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Today's Sports

  • Life is such a drag

    MORRISON — Randy Cruickshank has a need for speed, but sometimes, even for him, it can be a little too much.
    Case in point: the 1970 Camaro he was racing a few years ago. It was just too fast. So now his wife, Brandy, races it. But Cruickshank still lives life in the fast lane with his 2011 Dragster and 1963 McAmis Top Sportsman cars.

  • Sports briefs

    LITTLE LEAGUE
    Ken-Caryl boys win district title,  advance to state tournament
    AURORA
    — Ken-Caryl Little League’s U-12 major league baseball team won its first District 5 championship with a 13-2 victory over The Academy Little League on July 13 at Mission Viejo Park.

  • Column: Decker jacked up for...

    LITTLETON — Eric Decker is excited. That may not necessarily be the norm for an NFL player with training camp a little more than a week away, but the 26-year-old Denver Broncos wide receiver has plenty of reasons to be excited.
    He married country music singer Jessie James last month, he’s got a reality TV show set to debut later this summer on the E! network, and his team is pegged to be a Super Bowl contender by everyone. What’s there not to be excited about?

  • Summer 7-on-7 offers learning...

    The sweltering heat beats down on the players. For the 12 teams at Dakota Ridge High School’s annual 7-on-7 football tournament July 11 it was another day in the dog days of summer. It was also another chance for those teams, such as Columbine, to work on team building with the regular season a mere six weeks away.
    “We’re just working hard. That’s what we came out to do. Work hard, run routes, do all the things you’re supposed to and win,” Columbine senior Zack Smith said.

  • Decker, Thomas give back to kids

    One look at 7-year-old Paolo Tafoya and you can tell that the Fox Creek Elementary School student loves football. On one side of his Mohawk-shaved head is the number 87. On the other, the number 88. One number is orange, the other is blue to represent Denver Broncos wide receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Lady Chargers hosting preseason camps

    Chatfield Senior High’s volleyball team will be holding a camp for incoming 5th-8th graders from July 31-Aug. 2 in the school gym. The annual camp for incoming 9th-12th graders will be held Aug. 5-8 in the school’s gymnasium.
    Cost is $50, which includes a T-shirt.
    Forms and more information for both camps will be available soon on the team’s website www.chatfieldvolleyball.com.

    Tryouts for the 2013 Lady Chargers set

  • Former Eagles pitcher Farnum...

    Matt Farnum knew he had to prepare for life after baseball, but he didn’t know what that would involve. Still, the 2000 Dakota Ridge High School graduate knew he had a solid support system and a solid foundation beneath him.
    The 6-foot-2, 195-pound right-handed pitcher also knew that his immediate future after graduation was going to be in college and, in all likelihood, a stint in professional baseball.

  • Ken-Caryl Little Leaguers...

    AURORA — It’s 5:30 p.m. on July 6 at Mission Viejo Park. One by one, players from the Ken-Caryl Little League walk up to their counterparts and exchange pins as their names are called over the PA system.
    Their parents, family and friends sit outside the fence that encloses Field No. 3, cheering them on against 11- and 12-year-olds from The Academy Little League in Colorado Springs. As the banner hanging from the announcer’s tent behind home plate says, this is the only way to Williamsport.

  • All-conference boys swimming team

    The following are all-conference selections for the 4A/5A Jeffco League for the 2013 spring sports season:

    BOYS SWIMMING
    FIRST TEAM

  • Sports briefs

    HOCKEY
    Ex-Littleton product Jones drafted by Predators

    Seth Jones, a former player for the Littleton Hawks and Colorado Thunderbirds, was drafted with the No. 4 pick in the NHL draft June 30 by the Nashville Predators.
    The 6-foot-3, 205-pound defenseman was projected as one of the top players in this year’s draft, but the hometown Colorado Avalanche elected to go with center Nathan Mackinnon with the No. 1 overall pick. Florida and Tampa Bay followed suit by going offensive before the draft’s top defender came off the board.