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  • Lions ice first win at the foul...

    LITTLETON — Tim Ladwig and Tyus Gallegos-Jones saw a lot of the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and overtime for the Littleton Lions, and they made the most of their opportunities.
    Ladwig was 10-of-14 from the charity stripe, including 7-of-10 in the game’s final 7 minutes, 30 seconds, and Gallegos-Jones made six straight foul shots to close overtime as Littleton toppled future 4A Jeffco foe Conifer 63-58 on Dec. 19 at Littleton High School. The win was the first of the season for the Lions and the first under head coach Ryan Fletcher.

  • Eagles start off solid, rip Bears

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Doug Maier couldn’t have planned it better. Though the first-year Dakota Ridge girls basketball coach inherited a team that won just seven games and lost its final five last season, it did return six seniors.
    “It’s a dream come true for a lot of coaches,” Maier said of senior leadership. “I really thought when I took over, with what we have we could be an 18-to-20-win team. And we’re moving in that direction.”

  • Chargers unable to overcome...

    ARVADA — Wilson George and Dillon Seeman wrestle a lot alike. It’s a workmanlike effort when the Chatfield grapplers take the mat.
    That was clearly evident during the Chargers’ 5A Jeffco League dual at Ralston Valley on Dec. 19.
    George produced a lopsided 9-3 decision over the Mustangs’ Tanner Hauptman at 182 pounds, while Seeman was pinfall winner over Bailey Cox in 3 minutes, 2 seconds at 195 pounds.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Puchino, Marshall lead charge as Littleton gets past Golden

    Laura Puchino had a team-high 12 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Destini Marshall came off the bench to score 11 points as Littleton rallied in the fourth quarter to top Golden 43-39 on Dec. 16.
    The Lady Lions improved to 6-1 on the season with their sixth straight victory.

    Front Range Christian rallies in the fourth for 2nd straight win

  • Clement Park improvements hinge...

    There’s a new vision for Clement Park. But first it needs a new infusion of funding.

    After four months of work, the Foothills Park and Recreation District board approved a new master plan for Clement Park that is a mix of new features and repairs to the park’s decaying infrastructure. 

    The plan comes with a price tag of about $24.3 million. The 2014 budget for Foothills, which was approved along with the master plan on Dec. 10, is $22.3 million. 

  • All-conference cross country

    The following is the cross country all-conference teams for the 2013 season in the 5A Jeffco Conference:

    BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
    FIRST TEAM
    Connor Lockwood, Arvada West; Marcelo Laguera, Pomona; Cameron Mattson, Dakota Ridge; Gavin Mason, Pomona; Carson Hume, Dakota Ridge; Bradley Carney, Dakota Ridge; Michael Berthold, Pomona; Michael Schleicher, Bear Creek
    SECOND TEAM

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield jumps out to an early lead, routs Palmer Ridge

    Chatfield went on a 17-4 run in the first quarter and led by 28 points at halftime en route to a 67-40 win over Palmer Ridge in boys basketball action on Dec. 13.
    The Chargers (4-2) have won two straight. Palmer Ridge was led by Matt Cameron’s 13 points.

    Foster, Valor Christian prove to be too much for host Columbine

  • Goalies shut down foes between...

    A scramble in front of the net before the puck found the stick of a Dakota Ridge player with the clock ticking down. However, Columbine goalkeeper Ashton Opperman was able to slide over and get a glove on it as the buzzer goes off. What other way would one expect an early-season showdown between a pair of unbeatens — Columbine and Dakota Ridge — go down but as a scoreless tie Dec. 14 at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • Eagles’ Borelli enjoys birthday...

    It was Ali Borelli’s 18th birthday, but the Dakota Ridge senior didn’t have any big plans. Instead, she was focused on the Lady Eagles’ four-team swim meet Dec. 13 at The Ridge Rec Center where Dakota Ridge squared off with Chatfield, Pomona and Arvada West.
    It also focused on Borelli’s 100-yard freestyle event, a race she was hoping to reach a state-qualifying time for. That state-qualifying time is 56.8 seconds. Borelli just missed that mark, finishing in 57.8, but she left little doubt on this day who was the one to beat.

  • All-conference football

    The following is the football all-conference teams for the 2013 season for the 5A Super 6 and 4A Plains conferences:

    5A SUPER 6, FIRST TEAM