Today's News

  • 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.


    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.

    For eight years, Jacob Kelly of Bear Creek has been a thorn in Justin Hambleton’s side.

  • District’s deal with unions pushes cuts to 2013-14 school year

    A deal reached between Jeffco Public Schools and its employee unions Feb. 11 would postpone tens of millions in budget cuts for at least a year and temporarily keep the district from cutting teaching positions.

    The agreement, which will require the Board of Education’s approval, delays 574 job cuts the district would have to make in the 2013-14 school year if voters do not approve a property-tax increase that is likely to be placed on the November ballot.

  • Hey, Newt: Go easy on capitalism

    Last month, I saw something I never thought I’d see: a Republican presidential candidate attacking an opponent for his participation in free-market capitalism. Newt Gingrich launched the first volley several weeks ago, going after Mitt Romney for his past work at a buyout firm, Bain Capital.
    The Wall Street Journal took notice of the unusual attack, saying that “a super-PAC supporting the former House speaker plans to spend $3.4 million in TV ads in South Carolina portraying Mr. Romney as Gordon Gekko without the social conscience.” 

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  • Sports briefs

    Mann, Rust propel Chatfield to its sixth straight victory

    Brenden Mann scored 14 points and Nate Rust added 11 as Chatfield won its sixth straight game 63-45 over Bear Creek on Feb. 10.
    The Chargers (13-7, 11-3 5A Jeffco) had nine differerent scorers to remain within one-half game of league-leading Columbine going into the final week of the regular season.

    Kozic’ 39 spurs Lakewood to overtime win over Dakota Ridge

  • Chargers’ Hobbs fourth in state diving

    FORT COLLINS — Averly Hobbs of Chatfield placed fourth in the 1-meter diving competition at the 5A girls swimming state championships on Feb. 11 at EPIC.
    Hobbs finished with 437.1 points. Loveland’s Michal Bower won with 515.1 points.
    Columbine had two sixth-place finishers. Hannah Kuhr placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.55 seconds. Fossil Ridge’s Rhianna Williams won in 23.48.

  • Hambleton leads state wrestling qualifiers

    Following is a list of Chatfield and Columbine wrestlers who qualified for the 5A state wrestling tournament via their top-four finish at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 10-11 at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs and the Region 3 tournament at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood:

    132 pounds: Erik Gaytan, Chatfield, 3rd place
    — The CU-bound track and field star scored a 7-2 decision in the consolation finals over Doherty’s Thaddeus Hayes.\

  • Mustangs put Rebels’ league title hopes on hold

    With the battle for the Class 5A Jeffco League boys basketball championship heating up, Columbine looked to all but clinch the title Feb. 10. But contender Ralston Valley wouldn’t let up and the Mustangs handed the Rebels their second league loss of the season.
    Even with 22 points from junior Jon Snow, the Rebels (16-4, 11-2 5A Jeffco) couldn’t seem to get their defensive game settled and the Mustangs took the 63-61 victory.