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Today's Sports

  • Marchese's path to juniors...

    Charlie Marchese got his first pair of hockey skates when he was 3 years old. At first he wasn’t very adept at skating, but over the next few years he became a capable inline hockey player. Those who play inline hockey, more likely than not, tend to be better ice hockey players as well, said his dad, Charlie Sr. Maybe that’s why the sport means so much to the 18-year-old Columbine High School senior.

  • Rebels exorcise previous demons

    AURORA – Old demons came back to haunt the Columbine Rebels as they faced the Regis Jesuit Raiders in the boys lacrosse season opener on March 8. Luckily for the Rebels they didn’t let their demons bring them down in an 8-5 victory at Regis Jesuit High School.

  • Chatfield's magical season...

    Andrew St. Germain drove uncontested through the lane and laid the basketball into the hoop with 7.8 seconds left. Then, he and his Chatfield boys basketball teammates painstakingly waited and waited and waited. Time was running out on their season, and there was nothing they could do to save it.

    A season in which the Chargers had won 21 consecutive games, including a 16-0 run through the 5A Jeffco League, was shockingly over as fifth-seeded Legend upset top-seeded Chatfield 51-49 in the Sweet 16 of the 5A state tournament March 6 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • SWARM looking to get back on...

    They’re at polar-opposite ends of the spectrum. One team is a state powerhouse coming off a Division II championship. The other is trying to find its footing again.
    PAC Rugby, made up of players from Conifer, Platte Canyon and Evergreen high schools, finally got the monkey off its back in 2012, winning the Rugby Colorado Division II state title in its third straight trip to the finals. The victory over Grand Gents last May, however, is hopefully just the beginning, head coach Hugh Miller said.

  • Girls basketball: Chatfield...

    AURORA — Natalie Halbleib scored 16 points and Natasha Edge added 15 as host Grandview scored a 61-32 victory over Chatfield in the second round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament on March 1.
    The loss ended Chatfield’s season with an 11-14 mark.

  • Chargers overcome slow start to...

    Eight days, especially for a team on a 20-game winning streak, is a long time between games. Chatfield’s first-quarter shooting woes showed as much. Yet, even after shooting just 4-for-20 from the field in the game’s opening eight minutes, it was no excuse.

  • Columbine runs out of time in...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    When you’re losing late, the game clock is a bigger enemy than a Monday morning alarm clock.  
    Columbine’s boys basketball team saw its season come to an end as a furious fourth-quarter rally came up short in a 61-47 loss to Arapahoe on March 2 in the second round of the 5A state tournament at Columbine High School. Arapahoe (18-7) advances to the Sweet 16 where it will face Fossil Ridge on March 6.
    “We needed one more quarter. We could’ve had it,” Columbine senior Ty McMinimee said.

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Myska, Fountain Valley end Chatfield’s season with 5-1 win
    COLORADO SPRINGS
    — Jakub Myska scored two goals and assisted on another as top-seeded and Peaks Conference champion Fountain Valley bounced Chatfield from the first round of the high school state hockey playoffs with a 5-1 victory Feb. 22 at the Sertich Ice Center.
    Garrett Van Wyhe also scored two goals, while Sage Marshall scored once and assisted on two goals for Fountain Valley.

  • Lady Chargers extend streak vs....

    They weren’ always efficient and at times Chatfield’s girls basketball team struggled with its shot, much like Columbine did, but, rest assured, the Lady Chargers would plug away enough to win. It’s become common-place of late in this series.
    Kristi Vaninger led three Chatfield players in double figures with 14 points as the Lady Chargers beat Columbine for a sixth consecutive time 53-35 on Feb. 22 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • Chargers find way late, top...

    Brenden Mann wasn’t actually speechless, but the words to describe Chatfield’s 57-51 come-from-behind victory over rival Columbine on Feb. 22 were hard to come by.