Today's Sports

  • Dakota Ridge uses late goal-line...

     By Dennis Pleuss

    ARVADA — Defense was the name of the game from start to finish Sept. 28 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

    Dakota Ridge’s goal-line stand in the final seconds preserved a much-needed 14-7 victory over rival Wheat Ridge in the non-league football game. 

  • D’Evelyn boys soccer makes...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — Jockeying for postseason position is well underway on the soccer fields across Colorado.

    D’Evelyn took a nice step in the right direction Sept. 27 with a 4-1 victory over Wheat Ridge in Class 4A Jeffco League action.

  • Dines, Jaguar football easily...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    LAKEWOOD — The presence of McCaffrey brothers didn’t necessarily drive Chad Dines to transfer from Valor Christian. The D’Evelyn senior quarterback said it was the commute that brought him closer to home after two years at the private school in Highlands Ranch, and it’s a move that’s paying off for him and the Jaguars.

  • Golfing toward a better future...


    As the high school golf season wound down this year, D’Evelyn, Columbine, Chatfield and Front Range Christian all sent some talent to compete in the 3A, 4A and 5A golf tournaments.

    From Chatfield, Max Heupel shot a 172, 30-over par, which was good for 73rd place in a pool of 84 golfers in the 5A tournament at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. Though he’s only a sophomore, he put in the work necessary between this season and last to poise himself for his run to state.

  • Jaguars find rhythm after a...


    EVERGREEN — Peyton Wright had little doubt that her D’Evelyn Jaguars would be in for a battle against host Evergreen in the 4A Jeffco League volleyball opener on Sept. 26. It was just a matter of her team getting some momentum. Once the undefeated Jaguars did that, they were confident it would carry them through to victory.

  • Walters shines on senior night

    LITTLETON — Morgan Walters may only be a sophomore, but the Chatfield gymnast is already pretty exceptional. How good can she be?

    “I don’t know. I’ll guess we’ll see,” Walters shyly said.

    She was quite formidable Thursday night in the Chargers’ senior night tri-meet with Lakewood and Standley Lake at Chatfield Senior High School. Walters won two of four individual events, tied for first in another and took second in the fourth en route to an all-around title.

  • Columbine volleyball bests...


    All season long, Dakota Ridge volleyball has been rolling. But on Thursday at Columbine High School, the Rebels stopped the Eagles in their tracks 3-1.

    “This is a rivalry, and there’s a lot of people that know each other from both schools,” Columbine head coach Guy Garcia said. “We worked really hard to try to shut down their strengths and attack their weaknesses, and I think our girls executed a flawless plan, so I was pretty proud of them.”

  • Chatfield ends long drought...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — The streak is over in the biggest football rivalry in South Jeffco.

    Chatfield, ranked No. 3 in the CHSAANow.com Class 4A football poll, defeated rival Columbine for the first time since 2009. The Chargers took a 35-14 victory over the Rebels, No. 4 in 5A, on Sept. 22 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Dakota Ridge’s offense still...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LAKEWOOD — Pueblo West football made a productive and successful road trip to Jeffco Stadium on Friday, Sept. 22.

    It didn’t look like a masterpiece at times, but the Cyclones (4-0 record), ranked No. 7 in the latest CHSAANow.com Class 4A football poll, stayed undefeated on the season with a 31-7 victory.

  • D’Evelyn volleyball downs Middle...


    DENVER — All season long, D’Evelyn volleyball has been rolling. On Saturday, it won its own Varsity Challenge Tournament to stay perfect on the season, but not without facing its greatest test yet in Middle Park.

    Heading into their third match of the day, the Jaguars had only lost one game the entire season. But after Middle Park tied up the match at one game apiece after a long battle, they were in jeopardy of losing perfection.