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  • Year in review: Top 10 sports...

    2010 saw many things, from a first in cross country running to a program lacking numbers forced to take a break to a youth soccer team conquering the world. The following is a list of the Columbine Courier’s Top 10 sports stories for the past year:

  • Rebels win one for the coach

    LAKEWOOD — To say Columbine’s boys basketball game at Lakewood was just another game on the schedule would be a gross understatement.

    That’s because it marked the return of Rebels head coach Clay Thielking to his old stomping grounds as he brought his new team in to Lakewood High School to face the team he coached last year

  • Standley Lake pelts listless...

    Taylor Markowski couldn’t put his finger on one specific thing. The Dakota Ridge junior captain had no answers for the Eagles’ play in an 8-0 loss to Standley Lake on Dec. 17 at Edge Ice Arena in the team’s Foothills Conference opener.

    “I don’t really know. We just weren’t playing good position. We weren’t working the puck around well,” Markowski said. “… We weren’t having good chemistry. Our lines weren’t working well together.”

  • Horodyski leads way for Rebels...

    LOVELAND — What do you get when you invite almost 30 swim and dive teams from all over Colorado? You get an amazing showing of swimming and diving talent.

    The CHSSCA Girls CO Invite was held at Mountain View Aquatic Center on Dec. 18. The Invite showcased swimming and diving talent from both 5A and 4A schools.

    “I thought the competition was excellent today,” Chatfield’s head coach Ron Johns said. 

  • Eagles get defensive at right...

    WESTMINSTER — Danny DiFolco just wasn’t into a rhythm. His shot just wasn’t falling. But the Dakota Ridge senior can’t help himself. He had to have the ball in his hands at the end of the game. It was a good thing that he did.

    DiFolco scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half, including the Eagles’ final 11 points, as Dakota Ridge rallied for a 65-57 win at Standley Lake on Dec. 9. 

  • Chatfield captures Columbine...

    The Chatfield Chargers had been targeting the Columbine Wrestling Invitational for a year now. Ever since they finished third last year, they were determined that this was their year to win it.

    And win they did, taking first-place honors at the tournament with 173 points, two points ahead of second-place Arapahoe.

    “This is huge. We’ve been shooting for this all season,” Chatfield head coach Jeff Holland said. “We knew this was gonna be a breakout season for us and it was real nice coming out and taking this tournament.”

  • Rebels’ Kincaid runs to All-...

    There’s not much that Woody Kincaid hasn’t done this season. The Columbine senior won the prestigious Liberty Bell Invitational and the 5A state cross country championship, the first in school history. So why not add one more accolade.

    How about All-American?

    That’s what the Rebels runner pulled off Dec. 11 at the 2010 Foot Locker Cross Country Championship national finals in San Diego, Calif. Kincaid was named third-team All-America after running a time of 15 minutes, 27 seconds on the 5km course at Morley Field at Balboa Park. 

  • Chargers skate past Eagles for...

    It’s early in the season, but the Chatfield hockey team is making a statement that it will be a hard team to play. After an easy 7-0 win over Columbine two days earlier, the Chargers picked up a convincing 4-1 win over Dakota Ridge on Dec. 10 at the Edge Ice Arena.

    “I think we’ll definitely be tough to challenge this year,” Chatfield player Kurtis Youse said. “I think we have the talent to go far. It’s probably the best team we’ve had at Chatfield.”

  • Roundup: Ozaki, Chatfield...

    Sophomore Kirsten Ozaki won a pair of events — the 100- and 200-yard freestyle — as the Chargers scored a 187-117 victory over Arvada West on Dec. 10 at the Foothills Ridge Rec Center.

    Ozaki won the 100 freestyle in 57.28 seconds and the 200 in 2 minutes, 7.27 seconds.

    Other varsity wins for Chatfield came in the 50 freestyle (sophomore Brigitta Games, 27.85), 100 breaststroke (junior Delaney Piper, 1:18.73), 200 freestyle relay (1:51.72) and 400 freestyle relay (4:04.31).

  • Wilson shows heart, grit in...

    Adam Wilson, after all he’s been through, never thought this would happen.

    Less than five months ago, the 6-foot-6 Columbine senior center was laying in a Kansas City-area hospital, his right kidney split in two after a freak accident during an Elite Next Level basketball tournament game. Forget about his high school playing career, his health was more of an issue at the time.