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Today's Sports

  • Littleton qualifies two for 4A...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    GOLDEN — After coming oh-so-close to qualifying for recent 5A state wrestling tournaments, Poe Di and Aron Pino Valenzuela were poised to take advantage of Littleton’s drop to 4A this season.

    They did so to near-perfection by advancing to the finals of the 4A Region 4 tournament Feb. 13-14 at Golden High School. They’ll head to their first state meet as the region’s No. 2 seeds after bowing to top seeds in the 132- and 285-pound divisions.

  • Eagles avenge earlier loss to...

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Eagles’ boys basketball team defeated the Lakewood Tigers, 65-44, on Feb. 13 at Lakewood High School.

    The sixth-ranked Eagles knew they would have to bring their ‘A’ game after losing to Lakewood at home on Jan. 26. Dakota Ridge, which also was coming off a loss to Chatfield two days prior, was focused on maintaining a strong defensive game.

  • Hobbs leaves her mark at state

    Averly Hobbs wasn’t feeling her best heading into the 5A state girls swimming and diving championships on Feb. 13-14 at Fort Collins’ Edora Pool Ice Center. The Chatfield senior battled the flu all week leading up to the meet. But by the end, she had plenty to be appreciative about.

  • Student-athletes relish, cherish...

    Eager faces sat behind long tables covered with high school banners. In front of them sat name placards embossed with colorful college logos, sheets of white paper and a pen.

    Twenty-five students from Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge high schools participated in National Signing Day on Feb. 4, joining athletes from across the nation as they signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports.

  • Lady Eagles pull away down the...

    Ah, rush hour traffic on a Friday afternoon. It’s what held up Dakota Ridge head coach Rich Gavelda, who missed the start of his team’s Feb. 6 home game against Columbine. 

    Thus, he missed his team’s game-opening 15-0 run behind the coaching of assistant Melissa Ward. But he didn’t miss the game-closing 12-4 surge, which resulted in a 59-50 victory.

  • Erickson out to prove critics...

    LAKEWOOD — Andrew Erickson has his critics, and he wants to show them just exactly who he is and what he’s made of.

  • Eagles’ Yutzy wins 100th

    Curi Yutzy wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about after his seventh-ranked Dakota Ridge Eagles rolled to a 67-47 home victory over Columbine on Feb. 6. As it turned out, it was about him.

    Dakota Ridge’s second victory over the Rebels this season, including a 50-45 win at Columbine on Jan. 14, marked the 100th win in Yutzy’s seven seasons as head coach.

  • Hobbs ready for last shot at...

    ARVADA — Averly Hobbs is one of the state’s best 5A divers. Need proof? She’s finished in the top four each of the past three seasons — taking fourth in 2012, second in 2013 and third last year. So this year, with the state meet scheduled for Feb. 13-14 at the Edora Pool Ice Center, she is among the favorites again.

  • Kisiel, Lady Cougars sweep host...

    History repeated itself for the Evergreen Lady Cougars’ basketball team as they bested the Littleton Lions, 52-43, on Jan. 31 at the Lions Den, giving them their second win against the Lady Lions this season.

    “Every time we come (to Littleton) we expect to play a scrappy game,” said Evergreen girls basketball head coach Amy Bahl. “But we always manage to pull out the win.”

  • Littleton falters late vs....

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Injuries and illness have made for a trying season for Evergreen’s boys basketball team, especially in 4A Jeffco League play. But somehow the Cougars head into the next-to-last week of the regular season on a two-game-winning streak, though, par for the course, it wasn’t easy.