Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    Chatfield Gold Crown team tryouts set
    Tryouts for the Chatfield Senior High Gold Crown volleyball team will be held Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Chatfield Senior High.

    Tryouts are open to girls in fifth through eighth grade. Players of all skill levels are welcome. A parent meeting will take place at the time.

  • Optimism rising to add boys...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Mark and Judy Bennett aren’t holding their breath, but they will be waiting with bated breath over the next year tracking a movement to make boys volleyball the next sport to receive accreditation from the Colorado High School Activities Association.

  • Rebels’ Tait in position to ...

    The 2016 boys golf season will be a swan song for Columbine head coach Tim Capra. After 28 years, which he’s called a fun ride, Capra says it’s time to move on. 

    But not before he finishes one last project — watching Marcus Tait finish a high school career that has improved by leaps and bounds every year since he was a freshman in 2013.

  • Mayberry epitomizes role of team...

    It was nothing three years ago for Brian Mayberry to pile into a car with his teammates and drive three hours to watch the University of Sioux Falls football team play. That’s the kind of support he was willing to give head coach Jed Stugart and the Cougars as he sat out his freshman season.

    He didn’t have to be there, but he wanted to be. His older teammates took him under their wings, showing him how things would be on the gridiron on the college level. He watched and learned both what to do and what might go wrong.

  • Future Rebel Mudd dominant at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — As coach of the Governors Ranch Gators swim team, Meagan Rushford has nurtured Jaclynn Mudd through her elementary and middle school years. So she wasn’t surprised when Mudd dominated all three individual events in the 13-14 age group at the Colorado State Summer Club Swimming Association Championships.

  • Rogers closing in on joining...

    When Tyler Rogers got the news on June 28 that the San Francisco Giants were promoting him from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento it created, unintentionally of course, a dilemma. He had moved into an apartment back east with the intent of being there for the year. Half of his belongings, including his golf clubs, are still in Virginia.

  • Lanuza carving out her role with...

    There was little doubt that Kendra Lanuza, the 2015 Columbine Courier female athlete of the year, was more than just a little excited to embark on her college lacrosse career at the University of Denver. 

    What wasn’t as certain was how big her role would be with the Pioneers.

  • Miller stocking up on racing

    MORRISON — By day, Mike Miller works 8 to 5 as a high network stockbroker, placing trades for his clientele over the phone. By weekend, the 2010 Columbine High School graduate can usually be found at the racetrack, especially Bandimere Speedway.

    “I solely requested to be put on a (stockbroker) team where I would have weekends off,” the 24-year-old said. “Every weekend I’ll be at the racetrack. It’s what I love to do.”

  • Force one-ups daughter in finals

    MORRISON — Courtney Force didn’t let a little rain keep her from getting one up on her father ­­­­­— legendary NHRA Funny Car driver John Force — on the opening night of the 2016 Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. 

  • Koza investing in himself

    John Koza’s goal once he graduated from Chatfield Senior High in 2014 wasn’t necessarily to play college athletics, though the 2014 Columbine Courier male athlete of the year would’ve been able to do so. 

    After all, the four-time 5A Jeffco League boys tennis MVP capped a career with an unblemished mark in conference play and a third-place finish at the state tournament in 2013. That’s the best finish in Chatfield history.