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  • Jeffco schools land on top 50 list

    Six Jeffco high schools have landed on U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best High Schools” list, which ranks the top high schools at state and national levels based on college readiness, reading and math assessment scores, graduation rates, and more.

    Announced May 9, Evergreen High School, D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School, Chatfield High School and Bear Creek High School were among the top 50 high schools in Colorado, with Evergreen and D’Evelyn ranked among the top 10.

  • Star Wars-themed laser tag takes over Columbine Library

    The Force was strong with local teens last week as they ran around the library, laser guns in hand.

    Columbine Library hosted about 30 youngsters for its Teens After Dark: Star Wars Laser Tag event last Friday, which was organized by the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

    Their only hope, TAB members said, was to help local teens become active in the library, engage with their community, encourage creativity and have fun with other teens.

  • Rebel girls lacrosse defeats Chatfield for quarterfinal bid

    By Devin Robb

    For the Courier

    After losing in the second round of the 2017 playoffs to Arapahoe in overtime, the Columbine girls lacrosse team had a chance to atone for that disappointment in this year’s second round against Chatfield on Friday night at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Rebels made sure there would be no such heartbreak this time, defeating Chatfield 17-7 to advance to the state quarterfinals against Denver East.

  • Columbine girls soccer advances to quarterfinals

    LAKEWOOD — It was do or die time for Columbine soccer in the 5A state playoffs, and Tessa Barton answered the call.

    On Friday at Lakewood Memorial Field, the No. 7 Rebels faced off with No. 10 ThunderRidge in the second round of the playoffs and, after contentious regulation play with many missed shots on both sides, Barton boosted her team in a 2-1 overtime victory.

  • Chatfield exceeds expectations at state tennis

    DENVER — Coming off winning league and regionals, the Chatfield girls tennis team had its sights set on the state tournament at the Gates Tennis Center downtown.

    Finishing 10th overall with the eighth highest score of 26 teams, the Chargers performed better than head coach Robert Campbell expected.

  • Grandview halts Eagles in second playoff round

    LAKEWOOD — Throughout nearly its entire contest against No. 9 Grandview on Friday, the eighth-seeded Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team was at the disadvantage.

    That didn’t stop the Eagles from fighting back all the way to an exciting finish, though it wasn’t enough in the end. Despite a valiant effort, the Eagles fell 10-9 to Grandview in the second round of the state playoffs.

  • Rebels lose to Denver East, ending tourney hopes

    By Devin Robb

    For the Courier

    A storybook season for the Columbine girls’ lacrosse team came to a disappointing end Tuesday at Trailblazer Stadium. On a 70-degree night, Denver East came out as warm as the weather and defeated Columbine 17-13 in a state quarterfinal game to eliminate Columbine from the tournament.

    The loss spoiled a valiant effort by Columbine senior Angela Naughton, who led all scorers with seven goals. Denver East senior Malia Ross and sophomore Julia Shelanski led the Angels with four goals apiece.

  • Rebels stun Cherry Creek in last-second thriller

    AURORA — With the clock winding down and a semifinal appearance on the line, the No. 4 Columbine boys lacrosse team was looking to avoid a repeat of its last matchup against No. 5 Cherry Creek.

    Tied at 5-5 with under a minute left, junior attacker Taylor Gustafson wasn’t about to let that happen. When the clock struck 29.1 seconds in the fourth quarter, thanks to an amped-up offensive push, Gustafson rocketed the ball into the back of the net to gain the 6-5 advantage.

    But the Bruins still had plenty of time to score. They almost did.

  • D’Evelyn takes second at state

    By Christopher Bolin

    For the Courier

    After the first set of her No. 3 singles semifinal match, things didn’t look great for D’Evelyn’s Elisa Dean.

    She had just dropped the first set 6-1, and her opponent — Peak to Peak’s Tiffany Tran — was broadly considered the favorite.

    Then a switch flipped.

    “We just chatted about the fact that she’s always calm, cool and collected, and she didn’t panic,” coach Woody Oliver said. “She took a deep breath, and she played her best.