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Today's Sports

  • Dakota Ridge charges back to...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — Dakota Ridge sophomore Alexis Thornton's 3-point shots looked like beautiful rainbows to Eagles girls basketball fans on Friday.

    "I was just praying that they all go in," Thornton said of her making a trio of 3-pointers on her way to a season-high 16 points. "I think that really got the team some energy and got us riled up."

  • Hardwood heart attack: FRCS boys...

    LITTLETON — The Front Range Christian boys basketball team knows how to keep an audience on the edge of its seat.

    On Jan. 29 at Front Range Christian School, Clear Creek barely squeaked out a 63-61 victory thanks in large part to a missed last-second shot from the Falcons.

    The win perfectly epitomized the Golddiggers’ upward trend over the past couple weeks.

  • Platte Canyon skiers narrowly...

    WINTER PARK — In a growing season, the Platte Canyon ski team has been seeing great improvement as of late.

    Although Michael Dean is the Huskies’ only state qualifier to date, five skiers just barely missed the mark during Friday’s slalom competition at Winter Park.

    Dean and Palmer Lyons, the Huskies’ top male skiers, both crashed on the steep and narrow course. Twenty-eight male skiers crashed out of 63.

    Head coach Bob Feroldi has enjoyed watching his kids work their way up the pecking order as the season progresses.

  • Evergreen, Conifer swimmers...

    The 3A Evergreen girls swim and dive team won the 4A Jeffco League championship on Friday. This weekend, the Cougars will send 19 girls to the state meet in Fort Collins: Remi Gucker, Taylor Jacobsen, Quinn Kelly, Erin Sweeney, Maggie McDonald, Hope Atkins, Sophia Gurrieri, Kayleigh Evans, Via Zipp, Emma Mahoney, Wren Ewing, Val Ryan, Jackie Fritsche, Christina Crane, Shiela Crane, Caitlin Smith, Faith Hellard, Morgan Cook and Natalie Kenchel. Conifer will be sending Megan Wilkins, Rachel Ley and Elsa Debrunner.

  • Triple threat: Tucker Lack...

    It seems like nobody can hold a boys basketball 3-point shooting record for long at Conifer High School.

    On Thursday night at Englewood High School, junior guard Tucker Lack’s offensive game exploded as he made nine 3’s en route to 33 points, breaking the school’s record. The Lobos won the game 68-45.

    Lack attributed his success to the chemistry he and his teammates share.

  • Triple threat:Tucker Lack breaks...

    It seems like nobody can hold a boys basketball 3-point shooting record for long at Conifer High School.

    On Thursday night at Englewood High School, junior guard Tucker Lack’s offensive game exploded as he made nine 3’s en route to 33 points, breaking the school’s record. The Lobos won the game 68-45.

    Lack attributed his success to the chemistry he and his teammates share.

  • Evergreen boys drop OT...

    EVERGREEN — Brett Bokelman was almost the hero Evergreen boys basketball needed. In the end, however, he couldn’t make his shot.

    With 0.8 seconds remaining on Jan. 23, the Cougars — ranked No. 14 per CHSAANow.com — had one chance to defeat No. 11 Wheat Ridge at home. Evergreen inbounded the ball to Bokelman who, from just outside the arc in the corner, threw up a Hail Mary, and it hit the side of the backboard. The Cougars lost 56-55 in overtime.

  • Lobo boys lose zone game against...

    THORNTON — In a battle of the bigs on Jan. 22 at Skyview High School, the Conifer boys basketball team couldn’t get into the zone as it lost to the Wolverines, 37-33.

    After a strong first half, the Lobos faltered in the third quarter. The Wolverines shifted into a 2-3 zone and disrupted Conifer’s shooting. The Lobos eventually figured it out in the fourth but couldn’t recover from their offense’s absence the frame before.

  • Stealing away: Conifer girls...

    CONIFER — Amid a tough season with plenty of growing pains, the Conifer girls basketball team found a reason to rejoice on Thursday on its home floor.

    In a hard-fought court clash with Englewood, the Lobos earned their third win, 42-34. Everything they had been working toward all season had finally come together.

  • Youthful Huskies ‘coming along’...

    EVERGREEN — Wins are difficult to come by for the Platte Canyon Huskies wrestling team, but the experience is invaluable.

    “We’re coming along,” Platte Canyon head coach Gary Rhoads said. “It’s a little slow. The team is a little bit smaller, but we have a tough middle school (program), a tough youth club. Hopefully, here in the next year or two we’ll be back with the numbers and be a little more competitive.”