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Today's Sports

  • Out of reach

    DENVER — Chatfield seniors Sam Meyer and Austin Stutz were looking at becoming the Chargers’ first individual tennis champions in a decade when they took to the court last week at Gates Tennis Center.

    Meyer and Stutz were in a similar spot as they were last year as a state-contending team in the No. 1 doubles bracket. Straight set victories in round one and quarterfinals Oct. 15 set up a semifinal date on the morning of Oct. 16 with powerhouse Cherry Creek.

  • State berth eludes Eagles

    AURORA — Dakota Ridge gave host and No. 6-seeded Grandview all it wanted Oct. 17 at the Class 5A Region 6 tournament at Aurora Sports Park.

    The Eagles (12-10 record) came in as the 27th seed and the team proceeded to shock Grandview with a 10-0 victory in the opening round of the four-team, double-elimination format with the last two teams left standing advancing to next week’s 16-team state tournament.

  • Impressive run for Reed at...

    LITTLETON — D’Evelyn senior Lexi Reed is healthy, and it showed at the Jeffco League cross country championships Oct. 16 at Clement Park.

    Reed’s time of 18 minutes, 25 seconds was 40 seconds faster than runner-up Valor Christian’s Reagan Hausmann’s time of 19:05. Reed’s time was well over a minute faster than Ralston Valley’s Katherine Bearup’s 19:42 that won the 5A girls race.

  • Chatfield snags first league win

    ARVADA — One could almost hear the sigh of relief from the Chatfield sideline after junior Tylor Rowles ripped off a 43-yard run late in the fourth quarter Oct. 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Skid dims playoff hopes

    By Craig Harper -- For the Courier

    ARVADA — The lights literally went out on Columbine’s soccer team at halftime of its Oct. 8 game against 5A Jeffco League front-runner Arvada West.

    It proved to be a prelude to a total blackout.

  • Silliman clutch for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge junior Harper Silliman went from goat to hero in a hurry Oct. 9 at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Eagles’ backup place kicker missed a pair of first-quarter extra points and a 36-yard field goal in the fourth quarter in the Class 4A Plains League opener for Dakota Ridge. Silliman redeemed himself, kicking a game-winning 44-yard field goal as time expired to give Dakota Ridge a 30-27 victory against Ponderosa.

  • Chatfield in thick of league...

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield’s boys soccer team thrived on first-half deficits last week at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Chargers (5-6, 3-1 in Class 5A Jeffco League) rallied against Pomona on Oct. 5 and repeated the same feat three nights later against Lakewood to net key conference victories to stay in the hunt for a league championship.

  • Charging to state

    LITTLETON — ‘No player left behind’ could have been the motto for Chatfield’s boys tennis team last week.

    The back-to-back Class 5A Jeffco League champions qualified all three single positions (No. 1 Christian Holmes, No. 2 Patrick Ross and No. 3 Zac Meyer) along with all four doubles teams (No. 1 Sam Meyer/Austin Stutz, No. 2 Brent Cumming/Elliot Takaki, No. 3 Justin Spehalski/TJ Hall and No. 4 Alex Gates/Josh Baker) to the Class 5A state tournament that begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at Gates Tennis Center in Denver.

  • Lights out

    LAKEWOOD — Let there be light.

    A power outage of the field lights at Lakewood Memorial Field caused the postponement of the second half of the Class 5A Jeffco League showdown between Arvada West and Columbine on Oct. 8. The majority of the field lights went out during halftime with A-West leading 1-0.

  • D’Evelyn uses 21-point outburst...

    LAKEWOOD — It was perhaps the strangest 140 seconds ever played at Trailblazer Stadium.

    In the span of 2 minutes and 20 seconds, D’Evelyn scored three offensive touchdowns. Conifer’s offense didn’t even get on the field between the scores, which helped lead the Jaguars (4-2, 1-0 in league) to an eventual 35-21 victory in the Class 3A Metro North League opener Oct. 9.