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Today's Sports

  • Staunton State Park gets...

    The finishing touches are being put on Staunton State Park before its long-awaited debut on May 18.

    “There’s still so much to do,” park manager Jennifer Anderson said of the five weeks leading up to the opening. “Planting trees, hanging signs, (painting) the roads and parking lots — but all the hard work is worth it.”

  • PLAN Jeffco a grassroots...

    PLAN Jeffco, a private, nonprofit advocacy group, was founded in 1972 to propose and campaign for a ballot referendum establishing the half-cent sales tax and the Jefferson County Open Space program. 

    The first chair of PLAN Jeffco was Mike Moore of Evergreen, who also served as the campaign manager in the open-space sales-tax campaign. 

  • Sports briefs

    ATHLETIC TRAINING
    Columbine’s Hertz honored by Nuggets for excellence in training
    Columbine High athletic trainer Matt Hertz was one of two recipients of the 2013 Excellence in Athletic Training awards by the Denver Nuggets last month.
    They were recognized by Nuggets athletic trainer Jim Gillen prior to the team’s home game March 23 against the Sacramento Kings.

  • Winter all-conference boys...

    Following is the 2013 5A Jeffco League All-Conference boys and girls basketball teams:

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Thomas Neff, Arvada West; Derris Miles, Bear Creek; Andrew St. Germain, Chatfield; Brenden Mann, Chatfield; Jon Snow, Columbine; Garrett Hyde, Columbine; Elijah Davis, Dakota Ridge; Nermin Kozic, Lakewood; Spencer Svejcar, Ralston Valley; Marcus Asmus, Standley Lake
    SECOND TEAM

  • Chatfield diver saves best for...

    THORNTON — Matt Jagiello didn’t have a good feel for his dives during warm-ups, but, thankfully for him, those weren’t the ones that counted.
    In fact, Jagiello’s three dives in the finals of the 2013 Dick Rush Coaches Invitational at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center got progressively better. That helped the Chargers junior to take fourth with 393.05 points on March 30.

  • Wait for opportunity is finally...

    It had become routine for C.J. Gillman. A handful of leads that would see him realize his dream of being with a Major League Baseball club, only to come up empty-handed.
    Then entered Mike Lansing. The former Colorado Rockie is not only an area scout for the big-league club, he’s also an assistant coach at Columbine High School — the same school that Gillman not only graduated from but where his father, Chuck, is the head coach.

  • Chatfield grad Rogers making his...

    Taylor Rogers won’t say that he’s a creature of habit, but he does like having a routine. That fits who he is. And while the bus rides from city to city are what they are, it’s the job that fits the personality of the 22-year-old laid-back left-hander.

  • Party for Parks will be open to...

    Three organizations are joining forces to produce a public fund-raiser to support programs that connect children and families to nature. The Party for Parks will be held at the Red Rocks Visitor Center from 6 to 10 p.m. April 5. Tickets are $50 at www.jeffcooutdoors.org.  

    The Jefferson County Outdoors Foundation, the Denver Mountain Parks Association and Great Outdoors Colorado are sponsoring the gala, which celebrates multiple anniversaries. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Jeffco Outdoors,  formerly known as the Jeffco Open Space Foundation.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Chargers stymie Arapahoe to start off 2013 season at 2-0
    Nick Low and Nick Chamberlain combined to throw a five-hitter and Sean O’Dell drove in two runs as Chatfield improved to 2-0 with a 6-2 win over visiting Arapahoe on March 20.
    Low allowed two runs on five hits through four innings, while teamming with Chamberlain to strike out 10.
    O’Dell went 1-for-2 with a two-run single. Race Fenimore had two hits, including a double.

  • Rebels impose their will in rout

    LAKEWOOD — Make no bones about it: The Columbine Rebels won’t be creeping up on teams in 2013. Not like last year, when they worked their way into the boys lacrosse state semifinals. This year, it’s going to be the opposite, and Columbine expects as much.