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  • Cross country: Carney wins,...

  • Energized Rebels rally past...

    To say Ashley Williams was a little concerned would be an understatement. The Columbine senior did not want to lose, especially to rival Chatfield. Yet things didn’t look too promising for the Lady Rebels after the first game on Oct. 20 at Chafield High School.

  • McDondles, Rebels tune up for...

    LAKEWOOD — Despite being undefeated there were still questions about Columbine entering its game with Bear Creek on Oct. 20 at Jeffco Stadium.
    In its first seven games, Columbine had faced only one team with a winning record in Arapahoe. But the Rebels put most doubts aside with a convincing 38-20 win.
    Columbine overcame injuries to senior linebacker Jaxon Mohr (arm/shoulder), junior linebacker Trent Headley (arm/shoulder), and senior defensive lineman Josh Croy (elbow) in the first half.

  • Sports briefs

    Lady Eagles headed to Pine Creek for 6-team district tournament

    Dakota Ridge, seeded 38th, will play in the 5A District 6 volleyball tournament, hosted by Pine Creek, on Oct. 28-29.
    The Lady Eagles (7-12 overall, 3-5 5A Jeffco) will be joined in the regionals by host Pine Creek, Cherry Creek, Rampart, Castle View and Aurora Central. The top two teams qualify for regionals.

    Chatfield 47, Heritage 27
    Dakota Ridge 35, Prairie View 0
    Lutheran-Parker 14, FRCS 7

  • Gut-wrenching end for Chatfield

    LOVELAND — Rebecka Mintz couldn’t control her tears. Carlie Sexton was physically distraught. What had been an improbable run through the 5A Jeffco League for the Chatfield Lady Chargers’ softball team came to a crashing halt on Oct. 15 at the Region 4 tournament.
    Chatfield, the region’s top and 5A’s fourth overall seed, went from a state-tournament favorite to an afterthought after an error-proned 4-3 loss to Cherokee Trail at Barnes Softball Complex at Fairgrounds Park.

  • Dakota Ridge wins regional,...

    Courtney Sharp hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth as Dakota Ridge rallied for a 5-3 come-from-behind victory over Poudre, winning the 5A Region 3 softball championship on Oct. 15 at Longmont’s Garden Acres.
    Dakota Ridge (19-2), seeded fifth in the regional, opened with a 2-0 shutout of Liberty, led by the pitching of Bri Arneach. She tossed seven innings of shutout ball, walking one and striking out five. BrookLynn York and Cameryn Mammenga each had two hits.

  • Carney repeats as Jeffco champ

    Danny Carney, two weeks earlier, didn’t run the Dave Sanders Invitational at Clement Park because his coaches wanted him to relax and prepare for the postseason. He had earned the rest.
    And so the Dakota Ridge senior, even feeling under the weather, was back running Oct. 14. And he was back in front as usual. Carney ran a time of 15 minutes, 35 seconds, winning the 5A Jeffco League cross country championship by 45 seconds over Bear Creek’s Brandon Washington. It is Carney’s second straight league title.

  • Chargers’ Holmes pushes way to...

    DENVER — There is a saying that reads ‘The sign on the door to opportunity reads ‘PUSH.’ For three grueling days, Chatfield’s No. 2 singles player Nick Holmes did just that.
    The Chargers senior pushed his way through opportunity’s door, capturing third place at the 5A state boys tennis championships on Oct. 15 at the Gates Tennis Center.    

  • 5A regional softball pairings set

    The 5A softball regionals are Saturday, Oct. 15. Jeffco League teams Chatfield, Dakota Ridge and Columbine all qualified for the postseason based on their Top-5 finish in the nine-team league. Chatfield won the league trophy with an 8-1 mark, beating out Dakota Ridge on a tiebreaker courtesy of its 2-1 win over the Lady Eagles during the regular season. Columbine reached the playoffs after finishing in a five-way tie for fourth with a 4-5 record. It, along with Pomona, won the tiebreaker.

  • Youthful Chargers win regionals

    Winning regional tennis championships has been somewhat commonplace for Chatfield’s boys team through the years. And, in spite of drastic turnover in 2011, there were the Chargers standing on top of the heap yet again.