Today's Sports

  • How does your garden grow?

    The wintry weekend notwithstanding, spring is just around the corner — and with it will come a new gardening season.

    As the snow begins to melt, Colorado master gardener Dawn Miquel wants backyard horticulturalists to think about going native this year.

    Miquel, a volunteer with Colorado State University’s Arapahoe County extension office, said cultivating native plants in the garden offers multiple benefits, including being environmentally friendly. 

  • Sports briefs

    Hixon, two others spark Yuma post Lady Falcons at regionals
    — Logan Hixon led three players in double figures as Yuma topped Front Range Christian 72-29 in the first round of the 2A Region 2 tournament on March 7 at Northeastern Junior College.
    Peighton Roth added 13 points and Caitlyn Murphy scored 12 for Yuma. Charis Courtney paced the Lady Falcons with 14 points.

  • PAC Rugby, SWARM are polar...

    The similarities are there, especially in the physical nature between the sports, but as Greysen Lincoln points out, there’s one major difference between rugby and football.
    “It’s a lot more of an active sport. You’ve got to be a lot more aware. You have to know where all your guys are unlike in football,” Lincoln said. “It’s a lot more team-oriented. You’ve all got to be a cohesive unit. That’s also the case in football, but it’s a lot more apparent in rugby.”

  • Overland’s inside-out game too...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    AURORA — It took a decade for Dakota Ridge to return to the Sweet 16 of the 5A state boys basketball tournament. So getting there was an accomplishment in itself. Unfortunately, the Eagles couldn’t match their 2004 counterparts, who made it one step further.

  • Chargers bow out of field in...

    CENTENNIAL — One by one, Chatfield boys basketball coach Steve Schimpeler embraced his players in the locker room.
    “It’s a special group of guys. It’s real emotional. This team will always have a special place in my heart,” Schimpeler said.

  • Lady Eagles’ run ends in Great...

    DENVER — There was a coaching change and there were some injuries, yet somehow, some way the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles were playing in the 5A Great Eight. The end result — a 50-40 loss to top-seeded Fossil Ridge in the Sharon Wilch Regional finals March 6 at the Denver Coliseum — couldn’t take away from the season that was for the Lady Eagles.

  • Dakota Ridge girls punch their...

    Lauren Wood and Jae Ferrin proved that two were better than one, and because of that the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles are going to the Great Eight.
    Wood and Ferrin combined to score 52 points — 29 and 23, respectively — to lead the Lady Eagles to a 60-46 victory over Legacy in the 5A Sweet 16 on March 4 at Dakota Ridge High School. The sixth-seeded Lady Eagles (19-7) will face top-seeded Fossil Ridge in the Sharon Wilch Region finals on March 6 at the Denver Coliseum. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. Fossil Ridge (24-1), ranked fifth, knocked off Denver East 61-43.

  • Dakota Ridge girls punch their...
  • Sports briefs

    Mullen upsets Columbine in triple OT in the state opener

    Ninth-seeded Mullen upset host and eighth-seeded Columbine 65-62 in triple overtime in the first round of the 5A state boys basketball tournament on Feb. 26.
    The game was tied at 45 at the end of regulation, 51 after the first overtime and 56 after a second overtime before Mullen outscored the Rebels 9-6 in the third extra session.
    Keaton Matthies scored 26 points to lead Columbine (10-14). Michael Tait added 18 points and Brandon Wilson scored 12.

  • Falcons struggle with shot in...

    DENVER — It’s not so much about this year for the Front Range Christian Falcons — though they haven’t played poorly, by any means. It’s about developing for the future. Games against third-ranked Lutheran and its trapping 1-3-1 zone defense are good proving grounds for that.
    “We want the kids to face adversity, to stare it down and fight through it. This will make them stronger,” said Front Range Christian head coach Brad Folk. “We want to be in an attack mentality.”