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Today's Sports

  • Lady Chargers befuddle host...

    Home is where the heart is. At least that’s how the saying goes, but on Oct. 15 the Columbine girls’ volleyball team received broken hearts when they lost at home to the Chatfield Lady Chargers in straight sets 25-12, 25-21, 25-11.

    “This is the first game that I was kind of nervous for, but playing Columbine in all of our sports this week made (our victory) that much more exciting,” said Chatfield senior captain Amelia Metzler.

  • Rebels improve playoff chances

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield and Columbine don’t need added incentives when they square off in any sport, but both football teams were playing for their playoff lives on Oct. 17 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Lady Rebels found their rhythm...

    AURORA — Columbine senior Shelby Copley considered it perfect timing. The fact that the Lady Rebels came together when it mattered most — at the end of the season — is why they made their first appearance in the 5A state softball tournament since 2008. That’s where Columbine was Oct. 17 at Aurora Sports Park.

  • Third rally not in the cards for...

    AURORA — For whatever reason, the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles didn’t make it easy on themselves in 2014. Four times in recent weeks, dating back to a Sept. 6 non-conference encounter with Erie and as recently as the opening round of the Oct. 11 regionals with Rampart, Dakota Ridge has had to battle back time and again.

  • Lawsuit greets approval of...

    Final approval for a controversial plan to expand Chatfield Reservoir was granted last week on the same day that a lawsuit was filed to block the project.

    The Audubon Society of Greater Denver is suing  in federal court to stop the expansion plan, which has been put together by the Army Corps of Engineers, the state Department of Natural Resources and the Colorado Water Conservation Board. 

  • Cobb wants more after close...

    The feeling was a sinking one for Columbine sophomore Noelle Cobb. The petite Lady Rebels runner knew just how close she was to winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship on Oct. 10 at Clement Park. She also knew with mere yards to go that she wasn’t going to catch Arvada West’s Erin Rawe-Thomas no matter how hard she tried.

    “I’m kind of disappointed because I was so close to first. I could’ve gotten it, but I didn’t because I can’t sprint,” Cobb said.

  • Eagles survive, advance to state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Getting to the 5A Region 5 softball championship game was a monumental accomplishment for Dakota Ridge. Once there, winning another regional title and berth in the state tournament was a breeze.

  • Soaking in the experience

    SENIOR ROSS JUST RELISHES THE OPPORTUNITY
    Brian Ross’ final trip to state was over almost before it started. His third visit, this time at No. 1 singles, resulted in a quick exit courtesy of a 6-0, 6-2 first-round defeat to Boulder freshman Kap Smith. And though it was over quickly, Ross was ecstatic just to get there.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Eagles tune up for regionals, rout Conifer
    Cassidy Creekmore went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and Aubrey Nelson scored three runs as Dakota Ridge rolled to an 11-1 win over Conifer on Oct. 3 at Dakota Ridge High School.

    The Lady Eagles, who wrapped up the 5A Jeffco League championship a day earlier with an 8-2 win over Lakewood, finished the regular season 16-3.

    Megan Sansburn scattered five hits over five innings, while striking out 10 in the complete game victory.

  • Littleton plays in bursts,...

    LITTLETON — The Littleton Lady Lions’ girls volleyball team defeated visiting Evergreen in three straight sets 25-20; 25-23; 25-23 at Littleton High School on Oct. 2.

    It was a game of inches throughout each of the three games — one team would lead by two or three points, then make a mistake and hand over the ball, allowing the other team to even up the score. Neither team could manage a solid lead.