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  • Chatfield’s Manzanares earns...

    DENVER — Following a tough go in the semifinals and subsequent consolation round, Chatfield’s E.C. Manzanares was thrilled when he won his final match of the 5A state wrestling tournament at the Pepsi Center to secure fifth place.

    “I’m feeling on cloud nine because I had to rebound after that tough loss in the consolation semis,” Manzanares said. “Then to come back and win after that, that was huge for me. I’m feeling really good.”

    Getting the win for Chatfield, he said, made it all the more sweet.

  • DRHS girls hoops defeats...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — Feb. 20 marked the start of the Class 5A girls basketball state tournament.

    However, Dakota Ridge coach Diane Thompson didn’t mind that the Eagles weren’t on the court in the opening round.

    “It is one of those things were I don’t remember when Dakota Ridge was that high of a seed,” Dakota Ridge coach Diane Thompson said before the Eagles were seeded No. 15 which garnered a first-round bye.

  • Eagles’ hockey shuts out Huskies...

     LITTLETON — If a team’s going to host the first round of the state hockey tournament, it may as well come in with a bang.

    That’s exactly what Dakota Ridge did on Tuesday afternoon against visiting Battle Mountain at the Edge Ice Arena as it earned a spot in the next round of the postseason, 10-0.

  • Front Range shoots lights out in...

    By Levi Waddell

    LITTLETON — In perhaps their best showing of the year, the Front Range Christian Falcons upset the Dawson School Mustangs 68-53 on Feb. 13. The Falcons shared the ball effectively and were lights out from beyond the arc as they ended Dawson’s six-game winning streak.

  • Columbine girls hoops gets first...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — Columbine’s girls basketball team accomplished one big goal it had entering this season.

    The No. 20-seeded Rebels managed the program’s first playoff victory since 2010 with a 41-37 victory Tuesday night against No. 45 Eaglecrest.

    “It’s been like eight years since we’ve won a playoff game,” Columbine junior Maura Singer said. “It’s definitely super nice.”

  • D'Evelyn senior Selin wins...

    THORNTON — Over the last couple years, the weeks leading up to the state swim meet haven’t been kind to D’Evelyn High School’s Abbey Selin.
    But none of that seemed to matter on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, as a flu earlier in the week couldn’t stop the senior standout from going for the gold in the 3A state meet. In the end, she took home the titles for the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events.

  • Chatfield’s Kathryn Shanley...

    By Kevin Lytle

    FORT COLLINS — Good luck wiping the smile off Kathryn Shanley’s face.

    The swimmer instantly forgot about exhaustion when she looked up at the timing board after finishing the 500-yard freestyle Saturday afternoon.

    Lane 5, first place.

    The Chatfield High School freshman burst into a big grin as she realized she had just become a state champion in her first state meet after winning the 500 free in a time of 5 minutes, 2.44 seconds at Edora Pool Ice Center.

  • Jeffco student-athletes sign ...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    LITTLETON — From the University of Alaska to the University of Hawaii and beyond, Jeffco student-athletes will fan out to all corners of the United States  to pursue their college dreams in the next school year.

    Feb. 7 marked another National Letter of Intent Signing Day. A dozen high schools within Jeffco Public Schools had signing celebrations on Wednesday.

    “It’s always a special day,” Columbine principal Scott Christy said during the Rebels’ celebration.

  • Dakota Ridge inherits Jeffco...

    Dakota Ridge High School is taking the reins of Jefferson County field hockey.

    The team, which has been historically linked to Golden High School, is switching over under the veil of Dakota Ridge for this upcoming season and beyond.

  • Chatfield and Columbine have 4...

    By Tyler Johnson

    At the Class 5A Region 3 tournament on Saturday at Poudre High School, Columbine and Chatfield earned a few spots at state.

    Smaller teams such as Chatfield and Columbine were looking to qualify as many wrestlers as they could as an overall team title was out of reach early in the day, with Poudre running away with the team victory.

    The best chance for Chatfield came from senior Earl Cameron Manzanares, who easily advanced to the semifinals with a pin and a major victory by a score of 10-1.