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Today's Sports

  • Rebels respond after giving up...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls soccer team was able to flip the switch April 28 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    After giving up their first goal in Class 5A Jeffco League play and falling behind Lakewood 1-0, the Rebels responded in an impressive way. Columbine (11-0-2 record, 5-0-1 in league) poured in six goals in the final 11 minutes of the first half to take a 6-1 lead.

  • Columbine wins sixth straight

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — Dwelling on the past isn’t in the nature of Columbine’s girls lacrosse team.

    Hopes for back-to-back perfect seasons in the Jeffco League eluded Columbine early with a 12-11 overtime loss to Ralston Valley in the Rebels’ second conference game April 7.

  • Buried baseball season

    LITTLETON — Let’s play ball … or shovel snow off fields, pump water off infields and pray for the sun to come out.

    To say the weather has been the main opponent for prep baseball teams across Colorado this spring is a major understatement. Just take a look at the Jeffco School District’s athletic schedule website and click on varsity baseball. It looks like a 3-year-old got their hands on it with all the crossed out games in red.

  • Dakota Ridge stays in league hunt

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s girls soccer team is doing everything it can to make the big dance.

    The Eagles (5-7, 3-1 in Class 5A Jeffco League) has won four of their last five games, including a trio of conference victories. The goal is to grab one of the three automatic bids to the 32-team state tournament that are awarded to the top three teams in 5A Jeffco.

  • D’Evelyn not able to solve...

    DENVER — Image if the slider was working for Evergreen senior pitcher Dane Kapande on April 23 at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.

    Kapande could have very well thrown a no-hitter in the Class 4A Jeffco League game against D’Evelyn. Instead, the Cougars’ ace had to settle for a 5-0 victory throwing 6 and 2/3 innings, giving up two hits while striking out 14 batters.

  • Rebels blossom during win streak

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine showed a little creativity on the lacrosse field April 19 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Columbine junior Lyndsie Pratt took the first shot on goal during an 18-2 victory against Cherokee Trail, but the attempt was anything but textbook. Pratt’s shot was a twirling, behind the head, no-look shot that sailed just wide.

    “Our first shot, I just wanted to start out with some fun,” Pratt said of her trick shot.

  • Dakota Ridge overcomes errors to...

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — Not taking anything away from the pitching effort by Dakota Ridge junior Carter Akerfelds, but Chatfield trailed in the arms race before the first pitch was thrown April 21 on the Chargers’ home field.

  • 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.