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Today's Sports

  • Dakota Ridge girls LAX scoring...

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge sophomore Kailee Lammers weaved through a handful of Golden defenders before ripping a shot into the net, then sported a sheepish grin April 19 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Shortly after scoring one of her six first-half goals, Lammers realized a goal right off the draw wasn’t the plan. Dakota Ridge coach Jordan Hogan wanted to work an offensive play with the Eagles starting to dominate Golden on the way to a 19-5 victory in the Jeffco League.

  • Nothing settled as Wilson faces...

    LAKEWOOD — Senior Brittany Wilson notching her eighth shutout of the season in net for Columbine’s girls soccer team April 20 wasn’t a shocker.

    However, Columbine failing to find the back of the net for the first time this season was a bit of a surprise. Rival Chatfield kept the potent Rebels’ offense off the board in the eventual 0-0 draw at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Holley captures tournament...

    GOLDEN — At first glance, it looked like it might be a rough day at Applewood Golf Course on April 13.

    All the Jeffco League girls golf teams descended on the par 71 course for the third conference tournament of the season. With the greens having just been aerated, putting would be a challenge with more sand than grass visible on most greens.

  • Rebels amp it up against Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield senior goalie Jordan Alexander gave out as many hugs to Columbine players as saves he made against the Rebels in the boys lacrosse rivalry showdown April 15 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    “The guys played their hearts out,” said Alexander, who added he has played with or against several Rebels since second grade. “It’s a good rivalry game and has been tight in the past. The way we came out in the first half was just awesome.”

  • Quick Hits

    Mother Nature strikes again

    The winter storm last weekend played havoc with the spring sports schedule yet again. All baseball, lacrosse, girls soccer, girls tennis and track meets scheduled for Saturday, April 16, were postponed. Jeffco baseball teams will have to scramble this week in attempt to get fields in playing condition with only four weeks left of the regular season before regional tournaments the second weekend in May.

    Fund-raising effort moved

  • Ratashak kicks in OT game-winner

    ARVADA — It was likely the final scoring opportunity Dakota Ridge would have April 15 at the North Area Athletic Complex’s soccer field.

    Senior Lauryn Ratashak lined up a direct free kick as the clock kept ticking down during the second overtime period. The Eagles were locked in a 1-1 tie against Pomona in the Class 5A Jeffco League game, and a tie wasn’t the result Dakota Ridge (3-7, 2-1 in league) wanted against the Panthers (1-9, 0-3).

  • Chatfield nets sweep of rival...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Grace Koza has this Class 5A Jeffco League tennis thing down pat.

    The Chatfield junior hasn’t lost a league match at No. 1 singles since her freshman season. Coach Robert Campbell said Koza has “ascended to another level this year.”

    The same could hold true for the Chargers as a team.

  • Quick Hits

    Football registration

    Dakota Ridge Youth Football is now associated with Rocky Mountain Pop Warner. Registration for football and cheer/dance is open for players K-8 from now until July 15 for the fall 2016 season. To register, go online at dakotaridgesports.org and click on the football tab.

    Front Range off to hot start

  • D’Evelyn soccer unlucky against...

    LAKEWOOD — A rough two weeks of weather postponed a pair of non-league games and forced D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team into a confined indoor space.

    “We’ve been playing in our gym. We play good in a gym space,” D’Evelyn coach Paul Moline could say with a smile after a 3-1 loss to Wheat Ridge on April 5 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Uphill climb for league three-...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team found itself on the wrong side of a dramatic second-half rally April 7 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Rebels seemed to have everything in hand when sophomore Maeve Hungerford scored with 13 minutes, 26 seconds left in the second half to give Columbine a 9-5 lead on Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley. However, the Mustangs (4-1, 2-0 in Jeffco League) scored five unanswered goals in a span of just less than two minutes to take a 10-9 lead.