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Today's Sports

  • The Will to Win: Teams look for...

    It’s the ultimate prize – winning a state championship. For some — Columbine, Chatfield — they’ve tasted that glory. For others — Evergreen, Dakota Ridge and Platte Canyon — they’ve come painstakingly close only to come up short. The rest — Littleton, Front Range Christian, Conifer and Clear Creek — continue to search for the winning combination. What is it? It’s hard work, effort, sacrifice and dedication. It’s luck. It’s all of the above. And it’s a feeling like no other.

  • 2012 fall sports previews:...

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Melanie Watkins
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 recap: Placed fourth in the league before falling to Arapahoe in the district tournament.
    Players to watch: Lauren Cole, Sr., middle blocker; Caitlin Chamness, Sr., right-side hitter; Hannah Boyle, Soph., outside hitter
    Season opener: Sept. 4, vs. Douglas County
    State championship: Nov. 9-10,
    Denver Coliseum

  • 2012 fall sports previews:...

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Rhonda Hardcastle
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 recap: The Lady Rebels placed seventh in the league. Lexie Cox was the team’s only individual to go to state. She took first in the all-around in league and tied for sixth at state. She took second on the vault and third on the floor exercise.
    Athletes to watch: Kellie Sorensen, Sr., bars; Breezy Coyne, Jr., all-around; Audra Dominguez, Soph., all-around
    Season opener: Aug. 31, vs. Pomona (quad meet), 5:30 p.m.

  • Evergreen wins, Front Range 12th...

    ARVADA — It was only the first hole, but Sam Theil didn’t do himself any favors. The Evergreen senior co-captain, starting on No. 18 at the Jefferson Academy Invitational on Aug. 16, fired a double bogey. It was a tough start for a player who struggles more with golf’s mental game than with the physical side.

  • Ramsey, Rebels in hunt early on...

    WESTMINSTER — It may have only been the 5A Jeffco League opener, but Billy Ramsey certainly put the rest of the conference on notice. The Columbine senior proved, without much doubt, that his trip to state last year was anything but a fluke.
    Ramsey overcame a rough start to the 2012 season with a strong finish on the back nine at Hyland Hills, firing a 1-under-par 71 on Aug. 15 to place second in the 46-golfer field.

  • 2012 fall sports previews: Boys...

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Lorens Knudsen
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 dual record: 9-1
    2011 recap: Columbine captured the Littleton Invitational, 5A Jeffco League and 5A Region 8 championships. The Rebels sent Kellen Iverson (No. 2 singles), Andy Wright and Galen Graham (No. 2 doubles), and Dane LaFonte and Kyle LaFonte (No. 3 doubles) to state.
    Players to watch: Leo Geoghegan, Sr.; Kellen Iverson, Sr.; Mitch Clough, Sr., Calvin Buechler, Sr.; Dane LaFonte, Sr.; Kyle LaFonte, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 23, at Golden, 3:30 p.m.

  • 2012 fall sports previews: Boys...

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Lorens Knudsen
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 dual record: 9-1
    2011 recap: Columbine captured the Littleton Invitational, 5A Jeffco League and 5A Region 8 championships. The Rebels sent Kellen Iverson (No. 2 singles), Andy Wright and Galen Graham (No. 2 doubles), and Dane LaFonte and Kyle LaFonte (No. 3 doubles) to state.
    Players to watch: Leo Geoghegan, Sr.; Kellen Iverson, Sr.; Mitch Clough, Sr., Calvin Buechler, Sr.; Dane LaFonte, Sr.; Kyle LaFonte, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 23, at Golden, 3:30 p.m.

  • 2012 fall sports previews:...

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Head coach: Robin Ortiz
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 record: 10-12
    2011 recap: The Rebels finished fifth in the league following a competitive season in which Columbine was “much more competitive than the previous two seasons,” Ortiz said.
    Players to watch: Tedi Gomez, Sr., P/OF: Blythe Befus, Sr., 2B; Abby Conrad, Sr., OF; Carly Perry, Soph., SS; Jessica Gilliam, Soph., P/1B; Madison Reuter, Soph., P/1B
    Season opener: Aug. 22, vs. Douglas County, 4 p.m.

  • Deer Creek Challenge ride...

    Race director Pat Downing, in an e-mail sent to participants last week, announced that the Deer Creek Challenge bicycle ride, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19, has been canceled because of low registration numbers.

  • Lions show their youth, promise...

    CENTENNIAL — Scott Robb has yet to step foot in a classroom at Littleton High School, but the rising freshman has taken his first swing of the club for the Lions’ boys golf team. Sophomores Jake Meitzmaker and Jacob Fuchs saw their first varsity action as well Aug. 9 at South Suburban Golf Course.
    Sure, it could’ve been better. It also could’ve been a lot worse.