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Today's Sports

  • Eagles survive, advance to state

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Getting to the 5A Region 5 softball championship game was a monumental accomplishment for Dakota Ridge. Once there, winning another regional title and berth in the state tournament was a breeze.

  • Soaking in the experience

    SENIOR ROSS JUST RELISHES THE OPPORTUNITY
    Brian Ross’ final trip to state was over almost before it started. His third visit, this time at No. 1 singles, resulted in a quick exit courtesy of a 6-0, 6-2 first-round defeat to Boulder freshman Kap Smith. And though it was over quickly, Ross was ecstatic just to get there.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Lady Eagles tune up for regionals, rout Conifer
    Cassidy Creekmore went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and Aubrey Nelson scored three runs as Dakota Ridge rolled to an 11-1 win over Conifer on Oct. 3 at Dakota Ridge High School.

    The Lady Eagles, who wrapped up the 5A Jeffco League championship a day earlier with an 8-2 win over Lakewood, finished the regular season 16-3.

    Megan Sansburn scattered five hits over five innings, while striking out 10 in the complete game victory.

  • Littleton plays in bursts,...

    LITTLETON — The Littleton Lady Lions’ girls volleyball team defeated visiting Evergreen in three straight sets 25-20; 25-23; 25-23 at Littleton High School on Oct. 2.

    It was a game of inches throughout each of the three games — one team would lead by two or three points, then make a mistake and hand over the ball, allowing the other team to even up the score. Neither team could manage a solid lead.

  • 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.