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Today's Sports

  • By the numbers

    Sports and numbers are inseparable. They go together. With the conclusion of the 2012-13 high school athletic calendar, the Columbine Courier looks back at the season that was through numbers. The following are 10 numbers that identify the latest prep campaign.

     

  • Taking a stroll

    Ashley Piniazkiewicz leads a group of women on a brief run during a program called Stroller Strides on May 23 at Clement Park. The group meets regularly to exercise and enjoy camaraderie with other mothers.

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp set for Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting its annual speed and agility camp June 3 to July 3.
    The camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and is open to children in grades two through 12. The camp runs from 9 to 10:15 a.m., for grades 2-9 and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., for grades 10-12.
    Cost is $85. Brochures are available in the main office at Dakota Ridge and online at the school’s website at  https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/.

  • Eagles’ Merchant ties for 3rd...

    By Michael Hicks
    Sports Editor
    The Tiara Rado Golf Course, home of the 2013 5A state girls golf championship, did its job. It played tough and hard with a lot of roll to it.
    But the Grand Junction course also played fair. That’s all Dakota Ridge’s Sydney Merchant and Gillian Vance could ask for as the Lady Eagles’ duo peaked at the right time, each finishing in the top 10 on May 21 at the conclusion of the two-day tournament.

  • Staunton is a stunner

    Staunton State Park’s much-anticipated opening weekend didn’t disappoint.

    “It’s been crazy getting ready for this, but seeing people happy has made all of the blood, sweat and tears worth it,” said Jennifer Anderson, the park manager. “I couldn’t have asked for the weekend to be better.”

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp set for Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting its annual speed and agility camp June 3 to July 3.
    The camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and is open to children in grades two through 12. The camp runs from 9 to 10:15 a.m., for grades 2-9 and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., for grades 10-12.
    Cost is $85. Brochures are available in the main office at Dakota Ridge and online at the school’s website at  https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/.

  • Littleton’s record relay time...

    By Matt Meyer
    For the Courier
    GRAND JUNCTION — Littleton High School swimmer Josh Tinucci took one last vicious kick during the anchor leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay preliminaries and lunged for the touchpad. He looked up at the scoreboard, checking to see if the Lions’ win during the second-to-last heat would qualify them for the state finals. The senior stared at the scoreboard and was stunned.

  • Spillar content with her state...

    LAKEWOOD — McKenna Spillar walked around with a smile on her face. She wasn’t the least bit concerned that she’d just finished sixth in the 3,200 meters. This was, after all, a year after the Dakota Ridge senior had surprised even herself by winning the event at the 5A state track and field championships.
    But on May 16 at Jefferson County Stadium, sixth place was as good as it would get, and that was OK.

  • Chatfield relay team makes...

    LAKEWOOD — Maybe the rest of the state wasn’t expecting it since Chatfield’s 4x800 relay team was seeded 16th entering the 5A boys state track and field championships May 16, but Panos Smyrnios, Nathan Moore, Tyler Hale and Larry Huff believed in themselves.
    One by one, they picked off the state’s best at Jefferson County Stadium until they finished third in 7 minutes, 59.86 seconds. It may have been unexpected to the rest of the state but not surprising to the Chargers.

  • Chargers’ state trip runs into...

    DENVER — Joey Plaster absolutely crushed the baseball to left field. Connor Gray, on first base after a fielder’s choice, took off for home at top speed; he rounded third and found an unexpected surprise awaiting him.
    What, or, more accurately, who was waiting for him was home plate umpire Dwight Nichols. The man in charge of calling the balls and strikes had ventured up the third-base line inexplicably to make a call that wasn’t necessarily his to make with a three-man umpiring crew on the field.