Today's Sports

  • Column: It’s that time of the...

    Boy, summer sure does fly by.
    By now, I’ll guess that you’ve peeked at the calendar and noticed that we’re nearly halfway through the month of August. Go ahead, take a look. OK, it’s Aug. 12, to be exact. Close enough.

  • Summer records reinvigorate...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    It’s almost as if Santana Garcia has a fixation with water. From about the age of 8, he has envisioned attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., with the help of his special talent: swimming.
    The gift in the pool has been there for the Chatfield senior-to-be, along with a demanding course load. In the past two 5A boys swimming championships, Garcia placed in the top six in the 100-yard butterfly and twice finished ninth in the 50 freestyle, winning the ‘B’ heat.

  • Cyclists rush Littleton streets

    The 1850s “Pikes Peak” gold rush brought people from all over the world to Colorado and is credited with helping establish the city of Littleton.

    On Aug. 1 — 125 years after it was established — Littleton saw another gold rush, but this time it was professional cyclists chasing a gold medal in the Littleton Twilight Criterium, a 1.3 km closed-circuit bicycle race that winds through the downtown streets.

  • Wages working his way back after...

    Trevor Wages was breaking backboards two years ago. Now, it’s his basketball career that is needing repairing.

    A year ago, the 2010 Chatfield Senior High graduate and former Colorado School of Mines standout was working out with the Denver Nuggets and signing a contract to play for the Vienna Timberwolves, a member of Europe’s Division II basketball league. His professional career, however, lasted all of a month.

  • 'It's what we do'

    MORRISON — As Steve Whitfield and younger son, Kameron, worked on Kris Whitfield’s Roadster, the 25-year-old was trekking down the straightaway at Bandimere Speedway in his brand-new dragster. 

    He quickly exited the vehicle — after an elimination-round defeat, hurried into the race truck briefly before getting ready to race again — this time in the Roadster.

  • Johnson bumped off pedestal at...

    MORRISON — Step aside, Allen Johnson. Larry Morgan finally bumped the king off the mountain.

    The long wait for another NHRA Pro Stock champion at Bandimere Speedway finally ended July 26 at the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals. 

    The wait was even longer than usual because of a 27-minute rain delay earlier in the day and a 1 minute, 45 second grind-to-a-halt hold-up at the start line prior to their final. 

  • Up-and-comers take in Mammoth...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Alexis Tolbert, a sophomore-to-be who played on Chatfield's Level 3 girls lacrosse team last spring, admitted she didn't know how or why she wound up attending the inaugural Colorado Mammoth girls lacrosse camp last week.

    But , "I'm really glad I did,"  Tolbert said halfway through eight hours of the July 22-23 instructional camp at Cornerstone Park. "I just wanted to get better. It works me really hard and I got better just from one day."

  • Columbine flexes its muscles

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    The first Hog Olympics hosted by Columbine — in 2014 — didn’t exactly go the Rebels’ way. Construction at the school forced moving the event to an off-campus site and the Rebel linemen’s performance didn’t meet their standards.

  • Chatfield alums continue quest...

    Taylor and Tyler Rogers are just trying to do what they’ve always done. The 24-year-old twins and former Chatfield Senior High baseball standouts continue to pick up innings on the minor league circuit in hopes of one day making it to the majors.

  • Rebels show passing touch

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Columbine, a football program notorious for running the football, reached the championship game in a pair of 7-on-7 passing tournaments it entered this summer.
    The natural assumption: The Rebels will change their stripes and throw the football more in 2015.