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Today's News

  • A simpler but entertaining era

    In updating Alan Jay Lerner’s classic musical “Brigadoon,” a story about an early 19th-century Scottish village that appears to the rest of the world every 100 years, director Chris Willard sprinkled in a few modern lines, such as references to global positioning systems and Twitter.

    Though modernizing a play about a 200-year-old village might seem unusual, the effect is arguably in synch with Lerner’s intentions — luring a perpetually distracted audience with the charms of a simpler time.

  • Authorities cite driver whose bus hit 3 teens

    The driver of the Jeffco school bus that struck and injured three Summit Ridge Middle School students Feb. 21 in a South Jeffco crosswalk has been cited by police.

     

    The students, all 14-year-old girls, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Lakewood at 3:09 p.m., a State Patrol spokesman said. The accident occurred last Tuesday afternoon at South Simms Street and Brandt Avenue.

  • Right advice on wrong end of horse

    You never know when you’re going to have a life changing experience.
        Stories about both the untimely death of former CU and CSU track coach Jerry Quiller at the age of 69 and his funeral in the last couple of weeks reminded me of the impact Quiller had on my development in a way that I’m sure he never even realized.

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  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    DR, Chatfield, Columbine to play in 5A state tournament
    Dakota Ridge (14-9), the No. 7 seed in the Carol Callan Region, will host 10th-seeded Legend (9-14) on Feb. 22 in the first round of the 5A state tournament.
    Ninth-seeded Chatfield (11-12), also in the region, travels to eighth-seeded Loveland (11-10), while 11th-seeded Columbine (8-15) plays a first-round game in the Kaye Garms Region at sixth-seeded Cherry Creek (13-10).

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Columbine earns bye; Chatfield, DR make 5A state field

  • Chatfield wrestler suspended from school

    Chatfield High wrestler Cory Cordova, a 182-pound junior, has been kicked off the team and was suspended from school for five days, head coach Robert Routh said. Routh would not specify why the disciplinary action was taken against Cordova.
    “He’s no longer on the team, and I don’t know going forward if he will be on the team,” Routh said.

  • Lady Chargers fend off late Columbine comeback

    Emily Lachenmeyer doesn’t score points all that often for the Chatfield Lady Chargers. The sophomore had only scored in double figures twice previously this season. But her team-high 10 points were much needed at Columbine on Feb. 17.
    Chatfield watched a 13-point fourth-quarter lead get shaved to two late in the fourth quarter before holding off a feisty Columbine squad 41-37 in the regular-season finale to sweep the season series. It’s the second consecutive year that Chatfield has swept the matchup after having lost the three previous meetings.

  • Chargers rolling entering playoffs

    The Chatfield Chargers are heading into the state hockey playoffs with a full head of steam.
    In its regular-season finale, Chatfield topped host Mullen 8-3 on Feb. 16 at the Edge Ice Arena. The win was the fourth consecutive for the Chargers, who’ve outscored their opponents 31-6 since a Feb. 4 loss to Ralston Valley.
    “We switched the lines up four games ago, and it seemed to spark them,” Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki said. “Early in the season they were all one-goal games, and all of a sudden we got things rolling offensively. We’ve been on a roll ever since.”

  • Caprinello-led Rebels win Jeffco title

    Nick Carpinello doesn’t consider himself to be a selfish person, but the Columbine Rebels point guard didn’t want his team to share its first 5A Jeffco League title in 13 years on Feb. 17.
    Because of his career-high 37 points it won’t have to.
    Carpinello scored all 12 of his team’s points in the third quarter and the Rebels never trailed in sweeping the season series with rival Chatfield 65-44 at Columbine High School. The home team beat out Ralston Valley by one game to secure its first league championship since 1999.

  • AGAINST ALL ODDS

    For some they had never been here. For others it was a matter of overcoming years of being so close yet so far away. Six wrestlers — three from Chatfield and three from Columbine — competed at this year’s 5A state wrestling tournament. They each left their mark in their own unique way. What follows is a look at how they fared over the course of three days — Feb. 16-18 — at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

    JUSTIN HAMBLETON, CHATFIELD, 170
    EXORCISING EIGHT YEARS OF DOUBT
    For eight years, Jacob Kelly of Bear Creek has been a thorn in Justin Hambleton’s side.