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Today's Sports

  • Eagles keep Chatfield from...

    Dakota Ridge has Chatfield’s number. At least, this year it does.
    For the second time in a month, the Eagles befuddled the Chargers — the only team to do so in the 5A Jeffco League this season — posting a 74-66 victory on Feb. 14 at Chatfield Senior High School. The loss kept the Chargers’ second straight conference title on hold for a few more days.

  • Hobbs ‘happy’ with state effort

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    THORNTON — Averly Hobbs’ junior season of diving for Chatfield began with her nursing a sore shoulder and ended with her having a shoulder to cry on.
    Her coaches and teammates provided their share of support after a third-place finish in the 5A state meet at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center on Feb. 15 left last year’s runner-up and this year’s top returnee disappointed and unable to suppress tears.

  • Foothills again sniffing around...

    Man’s best friend my have a new place to roam in the next few years. 

    The Foothills Park and Recreation District and the Ken-Caryl Ranch Metropolitan District are looking to work together to open a dog park in South Jeffco. 

    Ron Hopp, Foothills executive director, said the two districts are in the preliminary stages of gauging public support for a new dog park. Since both districts provide recreational activities, Hopp said, it makes sense for them to work together. 

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Armstrong’s two goals propels Columbine past rival Chatfield

    Daniel Armstrong scored twice, including a goal just 48 seconds into the game, as Columbine stormed past Chatfield 5-1 on Feb. 7 at the Edge Ice Arena.
    Nick Stasch, Jacob Seibold and Ian Lewis also scored for the Rebels (11-6-1).
    Payden Thanner scored Chatfield’s lone goal after Columbine had gone ahead 3-0 early in the second period.
    The Rebels, who dropped a 7-4 decision to Battle Mountain a day later, outshot Chatfield 44-13.

  • Pesky Eagles throttle Rebels

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    Dakota Ridge’s boys basketball squad can remind one of a swiss army knife. On defense, the Eagles swarm towards every dribble. On offense, they penetrate the paint and dominate the offensive glass. And if that is not enough, they can hit the short high percentage shot or nail a long three in a moment’s notice.
    Columbine coach Clay Thielking knew it was going to be a monumental task for his Rebels to come out with the win on Feb. 7.

  • Hobbs focused for state after...

    ARVADA — Averly Hobbs has a simple enough strategy to calm her nerves before any dive.
    “Normally, I can get into my zone — listen to my music, do 10 jumping jacks, whatever helps to take away my stress so that I can do my dives,” Hobbs said.
    If there was any stress Feb. 8 at the George J. Meyers Pool, she didn’t show it. The Chatfield junior scored a league-record and season-best score of 464.5 points to easily win the 1-meter diving title at the 5A Jeffco League championships.

  • Rebels’ Breidenbach preps for...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — One of the marquee finals matches of the Feb. 8 Pre-Regional Rumble at Bear Creek High School played out like a board game for brainiacs.
    Columbine’s Karl Breidenbach and Doherty’s Brandon Supernow, ranked second and fourth at 160 pounds in 5A by On the Mat, played cat-and-mouse with neither wrestler able to score a takedown. Tied 1-1 after Breidenbach’s third-period escape, the Rebels senior won when Supernow was assessed a one-point penalty for stalling.

  • Jefferson County considers...

    Jeffco might be setting its sights on establishing an outdoor shooting range open to the public.

    The county’s Parks and Open Space Department is putting together a working group to decide if a county-owned range is feasible. The group is expected to start work in March and report to the county commissioners by July.  

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield tops Lakewood, increases lead in 5A Jeffco

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers won their third straight game with a 74-63 road win at Lakewood High School on Jan. 29.
    Chatfield (13-3, 8-1 5A Jeffco League) trailed 38-36 at halftime before pulling away in the second half, outscoring the host Tigers 38-25.
    With the victory, Chatfield holds a two-game lead in the loss column in the league standings over Ralston Valley, Arvada West and Dakota Ridge.
    Chatfield plays host to Bear Creek on Feb. 5.

  • Chatfield sweeps tri-meet,...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    WHEAT RIDGE —Haley Kopec must feel like she’s watching — make that starring in — the movie “Groundhog Day.’’
    Every time the Chatfield sophomore swims the 200-yard individual medley relay she finishes with virtually the same time, just shy of the 5A state-qualifying standard of 2 minutes, 20.5 seconds.