Today's News

  • Chatfield baseball gets walk-off win over Columbine

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LITTLETON — A walk-off victory is even sweeter when it comes against your biggest rival.

    “It feels great,” Chatfield senior Kasey Koppelmaa said after the Chargers’ 6-5 victory over their chief baseball rival on Saturday. “Columbine is always a good team. We’ve always had a really good game against them. It’s just unbelievable that we were able to get a great team victory today and climb through the adversity.”

  • Falcons decimate Clear Creek on the diamond

    By Michael Kelly

    EVERGREEN — Drew Lloyd came out of the dugout after a hard-fought win with a complaint.

    “If you gave me a triple on that I would have hit for the cycle,” Lloyd said jokingly to his coach, Justin Olson.

    “It was a double,” Olson joked back, and Lloyd laughed a little in response.

  • Falcons’ soccer ready to take on 2A challenge

    his season so far has not been kind to the Front Range Christian girls soccer team, but it’s hoping it’s about to get a whole lot better.

    Midway through the season, the Falcons hold a 2-5-1 record, but that’s not indicative of how their year has been going.

  • Dakota Ridge soccer barely edges out Bear Creek

    LAKEWOOD — Despite cold weather and sharp winds, the intense action and heated play between Dakota Ridge and Bear Creek’s girls soccer teams last week kept both players and spectators warm.

    Dakota Ridge won 4-3 Friday at Lakewood Memorial Stadium.

    As of Wednesday night, the Eagles are 5-4 overall and 2-2 in the league. Bear Creek is 3-7 overall and 0-4 in league play.

  • Rebel boys can’t stack up to Bruins

    LAKEWOOD — When Cherry Creek boys lacrosse comes to town, especially for a top-three matchup, an exciting game usually follows.
    After a bit of a setback in the first half last April 14 at Trailblazer Stadium, No. 3 Columbine brought its A-game in the second half against the second-ranked Bruins and almost overcame them. But in the end, it wasn’t enough as the Rebels fell for the first time this season, 11-9.

  • Dakota Ridge suffers loss in 5A Jeffco opener

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    ARVADA — If Tuesday afternoon at Nate Jurney Field was any indiction, Class 5A Jeffco League baseball is going to be very entertaining over the next four weeks.
    Ralston Valley, No. 9 in the latest CHSAANow.com 5A baseball poll, started conference play with a walk-off 4-3 victory at home against Dakota Ridge. Sophomore Billy Wall came through with a hard-hit single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score junior Otto Jones from second base.

  • Bear Creek rallies to defeat D’Evelyn

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    DENVER — The hit parade came late but happened when it really counted for Bear Creek on the baseball field April 7.
    The Bears cranked out six straight hits in a four-run top of the seventh inning against D’Evelyn. The offensive outburst turned a two-run deficit into a two-run lead for Bear Creek (5-3-1 record) heading into the bottom half of the final inning at D’Evelyn Junior/Senior High School.

  • Columbine girls show strength at Jeffco tourney

    BROOMFIELD — A little frost delay wasn’t going to hold back the Columbine girls golf team.
    Following a strong performance from the Rebels’ top four golfers at the Broadlands Golf Course on April 4, the team finished second overall at the Jeffco League tournament with 375 collective strokes, 33 behind first-place Ralston Valley.
    The event, which hosted 18 teams between 4A and 5A, saw other great performances from Chatfield (fourth, 305), Dakota Ridge (sixth, 459) and D’Evelyn (sixth in 4A, 453).

  • Newspapers under attack from all directions

    It was in the early 1980s — I was a mere child — when I first started thumbing through the daily newspaper. I immediately flipped to the sports pages and then usually the comics or vice-versa.
    I walked to the nearby 7-Eleven weekly and brought neighboring papers — the Washington Post or the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, to name a few — just so I could thumb through their coverage and clip out advertisements to save for my own personal collection.

  • Who will lead?

    We continue to argue about how to protect our kids from school shooters. I can’t get the visions of those little Sandy Hook toddlers out of my mind. I live near an elementary school, and as I see the little ones coming and going I think about the horrific shootings we seem to shrug off as “the way things are today.” No, thoughts and prayers are insufficient.
    Consider the following events compiled by Michael Smerconish, CNN and Sirius Radio nonpartisan program host regarding the Parkland school shooting: