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Today's Sports

  • Columbine football edges rival...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t picture perfect Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, but Columbine walked out with an important win to start the football season.

    The Rebels, ranked No. 8 in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A football preseason poll, defeated Ralston Valley 21-7 in the all-Jeffco showdown in Zero Week on Aug. 25.

    “We’ve got to go back and get better,” Columbine coach Andy Lowry said after the Rebels’ victory. “Zero Week games are hard.”

  • A senior at USF, Mayberry ready...

    For the past three years, University of Sioux Falls football has been good to Columbine High School graduate Brian Mayberry, but he still has a lot to do before he walks across that ceremonial stage at the end of the upcoming school year.

    Luckily for the 22-year-old senior defensive lineman, his time with the Rebels help set him up for success throughout his career at the Division II college in South Dakota, during which he has recorded 51 tackles with 23 solo stops across 24 games and three playoff appearances.

  • Dakota Ridge golf finishes 10th...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    Dakota Ridge’s Joey Ashley qualified — barely — for his first 5A state boys golf tournament last year. That might be sufficient enough for some sophomores, but not for Ashley. He said his 82nd-place finish after rounds of 87 and 89 was a disappointment, considering he averaged 81 during the season.

    Understandably, Ashley has higher expectations for 2017.

  • D’Evelyn golf finishes seventh...

     By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    Considering that the 4A Jeffco League produced three of the top seven teams at last year’s boys state tournament, D’Evelyn’s fifth-place finish in conference play wasn’t too shabby.

    The best part for the Jaguars is they return 75 percent of their four-man regional team, a group that sent three into a four-way playoff for the final state-tournament berth.

  • Chatfield golf finishes ninth in...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    As Chatfield boys basketball coach, winning has been the standard for Steve Schimpeler. Four of his five teams have won 5A Jeffco League titles (three unbeaten) and have won at least 20 games.

    But when the fall sports season rolls around, it’s sometimes been a different story for the man in charge of the boys golf team. The 2016 Chargers finished seventh in the 5A Jeffco League’s series of tournaments, and Chatfield failed to send an individual to the state tournament.

  • For FRCHS golf, playing in new...

    After making the move from 2A to 3A in boys golf, Front Range Christian has had some adjustments to make whenever it approaches its competition, but that hasn’t deterred the team’s spirit on the green.

  • Columbine golf finishes eighth...

    By Craig Harper

    For the Courier

    Long-familiar names atop the boys golf program at Columbine are gone. Tim Capra stepped down after 16 years as the head coach, and his replacement, Cory Olsen, doesn’t have a Marcus Tait on his 2017 roster.

     “It’s a new era," said Olsen, an administrator at Columbine and volunteer assistant for Capra the last two years.

  • Saunders living the good life as...

    Growing up in Wheat Ridge, Reed Saunders always had a special love for sports, but the D’Evelyn High School graduate never imagined it would land him a job with the Colorado Rockies someday.
    Now, his duties as a public announcer for the team have become, well, heavenly.
    “As a PA announcer, you’re like the voice of God,” Saunders said. “You’re overheard, but you’re never seen. You’re not out on stage. You’re just heard everywhere; you’re behind the curtain. You’re the wizard, so to speak.”

  • 39th Evergreen Town Race another...

    By Alissa Noe

    EVERGREEN — For the 39th straight year, the town race down Upper Bear Creek Road on Sunday finished as another huge success, with running aficionados from all over Colorado coming to try out the picturesque course.

  • Field 3 at Columbine Knolls Park...

    Eleven months ago, beloved Jeffco baseball coach and tournament director Michael Fray passed away at age 60 due to complications from diabetes. Now, after months of lobbying and appealing to the Foothills Park and Recreation District, he’ll have a baseball field named after him.

    In a meeting last month, the district voted unanimously, 5-0, to rename Field 3 at Columbine Knolls Park “Mike Fray Field,” located at Kendall Boulevard and Elmhurst Avenue in Littleton.