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  • Shorthanded Lady Chargers hang...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — The Chatfield girls basketball team’s December to remember began as a month to forget. Already beginning the season without sophomore Emma Talbot, the top returning 3-point shooter, the Lady Chargers lost their leader, senior Grace Koza, to a torn ACL in the first quarter of the opening game.

  • Dakota Ridge girls basketball...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    There might not be a tougher three-game stretch for Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team the rest of the season after what the Lady Eagles went through to start the year.

    Dakota Ridge opened the 2016-17 campaign against Class 5A defending state champion ThunderRidge, two-time defending 4A state champion Valor Christian and perennial state contender Broomfield.

  • Mat time key for Rebels at...

    Cameron Kuykendall had a way of summing up Columbine’s wrestling season. It’s not about wins and losses, but about mat time. That was evident Dec. 10 at the Columbine Invitational.

  • Miks, Chargers methodical in...

    BOULDER — It was just another day at the office for Joe Miks. OK, maybe not. But the Chatfield senior certainly had a field day on the scoreboard Dec. 8 at Boulder High School.

    That’s because he scored a game-high 28 points — the second-most in his varsity career — in leading Chatfield to a 70-58 win over the host Panthers. But how many points he scored was of little consequence to Miks as long as Chatfield won for the third time in four games this season.

  • D’Evelyn girls pulls away from...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — The Jekyll and Hyde elements of D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team were on display Dec. 5 in a non-league game against Conifer.

  • Lady Rebels intend on learning...

    Be it the anemic foul shooting, the 56 total fouls between the teams or Columbine’s relative inexperience — the team doesn’t have a single senior on this year’s roster — the Lady Rebels have no shortage of things to address. Especially after the finals of the Rebel for a Cause tournament on Dec. 3 at Columbine High School.

  • Jaguars’ varsity inexperience no...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Success at the junior varsity level one year doesn’t necessarily correlate to the same the following season on varsity, but don’t tell that to the D’Evelyn boys basketball team. 

  • Rebels finding their footing

    Jesse Thuerk was nervous for weeks and rightfully so. The Lakewood High junior, playing goalie for the Columbine Rebels, was set to face the program — Ralston Valley — that he grew up following when he played midget hockey in Arvada. Now he found himself in net — in the 2016-17 season opener at that — against the Mustangs.

    But the tension that he had been feeling was non-existent Dec. 1. He was, as he said, unusually calm.

  • 2016-17 girls basketball capsule...

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mike Deutsch
    Assistant coaches: Terry Nickels, Alex Smith
    2015-16 record: 7-17, 4-10 5A Jeffco League

  • 2016-17 boys basketball capsule...

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Steve Schimpeler
    2015-16 record: 24-3, 14-0 5A Jeffco League
    Players to watch: Joe Miks, Sr., G; Mike Vrabel, Sr., G; Alex Beckley, Sr., PG; Titus Reed, Sr., F, Lucas St. Germain, Sr., G.