Today's Sports

  • Chargers can’t get bats going in...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — It was just a little rain and mild lightning in the distance, but the 53-minute weather delay, not to mention the pitching of Mountain Vista’s Jesse Applehans, proved to throw Chatfield off its game.
    The Lady Chargers, coming off back-to-back wins to open the 2011 season in which they scored 14 runs, were held to one run on five hits and the Golden Eagles’ Megan Brown delivered a two-run homer in a five-run fourth inning as Mountain Vista scored an 8-1 win on Aug. 31.

  • Kickoff coverage spells...

    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes kickoffs can have as big an impact on the outcome of football games as offense or defense. A lesson Chatfield learned the hard way in its season opener against ThunderRidge on Sept. 1 at Jefferson County Stadium.
    The Chargers allowed two kickoff returns for scores by Grizzlies defensive back Tyler Johnson, including one in the fourth quarter, en route to a 49-28 loss.

  • Sports briefs

    Lady Eagles rolling along, beat D’Evelyn to go to 6-0

    DENVER  — Cam Mammenga was 3-for-3 with two runs batted in and McKenna Pendergraft tripled and drove in two runs as Dakota Ridge improved to 6-0 with a 9-4 win over host D’Evelyn on Sept. 1.
    Bri Arneach walked three and struck out three for the win.
    Gomez, Lady Rebels blank Fairview for second win.
    Sarah Kastanek and Taryn Rothrock drove in two runs each as Columbine (2-1) shut out Fairview, 7-0, on Sept. 1.

  • Eagles straighten things out

    CONIFER — Pitch after pitch after pitch BrookLynn York was lacing the ball just foul. She nearly hit teammate Sierra Jones in the on-deck circle. She just missed head coach Dave Atencio standing in the third-base box. But once she figured out how to get the ball inside the line, just past Conifer third baseman Mackenzie Long, it opened the floodgates for Dakota Ridge.

  • Leipheimer, state big winners at...

    DENVER — About the only thing that was hotter than cyclist Levi Leipheimer this week, especially on Aug. 28 — the final day of the week-long inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge — was the weather.

    It was another hot one, as temperatures scorched an overflowing crowd of more than 200,000 during Stage 6 from Golden to Lookout Mountain into downtown Denver, with it topping out at a record 96 degrees. But it couldn’t stop Leipheimer.

  • Sports briefs

    Risner, Wiggins spoil opener for Front Range Christian
    WIGGINS — Taylor Risner threw for 287 yards and four touchdowns as Wiggins pulled away from Front Range Christian in the second half for a 36-12 season-opening win on Aug. 26.

  • Boys soccer previews

    Head coach: Brock Blume
    Assistant coaches: Chris Olson, Dave Palik, Sara Webb, Tyler Zytek
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    Top players: Cameron Mohseni, Sr., midfielder; Tyler Anderson, Sr., goalie; Collin Shampine, Sr., forward; Ryan Lagreca, Sr., forward.
    Season opener: Sept. 1, at Cherry Creek, 4:30 p.m.

  • Cross country preview: Chatfield...

    Head coaches: Don Daniels, Jeff Mages
    Assistant coach: Sara Smutz
    Classification: 5A
    Top runners: Boys — Justin Shaver, Sr.; Panos Smyrnios, Jr.; Thomas Paryz, Sr.; Girls — Rachael Lenz, Sr.; Jennifer Sutton, Sr.; Mikaela Hakamaa, Fr.
    Season opener: Sept. 2, at Arapahoe Invitational 

  • Deer Creek Challenge is a...

    The Deer Creek Challenge doesn’t cut cyclists any slack. In the midst of the second annual “Toughest Century in United States,” participants climbed 12,751-feet in elevation. Even the final stretch to the finish line is uphill.

    “To put on something that is the most on anything, is unusual,” Pat Downing, the ride founder and director, said. “To be able to do this in our own backyard, and have it be the hardest in the country, is great.”

  • Gymnastics preview: Columbine,...