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Today's Sports

  • Greene, Chargers fend off Rebels

    Logan Greene wasn’t sure what to expect. The Chatfield senior forward didn’t know if his first-period goal would be enough. After all, the Chargers were playing arch-rival Columbine in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Edge Ice Arena on Dec. 14.
    And these games — no matter whether it’s a non-conference affair as this one was or a league matchup — you can pretty much throw the record books out the window. These are usually about personal pride.

  • Chatfield's Hobbs diving...

    THORNTON — Averly Hobbs walks around the pool with her iPod plugged in listening to fast, upbeat music. It pumps her up.
    She forgets about everything and everybody around her to prepare for her next dive, and she’ll do jumping jacks to break her nerves. Oh, and yeah, she’ll be chewing on her ever-present gum.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Snow, Rebels rally in the fourth to knock off Littleton

    Jon Snow scored a game-high 30 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Columbine bounced back from its first loss of the season to topple Littleton, 66-58, on Dec. 6.
    The Rebels (2-1) trailed 50-45 after three quarters, but rallied to outscore the visiting Lions 21-8 over the final eight minutes.
    Tyler McMinimee added 17 points, which included three 3-pointers.
    Andrew Malmstrom led Litttleton (2-3) with 23 points.

  • Cyclones block Eagles’ direction

    The saying, ‘when a door closes a window opens’ doesn’t mention anything about screens blocking those doors and windows. Such was the case for the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles when they lost 66-40 to the Pueblo West Cyclones at home on Dec. 8 at the Battle at the Ridge tournament.
    The Lady Cyclones put up a screen so tight under the net that it closed the doors and windows of opportunity for host Dakota Ridge.

  • Defensive pressure turns game...

    DENVER — Anthony Shoeboot wouldn’t take credit for his play on defense. The Chatfield senior figures he was just one part of the equation. But his guarding of Mullen’s inbound play certainly played havoc on the Mustangs during their Dec. 8 game at Hutchison Field House.
    Chatfield’s full-court pressure defense ignited a half-closing 12-4 run, and the Chargers never trailed again in an 86-67 victory.

  • Power play proves vital for...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    If you were at the concession stand a little too long, you probably missed it.
    Chatfield scored four goals in the first five minutes of the second period to turn a 1-1 tie into a comfortable lead over Dakota Ridge on Dec. 9 at the Edge Ice Arena. The teams were even the rest of the way, but the damage was done as the Chargers came away with a 7-3 victory over the Eagles.

  • Harriman Lake Park to remain...

    Residents will have to wait a few months more before they can use Harriman Lake Park, which has been closed since November 2011 for a project to rebuild the dam. 

    The park, at South Kipling Parkway and West Quincy Avenue, includes a 1.4-mile trail around the lake. Foothills Park & Recreation District has leased much of the park from Denver Water since 1995. Foothills has also leased 11 acres southwest of the lake from Jefferson County Open Space for 15 years.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Malmstrom, Lions score win in opener against host Conifer
    CONIFER
    — Ashton Malmstrom led three players in double figures with a game-high 25 points as visiting Littleton scored a 75-53 victory over Conifer on Nov. 30.
    Nicolas Giordano added 23 points and nine assists, while Andreas Malmstrom scored 17 points for the Lions in the regular-season opener.
    The Lobos were led by Caleb Henderson, who scored 17 points. Fellow senior Adam Macaulay scored 14 points.

  • EHS’ 200 freestyle relay sets...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    EVERGREEN — You never want to call a race too early, especially if there’s a chance you could be wrong. But sometimes you know pretty quickly that it’s over. That was the case in the 200-yard freestyle relay Nov. 30 at the Wulf Recreation Center for the Evergreen girls ‘A’ team.

  • Strategic Lobos topple Littleton

    As far as the beginning of the season goes, neither the Littleton Lady Lions nor the Conifer Lady Lobos set off fireworks when they faced one another at Littleton High School on Nov. 30.
    Each was coming in after a season-opening loss. But, as in every game, there can only be one winner. This time it was the Lady Lobos who claimed victory 63-51.