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  • Eagles’ Vancil breaks through,...

    Austin Vancil certainly wasn’t expecting it. Most likely not too many people were.

    “Not at all,” Vancil said.

    But the Dakota Ridge sophomore certainly was capable of winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship, and he did. Vancil ran the Clement Park course on Oct. 13 in 16 minutes, 24 seconds, holding off Arvada West’s Colin Berndt by six seconds. It helped the Eagles to a second-place team finish, behind A-West with 59 points. The Wildcats scored 38.

  • Eagles avenge loss, win regionals

    PARKER — The 11th-seeded Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles (13-8-0) knew a run at the 5A state championships wouldn’t be easy, especially if it meant battling their adversary — sixth-seeded Legend (16-5-1), which is exactly what happened.

  • Experience helps Chatfield’s top...

    DENVER — Christian Holmes was dressed for the occasion. With his Chatfield Chargers T-shirt, plaid team shorts, black socks with a red stripe and brand new orange shoes, the sophomore and No. 1 singles player was ready for the 5A state boys’ tennis tournament.

    More than the wardrobe, however, Holmes had the mental makeup to tackle the challenges he faced at Gates Tennis Center on Oct. 13.

  • Rebels' path blocked by...

    DENVER — Gut-wrenching. Numbing. Speechless. Indescribable. Pick your description of choice because any and all of them could’ve characterized the Columbine Rebels on Oct. 14.

  • Platte Canyon runs roughshod...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    BAILEY — For years, Platte Canyon has been running roughshod over opposing defenses out of its unique Double Wing-T.  The trend continues in 2016, as Front Range Christian will attest after absorbing a 46-12 Foothills League loss. Platte Canyon rolled up 428 yards on the ground in the Oct. 8 contest.

  • QB Arne, Chargers dismantle...

    LAKEWOOD — The true character of a team can be tested by how it overcomes adversity. Ever since losing to Columbine 28-7 on Sept. 22, Chatfield has been on fire. 

    On Oct. 7 at Jefferson County Stadium, Chatfield defeated Golden 54-0 in its homecoming game.  In their two games following their loss to Columbine, the Chargers have outscored their opponents a combined score of 106-0. 

  • Chatfield takes charge early,...

    Be it with a soft touch or an overpowering kill, Chatfield senior Sierra Bartley has the skill set to be an effective, yet dominant force on the front line. Columbine knows that all too well.

    Bartley is not the only force to be reckoned with fellow seniors Haley Fuller and Nicole Langford alongside junior Breanna Jones making noise on the front line. Add in the Lady Rebels’ defense with kills scattered throughout the floor in Chatfield’s 25-19, 25-15, 25-11 win Oct. 6 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • Holmes, Chargers capture...

    If his trip to the 2015 5A state tennis championships taught Christian Holmes anything, it’s that the now-sophomore at Chatfield Senior High can hang with the top players in the state of Colorado. He did, after all, get to the state quarterfinals.

    Now, he’s going back again, and he’s not alone.

  • Mustangs’ hitting  denies  Eagles

    ARVADA — Caryle Levy didn’t mince her words. If anything, the Dakota Ridge pitcher shouldered the blame for an ineffective outing.

    “I had an off game pitching. That affected me,” the senior pitcher said.

  • Chargers down Rebels, win 5A...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    Chatfield boys tennis will be hosting regionals this week after an undefeated 5A Jeffco League season.

    The Chargers finished their 6-0 season stronger than ever last week. They defeated long-time rival Columbine on Sept. 27 at Marker Park and then beat Ralston Valley the next day, winning both matches 7-0.