https://www.columbinecourier.com/sports/rss.xml en Chatfield volleyball wins regionals, seals ticket to state https://www.columbinecourier.com/content/chatfield-volleyball-wins-regionals-seals-ticket-state <img src="https://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-vbchatfield02.jpg" alt="Chatfield volleyball won the 5A Region 10 title on Saturday, sweeping matches against Arapahoe and Rampart." title="Chatfield volleyball won the 5A Region 10 title on Saturday, sweeping matches against Arapahoe and Rampart." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>LITTLETON</strong> &mdash; Going into this weekend&rsquo;s regional tournament on its own home court, Chatfield volleyball knew it had its work cut out if the Chargers wanted to make it to state.<br /> On Saturday against Arapahoe and Rampart, Chatfield stepped up to the challenge under the leadership of senior outside hitter Hope Theander and junior middle blocker Caroline Pung.<br /> First, the 10th-seeded Chargers beat up on No. 27 Arapahoe in three easy sets: 25-6, 25-12 and 25-19. Then came the real test.<br /> Dakota Ridge rallies to beat Golden, gets help to win league title https://www.columbinecourier.com/content/dakota-ridge-rallies-beat-golden-gets-help-win-league-title <img src="https://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-fbdakotaridge02.jpg" alt="Dakota Ridge senior Justin Sanchez (8) makes a catch despite the effort of Golden junior Dylan Mathias during the regular-season finale on Nov. 1 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. The Eagles rallied for a 34-17 win." title="Dakota Ridge senior Justin Sanchez (8) makes a catch despite the effort of Golden junior Dylan Mathias during the regular-season finale on Nov. 1 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood. The Eagles rallied for a 34-17 win." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>LAKEWOOD</strong> &mdash; The old saying, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s not how you start, it&rsquo;s how you finish,&rdquo; is a perfect way to sum up the season for the Dakota Ridge football team as well as its game against Golden on Thursday night at Trailblazer Stadium.<br /> The Eagles fell behind 14-0 and then came back to win 34-17. The victory gave Dakota Ridge a final regular-season record of 6-4 after starting the year 1-3. It also, coupled with Chatfield&rsquo;s win over Bear Creek one night later, gave Dakota Ridge the 4A Jeffco League championship.<br /> Chatfield, Columbine give it their all at state gymnastics https://www.columbinecourier.com/content/chatfield-columbine-give-it-their-all-state-gymnastics <img src="https://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-stategymnastics06-rb-110718.jpg" alt="Chatfield senior Megan Johnson competes on the balance beam during the 5A state gymnastics championships on Nov. 1 at Thornton High School. " title="Chatfield senior Megan Johnson competes on the balance beam during the 5A state gymnastics championships on Nov. 1 at Thornton High School. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>THORNTON</strong> &mdash; For years now, Chatfield gymnastics has been somewhat of a powerhouse in the South Jeffco area.<br /> Since head coach Chanel Chavez&rsquo;s arrival to the school in 2010, the Chargers have sent their full team to the state competition six times. This year was no different.<br /> Season ends with a bang for underdog D’Evelyn https://www.columbinecourier.com/content/season-ends-bang-underdog-d%E2%80%99evelyn <p> <strong>BROOMFIELD</strong> &mdash; Losing is never easy in the postseason for any sport. That&rsquo;s why D&rsquo;Evelyn volleyball refused to lose in its last match of the 2018 season.<br /> As the underdog of the regional tournament at Holy Family High School, the Jaguars knew they had to dig deep to work out a victory. In their first match against No. 8 Holy Family, they almost pulled it off, 3-2.<br /> Not a team to go down easily, D&rsquo;Evelyn then bounced back to win its second match against No. 17 Pueblo West 3-1.<br /> Dakota Ridge wins 5A title https://www.columbinecourier.com/content/dakota-ridge-wins-5a-title <img src="https://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-dakotaridgevancilohlsonhug.jpg" alt="Dakota Ridge junior Connor Ohlson, right, hugs senior teammate Austin Vancil as the Eagles celebrate winning the 5A boys state cross country championship on Saturday in Colorado Springs." title="Dakota Ridge junior Connor Ohlson, right, hugs senior teammate Austin Vancil as the Eagles celebrate winning the 5A boys state cross country championship on Saturday in Colorado Springs." align="left" hspace="6" width="99" height="85" /><p> By Dennis Pleuss</p> <p> Jeffco Public Schools</p> <p> COLORADO SPRINGS &mdash; Dakota Ridge&rsquo;s boys cross country team&rsquo;s decision not to go after individual accolades worked out perfectly on Saturday at Norris Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs.</p> D’Evelyn girls take third as a team at state XC https://www.columbinecourier.com/content/d%E2%80%99evelyn-girls-take-third-team-state-xc <img src="https://www.columbinecourier.com/sites/www.columbinecourier.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sports-develyngirlsstart.jpg" alt="The D’Evelyn girls cross country team warms up just before the start of the 3A state race. Led by Eliana Thompson’s 10th-place finish, the Jaguars took third as a team." title="The D’Evelyn girls cross country team warms up just before the start of the 3A state race. Led by Eliana Thompson’s 10th-place finish, the Jaguars took third as a team." align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><p> COLORADO SPRINGS &mdash; In the biggest meet of the year, the D&rsquo;Evelyn girls cross country team dominated much of the 3A field.</p> <p> At state cross country on Saturday morning at the Norris Penrose Event Center, the Jaguars took third as a team with 135 points just behind the Classical Academy and Peak to Peak Charter.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m just really proud of the whole team,&rdquo; sophomore Taylor Haerbig said. &ldquo;We crushed it, and we tried our best.&rdquo;</p> Despite loss, Jaguar football will play in 2A state playoffs https://www.columbinecourier.com/content/despite-loss-jaguar-football-will-play-2a-state-playoffs <p> By Rich Allen</p> <p> For the Courier</p> <p> LAKEWOOD &mdash; The D&rsquo;Evelyn football team may not have clinched the 2A Flatirons League title, but the CHSAA tournament still awaits it.</p> <p> The Jaguars could have saved themselves some stress and blood pressure by beating Faith Christian High School in their winner-take-all regular season finale on Friday at Trailblazer Stadium. Instead, they lost a 21-7 defensive battle and had to wait to see if they earned a selection. Two days later, they were relieved.</p> Chatfield soccer gets out-shot in first round of tournament https://www.columbinecourier.com/content/chatfield-soccer-gets-out-shot-first-round-tournament <p> By Rich Allen</p> <p> For the Courier</p> <p> PARKER &mdash; The Chatfield soccer team saw a redemptive season come to a dramatic, devastating end following a penalty-kick loss in the first round of the 5A soccer state tournament on Thursday at EchoPark Stadium.</p>