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Today's Sports

  • Wildlife watch: The scourge of...

    By Christie Greene
    For the Courier

  • D’Evelyn denied elusive Final...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Josh Brinkerhoff was well aware of D’Evelyn’s recent history in the 4A state boys basketball tournament: four straight season-ending appearances in the Great Eight from 2012-15, along with Sweet 16 appearances in ’11 and ’16.

    Missing from the resume: a berth in the Final Four.

  • Column: Senior class leaves its...

    DENVER — With his eyes welling up with tears, Joe Miks reflected back on just moments earlier, in Chatfield’s locker room after the Chargers’ 72-64 loss to ThunderRidge in the 5A Great Eight at the Denver Coliseum on Saturday night. Miks took off his game jersey likely for the final time.

    “Just taking off my jersey right there was one of the hardest things that I’ve ever had to do,” an emotional Miks said. “This team means so much to me.”

  • Chargers run out of time in the...

    DENVER — Tears streamed down their cheeks, their voice cracked with every other word. For the Chatfield Chargers, Saturday night’s 72-64 loss to second-seeded ThunderRidge in the Great Eight of the 5A state boys’ basketball tournament was more than just a loss. It was the end of a two-year run that has seen the team dominate the Jeffco League and been one of the perennial powers in the state.

  • Eagles avenge defeat, rout RV

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Jaguars run past Falcon before...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The three keys to success for D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team is tempo, tempo and tempo — the quicker, the better for the Jaguars. 

  • Chargers cruise to win over...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    The Chatfield boys basketball team did Saturday night what they’ve been doing all season: Winning.

    The Chargers won their first second-round 5A state playoff game against Fountain-Fort Carson by a massive 37-point cushion — 94-57. It was a solid start to the postseason for a team that is now 23-1.

  • Jaguars key on defense in victory

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The second quarter belonged to D’Evelyn’s full-court press defense Saturday afternoon.

    After a poor-shooting first quarter in the second round of the 4A boys basketball state tournament, the Jaguars looked to their defense to provide a kickstart against Cheyenne Mountain.

  • Barrows, Lady Rebels escape with...

    Ellie Barrows made the most of her opportunity, and the Columbine Lady Rebels benefited from it.

    Playing without stalwarts Annabelle Young and Skylar Alward, Columbine had to look for others to step up and lead the way. Barrows only scored seven points Friday night at Chatfield Senior High, but her final two — on a layup with 51 seconds remaining — was enough for Columbine to sweep the season series with a nail-biting 55-52 win over a valiant Chatfield squad.

  • Eagles’ defense swats GJ

    Steal, steal and steal again. Dakota Ridge’s defense wreaked havoc on visiting Grand Junction on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 5A state girls’ basketball tournament.

    Behind 13 points from freshman Emily Doolittle and 12 from sophomore Sydney Daniels, Dakota Ridge led from start to finish in rolling to a 54-38 victory over the Lady Tigers at Dakota Ridge High School. But it was the team’s defense, specifically a full-court pressing trap, that befuddled Grand Junction for much of the night.