Today's Sports

  • Camp builds a fun foundation

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Jamie Smith figured he’d get a leg up on future Chatfield basketball hopefuls by attending Gary Anderson’s Basketball Boot Camp for boys and girls in grades 2-8 on June 29-30 at Chatfield Senior High.

    One of three eighth-graders and the only one destined to attend Chatfield, Smith saw the camp as another way to become indoctrinated to the way things are done in the Charger boys’ program, for which Anderson is Steve Schimpeler’s top assistant coach.

  • 2015 spring sports all-...

    The following are 2015 all-conference selections in the 5A and 4A Jeffco League for track & field:

  • Players grasp Dietz’s spirit

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    One day short of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Navy SEAL Team 10’s ill-fated Operation Red Wings mission in Afghanistan in which former Littleton resident Danny Dietz lost his life, members of the Chatfield football team displayed an act that exemplified doctrines embraced by the SEALs and the Danny Dietz Leadership and Training Foundation.

  • ‘They’ve been having a blast’

    Gary Anderson fondly recalls when he was a kid in the 1960s and 1970s. He would get up and play all day long until it was time to come inside. Then he’d do it again the next day.

    There was no pressure, no coaches and no parents screaming instructions at you. It was all about how to play the game and having fun. It is with those memories in mind that the veteran Chatfield Senior High basketball coach and long-time physical education teacher developed the idea of the “Crazy for Sports” camp.

  • Effort to relocate prairie dogs...

    Work has begun to save part of the prairie dog population at the site of a future BMX bicycle track at the Schaefer Athletic Complex in South Jeffco.

    The Foothills Prairie Dog Task Force, a group of volunteers, was given the go-ahead by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to move 15 of the 45 prairie dogs that live on the site. The rodents will be relocated to 1.8 acres just south of where the track will be built at the complex.

  • Eagles embrace summer ball as a...

    LAKEWOOD — Chances are if Dakota Ridge boys basketball coach Curi Yutzy wasn’t coaching his team this summer, he’d be at home taking care of his two young children — a 3-year-old and 1-year-old. There would be more zoo trips, more trips to the park than there already are. He would have to be a little more creative in keeping them busy.

  • Rebels, Lions shine in pass-...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — Columbine and Littleton did their part to debunk the myth that running teams can’t succeed in a passing environment at last week’s Denver Broncos’ 7-on-7 high school football tournament.

  • Dakota Ridge camp teaches basics...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Shane Fujita had no idea taking his son to a baseball camp at the College of Southern Nevada some 10 years ago and renting the school’s baseball field for his National Adult Baseball Association promotion would lead to the development of the same at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Gridiron trio get one final...

    ALAMOSA — Matthew Gaiter didn’t let the situation slip away in the moment. The recent Chatfield Senior High graduate and defensive lineman knew this was it, one last high school football game before life moves forward.

    “It was a great feeling just to be able to come out here one more time before college,” said Gaiter just minutes after playing June 13 in the 59th annual Colorado High School Coaches Association All-State football game at Rex Field on the campus of Adams State University.

  • Summer camps all about...

    LAKEWOOD — Mike Deutsch, Chatfield’s veteran varsity girls basketball coach, sat at the end of the bench taking notes as he watched the Lady Chargers play at the Gold Crown Field House. He deferred coaching duties to Level III coach Liz Baker on June 11.