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By Dan Johnson

Girls swimming

Local swimmers shine at invite

Swimmers from Chatfield, Columbine and Dakota Ridge took part in Saturday’s Colorado Coaches Invitational, and came away with several top finishes.

Leading the way was Chatfield’s Shelley Perkins, who won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.25 seconds. Dakota Ridge’s Hannah Cox was 16th (56.71). Perkins also had a third-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle. Her time in that race was 24.61 seconds.

Dakota Ridge’s Emily Kuhr took second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.34. Chatfield’s 400 freestyle relay team finished fifth (3:42.28), and its 200 freestyle relay team was fourth (1:42.46).

Katherine Glassner of Chatfield finished ninth in the 500 freestyle (5:15.49). She also had a seventh-place finish in the 200 freestyle (2:00.28). Cox also competed in the 200 freestyle and placed 11th with a time of 1:59.73.

Girls basketball

Eagles suffer first loss

Dakota Ridge saw its five-game win streak come to an end Saturday at the hands of Broomfield in the Fairview Tournament.

The Eagles lost to the Class 4A powerhouse 64-50. Earlier in the week, Dakota Ridge defeated Cheyenne East, Wyo. 67-40 and Fairview 42-32.

Dakota Ridge played Cherry Creek on Tuesday before taking off for Winter Break.

Chargers go 2-1 in tourney

Chatfield defeated Arvada West and Fairview in last week’s Fairview Tournament, but just like Dakota Ridge, fell to Broomfield. The Chargers, 3-2 on the season, defeated Arvada West 60-54 and topped Fairview 41-39.

Boys basketball

Rebels making strides

Columbine wrapped up last week with a 55-51 victory over Fruita Monument, putting the final touches on a 3-1 week. The Rebels, who took part in the Hinkley Holiday Tournament, also defeated Hinkley 54-51 and Loveland 54-43. Columbine lost to Littleton 56-48. The Rebels are 3-3 on the season and don’t play again until Jan. 4, when they take on Arapahoe.

Eagles pick up much-needed win

Dakota Ridge didn’t get off to a good start in the Hinkley Holiday Tournament, dropping its first three games. The Eagles ended on a good note, though, as they defeated the host school 63-45. Dakota Ridge (3-4) closes out the first part of its schedule on Wednesday when they host Heritage at 7 p.m. The Eagles then are off on Winter Break before returning to the court on Jan. 4 to take on Douglas County.

Chargers get first win

Chatfield defeated Grandview 63-61 last Tuesday, snapping its six-game losing streak in the process. The Chargers fell to Mountain Vista 72-66 on Friday and are now 1-7 on the season. Chatfield played at Rangeview on Tuesday.