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  • Dakota Ridge XC: Reigning in the...

    Coming into this season, many in the Colorado cross country community expected Dakota Ridge to perform well. They may not, however, have expected the Eagles to finish the year as well as they did.

    On Saturday in Portland, Ore., the Eagles finished third as a team — Team Littleton — at the Nike Cross Nationals, bolstered by stellar performances from senior Austin Vancil and junior Connor Ohlson. Out of 203 of the country’s best racers, Vancil finished sixth (15:08.8) and Ohlson placed 10th (15:11.5).

  • Rebels’ Schraeder, Forbes take...

    CENTENNIAL — It was difficult enough for Columbine sophomore Zach Schraeder to wait around Saturday. The 285-pound heavyweight struggled to stay loose before his semifinal match with Heritage’s Moises Islas, which didn’t take the mat until 2:49 p.m., nearly seven hours after the Arapahoe Invitational started.
    “It was pretty difficult to start going again,” Schraeder said.

  • Charger girls hoops off to...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — Playing early and playing often have worked like a charm for Chatfield’s girls basketball team.

    The Chargers won their third game in five days on Friday with a 60-54 victory over Green Mountain at Chatfield High School. It’s been a busy but successful opening week of the 2018-19 season for the Chargers.

  • D’Evelyn’s girls swim coach...

    By Rich Allen

    For the Courier

    Five years ago, Toby Mullarkey was securing first-place finishes for D’Evelyn High School’s swim and dive team. Now, he’s leading the school’s current students try to do the same.

    Mullarkey assumed his new role of head coach for the girls swim team in its first meet of the season on Saturday. But it isn’t a new environment for him: He served as the head coach for the boys team and assisted under Mark Collings, who himself was an assistant coach when Mullarkey was a student.

  • Rebels’ Schraeder, Forbes take...

    CENTENNIAL — It was difficult enough for Columbine sophomore Zach Schraeder to wait around Saturday. The 285-pound heavyweight struggled to stay loose before his semifinal match with Heritage’s Moises Islas, which didn’t take the mat until 2:49 p.m., nearly seven hours after the Arapahoe Invitational started.

    “It was pretty difficult to start going again,” Schraeder said.

  • Dakota Ridge boys win regional...

    It’s official: The Dakota Ridge boys have the best cross country team in the region.

    On Nov. 17 in Casa Grande, Ariz., the Eagles — masquerading as “Hogback XC” — won the Nike Cross Southwest Regionals by defeating 26 other teams from Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Nevada. They scored a 107, which was 15 points ahead of the second-place squad from Utah.

  • Columbine exits 5A playoffs with...

    LAKEWOOD — In a dominant season that led it to the semifinals of the 5A state playoffs, Columbine football finally met its match in Cherry Creek.

    No. 3-seeded Cherry Creek, who was ranked No. 1 in the CHSAANow.com polls throughout much of the regular season, halted all of No. 2 Columbine’s forward progress with a 10-7 victory, thus ending the Rebels’ storied season.

  • Chatfield tips off season with...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — It was a tough opening night on Monday for the Chargers as the boys lost their opening basketball game of the season to Boulder 78-69.

    Boulder used an offensive surge in the start of the fourth quarter to take the 78-69 victory at Chatfield Senior High School. The Panthers (1-0 record) turned a one-point lead to start the final quarter into a double-digit advantage midway through the fourth.

  • Pomona turns over in Rebels’...

    LAKEWOOD — This could very well be Columbine football’s year. All signs are pointing to it.

    On Friday night at Jeffco Stadium, the Rebels continued their dominant, undefeated charge toward the 5A state title game with a 41-14 victory over Pomona in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. And, even though the Panthers had the added firepower of two of their top men in Therious Robison and Sanjay Strickland — a luxury they didn’t have when the two teams first met — history still repeated itself.

  • Quarterfinal heartbreak for...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — The fourth quarter simply belonged to Ponderosa on Nov. 17 in the Class 4A football state quarterfinal game.

    The Mustangs scored 21 unanswered points in the span of nine minutes in the final quarter to rally from a seven-point deficit and eventually take a 31-24 victory against Chatfield.