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Today's Sports

  • 5A Jeffco League all-conference...

    The following are all-conference selections for the 5A Jeffco League during the 2014 season:

    GIRLS GOLF, FIRST TEAM
    Sydney Merchant, Dakota Ridge; Gillian Vance, Dakota Ridge; Jaylee Tait, Columbine; Zarena Brown, Pomona; Ashlyn Kirschner, Ralston Valley; Jordan Remley, Ralston Valley; Lauren Pearson, Chatfield
    SECOND TEAM
    Sydney Prey, Ralston Valley; McKenzie Smith, Ralston Valley; Laci Williams, Standley Lake; Emma Hesse, Lakewood; Kirsten Wiegand, Dakota Ridge; Hannah McClelland, Chatfield; Emily Fricke, Lakewood

  • Going out with a bang

    Dinger, the mascot for the Colorado Rockies, high-fived every player and most every coach who crossed home plate at Community Park.

    The fun-loving purple dinosaur mascot playfully shook his hand as to mock the number of high-fives he handed out, but it was all in good spirit. He was having a good time as were the 36 teams, ranging from T-Ball up to the Majors, who took part in the end-of-season Ken-Caryl Little League celebration June 14.

  • Chatfield expansion wins final...

    The Army Corps of Engineers has given final approval to a controversial expansion of Chatfield Reservoir to help meet a growing need for water along the Front Range. 

    The chosen option for expanding Chatfield, labeled “Alternative 3,” will raise the water levels by a maximum of 12 feet and increase the maximum storage by 20,600 acre-feet. Some 587 acres of Chatfield State Park, Colorado’s most popular, will be flooded in peak storage years to provide more water for urban and agricultural users.

  • Coach of the year: Brian Todd,...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Peter Horvath lives in Norway. But that didn’t keep the legendary retired Columbine soccer coach from being one of the first to congratulate — via texts and emails — Brian Todd after the Lady Rebels beat Ralston Valley 3-1 to capture the school’s first girls sports state championship.

  • Female athlete of the year:...

    Midfielders aren’t supposed to have seasons such as the one Kendra Lanuza had in 2014. The Chatfield Senior High junior girls lacrosse player scored a state-high 101 goals.

  • Male athlete of the year: John...

    John Koza didn’t even know such an award existed until Chatfield Senior High athletic director Chad Broer told him that he had been named that 5A Jeffco League boys tennis MVP. That was in 2010 after Koza won as a No. 2 singles player.
    “I was shocked at it, honestly,” Koza said.
    Three seasons later, and Koza, who recently graduated from Chatfield, has won the honor three more times, making him a four-time league MVP. It’s a feat that is rather unheard of, to say the least.

  • Plan to move prairie dogs falls...

    A plan to move prairie dogs from two pieces of Foothills Park and Recreation District land to another Foothills property has been formally rejected, angering animal activists. 

    Foothills’ Board of Directors voted May 27 against a plan by local activists to move 120 prairie dogs from two properties on the northeast and northwest corners of South Wadsworth Boulevard and West Coal Mine Avenue to another open-space parcel managed by Foothills. 

  • BY THE NUMBERS: A look at the...

    Sports are all about numbers — how many points were scored, the digits on a jersey, how much time is left in the game, how many yards to the hole, and so forth. The 2013-14 high school season had its fair share of numbers. The Columbine Courier takes a look back at the recently concluded campaign and the numbers that stood out during the season.

    93

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETICS
    Speed and agility camp at Dakota Ridge from June 2-July 2
    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting a speed and agility camp June 2-July 2.
    The camp will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. and is open to incoming 2nd-8th graders. Cost is $85, which includes camp T-shirt.
    For more information and to print out a registration form, go to https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/. If you have any questions, contact head football coach Ron Woitalewicz at rwoitale@jeffco.k12.co.us.

    LACROSSE

  • Spring sports all-conference:...

    The following are 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for the 2014 spring season:

    GIRLS TENNIS
    FIRST TEAM
    No. 1 singles: Jazmin Gillette, Arvada West; Isabella Melena, Ralston Valley; No. 2 singles: Madison Fortunato, Arvada West; Addison Kenyon, Pomona; No. 3 singles: Kelsey Maass, Ralston Valley; No. 1 doubles: Sasha Harrison/Schafer Kowalchik, Lakewood; No. 2 doubles: Gabrielle Jones/Catherine Day, Chatfield; No. 3 doubles: Risa Eck/Lucy Sherman, Ralston Valley; No. 4 doubles: Adrien Horowitz/Haley Weidemann, Ralston Valley