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Today's Sports

  • First-half goal, A-West’s...

    ARVADA — For whatever reason, be it Arvada West’s equally-quick style of play or the hostile environment at the North Area Athletic Complex on Oct. 1, the Columbine Rebels’ boys soccer team couldn’t settle into its game, head coach Zach Martin said. Giving up an early goal didn’t help matters, either.

  • Slow start hampers Rebels’ bid

    The 5A state boys golf championship didn’t exactly go as Columbine had hoped. As a matter of fact, it started off about as poorly as the Rebels could’ve imagined.

    The Colorado Springs Country Club course was menacing, to say the least, on Columbine’s golfers on Day 1 of the two-day tournament Sept. 29-30 with the Rebels finishing the first round in last place of the 14 teams in the field.

  • Simpson, top doubles win...

    John Simpson knew what he had to do. He proved as much in the first set of his 5A Region 3 championship match Oct. 2 at Ken-Caryl Ranch House. The second set, not so much.

    “In the second set, I didn’t have the right mindset going in,” Simpson said of No. 3 singles match against Arapahoe’s Dylan Panis. “I was like, ‘I’ve got this wrapped up,’ which you should never go into a second set like.”

  • Jarecki, Chargers stymie Rebels

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Chatfield coach Nicole Janssen and Brooks Roybal, her Columbine counterpart, bemoan their softball teams’ inconsistency this season. Fortunately for the Lady Chargers, that doesn’t necessarily apply to pitcher Jessica Jarecki.

  • Youth, sloppy play doom Rebels

    ARVADA — Four turnovers, only 10 men on the field, a snap over the punter's head. The brand of football the Columbine Rebels displayed Sept. 18 at the North Area Athletic Complex against fourth-ranked Ralston Valley was uncharacteristic to say the least.

  • Jarecki, Chargers stymie Rebels

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Chatfield coach Nicole Janssen and Brooks Roybal, her Columbine counterpart, bemoan their softball teams’ inconsistency this season. Fortunately for the Lady Chargers, that doesn’t necessarily apply to pitcher Jessica Jarecki.

  • Eagles’ Fox, Rebels qualify for...

    Columbine boys golf coach Tim Capra knew the situation. Though his Rebels were leading the 5A Central Region tournament at Green Valley Ranch through 12 holes, the lead was anything but safe. Teams, such as Regis Jesuit, Legacy, Arapahoe and Broomfield, were hot on their heels.

    “Everybody was leaking oil out there at the end. Even we started to leak oil,” Capra said.

  • Moody Lujan plows through Farmers

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon would give Jeremy Lujan a thumbs-up. All last week, the Dakota Ridge junior running back played the role of Grumpy Young Man (OK, technically, teenager) to perfection. He even kept head coach Ron Woitalewicz, who termed Lujan’s mood as “grumpy,’’ in suspense.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Columbine picks up first win in double overtime thriller
    LAKEWOOD — Mikey Griebel’s 2-yard TD run and Jake Lowry’s 2-point conversion in the second overtime helped Columbine avoid major meltdown and escape with a 43-42 win over Bear Creek on Sept. 12 at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Rebels led 28-7 early in the fourth quarter before Bear Creek scored 21 consecutive points in the span of 4 minutes, 7 seconds to send the game to overtime.

  • Frosh Hicken propels Eagles

    Taylor Hicken may only be a freshman but already she’s proving to be a spark plug for the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles’ volleyball team.

    “I kind of knew at open gym that we were getting a good hitter in her, but the team didn’t know. When I brought her to the first team camp, it definitely ignited a spark in our team to have a middle that is so dominant and able to adjust so quickly and so well,” Dakota Ridge head coach Nikki Kneuer said. “It picked everybody up. It picked me up as a coach to see that on our team.”