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Today's Sports

  • D’Evelyn takes second at state

    By Christopher Bolin

    For the Courier

    After the first set of her No. 3 singles semifinal match, things didn’t look great for D’Evelyn’s Elisa Dean.

    She had just dropped the first set 6-1, and her opponent — Peak to Peak’s Tiffany Tran — was broadly considered the favorite.

    Then a switch flipped.

    “We just chatted about the fact that she’s always calm, cool and collected, and she didn’t panic,” coach Woody Oliver said. “She took a deep breath, and she played her best.

  • Sports briefs

    The following area players will represent their schools in the state tennis tournament this weekend:

    D’Evelyn

    Cammy Lee and Olivia Sanders (1 doubles)

    Samantha Johnson (1 singles)

    Charity Perkes and Keri Jennings (2 doubles)

    Angi Reed (2 singles)

    Lainie Bonthron and Abby Hawley (3 doubles)

    Elisa Dean (3 singles)

    Victoria Mateer and Natalie Kazaleh (4 doubles)

    Chatfield

    Kendall Moore and Caitlin Quirk (1 doubles)

    Mikaela Mueller (1 singles)

  • Area schools have strong showing...

    LAKEWOOD — It seems as though local track teams are peaking at just the right time.

    With the state track meet just around the corner, D’Evelyn, Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge all showed their strengths at the Jeffco League meet this weekend at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Falcons prevail against Clear...

    LITTLETON — The chances came in waves for the Clear Creek girls soccer team.

    Down 1-0 in the second half, the Golddiggers battled the weather as well as Front Range Christian, but neither deterred them as the clock ticked.

    The Falcons survived every challenge — including rain and lightning. Backed by two goals from junior Cami Chisholm, Front Range Christian continued its strong finish to the season with a 2-0 win on May 2.

  • Chatfield girls fight valiantly...

    AURORA — As the No. 27 seed of the 5A state playoffs, the Chatfield girls soccer team was supposed to be the underdog against No. 6 Cherokee Trail.

    But on Tuesday night at Legacy Stadium, the Chargers left it all out on the field.

    After a contentious first half, in which the score was tied 1-1, the Chargers outplayed the Cougars and forced overtime.

    Cue the drama.

    Less than five minutes into the 15-minute overtime, the ref called a deflected pass-back a negative pass back into the box: Cougar indirect free kick.

  • D’Evelyn beats Evergreen in...

    LAKEWOOD — As then-No. 4 Evergreen and No. 8 D’Evelyn faced off April 25 at Lakewood Memorial Field, it felt very much like a showdown in an old Western movie — who would shoot first and whose shot would hit?

    After 80 minutes of regulation and 2:46 of overtime, the answer was D’Evelyn’s freshman forward Lauren Cook.

    On a breakaway possession, teammate Anna Pampalone found Cook near the top of the 18-yard perimeter, and Cook’s shot soared into the net. D’Evelyn won 1-0.

  • Rebels’ 2OT goal completes sweep...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls soccer team had already wrapped up its fifth straight Class 5A Jeffco League title.

    “You want to win your Jeffco League games. You want to dominate our league,” Columbine coach Brian Todd said. “We have had a lot of success in Jeffco over the last couple of years. It means a lot.”

  • Columbine offense buries the...

    LAKEWOOD — This season, everything is starting to come together for the Columbine girls lacrosse team.

    On Saturday morning at Trailblazer Stadium, the Rebels followed suit with the rest of their successful season when they downed rival Chatfield easily, 21-10.

    Led by senior midfielder Maeve Hungerford, who netted four goals and assisted four for eight total points, the fourth-ranked Rebels (per CHSAANow.com) relied on their high-powered offense to douse the Chargers with a barrage of goals. In all, eight Columbine players found the back of the net.

  • Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse...

    By Dennis Pleuss 

    Jeffco Public School

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge girls lacrosse team’s appearance in the quarterfinals of the state tournament a year ago set a precedent for the future.

    Dakota Ridge lost to three-time defending state champion Colorado Academy in the quarterfinals last season to put a close on the most successful season for its girls lacrosse program with a 15-2 record. 

  • Dakota Ridge boys stun Chatfield...

    By Michael Kelly

    LITTLETON — When Kasey Koppelmaa launched a two-run homer over the right field fence in the second inning, it looked like the Chatfield baseball team was going to celebrate senior day with a convincing win over rival Dakota Ridge.

    Koppelmaa’s blast gave the Chargers a 9-2 lead at home, and the Eagles looked like the seventh straight victim for Chatfield.