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  • Chatfield can’t figure out...

    BOULDER — Chatfield, truthfully, had nothing to lose. The 30th-seeded Chargers were seen as a heavy underdog to host Boulder at Recht Field on Oct. 27 in the first round of the 5A state boys soccer playoffs. And as things turned out that proved to be the case.

    Eight different players scored for Boulder, which scored three goals in its first four shots during a span of 4 minutes, 2 seconds midway through the first half, en route to a convincing 8-1 victory. The loss ended Chatfield’s season with a 6-6-3 mark.

  • Roundup: Rebels' Cox...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine junior Lexi Cox won the all-around competition at the 5A, Region 1 gymnastics championship on Oct. 27 at Bear Creek High School.

    Cox, aided by victories on both the uneven bars and vault, won with a score of 37.175. She edged out Bear Creek’s Dani Thenell, who scored a 37.075, for the title. Cox won the uneven bars with a score of 9.65 and the vault with a 9.35 score.

    Host Bear Creek won the team title with a 177.175 total. Chatfield came in sixth with 165.275 and Columbine was eighth in 151.35.

  • Cox puts best foot forward

    THORNTON — Lexi Cox couldn’t hide her disappointment. The Columbine junior knew that it was within reach.

    She had every reason to believe a 5A state gymnastics all-around title was there for the taking. After all she was coming off a regional title a week before. And Cox put herself in position to give Columbine its first all-around champion in school history after the early afternoon session on Nov. 5 at Thornton High School. But a lower-than-average balance beam performance and an unfortunate fall off the uneven bars wiped out her chances.

  • Rebels overcome McDondle’s...

    LAKEWOOD — Fifth-seeded Columbine entered its first-round 5A state playoff game with 28th-seeded Mountain Vista on Nov. 5 at Jefferson County Stadium without its leading rusher in junior running back Cameron McDondle because of a back injury. 

    But the Rebels overcame McDondle’s absence and an early 7-0 deficit to defeat Mountain Vista, 28-14, and advance to the second round of the playoffs thanks to two touchdowns from senior running back Jonathan Beverly. 

  • Playoff-bound Eagles running on...

    ARVADA — Head coach Ron Woitalwicz wanted to get quarterback Bolton Howes a few carries in the second half, but he was only able to get him two. That’s because Howes took both runs all the way to the end zone to invoke the mercy rule in the Eagles’ 49-13 rout of Standley Lake on Nov. 5 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Chargers cap season on a winning...

    LAKEWOOD — It wasn’t exactly the way that Kyle Barnhart wanted to end his high school football career.

    The Chatfield senior running back and his Charger teammates were n the mix of a seven-game losing streak, hadn’t won since Week 2 and were nowhere near the playoffs.

    But they were going out on a winning note if at all possible.

    Barnhart rushed for a 44-yard touchdown on Chatfield’s first offensive play and the Chargers never looked back in a 42-8 rout of George Washington at Jefferson County Stadium on Nov. 4.

  • Boys soccer: Chatfield ousted by...

    BOULDER -- William Husted was the first of eight different goal scorers for host Boulder in an 8-1 win over Chatfield on Oct. 26 in the first round of the 5A state boys soccer playoffs at Recht Field.

    Jack Huettel had a goal and two assists, Will Maxwell had a goal and an assist and Husted assisted on a goal for the third-seeded Panthers (14-1-1).

    Chatfield (6-6-3) avoided a shutout when Marc Axcel scored on a breakaway with 6 minutes, 26 seconds left in regulation.

  • Chargers serve notice vs. Rebels

    Stephanie Lillo will defer the credit to Tarah Sponenberg, Chatfield’s junior varsity head coach and assistant varsity coach. But make no bones about it, the Chargers senior certainly was in a rhythm with her service game.

    Lillo was serving when Chatfield ran off 10 straight points in the second set and again in the third during a 7-0 run as the visiting Chargers posted a 25-18, 25-17, 25-17 win over host Columbine on Oct. 21.

  • Columbine’s Cox places second in...

    LITTLETON — Twelve teams from all over Jefferson County, including Chatfield, Columbine and Evergreen High Schools, showed off their best gymnasts at the league championship on Oct. 23 at Chatfield High School.

    Bear Creek took top team honors, placing first with 182.150 points, Evergreen was third with 173.7 points, Chatfield took sixth with 164 points and Columbine was 10th with 152.475 points.

  • Warriors weather Rebels’ second-...

    It’s not like Matt Marchena didn’t try to put the ball in the back of the net. One shot just missed the lower left corner minutes into the second half. Fifteen minutes later, the junior forward’s shot ricocheted off the crossbar and back out.

    Columbine was that close.

    But while the Rebels couldn’t punch home a goal visiting Arapahoe did. The Warriors scored a soft tally in the first half and added a pair of Matt Korsick goals in the final 40 minutes for a 3-0 win Oct. 21 at Columbine High School.