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    D’Evelyn falls in first round

    D’Evelyn couldn’t hold on to a first-half lead in its Class 3A first-round playoff game Nov. 14 at Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction. The Jaguars lost to No. 5 seed Palisade 35-21. D’Evelyn (7-4 record) held a 14-6 lead at halftime, but the Bulldogs used a 23-point fourth quarter to advance to te 3A quarterfinals.

  • Chargers amped up

    LITTLETON — Chatfield’s volleyball team celebrated Nov. 7 after claiming the Class 5A Region 1 title on the Chargers’ home court.

    However, the Chargers likely saved a little bit for a hopeful state championship party this coming Saturday night, Nov. 14, at the Denver Coliseum.

  • Eagles run the table in Plains...

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — It had been 11 years since Dakota Ridge’s football team could claim a league championship of its own.

    That’s why last Thursday night’s victory carried an added sweetness to it. The Eagles overcame a bit of a slow start — at least by their standards — by erupting for five touchdowns in the second quarter on their way to a resounding 63-13 victory over Littleton on Nov. 5 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • Columbine takes care of first-...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Having earned a No. 1 seed in the Class 5A football playoffs with a perfect regular season, Columbine couldn’t be blamed if it felt a bit of indignation at drawing Overland as its first-round opponent.

  • D’Evelyn falls short on winning...

    LAKEWOOD — Evergreen coach Rob Molholm had plenty of restless nights preparing for D’Evelyn senior quarterback Owen Burke.

    “Owen is a heck of a quarterback,” Molholm said “He gave me nightmares all week long. Boy, did he have me stressed.”

    Molholm’s defense was the ultimate cure for his anxiety heading into the showdown against D’Evelyn on Nov. 6 that determined the Class 3A Metro North League champion.

  • Quick Hits

    Chargers win finale

    Chatfield’s football team closed out its season with a 47-14 road victory Nov. 7 over Hinkley in a non-playoff game. The Chargers finished the season with a 3-7 record.

    Killeen places in all-around

    Columbine’s Nicole Killeen placed 42nd in the Class 5A individual all-around at the state gymnastics meet Nov. 6 at Thornton High School.

    Soccer season wraps up

  • Reed finishes third again at...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed looked around the holding pen for the top-10 finishers in the girls Class 4A state cross country race and was up for a quick one-on-one basketball tournament.

     “I would do that. I think I could take them, maybe,” said Reed with a smile when asked if she would have an advantage on the basketball court against her fellow top cross country runners in the state. “Unless someone has a hidden basketball talent I don’t know of.”

  • Columbine rolls to undefeated...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine junior Mikey Griebel’s 78-yard sprint to the end zone on the first play of the second half Oct. 29 at Jeffco Stadium essentially ran the Rebels into the start of the postseason.

    “We went into halftime wanting to put the game away and get ready for next week,” said Griebel, who had six carries for 164 yards and three catches for 35 yards. “We went with one of the strongest plays we have. The linemen executed. I’m blessed with that offensive line.”

  • League title in D’Evelyn’s sights

    LAKEWOOD — D’Evelyn’s offense went a perfect 7-for-7 in the opening half Oct. 30 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Jaguars scored touchdowns on their first seven possessions against Arvada in the Class 3A Metro North League game. D’Evelyn (7-2, 4-0 in league) led 49-0 at halftime and let off the gas in the second half to take an eventual 49-8 victory over Arvada (1-8, 0-4).

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