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Today's Sports

  • KCLL teams excel at Liberty...

    Ken Caryl Little League entered four teams in four brackets at the annual Littleton Liberty Blast baseball tournament. 

    KCLL teams representing the 8U, 9U, 10U and 12U divisions played teams from across the Denver metropolitan area in a tournament dedicated to the men and women in our armed forces.  

    Three of the four teams reached the title games for their respective brackets. 

  • Teams embrace laid-back...

    Meet Abdullah Musleh for the Dakota Ridge Eagles. And Austin Genthe. And Jack Anderson. All wearing No. 20. That, in a nutshell, is the laid-back nature of summer basketball.

    “It could be confusing for the guy keeping track of fouls. It just kind of happened today,” Musleh said.

    Yes, the atmosphere is rather easygoing compared to the high school regular season, which runs from December through the state finals in March, but the summer season is important in building for what’s to come.

  • Dems’ persistence pays off for...

    Dylan Dems could’ve sulked after he was pinch hit for in the sixth inning, but he didn’t. Instead, the rising Chatfield junior proved his mettle when he got another chance in the eighth.

    The Chargers second baseman sent George Couglin’s 1-1 pitch — his 104th pitch overall — up the middle with two outs in the eighth and pinch runner Cody Cordova scored from second for a 4-3 victory over Lakewood in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The Tigers bounced back to win Game 2 by a 6-1 score.

  • Selfless Wallin, Eagles sweep...

    Most players that have been asked to step up for Dakota Ridge this summer in big situations have done so. Dakota Wallin was no exception on June 29 against Smoky Hill at Dakota Ridge High School. 

    Wallin pitched a complete game scattering eight hits with five strikeouts and only one walk leading the Eagles to a 4-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Dakota Ridge won the second game 12-1.

  • Dungey repeats at Thunder Valley

    LAKEWOOD — Winning isn’t anything new for Ryan Dungey. And neither is winning at Thunder Valley. It just took a little more effort this go-around and holding off Ryan Villopoto to do so.

    Dungey, a 10-time winner and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross champion in 2010 in the 450 Class, took the lead on the third lap of the second moto at the Thunder Valley National on June 25 and held off Villopoto for his second straight win at the track.

  • Saye’s return to riding not what...

    LAKEWOOD — Entering the Thunder Valley Nationals was a challenge in its own rights for Tucker Saye. Racing in it proved to be just as difficult.

    The 21-year-old Littleton native failed to qualify for the 40-rider 450cc motocross finals June 25 in the fifth of 12 stops this season for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Saye finished 53rd atop his Suzuki RMZ 450 with a best lap time of 2:26.666 in qualifying.

  • Hunting classes teaches safety

    Colorado is a hunter’s dream with its bevy of wildlife, but state law prohibits anyone born after Jan. 1, 1949 from hunting without first taking a gun safety class. So for the past 40 years, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has provided hunter education and safety classes.

    According to the DOW’s website, the law was set in place to combat the high number of fatal hunting accidents, which averaged nine deaths per year in the 60s. Since then, the number of fatalities has dropped significantly to approximately 1.6 deaths as of 2004.

  • Teaching the game

    Spencer Roelke hasn’t been playing baseball all that long — this is his first year — but he enjoys it.

    “You get to run around, which I love running. I like catching the ball and I like throwing the ball,” the 8-year-old Mt. Carmel Elementary School student said. 

  • Ex-Eagle Dunivant has carved out...

    COMMERCE CITY — Todd Dunivant isn’t the most recognizable player on his own team. That would be David Beckham. He’s not even the most recognizable American. That would be Landon Donovan. But he just might be the most reliable.

  • Raiders rally to surpise...

    AURORA—The Chatfield baseball team surrendered to Rangeview after giving up four runs in the seventh inning June 19 at Rangeview High School, losing 7-6.

    After leading the game the whole time and being ahead 6-3 after the top of the seventh, Chatfield relief pitching walked four batters and surrendered four hits to the Raiders in the bottom of the inning.

    “We just didn’t get it done,” assistant coach Brad Thayer said. “They took advantage of a couple of miscues on defense.”