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Today's News

  • Chatfield bats come to life

    EVERGREEN — The young Chatfield Chargers needed a little love on Sept. 1.

    Turns out they got a whole ‘lotta Lexi Love in a 9-0 cross-classification victory over the Evergreen Cougars.

    “I was really proud of our team because we’ve been struggling putting runs on the board,” said Love, who slapped a five-hit muzzle on the Cougars, while walking zero batters and striking out four.

  • Rebels survive scare

    The formula for surviving Week One football is the same at every level.

    With just about every offense looking for traction and chemistry, the defense needs to be the backbone and – if possible – win a few games.

    That formula worked out pretty well for the Columbine Rebels on Friday as they overcame a litany of mistakes to earn a 20-13 season-opening nonleague victory over the Heritage Eagles.

  • Suspects in C-470 car chase may be tied to mailbox thefts

    The occupants of a car that led police on a rush-hour chase the morning of Aug. 26 may be tied to a series of South Jeffco mail thefts.

    State Patrol Trooper David Hall says a trooper attempted to stop the speeding car on West Quincy Avenue. The car sped off, heading onto C-470 toward West Bowles Avenue. Another trooper put stop sticks in the car’s path, but the driver swerved to avoid them, crossing the center median and crashing into an oncoming car. There were no injuries in either vehicle.

  • Teacher at charter school accused of sexual relationship with student

    A teacher at a South Jeffco charter school has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after being accused of a years-long sexual relationship with a student.

    Linda L. Tabucco, 49, was arrested at her home in Douglas County on Aug. 19 without incident, according to Jeffco sheriff’s spokesman Jim Shires. Tabucco is being held in the Jeffco jail with a bond of $50,000 on a charge of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

  • Chatfield rally comes up just short

    Chatfield’s 2009 softball home opener resembled a grand fireworks show.

    Well, almost.

    The Chargers opened their cross-classification game on Aug. 28 with a big bang, cooled off in the middle innings and unleashed the cannons at the end. Unfortunately, the Chargers’ grand finale was cut off before completion.

    Down 4-1 against D’Evelyn, Chatfield mounted a frantic last-inning rally and had the tying run on second base but were unable to push the run across and lost 4-3.

  • Harris takes over at FRCS

    Winds of change have blown in at Front Range Christian School — more specifically, through the Falcons’ football program.

    Defensive coordinator Rob Harris takes over the head coaching duties this year and is excited about reversing the Falcons’ recent fortunes.

    “We have a great opportunity to change the fortunes of Front Range Christian School football,” Harris said. “We have had some tough seasons the past few years and the culture needed to change. The guys are enthusiastic and we will surprise this year.”

  • South Jeffco mom uses her battle with cancer to educate others

    Vicky Sullivan's Ken Caryl house party Aug. 21 featured all the standard fare: a spread of healthy treats, chilled wine and tea, and a large group of talkative friends.

    Mixed in, though, was some education on cervical cancer.

    The group got together to celebrate Kimberly Kopp, a South Jeffco mom known to many as the wife of state Sen. Mike Kopp. To this group of women, she's also a neighborhood friend who recently overcame a scary situation.

  • Jeon looking for redemption

    Front Range Christian coach Greg Blake thought his Falcons were pretty good.

    On Aug. 25, they proved him right.

    In a symbolic tournament victory, the host Falcons won the Mile High League event at Raccoon Creek behind standout senior Min Kyu Jeon and a strong team effort.

    Jeon fired an even-par 72 to be the overall winner, while the Falcons combined for the low score 249. Even better for Blake, the Falcons were better than Jefferson Academy (249) and Alexander Dawson (253), two Class 3A squads ranked in The Denver Post’s top five.

  • Historic win for Eagles

    When you send a girl nicknamed Bam to the plate, certain outcomes shouldn’t surprise anyone.

    How about a two-run, walk-off home run?

    Bam Mammenga got everything out of her one at-bat Aug. 29 as her home run to center field gave the Dakota Ridge Eagles a 10-0 Class 5A nonleague home-opening victory over the ThunderRidge Grizzlies.

    The ball appeared to skim off the center fielder’s glove before all parties were separated by the fence. The ball bounded up the hill toward Easton Park and the Eagles went wild for their sophomore hero.

  • Chatfield opens for classes days after evacuation

    Chatfield High School opened to all students and staff Monday morning after 500 freshmen were forced to evacuate the building Aug. 21 as a result of an airborne irritant.

    Two dozen students and staff were taken to hospitals Aug. 21 after the unidentified irritant made them ill. About 500 freshmen at the school for orientation had to evacuate that afternoon.