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By Michael Hicks

SOFTBALL
Van Lingen to replace Atencio as Dakota Ridge head coach
Marv Van Lingen, Dakota Ridge’s junior varsity softball coach, has been named the school’s varsity softball coach, according to athletic director Matt Heckel.
Van Lingen replaces Dave Atencio, who resigned in March to take the varsity head coaching position at Valor Christian.
Atencio coached Dakota Ridge to nine state tournament apperances in his 17 years at the helm with the Lady Eagles, including a berth in last year’s title game.

ATHLETICS
Speed and agility camp set for Dakota Ridge High School
Dakota Ridge High School is hosting its annual speed and agility camp from June 3-July 3.
The camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and is open to children in grades 2 through 12.
The camp runs from 9-10:15 a.m., for grades 2-9 and from 10:30-11:30 for grades 10-12.
Cost is $85. Brochures are available in the main office at Dakota Ridge High School and online at the school’s website at https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/dakota-hs/.
For more information, contact Ron Woitalewicz at rwoitale@jeffco.k12.co.us.

BOYS LACROSSE
Gonzales scores twice as Rebels fend off Mullen
LAKEWOOD
— Jake Gonzales scored twice, while Ryan Kelly, Dalton Sierra and Anthony SanFilippo also scored as the Columbine Rebels won their third straight with a 5-3 win over Mullen on April 27 at Trailblazer Stadium.
Columbine took advantage between the second and third periods, holding Mullen without a goal.
Columbine improved to 8-4 with the win. The Rebels are 4-0 in the 5A Front Range League.

GIRLS LACROSSE
Beaton scored four goals as Rebels prepare for Chatfield
LAKEWOOD
— Nichole Beaton scored four goals, while Robyn Thomas and Emma Von Feldt added a hat trick each in Columbine’s 14-10 win over Golden on April 25 at Trailblazer Stadium.
The win was the Lady Rebels’ seventh in eight games to set up a showdown with Chatfield on April 30 for the Jeffco League title. Results from that game weren’t available at press time.
Chatfield entered the showdown 11-3, 6-0 in league play. Columbine was 10-3 on the season, 6-0 in the conference. The Lady Chargers had their five-game winning streak snapped on April 27 with a 14-13 loss to Arapahoe.