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Today's Sports

  • Eagles survive furious rally

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Even after misfiring on his first nine attempts of the game, Dakota Ridge’s Tyler McFarland never lost confidence.

  • Jags are overtime magicians

    LONGMONT — If only games went into overtime every time for D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team, the Jaguars could be undefeated.

  • Journey leads to Sweet 16

    LITTLETON — One question will never be answered: How good would Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team be if Diane Thompson stepped in as head coach a few years ago?

     “Better late than never,” Dakota Ridge senior Becky Holley said having Thompson become the fourth varsity coach for the current group of seniors. “We have an amazing coach. She has helped us improve more than we have the past two years. We’re having a great final run with the best coach we could have.”

  • D’Evelyn ends first season under...

    LONGMONT — The first chapter in the new book of D’Evelyn boys basketball program came to a close Feb. 27.

    The Jaguars lost 66-44 to No. 1 seed Longmont on the Trojans’ home court in a Class 4A state tournament Sweet 16 game to bring the season to an end for D’Evelyn (15-10 record).

  • Monarch puts Dakota Ridge’s...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    SUPERIOR — Dakota Ridge hockey coach Alec Hines has known all season that the Eagles’ road to the state championship would have to go through Monarch. 

  • Dakota Ridge girls soars in...

    LITTLETON — It was a complete team effort by Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team in its Class 5A postseason opener Feb. 23.

    The No. 5-seeded Eagles blitzed No. 12 seed Boulder for a 68-35 victory at Dakota Ridge High School. Nine different Dakota Ridge players scored in the first half as the Eagles grabbed a 39-13 lead at halftime.

  • Eagles enter state playoffs on...

    LITTLETON — The brutal truth came from the mouths of Dakota Ridge hockey players last Saturday night.

     “We played bad from start to finish,” Dakota Ridge senior defenseman Zach Ross said after a 6-1 loss to Regis Jesuit at The Edge Ice Arena. “The second period we had five minutes of OK hockey, but nowhere near our caliber. It really gets you when you know you are better than that.”

  • Undefeated league champions

    LITTLETON — Before turning the page, along with its attention, to the Class 5A boys basketball state tournament, Chatfield had a little cleaning up to take care of Feb. 19.

    The Chargers (21-2, 14-0 in 5A Jeffco League) completed their sweep of the conference with a dominating 90-46 home victory over Pomona (5-18, 0-14). Chatfield also ran its winning streak to 12 games entering the state tournament that begins this week.

  • Wins hard to come by at Pepsi...

    DENVER — Earl C. Manzanares started the state wrestling tournament with a bang Feb. 18 at Pepsi Center.

    The Chatfield sophomore pulled off one of the biggest first-round upsets in the Class 5A tournament. Manzanares faced Cherry Creek senior Terrell Wooley, a regional champion, in the opening round and held on to take a 12-10 victory to advance into the 160-pound quarterfinals.

  • Eagles positioned for playoff run

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    ARVADA — With Lakewood and Ralston Valley combining for an impressive 26-2 Class 5A Jeffco League record this season, Dakota Ridge needn’t hang its head after going winless — 0-4 — against the conference juggernauts.

    “I was hoping to sneak one of those wins in,” Eagles’ coach Diane Thompson said after a 64-57 loss to Ralston Valley on Feb. 19 in Dakota Ridge’s regular-season finale.