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By The Staff

Dakota Ridge snaps slide, tops Highlands Ranch at Coors Field
— Jack Kotarba tripled twice and scored a run as Dakota Ridge snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over Highlands Ranch at Coors Field on April 11.
Kaylor Greenstreet and Nick Carland each drove in a pair of runs. The Eagles pounded out 10 hits.
AJ Valerio and four relievers combined to hold Highlands Ranch to four hits. Valerio pitched the first three innings, facing the minimum number of batters. He walked one and struck out three.

Dakota Ridge Sports group adds youth football for the fall

The Dakota Ridge Sports Association is adding youth football to its youth sports opportunities offered to families in the Dakota Ridge High School area beginning this fall.
Elementary and middle schools in the boundary area include Blue Heron, Colorow, Mt. Carbon, Powderhorn, Westridge and Summit Ridge. Previously, the area had been served by the South Jeffco Sports Association.
Dakota Ridge Football will play this fall in the Jeffco Midget Football Association.
Families interested in playing, coaching or volunteer opportunities should call (720) 407-4359 or go online to www.dakotaridgesports.org.

Strong second half pushes Standley Lake past Columbine
— Shelby McBain scored two goals and Danielle McClure added another — all in the second half — as Standley Lake stayed atop the 5A Jeffco League standings with a 3-0 win over Columbine on April 12 at the North Area Athletic Complex.
Columbine goalkeeper Sarah Luebking made five saves.

Liberty Common hands FRCS its second consecutive defeat
— Front Range Christian dropped its second straight after opening the season with a five-game winning streak, losing 5-0 to host Liberty Common on April 11. All five goals were scored in the first half.
Kayla Rhoads and Emily Yeh each scored twice. Liz Yeh scored the other goal.
Front Range Christian goalkeeper Meredith Whatley made 12 saves.

Lady Chargers rally in three sets to score win over A-West

Chatfield’s Madi Mamaghani and the Lady Chargers’ top two doubles team all won in three sets en route to a 4-3 victory over Arvada West on April 11.
Mamaghani defeated Jazmin Gillette at No. 1 singles 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.  Other winners were the No. 1 doubles team of Caroline Maiocco and Gabbie Jones, No. 2 doubles Hannah Sheehan and Michelle Wert and No. 3 doubles Hannah Ohman and Peyton Pritekel.

Lady Rebels hold serve in 6-1 win over Standley Lake
Columbine won six matches in straight sets, led by Lillie Pettibone’s 6-1, 6-2 win over Marissa Settje at No. 2 singles as the Lady Rebels topped Standley Lake 6-1 on April 11.
Other winners were Breezy Coyne (No. 3 singles), Shannon Lacy and Madison Vanosdoll (No. 1 doubles), Andrea Young and Hannah Boyle (No. 2 doubles), Leah Rogers and Megan Lacy (No. 3 doubles), and Jordan Sturgell and Alexandra Sturgell (No. 4 doubles).