Today's News

  • Second-half charge lifts Chatfield

    LAKEWOOD — Casey Kopchik just might be the first one to tell you that winning the season opener, which Chatfield did with a 7-4 victory over Evergreen on March 11 at Trailblazer Stadium, is huge, but you’ve got to keep pushing.

    The Chargers, ironically, made their first push in the second half. Chatfield, a state quarterfinalist a year ago, scored the game’s final four goals — two from Kopchik — to erase a brief second-half deficit.    

  • Rebels tackling learning curve

    It was only one mishap, but early in the season, with a banged-up team and players still trying to get adjusted with one another, sometimes that’s all it takes. That was the case for the Columbine Lady Rebels on March 12.

    Courtney Brady’s goal midway through the first half, off an assist from Whitney Ravan, was all visiting Grand Junction needed for a 1-0 girls soccer victory. The win avenged a 5A state playoff loss to Columbine a year ago.

  • Eagles strike out in opener

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — It wasn’t that Steven Wilson wasn’t throwing strikes — he did. The Dakota Ridge junior just didn’t throw enough of them, especially early in the count. As a result, Cherry Creek took advantage in the teams’ season opener

  • Spring previews: track & field, baseball, boys lacrosse

    Head coaches: Bret McGatlin and Joe Cox 
    Assistant coaches: Keith Mead, Michael Gordon, Jeff Mages, Todd Meyers  
    Classification: 5A
    Top athletes: Erik Gaytan, Jr., 100, 200, relays; Nick Brown, Sr., discus, jumps; Ben Clark, Sr., shot put/discus;  Juliana Grover, Sr., sprinter; Cassandra Hanna, Sr., 100, 200; Amanda Clements, Soph., jumps, relays

  • Roundup: Rebels rebound, thump Liberty with six-run outburst in sixth

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Michael Burns and Tyler Mohr each had two hits and Columbine broke open a close game with a six-run sixth inning for a 15-6 win on March 12.

    Brandan Glader scored scored three runs and drove in two more. He also tripled.

    Dylan McGraw allowed one run on two hits over 3 2/3 innings for the win.

    Columbine, which doppred its opener to Legend, improved to 1-1.

  • Tricky business for sports fans

    I remember being about 10 years old and coming home from the dentist with a sore tooth. Because I was hurting, my mom let me stay up to watch a Nuggets game on our tiny black-and-white TV.
    The early 1980s were good times for the Nuggets — I still remember guys like Alex English, Dan Issel and David Thompson giving the Lakers a run for their money, always coming up a little short but somehow never disappointing the little kid in Evergreen.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    A variation on the sport of fencing

    SOUTH JEFFCO — A local man determined to sneak away from the scene of an accident unnoticed had a major hole in his plan — after crashing into a fence, a section of it attached itself to his car, serving as a fairly obvious pull-me-over-and-check-my-blood-alcohol sign to law enforcement.

  • My Student My Hero

    Dakota Ridge High School senior Andrea Acker has faced more adversity in her teenage years than some people experience in their entire lives.

    After her mother died four years ago, the freshman, whose father is not actively involved in her life, was effectively left without parents, forcing swift maturity on a young woman whose peers were still in the blithe cocoon of adolescence.

  • Harriman Lake Park to close for dam work

    Harriman Lake Park will be closed for six months beginning as early as July, as Denver Water engineers reconstruct the lake’s 138-year-old dam.

    An exact date for the project has not been set, and waiting to obtain the necessary permits from the Army Corps of Engineers could put construction on hold for as long as a year.

    Denver Water, which announced the project last week, cites a need to make the earthen dam more structurally sound, a project that would also increase the lake’s storage capacity.

  • Foothills’ gun-safety class misfires

    Negotiations to offer a National Rifle Association course through the Foothills Park & Recreation District catalog fell through last week, when the owner of the participating gun-safety program rejected the district’s proposed contract.

    Under strict conditions outlined by Foothills, the course could not have been held in any of the district’s facilities, and no ammunition or real firearms would have been allowed in the class.