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Today's Sports

  • Female athlete of the year:...

    Midfielders aren’t supposed to have seasons such as the one Kendra Lanuza had in 2014. The Chatfield Senior High junior girls lacrosse player scored a state-high 101 goals.

  • Male athlete of the year: John...

    John Koza didn’t even know such an award existed until Chatfield Senior High athletic director Chad Broer told him that he had been named that 5A Jeffco League boys tennis MVP. That was in 2010 after Koza won as a No. 2 singles player.
    “I was shocked at it, honestly,” Koza said.
    Three seasons later, and Koza, who recently graduated from Chatfield, has won the honor three more times, making him a four-time league MVP. It’s a feat that is rather unheard of, to say the least.

  • Plan to move prairie dogs falls...

    A plan to move prairie dogs from two pieces of Foothills Park and Recreation District land to another Foothills property has been formally rejected, angering animal activists. 

    Foothills’ Board of Directors voted May 27 against a plan by local activists to move 120 prairie dogs from two properties on the northeast and northwest corners of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue to another open-space parcel managed by Foothills. 

  • BY THE NUMBERS: A look at the...

    Sports are all about numbers — how many points were scored, the digits on a jersey, how much time is left in the game, how many yards to the hole, and so forth. The 2013-14 high school season had its fair share of numbers. The Columbine Courier takes a look back at the recently concluded campaign and the numbers that stood out during the season.

    93

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp at Dakota Ridge from June 2-July 2
    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting a speed and agility camp June 2-July 2.
    The camp will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. and is open to incoming 2nd-8th graders. Cost is $85, which includes camp T-shirt.
    For more information and to print out a registration form, go to https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/. If you have any questions, contact head football coach Ron Woitalewicz at rwoitale@jeffco.k12.co.us.

    LACROSSE

  • Spring sports all-conference:...

    The following are 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for the 2014 spring season:

    GIRLS TENNIS
    FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Jazmin Gillette, Arvada West; Isabella Melena, Ralston Valley; No. 2 singles: Madison Fortunato, Arvada West; Addison Kenyon, Pomona; No. 3 singles: Kelsey Maass, Ralston Valley; No. 1 doubles: Sasha Harrison/Schafer Kowalchik, Lakewood; No. 2 doubles: Gabrielle Jones/Catherine Day, Chatfield; No. 3 doubles: Risa Eck/Lucy Sherman, Ralston Valley; No. 4 doubles: Adrien Horowitz/Haley Weidemann, Ralston Valley

  • Rebels’ wait was well worth it

    COMMERCE CITY — For Columbine, it must have seemed like this moment was never going to come.

  • State title slips out of Tait’s...

    First, Jaylee Tait softly kicked her putter, knowing that she had let a potential par, if not a birdie, slip away on No. 17. Then, on No. 18 at Raccoon Creek Golf Course on May 18, she took a long sighing breath before pushing her second putt just past the hole. It was six putts on the final two holes — three each — and with them, the 5A girls golf state championship went by the wayside.

  • Columbine girls alter history,...

    COMMERCE CITY — Brian Todd knew he had a rock-solid team, a high-end squad capable of winning a 5A Jeffco League title. The Columbine girls soccer head coach also knew that if the Lady Rebels won their conference championship, it could set them up to win state.

  • Staunton turns 1

    For its one-year birthday celebration last weekend, Staunton State Park was transformed into a ranch from the early 1900s, about the time when Frances and Archibald Staunton called the place home.

    Visitors were treated to a rare look back at life during the Staunton Ranch days. Park volunteers performed demonstrations and gave presentations on building cabins, cooking on an open fire, and forging metal like a blacksmith.

    “People have enjoyed it and seemed to be having a good time,” said Ben Rideout, a Staunton volunteer.