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Today's Sports

  • Rebels pick their spots, blank...

    Ryan Earnest knew what he was facing. After all, as the Columbine left-hander hurler put it, Dakota Ridge isn’t the second-ranked 5A team in the state for nothing.
    But Earnest’s pitching and Columbine’s defense certainly didn’t let the homestanding Eagles show that on April 18. Earnest pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-hit ball, and Columbine scratched out two of its three runs with two outs in a 3-0 victory.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS SOCCER
    Columbine stretches streak to eight straight with 5-1 victory
    DENVER
    ­— Rylie O’Keefe scored two goals and Abbey Roelfson had two assists as Columbine won its eighth straight with a 5-1 win over host George Washington on April 13.
    Ember Albertson added a goal and two assists for the Lady Rebels (8-1).

    Ashmore, Standley Lake upend Chatfield in double overtime

  • Ross gets nod this time in...

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield No. 1 singles tennis player, senior Katherine Ross, proved April 12 that winning doesn’t have to come at the cost of respect and sportsmanship.
    The Chatfield girls’ tennis team beat host Bear Creek 5-2 in a match that brought long-time rivals Ross and Bear Creek sophomore Alex Martinelli back on the court. Ross and Martinelli have played each other twice a year — once in the regular season and then again at regionals — for the past two years with each rotating wins.

  • Eagles take flight in second half

    So what if it was Friday the 13th. It was also Heritage head coach Brandt Hodgson’s 42nd birthday, and his Eagles gave him quite the present.
    A second-half flurry of five goals in four minutes of the third period — three straight by senior midfielder Sean Sullivan — rallied Heritage from a halftime deficit to a 10-4 victory over rival Littleton on April 13 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

  • Rebels feel win was lackluster...

    By the time Columbine had finished off a 9-3 boys lacrosse victory over archrival Chatfield on April 13 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium it was difficult to tell which team actually came out the victor.
    The Rebels, in spite of scoring the game’s first five goals, including three within a span of 72 seconds early in the second half, never trailed, but also didn’t feel like a team that had just won its fourth straight and beaten the Chargers for a second consecutive season.

  • Jeffco Relays serve as breather

    ARVADA — The stresses of a high school swimming season can become apparent just prior to the push for league and state championships.
    With state six weeks away, swimmers have spent numerous hours in the pool building up the anxiety of high expectations. Just as the mental strain could overcome an athlete’s psyche, the unique opportunity of the Jeffco League Relays provided an escape from pressures the season can bring.

  • Red-hot Cougars thump Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — One look at the Evergreen boys’ lacrosse team’s 8-0 record and it’s easy to see that they are having a red-hot season. So when they defeated the Chatfield Chargers 12-5 on April 4 at Trailblazer Stadium, the only thing that was shocking was that it was the first time the Cougars had beat the Chargers.

  • HEART-THUMPING ACTION

    E.J. Boillot knows quite a bit about jump roping. After all, he was a physical education teacher for 23 years at Ute Meadows Elementary School. But 20 years ago, while teaching jump roping in his P.E. class, competing in it through the American Heart Association and then watching a team in Boulder compete, Boillot was ready to take the next step and build a team of his own.
    A competitive team at that.
    It took a while to get kids involved, but Boillot has done just that with the Jumping Eagles.

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Silva, Dakota Ridge rally from early deficit to top Gresham

    Nick Silva pitched seven-plus innings of four-hit relief, striking out 15 as Dakota Ridge rallied from an early eight-run deficit to defeat Gresham 13-12 on March 26 in Coach Bob Invitational in Arizona.
    It was Dakota Ridge’s third straight win. The Eagles (6-2) got three RBIs from Josh Guerra.

    Littleton scores early lead, holds off Paradise Valley late

  • Hard-charging Carter steals 50...

    THORNTON — Bryce Carter is setting up his senior season perfectly.
    The Chatfield swimmer finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle at last year’s 5A state championships. And now at the Dick Rush Memorial Invitational on March 31 he showed that this year he’s in it to win it.