Today's Sports

  • FRCS’ fundamental defense not...

    By Levi Waddell

    Despite strong ball movement and a plethora of strikes at the basket, the shots simply weren’t falling for the Front Range Christian girls basketball team on Dec. 20 against the SkyView Academy Hawks. The Falcons ultimately came up short against the Hawks, 40-15.

    Falcons head coach Dave Hiltman feels the wins will come with time, as his young team is still finding its identity as the season progresses.

  • Eagle girls end non-league play...

    By Seth Davis Kahn

    The Dakota Ridge girls basketball team improved to 6-4 on Dec. 20 after defeating the Lightning of Legacy High School in overtime, 73-69. The win came in not only the Eagles’ final game before break, but it was also their last non-conference game.

    The Eagles started off strong, jumping out to a 6-0 lead within the first four minutes of the game. Led by four points apiece from junior Sydney Daniels, senior Skylar Lodice and junior Maggie Hawley, the Eagles jumped out to a six-point, 21-16 lead.

  • Columbine hockey takes down the...

    LITTLETON — Throw out the records in rivalry games? The Columbine and Chatfield hockey teams seemed more bent on disposing of last season’s win-loss records — a combined 5-31-2 — when they squared off for the only time in 2017-18.

    Heading into the non-conference matchup at Edge Ice Arena on Friday, both clubs seemed to be on the road toward respectability, having matched their victory total two weeks into the campaign.

  • Chatfield girls rally late over...

    LITTLETON — The Chatfield girls basketball team sure knows how to make a statement, and it did just that in its comeback 67-63 victory against Denver South at home on Dec.14.

    With five minutes left in the first half, the Chargers trailed by as many as 10 points before mounting their comeback.

    Throughout much of the matchup, the Chargers had no answer for the Rebels’ star point guard, Timiya Guevara, who netted 20 points.

  • D’Evelyn boys basketball...

    CONIFER — Despite starting off strong against D’Evelyn and keeping up its effort on Friday night, the Conifer boys basketball team was no match for the Jaguars as the Lobos fell 65-47.

  • Front Range Christian boys fall...

    By Levi Waddell

    EVERGREEN — As he has been all season, Clear Creek basketball’s Noah Sarria was again the x-factor in the Golddiggers’ last-second victory over the Front Range Christian Falcons on Dec. 12 night at Clear Creek High School.

    Sarria’s layup with 12.9 seconds left gave the Goldiggers a 70-68 lead, which wound up being the final score, as the Falcons’ Ethan Fisher’s game-winning 3-point attempt barely missed the mark.

  • D’Evelyn pushes the pace in win

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — One word to describe D’Evelyn’s girls basketball team — GO.

    You’ll hear it yelled by longtime Jaguars’ coach Chris Olson almost every time one of his players has the ball after a defensive rebound, steal or made basket by their opponent.

  • Eagles fall, but not without...

    By Seth Davis Kahn
    For the Courier

    The Dakota Ridge High School boys’ basketball team took a hard-fought loss on Dec. 5, falling 67-54 to the Raiders of Ridgeview High School. The Eagles entered the contest at 1-2 after an overtime loss vs. Fossil Ridge in the third-place game of the Fossil Ridge Tip-off Classic the weekend before.   

  • Rebels, Chargers and Eagles fare...

    DENVER — On Friday and Saturday at the Denver Coliseum, Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge put on some of their best performances at the state spirit competition in a variety of disciplines.
    • Chatfield finished ninth in 5A poms with an 81.05 mark and 13th in 5A co-ed cheer with a score of 66.2.
    • Columbine placed fifth in jazz at 86.8333 and 18th in 5A cheer (71.75).
    • For the Dakota Ridge, the poms team placed 11th in 5A with a 77.5333 score and the cheer team placed 28th (60.45).

  • Chatfield’s late-game collapse...

    LITTLETON ­— After Chatfield freshman Ethan Gorowski’s 3-pointer put the Chargers up 60-49 with 4:50 left in the fourth quarter, it seemed as if the Chargers were on their way to their first win of the season.

    As the “He’s a freshman” chants rained down from the student section, Chargers fans and players alike were unaware Douglas County was about to go on a 18-0 run that would lead to a 67-62 victory for the Huskies.