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Today's Sports

  • Cencich leaves mark with bench...

    Thomas Cencich said he backed off a little bit. After all, the 52-year-old Littleton resident only had a deadlift of 429 pounds. He also took it easy with his squat of 446 pounds. Normally that’s where he would start, but he wanted to make the judges happy.
    “I’m going really easy, really light to get something on the board,” the 1978 Evergreen High School graduate said.
    Well, he was at Disney World after all. There were other things to do.

  • Staunton State Park packing them...

    Since its May 18 opening, Colorado’s newest state park has been packing in the crowds. 

    “The number of visitors was much higher than we expected,” said Jennifer Anderson, manager at Staunton State Park.

    From May 18-31, approximately 25,000 visitors experienced the 3,828-acre park southwest of Conifer. Anderson said more than 46,000 people entered the park in June.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Columbine hosting youth volleyball camps

    Columbine High School’s varsity volleyball team and coaches are conducting a girls youth volleyball camp Aug. 5-6 for beginning to intermediate players and Aug. 7-8 for advanced players.
    Both sessions are from 8 a.m. until noon in the school gym. The camp is open to all girls entering 5th-8th grade.
    Pre-registration cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. On-site registration is $50.

  • Columbine alum Miller suffers...

    Ryan Miller, a five-time letterman at the University of Colorado and a member of the 2006 Columbine Rebels’ 5A state championship team, suffered a concussion during the third practice of the week at the Cleveland Browns’ training camp on July 27, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland Browns reported.

  • Denver runner in Cruz control at...

    MORRISON — From the start, Lonnie Cruz was focused on what was directly in front of him. The stunning scenery of nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre and its surroundings couldn’t faze the 30-year-old Denver runner. Neither could the building heat as the race wore on. Nothing slowed Cruz down during the Mount Falcon 15K.

  • Plitnick, Sierra represent...

    It was Matt Plitnick’s idea that if his team — Team Liberty — scored first in the finals of the 2013 Champion All-American Showcase lacrosse game, that his players would gather around and smile for the camera.
    A little cheesy? Yes. But having fun was the name of the game as four all-star teams gathered at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World from July 24-26. Players and coaches from throughout the United States gathered in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for a trio of pool-play games before the championship and consolation game finals.

  • JUNIOR ACHIEVERS

    It’s a Sunday morning in the Cunningham household. Eggs are cooking on the stove — 48 of them — to feed the family of 12. Chips are rarely found on the grocery bill, which runs upwards of $500 per week, and it’s not uncommon for Wiley Cunningham, the father of the household, to buy fruit twice a week and cook 5 pounds of meat on a given night.

  • Sports briefs

    GOLF
    Berry scheduled to compete at Junior Championships

    Littleton’s AJ Berry will compete in the The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships July 27-29 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
    Berry, who is is the boys’ 14-15 age group, is one of 600 golfers who qualified for the week-long tournament at the PGA National Resort & Spa. He qualified by tying for second in the Colorado-Wyoming District tournament on June 20 at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder. He carded a 2-over 72.

  • Errors, Fruita’s timely hitting...

    By Ryan Ward
    For the Courier
    THORNTON — The Ken-Caryl Little League baseball team was defeated 10-0 by Fruita Monument during the first round of the Colorado state playoffs at Northern Lights Little League fields on July 21.
    Fruita Monument, the defending state champions, jumped on the scoreboard by hitting back-to-back doubles to start the bottom half of the second inning. With just one out, another double stretched the lead to 2-0.

  • Littleton’s Berry right at home...

    MORRISON — Mike Berry didn’t have high expectations coming into the weekend. The 47-year-old Littleton resident has struggled in 2013. But Berry had reason to be optimistic with his 2010 Buell XB9R Pro Stock motorcycle.
    “(It was) better than we almost expected,” Berry said between qualifying sessions at the NHRA Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway on July 20. Berry qualified third for the elimination round in 7.281 seconds.