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By The Staff

Johnson, Cherokee Trail take advantage of Chatfield’s miscues
— Quarterback Aric Johnson rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as host Cherokee Trail spoiled Chatfield’s season opener with a 24-0 victory Aug. 30.
Johnson hit Dominique Grady for a 19-yard scoring strike in the second quarter to give Cherokee Trail a 7-0 halftime lead. After Cameron Currington made it 14-0 in the third wit a 3-yard run, Johnson scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth.
Ryan Winke added a 46-yard field goal late in the game.
Chatfield quarterback Mason Brozovich was 4-for-10 for 48 yards and two interceptions. The Chargers ran for 150 yards, led by Brozovich’s 12 carries for 43 yards.
Chatfield turned the ball over four times.

TJ overcomes early deficit, hands Littleton its second straight loss
— Thomas Jefferson overcame an early first-quarter deficit with 21 unanswered points in the second quarter en route to a 35-14 win over visiting Littleton on Aug. 30.
Running back Sheik Kamara rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries. Overall, Thomas Jefferson had 248 rushing yards.
TJ quarterback Nick Lednev completed 6-of-13 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown to Abraham Woldu. Cyrus Brown and Cody Arrington scored the Spartans’ other touchdowns.
The loss drpped Littleton to 0-2 on the season.

Mintz, Lady Chargers remain perfect with 5-0 victory

Becka Mintz pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out five as Chatfield remained undefeated with a 5-0 win over visiting Discovery Canyon on Aug. 29.
Carlie Sexton scored twice, while Jessica Jarecki, Quinn Dentino and Maddie Fischer also scored runs for the Lady Chargers.
Chatfield scored a pair of runs in the third inning before adding three more in the fifth.

Foos pitches Dakota Ridge to 9-0 shutout over Brighton
Rachelle Foos pitched a complete-game two-hitter as Dakota Ridge gained a small measure of revenge against Brighton with a 9-0 victory on Aug. 29 at Dave Atencio Field.
Brighton ended Dakota Ridge’s season in 2011 in the 5A state quarterfinals.
Bre Hixon and Kristyn Peters each had three hits, including a homer, and drove in two runs for Dakota Ridge. Five other players scored for the Lady Eagles.
The win was the Lady Eagles’ third straight since a season-opening loss to ThunderRidge.

Reiss’ hat trick sparks Chatfield to opening win at ThunderRidge
— Jordy Reiss scored a hat trick — all in the second half — as Chatfield toppled host ThunderRidge 4-1 on Aug. 30 in the season opener for both teams.
Lee Holmes scored the Chargers’ other goal. All five goals scored in the game came in the final 40 minutes.
Jacob Sloan scored for ThunderRidge.
Ryan Lagreca, Ben Overholt, Evan Eshleman and Caiman Stevens added assists for Chatfield.
Chargers goalkeeper Steven Seagraves made four saves.

Thornton rallies to topple Littleton in overtime of opener
Thornton ruined Littleton’s season opener with a 2-1 victory in overtime Aug. 30 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.
The Lions had taken a 1-0 lead in the first half only to watch Thornton tie it in the final 40 minutes of regulation to send the game into the extra session.

Host Douglas County tops Dakota Ridge in straight sets
— Despite 35 attack attempts and nine kills from Ashley DiFulvio, Dakota Ridge was knocked off in its regular-season opener by host Douglas County on Aug. 30 by a 25-18, 25-20, 25-19 score.
Jae Ferrin added 27 attack attempts and seven kills. DiFulvio also led the team with five digs.

Green Mountain fends off Littleton in five-set thriller
— Hannah Ikeler had 20 kills and Danielle Potter added 14 as Green Mountain held off Littleton, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, 22-25, 16-14.
Potter also had a team-high 23 digs. Elisa Quick added 19. Michelle Schaller finished with 14 service points.
Natasha Habert led Littleton with 47 attack attempts and nine kills. Allie Horvat added eight kills, Annika Hacker had seven and Sarah Gerken and Eileen Penny had six each.

Lyons spoils home opener for Front Range Christian in four sets
Nola Basey had a match-high 17 kills as Lyons scored a 25-17, 16-25, 25-10, 25-14 victory over host Front Range Christian in the season opener for both schools Aug. 30.
Maddie Keen added nine kills, while Sydney Stevelinck had five for the Lady Lions.
Meredith Whatley led Front Range Christian with 13 kills on 26 attack attempts. Taya Hanna added eight kills and Dawn Fulkerson had seven for the Lady Falcons.
Cami Ciesielski had a team-high 12 digs.
Basey and Stevelinck also had 12 digs for Lyons.