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Today's Sports

  • 2015 baseball capsule previews

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Paul Grubesic
    Assistant coach: Scott Gross
    2014 record: 20-4 overall, 6-2 (third place) 5A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Kyle Winkler, Sr., SS; Sean O’Dell, Sr., CF-P; Jake Carstensen, Sr., RF; Camden Lawhead, Sr., C; Kobie Wood, Sr., P; Matt Watson, Jr., P.
    Key losses: Matthew Jarecki, Mason Brown, Nick Chamberlain, Travis Schnoor, Blake Moore, Patrick Barder, Colton Nobles, Brennan Gabler

  • FRC loses to Sheridan in blowout

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Front Range Christian’s venture into 2A boys regional basketball play was literally over before the 2-minute mark of the first quarter.

    But the Falcons refused to let the 61-34 blowout at the hands of a taller and deeper Peyton squad on March 6 at Sheridan High School put a damper on their season.

  • Cherry Creek clips Dakota Ridge...

    LOVELAND — They played and played and played some more. Almost all night. Catch your breath; this might go on forever.

    It actually was six overtimes between Cherry Creek and Dakota Ridge in the longest game in Colorado high school hockey history. Then it was over. Chris Nitchen’s game-winning goal 36 seconds into the sixth overtime helped Cherry Creek end Dakota Ridge’s season with a 3-2 loss in the state ice hockey semifinals on March 5 at the Budweiser Events Center.

  • Avs alumni hockey game set for...

    WHAT: 2nd annual Avalanche Alumni Game

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 5-8 p.m.

    WHERE: The Edge Ice Arena, East rink

    TICKETS: Individuals: $15 advance, $20 at door; Family of 4: $50. Seating limited to the first 1,000 people. Special tickets offers are also available at center ice, glass viewing and penalty box attendants. To purchase tickets online, visit http://leagueathletics.com/Store/Store.asp?id=8571&n=&org=foothillshocke...

  • Legend holds off underdog...

    Second-seeded Legend held off a furious rally by Columbine for a 59-57 win in the second round of the Ray Ball Region of the 5A state tournament on Feb. 28.

    The loss ended the Rebels’ season with a 15-10 record.

    Columbine advanced out of the first round three days earlier with a 71-57 home victory over Hinkley.

  • Lady Falcons, despite loss,...

    Front Range Christian may have dropped the third-place game of the 2A District 4 tournament 32-17 to Denver Christian on Feb. 28 at Vista Peak High School, but it gained so much more four days earlier.

    The Lady Falcons (3-19) scored a 34-30 win over Limon in the pigtail game Feb. 24 to lock up a regional tournament berth. The Lady Falcons lost to top-seeded Byers, 53-25, in the semifinals two days later. Front Range Christian will play Peyton on March 6 at Mullen High School in the Central Regional. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

  • Burlington uses late free throws...

    AURORA — From an outsider’s view, according to Front Range Christian boys basketball coach Brad Folk, the Falcons’ Feb. 28 game against Burlington was a loss. Well, it was. 

    The Cougars won the 2A District 4 championship game 45-39 at Vista Peak High School. But to the Falcons, it was a program builder.

  • Eagles stun Air Academy, Frozen...

    In the 2011-12 season, Dakota Ridge’s ice hockey team was 1-18, and any promise of a brighter future, at least from the outside looking in, was bleak. That was also Alec Hines’ first season as head coach. 

    Three years later, the Eagles are one win away from playing for a state championship.

    Zach Williams and Reed Hoogenboom scored first-period goals, and Graehm Konsella’s second-period tally proved to be the game-winner as Dakota Ridge upset host Air Academy, 3-2, on Feb. 28 at the Sertich Ice Arena in Colorado Springs.

  • Dakota Ridge finds its groove...

    Maybe it was postseason jitters, but Dakota Ridge didn’t play like a No. 2 seed, at least not early on, while Lincoln, most definitely, wasn’t a No. 7 seed. 

    Yet, the host Eagles found a way in their 5A boys basketball state tournament game thanks to some timely 3-point shooting and four clutch free throws down the stretch to pull out a 55-48 victory Feb. 28 at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Spring Tree Program about to bud

    Littleton residents looking to green up their yards can once again take advantage of the city’s Spring Tree Program.

    For 20 years the city has been selling a variety of trees to residents to help create a diverse urban forest, said David Flaig, Littleton’s landscape manager. Since the program started, the city has sold more than 5,000 trees.