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Today's News

  • Diza-Mbelolo wins 1st-ever state track title

    LAKEWOOD — Going into last weekend’s state track and field meet at Jeffco Stadium, D’Evelyn’s Esther Diza-Mbelolo was a favorite among the 3A girls hurdlers and sprinters.

    Although she made the podium in all of her four events with one eighth-place and two ninth-place marks, she won the crown in her first finals event on a rainy Saturday morning.

    In the 100-meter hurdles, competition remained close until near the midway point of the race, when Diza-Mbelolo pulled ahead to secure the narrow victory at 15.03 seconds.

  • Chargers, Eagles and Rebels all fare well at state track meet at Jeffco

    LAKEWOOD — It was a race to the finish in the truest sense, and the Chatfield boys 4x100 team had a lot to prove.

    As the last team to qualify for the finals race, the Chargers weren’t expected to do much of anything.

    But they did.

  • Columbine boys lacrosse falls in the semifinals

    AURORA — This was supposed to be Columbine boys lacrosse’s year.

    At the beginning of the season, it had the big guns. It had the talent. It had the depth.

    But it just wasn’t meant to be.

    On May 16, the Rebel boys fell to No. 1-overall seeded Regis Jesuit 8-2 in the semifinals of the 5A state lacrosse playoffs in the same stadium where the football team’s state run ended last fall, also in the semis. Legacy Stadium has not been kind to them.

    Sophomore attacker Tanner Hollens was part of both teams.

  • Olson, Moranetz win state titles in the pool

    Columbine junior Gavin Olson took first place in the 100-yard backstroke, and D’Evelyn swimmer Jack Moranetz took home the title in the 100-yard breaststroke during the state swimming championships last weekend.

    The two swimmers were among area athletes who competed at state. Following is a look at how Southwest Jeffco teams did.

    Columbine

    Olson had a target on his back going into the 5A state swim meet at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton.

  • Legislative session a contentious one

    The 2018 session of the Colorado General Assembly ended last week. It was a contentious session that was distracted by sexual harassment allegations, but that ultimately made progress on the highest priority issues.

  • Disassociating from a falling star

    John Newkirk

  • 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.