Today's Sports

  • 2013-14 girls basketball capsule...

    Head coach: Mike Deutsch
    Assistant coach: Paul Quinlan
    2012-13 record: 11-14
    2012-13 recap: Chatfield reached the 5A state tournament after ending the regular season on a six-game winning streak. That, however, is something of an unfortunate trademark, Deutsch said, because that means the Lady Chargers were 5-13 before the streak. Chatfield’s defensive pressure helped its offense get in sync late in the season.

  • Five story lines for the...

    The following are just five story lines to follow as the high school girls basketball season gets ready to commence:

  • 5A All-Jeffco softball,...

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in softball and gymnastics:

  • Chatfield’s Nedved named an all-...

    Chatfield senior and 5A Jeffco first-team all-conference selection Madison Nedved played in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports 5A all-star game  Nov. 3 in Westminster.
    CCGS began sponsoring an all-state softball game in 1986 to provide girls a showcase for their talent. Each senior athlete is nominated by coaches in her league; while coaches representing all the leagues make the final selection of 72 athletes. Nedved, an outfielder and pitcher, also plays for the Colorado Elite Prospects 18A team.

  • Chatfield lacrosse trio sign on...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Want to know why Chatfield is the defending 5A Jeffco League girls lacrosse champion and prohibitive favorite to repeat in the spring? Look no further than the Nov. 13 national signing day, when three Lady Chargers finalized their commitments to Division I programs.

  • Powell, four other Rebels sign...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Columbine’s Katie Powell admitted she didn’t know until two summers ago that Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., even had a women’s volleyball team. But after doing her homework, the fit seemed too good to be true.

  • Valor shines in rout of Rebels

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Yes, Christian McCaffrey is that good. The Columbine Rebels found that out the hard way in the 5A football state quarterfinals on Nov. 15 at Valor Stadium.

  • Eagles shoot selves in the foot

    LAKEWOOD — There were any number of reasons why Dakota Ridge saw its 4A state championship hopes dashed at the hands of Pueblo South 27-21 on Nov. 16 at Jeffco Stadium. There were the three turnovers, the three Pueblo South drives that started in Eagles’ territory or the goal-line stand by the Colts that stopped Dakota Ridge at the 1-yard line in the first quarter.

  • 5A All-Jeffco boys tennis, boys...

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys golf and boys tennis:

    Michael Tait, Columbine; Kevin Liao, Lakewood; Grant Olinger, Pomona; Keegan Sheard, Ralston Valley; Neil Tillman, Ralston Valley; Garrett Jones, Ralston Valley; Roy Carlsen, Ralston Valley
    A.J. Berry, Chatfield; Greg Shelton, Columbine; Griffin Barela, Lakewood; JJ Amato, Lakewood; Zach Joseph, Pomona; Dima Makarov, Ralston Valley; Luke Stephenson, Ralston Valley
    MVP: Grant Olinger, Pomona

  • Rebels tune up for Valor with...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Tradition — five big-school state championships since 1999, including 2011 — favors Columbine. Recent history — four straight titles in three different classifications, including last year’s 5A crown — suggests Valor Christian. It’s one of the components that makes the Nov. 15 game between seventh-seeded Columbine (10-1) and No. 2 Valor Christian perhaps the most intriguing of the 5A quarterfinals.