Today's Sports

  • Columbine QB Lowry coming into...

    Jake Lowry can speak from experience. Being the starting quarterback for the Columbine Rebels when your uncle, Andy Lowry, is the head coach isn’t what one would necessarily expect it to be.

  • Lions’ Pino an imposing presence

    The first time Littleton head coach Kurt Krantz saw Aron Pino on a football field, he immediately took notice of the 6-foot, 250-pounder’s elusive movement.
    “Great feet, great hips. He could run from sideline to sideline if he wanted to, and he does,” said Krantz, who starts his third season at the helm at Littleton High this fall. “He can take away half of the field.”

  • Dakota Ridge girls have high...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    High expectations are a way of life for Dakota Ridge’s cross country teams, which have excelled for the past decade-plus under the head coaching of first Mike Callor and, since 2012, Mark Stenbeck, an assistant under Callor beginning in 2006.
    Stenbeck expects more of the same for 2015, especially from the girls team, whose top runner in 2014 missed qualifying for state as the Lady Eagles finished 16th.

  • Jeffco takes proactive stance,...

    High school football players in Jefferson County will practice a little safer in 2015 after the school district implemented a pilot program for student-athletes at all 17 high schools to wear Guardian Caps, a lightweight, soft-shell cover over their helmets to help to reduce head-on impacts.
    The district held a press conference Aug. 19 at Columbine High School to announce the program.

  • Yeager back standing tall

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

  • 2015 softball preview: Rebels...

    Brooks Roybal doesn’t have to look far to like what he sees. All the Columbine softball head coach needs to do is look at the talent coming back in 2015 after the Lady Rebels ended last season as one of the state’s darlings.

  • 2015 boys soccer preview:...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

  • Jeffco Open Space revises...

    To better manage events in its parks, Jeffco Open Space is establishing new guidelines, which the Open Space Advisory Committee reviewed on Nov. 5.

    Events attended by more than 200 people will be limited to five per year, with a maximum of one for each user type, said Dave Davenport, Open Space’s outdoor recreation coordinator.

    Also, events that fall on holidays or holiday weekends will not be considered, according to the revised park-permit guidelines.

  • Jeffo Open Space lands grant for...

    The Be Wild, Jeffco coalition of Jeffco Open Space has received a $75,000 grant to encourage youths to experience the outdoors.

    The funding from Great Outdoors Colorado is aimed at creating programs and expanding parks to improve access for young people, said Open Space spokeswoman Thea Rock.

    Many Jeffco youngsters live in areas with gaps in nature connections, Rock said — similar to people who live in “food deserts” that lack readily accessible grocery stores.

    “Maybe there is no park in their neighborhood,” she said.

  • Proposed 2016 budget for Jeffco...

    The Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee has recommended approval of the proposed 2016 budget, which reflects increases in both revenue and expenses in the coming year.

    Jeffco Open Space is projecting a 3 percent increase in sales-tax revenue in 2016, which is expected to generate additional revenue of $16.7 million for the agency, said Hugh Wilson, Open Space business manager. Operational costs also are anticipated to increase by 3 percent in the coming year, Wilson said during a presentation of the budget draft on Sept. 10.