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  • Rebels ready to spring into...

    LITTLETON — Time flies when you’re having fun and winning state championships.

     “It came so fast,” Columbine senior Tatum Barton said as she celebrated with 14 other Rebels who signed their national letters of intent on Feb. 3. “I’m so blessed to be here. I’m so excited.”

    Barton was a driving force behind the Columbine girls soccer team’s first Class 5A state team title in school history in 2014. Barton scored 26 goals during the Rebels’ championship season.

  • Hume continues family tradition

    LITTLETON — Cayli Hume is following in her family’s footsteps.

    The Dakota Ridge senior signed to run cross country and track at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., after Hume graduates this spring.

  • Lanuza selects University of...

    LITTLETON — Jennifer Lanuza is taking her own path.

    The Chatfield senior signed her national letter of intent to play women’s lacrosse at the University of Oregon next spring. Lanuza chose not to follow her older sister, Kendra Lanuza, who is a freshman on the University of Denver women’s lacrosse program.

  • Jaguars’ power hitter signs with...

    DENVER — Dylan Nelson will take advantage of the altitude and thin air of Colorado for at least four more years.

    The heavy-hitting first baseman on D’Evelyn’s baseball team signed on Feb. 3 to continue his baseball career at Metropolitan State University in Denver. The power-hitting lefty jumped at the opportunity to play for the Roadrunners.

  • Conference perfection

    LAKEWOOD — Nobody thought it would be a cakewalk for Chatfield’s boys basketball team to sweep through the Class 5A Jeffco League undefeated.

    “I told my guys the second time around was going to be much harder than the first,” Chatfield coach Stephen Schimpeler said after the Chargers began their second go-around in league play with a 64-60 road victory over Lakewood. “We know that, but you’ve got to experience it because sometimes players don’t always believe you.”

  • Pachner victorious in return to...

    DENVER — While Troy Pachner is Valor Christian’s boys basketball coach now, D’Evelyn’s student section reminded the Jaguars’ former coach he will always have the mark of the Jaguars.

    Toward the tail end of Valor’s 65-38 victory in Pachner’s return, D’Evelyn students chanted “How’s your tattoo?” in the final moments. Pachner got a tattoo of a Jaguar during his 17-year stint at D’Evelyn.

  • Eagles unable to end curse

    LITTLETON — The basketball rim seemed to have some wicked enchanted spell place upon it.

    Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team had held its own through three quarters against Class 5A Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley (14-2, 7-1 in league). The Eagles were set to make a run at getting the upset victory at home, but the hoop Dakota Ridge was shooting at during the fourth quarter wasn’t any help.

  • Defending 4A state champs too...

    DENVER — The plan on Jan. 28 was to reel Valor’s girls basketball team back into the pack in the Class 4A Jeffco League.

    However, the defending 4A state champions were too big of a fish for D’Evelyn to snare on the Jaguars’ home court. Valor (15-1, 9-0 in league) extended its winning streak to 14 games with a 60-49 victory against the in-state team that was able to defeat the Eagles last year.

  • Chatfield dominates Columbine on...

    By Brian Miller — For the Courier

    LITTLETON — After playing back-to-back challenging road games against two of the Class 5A Jeffco League’s top teams, it was obvious Chatfield’s boys basketball team was ready to cut loose.

  • Dakota Ridge hockey hitting its...

    LITTLETON — Things escalated quickly in the second period Jan. 23 at The Edge Ice Arena.

    Dakota Ridge held a modest 1-0 lead after a period against Battle Mountain. The Eagles wasted no time finding the back of the net in the second period.

    “Our first period wasn’t our best,” Dakota Ridge forward Andrew Endsley said. “We really picked it up in that second period.”