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Today's Sports

  • Annual Dawg Bowl is about more...

    The initials JK emblazed the jersey of every player in the Survivor Game.
    JK was Jack Kelly, a beloved husband, father and hockey player who passed away from an auto-immune disease in April 2010. He was also a member of the Dawg Nation.
    Four years ago, Martin Richardson, Mike Pijanowski and members of the Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation started the Dawg Bowl, a weekend-long adult hockey tournament to pay tribute to Kelly, to their other fellow hockey mates and to raise funds to help those in need.

  • Teams develop during summer 7-on...

    The Columbine Rebels are typically a running team. So why would they, of all teams, participate in a 7-on-7 tournament that is custom-made for quarterbacks, receivers, linebackers and secondary players?
    “People are always asking us, ‘Columbine, why are you guys out here playing 7-on-7? You don’t ever pass the ball,’” assistant coach Ivory Moore said. “That’s pretty much true, but when we do, it’s usually positive.”
    That’s why Columbine plays 7 on 7.

  • Roselli, Rumsey honored by...

    The Chatfield Senior High football team boosters club, The Gridiron Club, presented scholarship awards to recent graduates Joey Roselli and Reece Rumsey. Each player will receive $1,500 toward their college education.
    Former Gridiron president Terri Gillan presented the awards during Senior Award Night at Chatfield Senior High.
    Roselli, who played offensive guard for the Chargers, will play football and study engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. Rumsey, a wide receiver and defensive back, will study marketing and entrepreneurship at Metro State.
     

  • 5A Jeffco League all-conference...

    The following are all-conference selections for the 5A Jeffco League during the 2014 season:

    GIRLS GOLF, FIRST TEAM
    Sydney Merchant, Dakota Ridge; Gillian Vance, Dakota Ridge; Jaylee Tait, Columbine; Zarena Brown, Pomona; Ashlyn Kirschner, Ralston Valley; Jordan Remley, Ralston Valley; Lauren Pearson, Chatfield
    SECOND TEAM
    Sydney Prey, Ralston Valley; McKenzie Smith, Ralston Valley; Laci Williams, Standley Lake; Emma Hesse, Lakewood; Kirsten Wiegand, Dakota Ridge; Hannah McClelland, Chatfield; Emily Fricke, Lakewood

  • Going out with a bang

    Dinger, the mascot for the Colorado Rockies, high-fived every player and most every coach who crossed home plate at Community Park.

    The fun-loving purple dinosaur mascot playfully shook his hand as to mock the number of high-fives he handed out, but it was all in good spirit. He was having a good time as were the 36 teams, ranging from T-Ball up to the Majors, who took part in the end-of-season Ken-Caryl Little League celebration June 14.

  • Chatfield expansion wins final...

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given final approval to a controversial expansion of Chatfield Reservoir to help meet a growing need for water along the Front Range. 

    The chosen option for expanding Chatfield, labeled “Alternative 3,” will raise the water levels by a maximum of 12 feet and increase the maximum storage by 20,600 acre-feet. Some 587 acres of Chatfield State Park, Colorado’s most popular, will be flooded in peak storage years to provide more water for urban and agricultural users.

  • Coach of the year: Brian Todd,...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Peter Horvath lives in Norway. But that didn’t keep the legendary retired Columbine soccer coach from being one of the first to congratulate — via texts and emails — Brian Todd after the Lady Rebels beat Ralston Valley 3-1 to capture the school’s first girls sports state championship.

  • Female athlete of the year:...

    Midfielders aren’t supposed to have seasons such as the one Kendra Lanuza had in 2014. The Chatfield Senior High junior girls lacrosse player scored a state-high 101 goals.

  • Male athlete of the year: John...

    John Koza didn’t even know such an award existed until Chatfield Senior High athletic director Chad Broer told him that he had been named that 5A Jeffco League boys tennis MVP. That was in 2010 after Koza won as a No. 2 singles player.
    “I was shocked at it, honestly,” Koza said.
    Three seasons later, and Koza, who recently graduated from Chatfield, has won the honor three more times, making him a four-time league MVP. It’s a feat that is rather unheard of, to say the least.

  • Plan to move prairie dogs falls...

    A plan to move prairie dogs from two pieces of Foothills Park and Recreation District land to another Foothills property has been formally rejected, angering animal activists. 

    Foothills’ Board of Directors voted May 27 against a plan by local activists to move 120 prairie dogs from two properties on the northeast and northwest corners of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue to another open-space parcel managed by Foothills.