume, who has battled shin splints the past few years. But the third-time 5A state cross country qualifier found some motivation to combat the grueling course.

    Her team.

    “This course is so tough. The only thing that gets you through it is running for your team. That’s all that got me through today,” Hume said.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS SOCCER
    Littleton, Chatfield, Columbine qualify for state playoffs
    The Littleton Lions will be home for the first round of the 32-team 4A boys soccer state tournament, while Chatfield and Columbine will take to the road for the 5A tournament.

    Littleton (12-3), seeded eighth, will host No. 25 Mesa Ridge (9-6) on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Littleton Public Schools Stadium with the winner advancing to the second round to be played on Oct. 28.

  • Falcons roll Diggers, set up...

    By Matt Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Front Range Christian did not help Clear Creek’s unfortunate 2014 football season on Oct. 17 as the Falcons chalked up another victory, 48-6, at Golddigger Stadium.