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Today's Sports

  • Chargers pull away from Tigers, ...

    There were any number of reasons for the Chatfield Chargers to have a letdown Feb. 1 against Lakewood. After all, the Chargers entered the 5A Jeffco League contest having won 24 straight conference tilts. They hadn’t lost in the league in nearly two years. Shoot, Lakewood hadn’t beaten Chatfield in the previous 14 encounters.

  • Dakota Ridge can't pull off...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    ARVADA — Ten days after making program history with its first-ever win over Ralston Valley, the Dakota Ridge hockey team had an opportunity to double down by making it a Foothills League sweep of the Mustangs. 

  • Lady Cougars complete sweep of...

    DENVER — Sun Tzu famously said,  “If you know the enemy and yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” The Evergreen Lady Cougars showed no signs of fear at they defeated host D’Evelyn 49-39 on Jan. 27.

    This was the second time the second-ranked Lady Cougars have defeated the Lady Jaguars this season. The last time the played one another Evergreen won 56-43 at home.

  • Streaking Cougars upset No. 3 D’...

    EVERGREEN ­— Sometimes emotions can be a motivator for a team. 

    For Rhys Pennington-Sayler and the Evergreen Cougars, the raw passion the senior guard displayed after his rebound putback midway through the third quarter was the motivator the Cougars needed against visiting D’Evelyn on Jan. 27.

  • Alward, Rebels fend off Chargers

    They sayit’s now how you start but how you finish that matters. In the case of the Columbine Lady Rebels, the opposite would most definitely be true in defining their Jan. 25 rivalry game with Chatfield.

    A strong start — a 15-1 run to end the first quarter and a 17-point lead in the third quarter — proved to be enough as host Columbine held off a furious late charge from Chatfield for a 38-33 win.

  • Chargers turn up the heat on...

    It was just one shot — a Joe Miks 3-pointer from the corner to close the first half — but it was symbolic of how the first half was for Chatfield and Columbine and, more or less, where it was headed after the intermission on Jan. 25 at Columbine High School.

    Miks made five 3-pointers in the game for the Chargers, who had nine as a team, and that buzzer-beating 3 before halftime was the catalyst for second-half dominance for third-ranked Chatfield in a 70-43 lopsided win over the rival Rebels.

  • Chargers trio makes quick work ...

    LAKEWOOD — Artem Rusakov, on the one hand, believes he’s doing pretty well this wrestling season. His record — 20-8 — proves as much. 

    On the other hand, he can see room for improvement. Moving down from 195 pounds to 182 has certainly helped his cause.

  • Reed, Chargers down Eagles to...

    Chatfield senior guard Titus Reed might describe the Chargers’ win over the Dakota Ridge Eagles as “blessed.” Not only did the Chargers defeat the Eagles 84-63 at Dakota Ridge High School, but also because Reed was the Chargers’ leading — and most flashy — scorer.

    He dominated under the net and also nailed the only dunk of the game, racking up a 17 points, including a 3-pointer and 4-of-6 on free throws, for Chatfield (14-1 overall, 6-0 5A Jeffco).

  • Eagles unleash offensive flurry

    Though Dakota Ridge had its most dominant performance in a month — a 10-0 thrashing of Denver East on Jan. 21 at The Edge Ice Arena — players and coaches felt there was still room for improvement after the lopsided victory.

    But still it was a lopsided victory.

    Jacob Gombos had two goals and two assists, and nine players in all scored goals for the Eagles, who dominated in every facet of the game.

  • Rebels get much-needed victory

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Clay Thielking insists he doesn’t “get caught up in standings and things of that nature,” but the Columbine boys basketball coach wasn’t about to underscore the importance of his team’s next-to-last game in the first go-round of 5A Jeffco League play.