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Today's News

  • Barber, Eagles crown Cowboys

    LAKEWOOD — Steven Barber might be the first homecoming king of a school he doesn’t technically attend. Can the home-schooled senior do that?

    “The kids love him,” Dakota Ridge coach Ron Woitalewicz said with a shrug Oct. 8.

    It’s good to be the king, or at least the Barber of the Ridge.

    “It’s awesome,” Barber said through an interpreter. “It feels really cool.”

  • Bears topple Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — Statistically speaking, Chatfield’s reign as the premier soccer team in the Class 5A Jefferson County League had to end sometime. That day was most likely Oct. 7.

    In a battle of teams unbeaten in league, the Chargers were stymied and stifled at Lakewood Memorial Field in a 1-0 loss to the Bear Creek Bears.

    The Chargers had plenty of chances, some hauntingly close, but in the end it was a slalom run, a deflection and a pounce that put the Bears in the driver’s seat for a higher postseason seed.

  • Jeon cards third-place finish at state

    Min Kyu Jeon’s fortunes changed with the weather at the Class 3A boys golf state championship at Cougar Canyon Golf Course in Trinidad.

    A pre-tournament favorite, the Front Range Christian senior teed it up Oct. 5 against a wind that fluctuated between 25 and 30 miles-per-hour. Jeon carded an 86 and was 10 strokes behind the leader.

    With the winds under control the following day, Jeon dropped 11 strokes to card a 75 and placed third overall for the second consecutive year.

  • Pomona hands Chatfield first loss

    ARVADA — Battered and bruised, Chatfield refused to surrender in its Class 5A Big 8 League showdown with fellow unbeaten, Pomona.

    With quarterback Sam Stratton slowed by a right leg injury in the second quarter, the Chargers’ high-powered offense came to near standstill. Defensively, the Chargers forced four turnovers (three interceptions and a fumble recovery) but also gave up their fair share of big plays.

  • Chargers spike Raiders in three games

    Trailing 23-16 in the pivotal second game against No. 6 Regis, the Chatfield Chargers knew they had to put together a near-perfect run to win. Thankfully they practice this kind of stuff.

    “We practice that a lot,” sophomore middle Grace Newkirk said. “We practice in situations like that. Against (junior varsity), they have a certain lead and we have to come back and win. So, we never give up.”

  • Obama’s school talk draws divergent views

    By Hannah Hayes

  • Bra art exhibit supports double-threat fund-raiser

    “Psst…your bra strap is showing,” you whisper to your neighbor. Then you realize, that’s not an ordinary bra strap.

    You finally find the nerve to ask your friend why she has a black feather boa holding up her over-the-shoulder boulder holder. “Why, it’s to support my Purr-fect Pair,” she replies with a wink.

  • H1N1 flu cancels little league football games

    Officials from the Jeffco Midget Football Association will meet this week to decide how to handle a local outbreak of H1N1 flu that has already forced cancellation of several games.

    Rebecca Schloegl, office manager of the South Jeffco Sports Association and past president of the JMFA, said several games have been canceled because team members have confirmed cases of H1N1 flu " and more cancellations could be coming.

  • No Jims at this gym

    A small South Jeffco gym that opened in April has the typical equipment: cardio machines, weight machines, exercise balls and the like. It has classes for all ages, and it has extras such as a spa room.

    But there’s one thing it doesn’t have: men.

    The absence of men is by design — hence the name “The Women’s Gym.” The gym, at 10151-C-D W. Bowles Ave., is celebrating its grand opening Sept. 11 and 12, offering memberships without the normal fees and an open house.

  • Columbine rallies, tops Dakota Ridge

    The Columbine Rebels used a little emotional judo to slam the Dakota Ridge Eagles on Sept. 29.

    Faced with a loud section of visiting students, the Rebels figured out a way to take that force and flip it.

    “It was a little intimidating at first,” Rebels senior Danica Lawrence said. “At first all we could hear was ‘Eagles, Eagles.’ So we just decided that we were going to use that for us.”