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  • Rally never develops for Eagles

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    In each of the final three innings it looked as if the rally could happen. Each time Dakota Ridge just couldn’t get the big hit.
    The Eagles stranded seven runners between the fifth, sixth and seventh innings against Mountain Vista in a 7-1 loss on April 3 at Dakota Ridge High School.
    “We just aren’t believing in ourselves offensively. They don’t believe in how good they can be. It’s a confidence thing right now,”  Dakota Ridge head coach Jeff Legault said.

  • Roundy, Chatfield hold off...

    It’s Travis Roundy’s senior year, and that’s a big motivation factor for the Chatfield swimmer. That and keeping up his kick throughout a race, so he can finish strong.
    His finish in the 200-yard freestyle on April 5 at the Ridge Rec Center wasn’t quite up to what he would’ve liked, but it didn’t matter, considering the way he started the race. He swam a meet-winning time of 1 minute, 55.06 seconds as the Chargers won 10 of 12 events for a 194-100 victory over Conifer.

  • Potts, Chargers rally past Eagles

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    LAKEWOOD — Eric Potts had a bag of ice firmly planted on his left cheek, and for most of the post-game it stayed there.
    “That’s just from all the hits to the face after scoring. I’m just icing it up,” Potts said.
    Score, he did. Potts buried four goals, teammate Jacob Larsen added three and Chatfield rallied from a mini-deficit to beat Dakota Ridge 13-8 on April 5 at Trailblazer Stadium.

  • 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.