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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield juggles lineup at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Winning meets isn’t always a top priority for Chatfield girls swimming coach Ron Johns, who seemed to care less that Lakewood outscored his Lady Chargers by 114 points in a four-team Jeffco Mini Invite at The Ridge Rec Center on Jan. 9.

    Competing without diver Avery Hobbs and breaststroker Haley Kopec, both 2014 state qualifiers, Johns nonetheless juggled his lineup so that most of Chatfield’s top performers didn’t swim in their specialties.

  • Novice wrestler fitting in just...

    LAKEWOOD — A year ago, Joe Johnson was studying overseas in Yangon, Burma, but the Colorado native wanted to come home. The Columbine High junior also figured that once he came back, he would take up a sport to make friends. He chose wrestling.

  • Eagles stave off late A-West...

    By Matthew Van Deventer
    For the Courier

    ARVADA — Dakota Ridge kept its undefeated streak going after fending off a fierce comeback by Arvada West on Jan. 9, scoring a 67-62 5A Jeffco League road victory.

    Three players scored in double figures for Dakota Ridge, led by Devante Jones’ 19 points. Tanner Lukens added 11 and Cody Pittman scored 10.

  • Dakota Ridge controls game’s flow

    In truth, it didn’t really matter whether the teams were at even strength or if Dakota Ridge was on the penalty kill because the host Eagles, on Jan. 8 at The Edge Ice Arena, were in control of visiting Pine Creek from start to finish.

    It took a while for sixth-ranked Dakota Ridge to get its feet underneath itself again after a nearly three-week layoff, but once it did, it showed who the better team was in a 4-0 blanking of the other Eagles.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Turner, Boyle carry Boulder past Chatfield
    BOULDER — Garrett Turner scored 25 points and Jack Boyle added 23 as host Boulder High pulled away for a 77-54 victory over Chatfield on Jan. 3.

    The loss was the Chargers’ fourth in five games, dropping Chatfield, the two-time defending 5A Jeffco League champions, to 2-6 on the season.

  • Lady Lions’ relentless defense...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Aficionados of pressure defense on the basketball court would enjoy watching the Littleton girls team play. Playing against them is another matter.

  • Eagles are embracing the present

    Yes, it’s cliché, but for Curi Yutzy, it happens to be true. The Dakota Ridge boys basketball coach stresses with each play and each game that the Eagles are committed to focusing on the moment that they are in. 

    Nothing more, nothing else.

    If there’s a bad play, get over it and move on. If there’s a good play, that’s nice; now make the next one. That, as much as the players’ commitment, is why Dakota Ridge is off to an 8-0 start to the 2014-15 boys basketball season and ranked sixth in CHSAA’s 5A state poll.

  • The Sports Year in Review

    2014 was quite the year for athletics in South Jeffco. State championships were won, and teams went on amazing runs.  A new sports team was added, and some familiar ones returned to prominence. Though most of those journeys came up short in the end, they will be memorable nevertheless. Without further ado, let’s take a look back on the year that was 2014.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chargers rally in the fourth quarter, upend Palmer
    Chatfield snapped a three-game slide with a 67-64 come-from-behind victory over Palmer on Dec. 18 at Chatfield Senior High School.

    The Chargers (2-5) trailed 38-32 at halftime and 54-47 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring Palmer 20-10 over the game’s final eight minutes.

    Will Ross led Palmer (4-4) with 16 points.

  • Listless team effort spoils...

    What has made Columbine’s ice hockey team a success thus far early in the 2014-15 season has been the Rebels’ willingness to play as a team. Fifteen players had scored at least one point in the team’s first five games. That teamwork was non-existent, head coach Chris Gassman said, in a 3-0 loss to Denver East on Dec. 19 at the Edge Ice Arena.