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Today's Sports

  • Rebels duo not content with 2nd

    WESTMINSTER — Karl Breidenbach paced back and forth the frustration growing with every step. His Columbine teammate Brian Mayberry slammed his head gear down after his first loss of the season.
    And this was after the regional finals and having already qualified for state.

  • Chargers come up clutch late

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    It was redemption. A gym silencer, a knockout blow and a game-winning shot all wrapped into one.
    Chatfield’s Brenden Mann hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in a tied game against Dakota Ridge to propel the Chargers to a 65-62 win over the Eagles on Feb. 14.
    Mann shot two air balls earlier in the second half and the home crowd, littered with Dakota Ridge students, let him hear it the rest of the way. That is until he buried the eventual game-winner good for the last laugh.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Mann’s 3-point shooting helps Chatfield to 16th straight win
    LAKEWOOD
    — Brenden Mann scored a game-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers, as Chatfield won its 16th straight game 76-52 over host Bear Creek on Feb. 6.
    The Chargers improved to 18-1 overall, 12-0 in the 5A Jeffco League.
    Hank Dickey and Alec Wray added 11 points each for Chatfield.

  • Chatfield’s George rules at 182

    LAKEWOOD — Wilson George liked his chances early on at the 5A Jeffco League wrestling tournament, but the Chatfield 182-pounder also understood that winning a conference title would be tough at the same time. He also knew that while a league championship would be nice it’s just a warmup for what lies ahead at regionals.
    “Next week is work, work, work,” George said.

  • Rebels hold off valiant Eagles

    Everywhere you looked Feb. 8 there was pink. Even the Dakota Ridge Eagles’ basketball team donned pink socks to show their support in the fight against breast cancer as they faced the Columbine Rebels.
    But Columbine may have left the Eagles feeling a little blue after sneaking out a 63-61 nail-biting victory at Dakota Ridge High School.
    The last time the teams met Columbine (14-4 overall, 9-2 5A Jeffco League) won by only seven points — 60-53 — so the Eagles were ready for the Rebels to bring a big game. And they did.

  • Chargers keep playoff hopes alive

    Brian Vits knew just how big of a game Chatfield had coming up against rival Columbine on Feb. 8 at the Edge Ice Arena that he took a nap beforehand. The extra rest helped.
    Vits’ second hat trick of the season and two goals from Tyler Seltenreich were part of a six-goal outburst from Chatfield in a 6-1 victory over the Rebels.
    “It was a big game. We needed this win to make the playoffs. If we didn’t we would’ve lost out. All day at school today I was preparing,” Vits said.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield rolls past Pomona, extends winning streak to 15

    Chatfield won its 15th straight game with an easy 90-29 thumping of Pomona on Feb. 1 at Chatfield Senior High School.
    The Chargers (17-1, 11-0 5A Jeffco League) led 25-6 after one quarter and 50-11 at halftime.
    Chatfield now holds a two-game lead in the conference standings over Columbine with five games remaining in the regular season.

    Columbine snaps 2-game slide, tops Standley Lake

  • Chargers, Rebels prepared for...

    Postseason time is here. The next three weeks wrestling programs at Chatfield and Columbine will be grappling for league, regional and state supremacy, starting this Saturday, Feb. 9. Chatfield and Columbine will be competing at the 5A Jeffco League championships at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood. The Columbine Courier breaks down the upcoming postseason, starting with the league championships.

    WHAT: 5A Jeffco League championships
    WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 a.m.

  • Kuschel shines through in clutch...

    ARVADA — Bad luck is a coach taking a slap-shot to the cheek from one of his young players during practice. Irony is that young player making the exact same shot during a clutch game to score the game-winning point.

  • Column: Night special for Dakota...

    Solveig Nelson may just be a Dakota Ridge High School senior basketball player, but she knows all too well the affects breast cancer has taken on her family.
    Three generations of the Nelson clan have endured this battle — her great grandmother and grandmother  both passed away from breast cancer and an aunt just finished chemotherapy in December. So Nelson has seen all too much what breast cancer can do.