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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Jokic meets with hoopsters from...

    LITTLETON — Throughout the years, Echo Park Automotive has been an ally for Dakota Ridge High School athletics and on Nov. 29 after school, it set up a meet-and-greet with Nuggets star center Nikola Jokic.

    The autograph signing included the entire girls program and the level three boys’ team.

    “It’s really cool,” junior guard Sydney Daniels said. “I’ve liked him for a long time, and I just think he’s a really good player. It’s cool to see him and finally meet him.”

  • Front Range Christian boys nab...

    LITTLETON — The Front Range Christian boys basketball team knows how to open the season in exciting fashion.

    On Saturday on their home court, the Falcons surrendered an early-game blowout lead to give their opponent, Burlington, a fighting chance to take over and win the game in the final seconds. With three seconds left in the contest, Burlington’s Jonah Hanson sunk a layup to draw the Cougars within one point of the Falcons, 60-59.

  • Columbine boys fall to Mullen in...

    LITTLETON — It’s not that Columbine boys basketball coach Clay Thielking roots against the Rebels’ football team. It’s just that the school’s annual success on the gridiron delays the building of his squad.

  • Rebels exit playoffs after...

    AURORA — The Columbine Rebels fought their hardest all the way to the end in the most thrilling way possible.

    But on Saturday at Legacy Stadium in the 5A state playoff semifinal game against No.2-seeded Eaglecrest, the No. 3 Rebels came up just short after losing 32-31 in double overtime.

    It was the second time in three years that the Rebels fell by one point in a semifinal game, with the last heartbreaker coming against Pomona in 2015 (21-20).

  • Following title, Charger boys...

    By Levi Waddell

    With deep playoff runs occurring in their past two seasons, the Chatfield Chargers boys’ basketball team has high expectations to make another run.

    “We just kind of take it one day at a time, one game at a time,” head coach Steve Schimpeler said. “I just expect us to do the best we can. That’s really the only expectation that I have and we’ll see how far that gets us.”