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Today's Sports

  • Cougars tame host Lions

    It started with a 3-pointer, then a layup and then another. Before long, Evergreen junior point guard Nathan Haas was in a zone.

  • The Year in Review

    South Jeffco saw its fair share of athletic accomplishments during 2013, including playoff appearances for Chatfield’s boys soccer, baseball and hockey, and girls soccer teams, and a near top-10 state finish for Dakota Ridge cross country runner Carson Hume. And those were some of the stories that didn’t make the list. The Columbine Courier looks back at 10 stories that highlighted the year of 2013.

    A REBEL WITH A CAUSE

  • Resident rallies to cause of...

    When Gina Writz heard that a parcel of open-space land near her house was being sold by the Foothills Park and Recreation District, she had one question: What would become of the prairie dogs that lived there?

    Writz, a lifelong resident of South Jeffco, was disturbed to find out that the only plan for the 50 or so rodent residents was for them to be exterminated. 

  • Jefferson County to set up slash...

    To address the county’s growing need to dispose of slash, Jeffco is moving forward with finding a permanent slash collection site and using a “curtain burner” to dispose of it.

    “We are looking for a permanent collection site,” said Mark Gutke of the Jeffco Office of Emergency Management. “The goal would be to have that site collect slash year-round and burn it when the weather permits.”

  • Lions ice first win at the foul...

    LITTLETON — Tim Ladwig and Tyus Gallegos-Jones saw a lot of the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and overtime for the Littleton Lions, and they made the most of their opportunities.
    Ladwig was 10-of-14 from the charity stripe, including 7-of-10 in the game’s final 7 minutes, 30 seconds, and Gallegos-Jones made six straight foul shots to close overtime as Littleton toppled future 4A Jeffco foe Conifer 63-58 on Dec. 19 at Littleton High School. The win was the first of the season for the Lions and the first under head coach Ryan Fletcher.

  • Eagles start off solid, rip Bears

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Doug Maier couldn’t have planned it better. Though the first-year Dakota Ridge girls basketball coach inherited a team that won just seven games and lost its final five last season, it did return six seniors.
    “It’s a dream come true for a lot of coaches,” Maier said of senior leadership. “I really thought when I took over, with what we have we could be an 18-to-20-win team. And we’re moving in that direction.”

  • Chargers unable to overcome...

    ARVADA — Wilson George and Dillon Seeman wrestle a lot alike. It’s a workmanlike effort when the Chatfield grapplers take the mat.
    That was clearly evident during the Chargers’ 5A Jeffco League dual at Ralston Valley on Dec. 19.
    George produced a lopsided 9-3 decision over the Mustangs’ Tanner Hauptman at 182 pounds, while Seeman was pinfall winner over Bailey Cox in 3 minutes, 2 seconds at 195 pounds.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Puchino, Marshall lead charge as Littleton gets past Golden

    Laura Puchino had a team-high 12 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Destini Marshall came off the bench to score 11 points as Littleton rallied in the fourth quarter to top Golden 43-39 on Dec. 16.
    The Lady Lions improved to 6-1 on the season with their sixth straight victory.

    Front Range Christian rallies in the fourth for 2nd straight win

  • Clement Park improvements hinge...

    There’s a new vision for Clement Park. But first it needs a new infusion of funding.

    After four months of work, the Foothills Park and Recreation District board approved a new master plan for Clement Park that is a mix of new features and repairs to the park’s decaying infrastructure. 

    The plan comes with a price tag of about $24.3 million. The 2014 budget for Foothills, which was approved along with the master plan on Dec. 10, is $22.3 million. 

  • All-conference cross country

    The following is the cross country all-conference teams for the 2013 season in the 5A Jeffco Conference:

    BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
    FIRST TEAM
    Connor Lockwood, Arvada West; Marcelo Laguera, Pomona; Cameron Mattson, Dakota Ridge; Gavin Mason, Pomona; Carson Hume, Dakota Ridge; Bradley Carney, Dakota Ridge; Michael Berthold, Pomona; Michael Schleicher, Bear Creek
    SECOND TEAM