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Today's News

  • Roundup: Front Range Christian girls avenge loss, captures league title

    DENVER — Jennifer Vigil scored a season-high 27 points as Front Range Christian toppled rival Lutheran-Parker, 53-45, on Feb. 26 in the championship game of the 3A District 4 tournament at Hamilton Gym on the campus of the University of Denver.

    The Lady Falcons (20-1) went on a 22-11 run in the second quarter to avenge its only loss of the season earlier in the month to Lutheran-Parker.

  • Spring sports preview: Girls golf

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Steve Schimpeler
    Classification: 5A, Jeffco
    Top players: Shannon Lubar, Jr.; Marina Beach, Sr.; Rachel Reiling, Sr.
    Season opener: Mar. 22, Applewood Golf Course, Golden, 8:30 a.m.
    Outlook: “I think we should have a really good season. We have some really good golfers this year,” Schimpeler said.
    State finals: May 23-24, Patty Jewett Golf Course, Colorado Springs

  • Borders starts going-out-of-business sale

    Media retailer Borders began discounting its merchandise Feb. 19 at its large Southwest Plaza store in preparation for the location’s closure.

    After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Feb. 16, the book, music and movie seller is moving to close about 30 percent of its stores. About 200 locations will be shuttered, including six retail stores in Colorado.

    A store manager at the Southwest Plaza location said he did not know when the store would finally be closed and was unsure of how large the initial discounts will be.

  • State tourney roundup: Dakota Ridge, Columbine boys advance

    Derek Vander Velde scored a team-high 17 points and, despite blowing a 10-point halftime lead and 12-point advantage in the third quarter, host Dakota Ridge toppled Pine Creek, 57-48, on Thursday, Feb. 23 to advance to the second round of the 5A state boys basketball tournament.

    The Eagles (13-11), seeded eighth in the Glenn Wilson Region, got 12 points from Brent Terrell. Dakota Ridge advances to play top-seeded Regis Jesuit (18-5) in the second round on Saturday, Feb. 26.

    Devin Kastrup scored 17 points to lead Pine Creek (13-11).

  • Littleton Elks to start Cowboys for Kids programs

    With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Littleton Elks will fund, volunteer and organize multiple three-day adventures for the children of active military personnel, children with disabilities, and at-risk youths.

  • State tourney roundup: Chatfield, Dakota Ridge advance to 2nd round

    Cassandra Hanna scored a game-high 12 points and eighth-seeded Chatfield rallied in the fourth quarter to hold off ninth-seeded Fountain-Fort Carson, 35-33, on Tuesday night, Feb. 22 in the first round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament.

    The Lady Chargers (10-14) trailed 25-24 entering the game’s final eight minutes before advancing to play Monarch (20-3), the top seed in the Kaye Garms Region, in Friday’s second round.

    Kate Kurtenbach added eight points for Chatfield. The loss ended Fountain-Fort Carson’s season with a 10-14 mark.

  • Time for Jeffco citizens to step up

    After his defeat in California’s 1962 gubernatorial election, Richard Nixon famously said to reporters: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore.”
    As county commissioner Kevin McCasky leaves office to become president of the Jefferson Economic Council, we here at Evergreen Newspapers will miss getting our own kicks from the target-rich environment he has provided.
    Over his years as a commissioner, McCasky has graced our pages for:

  • Sheriff's Calls

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  • Big men lead the way at state wrestling tourney

    DENVER — Aaron Norris, for at least two matches, certainly looked the part of a 215-pound state champion at last week’s 5A state wrestling championships at the Pepsi Center  He was pinning his opponents left and right. And not even a third-place finish at regionals could keep him from dreaming even bigger.

    But despite the Chatfield senior’s best efforts it wasn’t to be.

  • Chargers advance to semis

    Things were not looking good for the Chatfield Chargers midway through their state quarterfinal against Summit on Feb. 19 at the Edge Ice Arena.

    The Chargers trailed 3-1 and had pulled starting goaltender Ryan Seltenreich in favor of Matt Smith. They were letting the Tigers dictate play and seemed a bit tired after a tough 4-3 overtime win over Bishop Machebeuf the night before.

    But with 4 minutes, 34 seconds left in the second period, senior defenseman Carson Allen breathed life back into his team.