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  • D’Evelyn hoops falls to...

    By Michael Kelly

    DENVER — The D’Evelyn Jaguars were right there with the ninth-ranked Evergreen Cougars on Jan. 31 when, with 1:08 left in the first quarter, the Jaguars boys basketball team tied the game on two free throws by Charles Dinegar.

    But then Evergreen’s defense got tough, holding D’Evelyn to four points over the next 7:51, grabbing a nine-point lead and never relinquished it in a 68-56 win at D’Evelyn High School.

  • After season, Rebel wrestlers...

    LITTLETON — Ted Mullin was the perfect younger brother last season when, as a junior for Columbine, he agreed to wrestle up a weight so senior sibling Tim could compete in the 182-pound weight classification.

    Ironically, the younger Mullin fared better. Ted qualified for his first 5A state tournament at 195, while Tim couldn’t duplicate that feat as a state qualifier.

  • Chatfield outlasts rival ...

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — In a game that had everything one would expect from rival schools, the Chatfield Chargers outlasted the Columbine Rebels 63-56 on Jan. 24 in front of a packed house.

    Chatfield seniors Liam Mann, Keland Rumsey and Isaiah Reed were fundamental to the team’s success.

    “Back-to-back rivalry games with the wins, it feels great and obviously we needed it by the way we started league. We’re just hoping to continue that further down the road,” Rumsey said.

  • Columbine’s Maura Singer too ...

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — From the initial tipoff, it was obvious that Columbine junior Maura Singer was going to have a big night against the Chatfield Chargers.

    Singer’s 16 first-quarter points helped the Rebels obtain a sizable lead, and they never looked back, winning the contest 58-31 on Jan. 24.

  • Jaguar girls pull together for...

    The D’Evelyn girls basketball team took a while to come together this season — literally.

    The Jaguars didn’t have their full complement of players in the fall, but now that they do, things seem to be jelling. If the Jan. 24 53-40 win over Green Mountain is an indication, D’Evelyn is hitting its stride just as the 2017-18 season is heating up.

  • All around, in every way

    Editor’s note: This is part of a continuing series of student-athletes from each school who excel not only in their respective sports, but in the classroom as well.

    Every so often, a student-athlete comes around that excels both in school and in competition. For Columbine High School, that athlete is junior Nicole Killeen.

    For the past three years, Killeen has balanced a slew of AP and honors classes in addition to her five sports: swimming, track, soccer, gymnastics and cross country. The key to it all, she said, is planning everything out ahead of time.

  • Columbine boys hoops continues...

    ARVADA — The Columbine’s boys basketball team has suddenly become the kryptonite for Class 5A Jeffco teams with winning streaks.

    The Rebels ended Arvada West’s three-game winning streak Jan. 17 on the Wildcats’ home court with a 50-42 victory. The win came on the heels of Columbine (7-8, 4-2) handing conference-leading Bear Creek (9-4, 5-1) its first conference loss of the season on Jan. 13.

  • Eagle boys abandon large lead in...

    LITTLETON — The 2017-18 Chatfield boys basketball team is, understandably, a mere shadow of its two most recent predecessors, especially when it comes to putting points on the scoreboard.

    “We’re not a very good offensive team,’’ said head coach Steve Schimpeler, who replaced 75 percent of the Chargers’ team from last season’s 24-2 squad that reached the Great 8 of the 5A playoffs.

    But defense might be another matter, as rival Dakota Ridge learned to its chagrin on Jan. 19 in a 64-62 loss.

  • Jaguar swimmers finish second at...

     

    LAKEWOOD — Abbey Selin had to double-check the calendar when she became ill during the holiday break.

    “I get sick twice a year, and it always happens right before state. It’s terrible,’’ the D’Evelyn senior said prior to the 4A Jeffco Relays on Jan. 13 at Carmody Recreation Center.

    The 3A state meet, where Selin will defend her championship in the 500-yard freestyle (her first state title) and try to move up a spot to first in the 200 freestyle, isn’t until Feb. 8-10.

  • All around, in every way

    By Levi Waddell

    There are plenty of athletes who dominate in their respective sport. It is athletes like Chatfield volleyball’s Julia Eiken whose commitment to excellence in the classroom sets her apart from the rest.

    With a 4.8 weighted grade-point average, the Colorado School of Mines commit knows it can be tough at times to balance both the classroom and athletics. Despite this, Eiken’s unwavering commitment to both has helped her learn one of life’s most important qualities.