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Today's Sports

  • Rebels' Tait ready for the...

    Michael Tait knows that his schedule is going to be tough. How could it not be, considering the Columbine junior golfer is also hoping to start at quarterback for the Rebels’ varsity football team?
    He is going to be limited as to what he can do. He won’t practice golf much during the year because of his other commitments, but he’ll get there when he can. That said, considering he’s coming off a season in which he placed 20th at the 5A state tournament, his golf game seemingly is in pretty good shape.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Pre-tryout camp set for Dakota Ridge High School

    Dakota Ridge High School will host the 2013 Gold Crown pre-tryout camp for students in grades 5-8 on Aug. 10, 17 and 31.
    Cost is $20 per day or $50 for all three dates.
    For more information and to register, visit www.dakotaridgesports.org. You can also e-mail Dakota Ridge head coach Nicki Kneuer at drhsvolleyball@gmail.com.

    Tryouts scheduled for the 2013 Lady Chargers

  • Column: Look here, fall sports...

    Have you looked around a bit lately? No? Than take a peek. Go by the nearest high school or golf course. Chances are you’ll see a golfer, a football player or a runner cross your path. It is August after all.
    You know what that means? With school on the horizon — hard to believe, I know — high school athletics are here again, too.
    It seems as if the summer just flew by. In a lot of ways, it did. I blinked and seemingly missed it. And though it’s still a wee bit warm out there, for me at least, there’s no better time of the year.

  • Hobbs making a splash

    Chances are, if you know Averly Hobbs, that you’ll find the Chatfield Senior High junior somewhere near a pool. She’ll either be life guarding or, more likely, working on new dives.
    The repetitive work on those dives, along with her working out in the gym, is why she has become one of Colorado’s better divers.
    This past February, as a sophomore, Hobbs placed second in the 5A state high school diving championships with a 454.65 point total. Only Loveland senior Michal Bower scored higher with a 486.15 total.

  • Cencich leaves mark with bench...

    Thomas Cencich said he backed off a little bit. After all, the 52-year-old Littleton resident only had a deadlift of 429 pounds. He also took it easy with his squat of 446 pounds. Normally that’s where he would start, but he wanted to make the judges happy.
    “I’m going really easy, really light to get something on the board,” the 1978 Evergreen High School graduate said.
    Well, he was at Disney World after all. There were other things to do.

  • Staunton State Park packing them...

    Since its May 18 opening, Colorado’s newest state park has been packing in the crowds. 

    “The number of visitors was much higher than we expected,” said Jennifer Anderson, manager at Staunton State Park.

    From May 18-31, approximately 25,000 visitors experienced the 3,828-acre park southwest of Conifer. Anderson said more than 46,000 people entered the park in June.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Columbine hosting youth volleyball camps

    Columbine High School’s varsity volleyball team and coaches are conducting a girls youth volleyball camp Aug. 5-6 for beginning to intermediate players and Aug. 7-8 for advanced players.
    Both sessions are from 8 a.m. until noon in the school gym. The camp is open to all girls entering 5th-8th grade.
    Pre-registration cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. On-site registration is $50.

  • Columbine alum Miller suffers...

    Ryan Miller, a five-time letterman at the University of Colorado and a member of the 2006 Columbine Rebels’ 5A state championship team, suffered a concussion during the third practice of the week at the Cleveland Browns’ training camp on July 27, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland Browns reported.

  • Denver runner in Cruz control at...

    MORRISON — From the start, Lonnie Cruz was focused on what was directly in front of him. The stunning scenery of nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre and its surroundings couldn’t faze the 30-year-old Denver runner. Neither could the building heat as the race wore on. Nothing slowed Cruz down during the Mount Falcon 15K.

  • Plitnick, Sierra represent...

    It was Matt Plitnick’s idea that if his team — Team Liberty — scored first in the finals of the 2013 Champion All-American Showcase lacrosse game, that his players would gather around and smile for the camera.
    A little cheesy? Yes. But having fun was the name of the game as four all-star teams gathered at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World from July 24-26. Players and coaches from throughout the United States gathered in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for a trio of pool-play games before the championship and consolation game finals.