Today's News

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  • Silva, Eagles pitch way to tourney title

    Dakota Ridge pitcher Nick Silva accomplished something on July 14 that pitchers used to achieve a century ago. Just two days after pitching a 2-0 complete game shutout against Wheat Ridge, Silva pitched another complete game, a 5-2 victory over ThunderRidge.

    The win gave Dakota Ridge the championship in the Willie White State Tournament at Dakota Ridge High School. Silva scattered eight hits while striking out eight batters. He didn’t issue a single walk.

    “I knew it was the last game of the season and I had to give it my all,” Silva said.

  • Catron, Guzman pitch Rebels past Chaparral

    PARKER — The Columbine Rebels' Batter's Box summer baseball team has been struggling offensively lately, but its pitching staff is making sure the runs they get are enough.

    Pitchers Garret Catron and Bert Guzman combined to allow just five  hits and one run as they eased their way past Chaparral 4-1 on July 17 at Chaparral High School.The Rebels built a 4-0 lead after four innings, capitalizing on defensive miscues by the Wolverines and didn’t look back using good defensive and great pitching to stymie Chaparral.

  • Rush U-18 team displays heart, will in its quest for a national championship

    It was uncharted territory already for the U-18 Colorado Rush Nike girls soccer team. A team loaded with soon-to-be college players had never made it out of the Region IV quarterfinals much less a half away from going to nationals.

    But that’s where they were on June 26 in Boise, Idaho, against a Real So Cal team that had won its first five games in the weeklong tournament by a combined score of 21-1. Two early goals from Madison Yowsa and Denali Murnan had the Rush eyeing Phoenix, Ariz., site of next week’s four-team nationals.

  • Sports briefs

    Columbine hosting youth girls volleyball camp
    Columbine High School’s varsity volleyball team and coaches will be conducting a girls youth volleyball camp Aug. 10-12 from 8 a.m. until noon in the school gym.

    The camp is open to all girls entering 6th-8th grade.

    The cost is $45 and includes a T-shirt. Please bring court/tennis shoes, knee pads and a water bottle with your child’s name on it. 

  • Library system may close branch in 2012

    The Jeffco Public Library system is weighing the closure of at least one of its branch libraries next year, a measure it said could be necessary to meet $1.6 million in projected budget cuts.

    The library board, which presented a general list of cuts to the county commissioners last Thursday, did not specify which branches would be considered for closure. About $985,000 would be saved through at least one closure, the library said, in addition to separate cuts of $195,000 in operating expenses and $440,000 in efficiency measures.

  • Eagles turn the tables on Chargers

    Whenever Chatfield and Dakota Ridge get together it usually makes for a competitive game. Last week was no exception. After Chatfield defeated Dakota Ridge, 4-3, in nine innings on July 6 at Chatfield, Dakota Ridge returned the favor by winning the rematch 2-1 a day later at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Programs adding AEDs to safety kit

    As safety in athletics has become more of a priority, athletic programs are incorporating Automated External Defibrillator (AED) into their safety kits. But, the life saving piece of equipment is strictly optional.

    While it’s a fact that injuries are a risk when playing sports, few people realize that athletes, despite their physical conditioning, are at a far higher risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) than from any other sports-related illness or injury. 

  • Chatfield swim beach reopens

    Chatfield State Park’s swim beach reopened Tuesday morning, after employees determined bacterial levels returned to safe limits.

    Officials had closed the beach on July 7, after a routine test revealed high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water.

    The contamination was attributed to several days of heavy rain, the park said, which washed material into the reservoir, and high temperatures, which encouraged bacterial proliferation in the swim beach’s shallow water.

  • Batter’s Box ace injured in loss

    BRIGHTON — It should’ve been a routine play, but it wasn’t. Then again, not much went right for Columbine’s Batter’s Box summer baseball team on July 7.

    Starting pitcher and staff ace Mike Thill tried to retrieve a slow roller hit by Brighton leadoff batter Ricky Lane to open the second inning. Unfortunately, Thill slipped on the infield grass that had been dampened by rain the night before, reportedly dislocating his right kneecap.