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  • Colorado Swim Club state...

    COLORADO SWIM CLUB STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
    JULY 29-31, COLUMBINE COUNTRY CLUB

  • Season opener leaves FRCS...

    DENVER ­— Maybe it was the yardage — the back nine played 200 yards longer than the front, or the trees that hover around the Wellshire Golf Club course, or just fatigue. Whatever the case, the boys golf regular-season opener on Aug. 11 left Front Range Christian golfers clamoring for more.
    Led by Jared Sloan’s 88, the Falcons placed sixth out of eight teams on the Par-71, 6,498-yard course. Sloan’s score — he shot 5-over 40 on the front nine before firing a 48 over the last nine holes — left him in 10th place.

  • Rebel ball: Path to state

    Columbine Courier sports editor Michael Hicks and photo editor Matthew Jonas are following head coach Andy Lowry’s Columbine Rebels from the start of practice throughout the 2011 season, a year after a 9-2 season and a disappointing second-round playoff loss. We will follow the Rebels throughout the season and the work that goes into it. First in a series.

  • 2011 Boys Golf Preview: Chargers...

    Nick Berry, admittedly, went into last year’s 5A state boys golf championship with the wrong mind-set. The Chatfield golfer, in his own words, didn’t play to win but more so not to lose.

    “I played a  lot more conservatively than I needed to and basically shot myself out of the tournament,” the rising Chatfield senior said.

    But, boy, how one day can change everything.

  • Koza embraces role as Chargers...

    Mark Koza has been around tennis all of his life, but the former Purdue University player hasn’t been around it full-time since he was coaching club tennis while in college.

    That’s about to change.

    Koza will start his first season as head coach of Chatfield’s boys tennis program on Aug. 23 with a match at Cheyenne Mountain. Koza, who was an assistant coach last season, replaces Carey Brading. Brading resigned earlier this year.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Dakota Ridge to host tryouts
    Dakota Ridge High School will be holding Gold Crown tryouts on Aug. 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the school. 

    For more details, visit www.eaglesactivities.org or contact  Nikki Kneuer at nikkineuer@comcast.net or  303-588-9448.

    Columbine youth camp Aug. 10-12
    Columbine High School is hosting a youth volleyball camp for girls in grades sixth through eighth Aug. 10-12 from 8 a.m. until noon. Cost is $45. 

  • A FEAT OF STRENGTH

    It wasn’t that big of a deal to Tom Cencich. The 50-year-old 1978 Evergreen High School graduate has been to a number of international competitions. So last month’s North American Powerlifting Championships in Miami, Fla., wasn’t all that much different than the rest.

    But, in truth, it was.

    The 5-foot-6, 182-pounder entered the competition for one reason -- to shatter a world record. This was his third world championship and he literally had the bench press mark at the tip of his fingers. Or, more realistically, just under his feet.

  • Rush’s dream at nationals falls...

    Haley Stading probably knew that her team had nothing to hold its heads down about. After all, the U-18 Colorado Rush Nike girls soccer team, just hours earlier, had played for a national championship. 

    “It was definitely an amazing ride. We played in one of the hardest regions and so many people didn’t think we could make it out of regionals,” said Stading, a graduate of Evergreen High School. “ ... It’s something will remember forever.”

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Dakota Ridge to host Gold Crown tryouts
    Dakota Ridge High School will be holding Gold Crown tryouts for the upcoming 2011 volleyball season on Aug. 20 from 2-6 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School. For more information, visit www.eaglesactivities.org or contact  Nikki Kneuer at nikkineuer@comcast.net or  (303) 588-9448.

  • Force back on top at Bandimere

    MORRISON — It’s been a while, but John Force is back on top at the mountain.

    The 62-year-old legendary NHRA Funny Car driver scored the last of his five previous wins at Bandimere Speedway in 2003. But in the finals on July 24 against Matt Hagan at the 32nd annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals Force didn’t have to do anything special. He just needed Hagan to make one mistake for Force to get his first win of the season.