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Today's Sports

  • D’Evelyn swimmer finishes career...

    Going into his senior year, D’Evelyn’s Jack Moranetz was shooting for the stars, hoping to break at least one state record in the final meet of his high school career.

    Although he fell just short of that goal, Moranetz did walk away from the 5A state swim meet at Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on May 19 with some serious hardware after winning the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.39 and placing second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:42.93.

  • Diza-Mbelolo wins 1st-ever state...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.

  • Rebel girls lacrosse defeats...

    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.

  • Chatfield exceeds expectations...

    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...

    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.

  • Rebels lose to Denver East,...

    By Devin Robb

    For the Courier

    A storybook season for the Columbine girls’ lacrosse team came to a disappointing end Tuesday at Trailblazer Stadium. On a 70-degree night, Denver East came out as warm as the weather and defeated Columbine 17-13 in a state quarterfinal game to eliminate Columbine from the tournament.

    The loss spoiled a valiant effort by Columbine senior Angela Naughton, who led all scorers with seven goals. Denver East senior Malia Ross and sophomore Julia Shelanski led the Angels with four goals apiece.

  • Rebels stun Cherry Creek in last...

    AURORA — With the clock winding down and a semifinal appearance on the line, the No. 4 Columbine boys lacrosse team was looking to avoid a repeat of its last matchup against No. 5 Cherry Creek.

    Tied at 5-5 with under a minute left, junior attacker Taylor Gustafson wasn’t about to let that happen. When the clock struck 29.1 seconds in the fourth quarter, thanks to an amped-up offensive push, Gustafson rocketed the ball into the back of the net to gain the 6-5 advantage.

    But the Bruins still had plenty of time to score. They almost did.