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Today's Sports

  • Dakota Ridge LAX rolled by...

    LAKEWOOD — The positive steps Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team took during its spring break trip to California got plowed away like the snow from a Colorado blizzard.

    The Eagles (1-5 record, 0-1 in league) picked up their first win of the season during the three-game trip to the west coast and played in another pair of close games. However, the momentum didn’t carry over in Dakota Ridge’s Front Range League opener against Boulder (2-3, 1-0) on April 1 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.

  • Quick Hits

    Mosquito net project

    Dakota Ridge High School exchange student Emmanuel Mwinbong is doing a community service project to help his home country of Ghana. Mwinbong is asking for donations of mosquito nets or money to buy nets to bring back with him to Ghana and help with the awareness of the malaria endemic.

    The fund-raiser will be Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, at Jeffco Stadium during the two-day Pomona Invitational track meet. Nearly 60 track teams from across the state are scheduled to participate in the meet.

  • By the Numbers - 2015-16 Winter...

    LITTLETON — Here is a gaze back at the 2015-16 prep sports winter season for teams in South Jeffco, with some key numbers to help tell the story.

    20

    The numbers of years between Class 5A boys basketball state Final Four appearances for Chatfield.

  • All-Conference lists 2015-16...

    Basketball

    Class 5A Jeffco

    Boys

    1st Team

    Kolton Peterson, jr., Lakewood

    Jacob Storey, jr., Lakewood

    Luke Neff, sr., Arvada West

    Dallas Walton, sr., Arvada West

    Cameron Pearson, sr., Chatfield

    Riley Welch, sr., Chatfield

    Joe Miks, jr., Chatfield

  • Blinking not recommended

    The spring sports season is in full swing.

    However, if you blink you may very well miss it. I encourage high school sports fans to check out the spring sports over the next two months before it’s all over in a hurry.

  • Rebels’ strength in pitching...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — If it’s a dog-eat-dog world, then it’s no wonder why after slipping from a 19-2 record in 2014 to a 9-11 mark last season, Columbine’s baseball team has high hopes for 2016.

     “All our guys were puppies last year, and we’ve grown up a little bit. We should be right there in the hunt,” Columbine’s longtime coach Chuck Gillman said of the Class 5A Jeffco League championship.

  • Plenty of grit for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — There will be growing pains for Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team this spring.

    A handful of costly errors kept the Eagles (0-2 record) from winning their season opener against Chaparral on March 14 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.

  • Chargers cool under pressure

    LITTLETON — Believe it or not, Chatfield’s baseball team is well ahead of where it was at this point last season.

    Yes, the Chargers advanced all the way to the Class 5A state championship game before falling short in the title game against Rock Canyon. However, Chatfield didn’t win its third game of the 2015 season until April 20. A rough 1-8 start before Chatfield’s remarkable late-season run is something that still sticks with this current group of Chargers.

  • State champs end Chargers’...

    BOULDER — It took the defending state champions, along with one of the top recruits in the nation, to end Chatfield’s boys basketball season.

    Overland ended the Chargers’ 15-game winning streak with a 72-50 victory in the Class 5A state semifinals March 11 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. The Trailblazers’ 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior De’Ron Davis, who will play for Indiana University next season, powered Overland on both ends of the court against Chatfield.

  • Just the beginning

    BOULDER — A spontaneous final team meeting for Chatfield’s 2015-16 boys basketball team was held at center court in a nearly empty Coors Events Center on March 11.

    With midnight approaching, the clock had already run out for the Chargers (24-3 record) after a 72-50 Class 5A state semifinal loss to now two-time defending state champion Overland.