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Today's News

  • Chatfield qualifies 3 against DR

    Winter break, for swimmers, serves a dual purpose.
    It allows a bit of rest and relaxation, but it’s also the signal that play time is over and it’s time to get down to the business of qualifying for state, which is what the girls swim teams of Chatfield and Dakota Ridge did at the Ridge Pool on Jan. 6.
    With state finals only five weeks away, teams are racing to gain points and get every swimmer they can qualified for state. But getting back into the swing of things proved  to be challenging in Chatfield’s 352-254 win over Dakota Ridge.

  • Poste’s 3-pointer propels Eagles

    Most times when rivals square off a good game can be expected. The Jan. 4th tilt between Columbine and Dakota Ridge proved to be no exception.
    The Rebels and Eagles went back-and-forth in a seesaw game with Dakota Ridge (6-4 overall, 4-0 league) eventually claiming a 54-51 victory at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Eagles senior Abdullah Musleh led all scorers with 20 points. However, it was senior Chris Poste who delivered the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left. Poste finished with 11 points.

  • Chargers score early, often in rout

    Jeff Dawkins, unfortunately for him, was one of the players Chatfield did have the first time it played Columbine this season. The result left a bitter taste in his mouth. But he made sure early that lightning wasn’t going to strike twice this season.
    Dawkins scored twice in the game’s first eight minutes on Jan. 7 at Edge Ice Arena as the Chatfield Chargers more than avenged their earlier defeat with a 9-0 whitewashing of outmatched Columbine.

  • Moore pleads guilty to charges in Southwest Plaza bombing

    A man charged with planting a homemade bomb in Southwest Plaza Mall last April pleaded guilty Dec. 30 to related counts in federal court.

    Earl Moore, 65, had previously pleaded not guilty to an arson charge in May. A plea agreement was not available at press time, though Moore faces a minimum sentence of 30 years, the U.S. attorney’s office stated.

  • Roller hockey league looks to revive glory days in the new year

    South Jeffco resident Curtis Fulster was 11 when he developed a taste for roller hockey, slapping pucks across the makeshift parking-lot rink at the former Funplex site in the halcyon Rocky Mountain Roller Hockey League.

    Now 24, the Dakota Ridge High School grad has seen the league burgeon to hundreds of players and construct a world-class $2.5 million two-rink indoor facility nearly Kipling and 285.

    And lately, he’s seen it struggle.

  • Building a better community, one grappler at a time

    As young students tangle and contort on a floor of wall-to-wall mats, jui-jitsu instructor Steve Hordinski watches and gently corrects the young combatants.

    Hordinski, owner of Relson Gracie Colorado, is in the business of molding youngsters into more confident people, one technique at a time.

    “We want to make an impact on the community in a positive way,” Hordinski said. “We want to teach leaders here.”

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  • Hoping for 2012 to repeat last year

    As I sat back and reflected on 2011 with our Year in Review sections in the Dec. 28 editions I couldn’t help but hope that 2012 will be just as enjoyable as the past 12 months were.
    After all, we saw Columbine’s football team, led by brothers Cameron and Bernard McDondle, run the table to a 14-0 record and a fifth 5A state football championship since 1999.

  • Curling starting to find its niche in the Colorado landscape

    The word curling is likely more closely associated with what one’s hair does than what people do for sport on ice. But slowly that mentality is changing.
    Often associated with European countries, curling started to get a footing in American culture when it was broadcast on television during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games held in Calgary, Alberta, as a demonstration sport.

  • Swimming is Marosy's life

    For Kristi Marosy there is just something about the pool. Maybe it’s the chlorine that has infused with her DNA, or maybe it’s the fetal lull of the water splashing into the gutters. But whatever it is it’s got a hold of her good.