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  • Lady Chargers extend streak vs....

    They weren’ always efficient and at times Chatfield’s girls basketball team struggled with its shot, much like Columbine did, but, rest assured, the Lady Chargers would plug away enough to win. It’s become common-place of late in this series.
    Kristi Vaninger led three Chatfield players in double figures with 14 points as the Lady Chargers beat Columbine for a sixth consecutive time 53-35 on Feb. 22 at Chatfield Senior High School.

  • Chargers find way late, top...

    Brenden Mann wasn’t actually speechless, but the words to describe Chatfield’s 57-51 come-from-behind victory over rival Columbine on Feb. 22 were hard to come by.

  • Wrestlers get first taste of...

    For Chatfield’s Jake Thayer and Columbine’s Karl Breidenbach it was their first time wrestling at the 5A state tournament at Denver’s Pepsi Center. As the three-day tournament began Feb. 21 they were in the same boat — looking for victories and that elusive state title. The Columbine Courier takes you for the ride, looking at their quest for championship gold.

    CHATFIELD’S JAKE THAYER: FOLLOWING IN FOOTSTEPS

  • Columbine's Mayberry wins...

    DENVER – Columbine senior Brian Mayberry scored a 3-1 overtime victory over Overland's Amer Tipura to win the 5A state championship at 220 pounds on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center. The win avenged a 3-2 OT loss in the regional finals a week earlier.
    The match was tied 1-all heading into the extra session when Mayberry (29-1) scored a takedown 44 seconds into the 1-minute period. It marks the fourth time in the past two seasons the two have met and that the match has gone into overtime. The loss dropped Tipura to 42-2 for the season.

  • Chatfield boys capture 5A Jeffco...

    The Chatfield Chargers' boys basketball team captured the 5A Jeffco League championship outright on Wednesday night with an 84-57 victory over Arvada West at Chatfield Senior High School.
    The win was Chatfield's 19th straight and improved the Chargers to 21-1 on the season, 15-0 in conference play.
    Chatfield plays host to rival Columbine on Friday. The varsity girls game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., with the boys game to follow.

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Despite 51 saves from Owston Eagles fall to host Aspen
    ASPEN
    — Host Aspen got goals from Colter Robinson and Willy Doremus en route to a 2-0 victory over Dakota Ridge on Feb. 15 at the Lewis Ice Arena.
    The loss ended Dakota Ridge’s season with a 5-13-1 record and nine points in the Foothills Conference.
    Eagles goaltender Joey Owston made 51 saves in net.

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Hyde, Columbine extend winning streak to six games

  • Chargers stave off Kent, get...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    DENVER — Their name has been slotted into the bracket, and at this point, that’s all that matters.
    Chatfield hockey beat Kent Denver 4-3 on Feb. 13 at Big Bear Ice Arena to help secure a playoff spot in the state tournament.
    The Chargers lost two nights later at Monarch 8-1, but through a series of tiebreakers beat out Summit and Battle Mountain for the final playoff slot. All three schools finished with 11 points in Foothills Conference play.

  • Thayer headed to state, takes...

    Chatfield 132-pounder Jake Thayer will represent the Chargers at the 5A state tournament after placing second at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 16 at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora.
    Thayer won a trio of matches to reach the finals, including an ultimate tiebreaker victory over Eaglecrest’s Jake Dugan in the semifinals. In the championship bout, Thayer was upended by a 3-0 decision by Pomona’s Raymond Robledo.
    A pair of other Chargers — Sam Hebert at 160 pounds and Wilson George at 195 — placed fifth.

  • Rebels duo not content with 2nd

    WESTMINSTER — Karl Breidenbach paced back and forth the frustration growing with every step. His Columbine teammate Brian Mayberry slammed his head gear down after his first loss of the season.
    And this was after the regional finals and having already qualified for state.

  • Chargers come up clutch late

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    It was redemption. A gym silencer, a knockout blow and a game-winning shot all wrapped into one.
    Chatfield’s Brenden Mann hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in a tied game against Dakota Ridge to propel the Chargers to a 65-62 win over the Eagles on Feb. 14.
    Mann shot two air balls earlier in the second half and the home crowd, littered with Dakota Ridge students, let him hear it the rest of the way. That is until he buried the eventual game-winner good for the last laugh.