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Today's Sports

  • Lady Chargers’ offense clicks in...

    The first half of Chatfield’s 56-43 girls basketball victory at rival Columbine on Jan. 23 was a case of both teams having their share of struggles. The Lady Chargers failed time and again to make crisp passes in to the paint, while Columbine was forcing shots.
    But in the second half it was only the Lady Rebels who struggled.
    Kelsi Lawrence led a balanced Chatfield attack with a game-high 10 points as the Lady Chargers extended their winning streak over Columbine to five games. Overall, Chatfield had lost four of its previous five.

  • Marchese, Rebels stonewall Eagles

    The only person who stood between Dakota Ridge’s Joey Dolce and a sure breakaway goal was Columbine senior goaltender Charlie Marchese. That, unfortunately for Dolce, was the problem. Nothing was going to get past Marchese as he stood between the pipes Jan. 25 at the Edge Ice Arena.
    The stalwart goaltender was a brick wall as Columbine produced its first shutout in more than three years with a 2-0 victory over the Eagles. It was the first shutout for the Rebels since a 5-0 win over Mullen on Jan. 19, 2010, a stretch of 61 games.

  • Chargers take control of 5A...

    Identifying a go-to player for the Chatfield Chargers is virtually impossible. There isn’t one. Chatfield’s 2012-13 boys basketball team is a collective unit and on any given night anybody could step up and take a leadership role, especially when it comes to scoring.

  • Sports briefs

    BASKETBALL
    “Think Pink Night” scheduled for Feb. 8 at Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High is hosting “Think Pink Night” as part of  the Rebels’ doubleheader girls and boys basketball game against Columbine on Feb. 8. Dakota Ridge will honor family members and friends who are breast cancer survivors during halftime of the boys game. Each  survivor gets into the game free.

    RUGBY
    Swarm Rugby hosting information meeting Jan. 24

  • Height, game fall in Rebels’...

    Columbine was 9-2; Arvada West 9-3. On paper, they were evenly-matched teams, but when the the Wildcats went to the Rebels’ house the scales tipped heavily in Columbine’s favor as evidence by a 72-50 victory on Jan. 17.
    Early in the game Columbine established its dominance, building a 10-0 lead. That was the wake-up call the Wildcats needed to start hitting their shots and before the period ended Arvada West was on the board. The score was as close as it would get the whole night at 19-11.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield extends win streak to nine games, thumps Gators
    WESTMINSTER
    — Brenden Mann scored a team-high 17 points, including five 3-pointers, as Chatfield won its ninth straight game with a 76-54 defeat of host Standley Lake on Jan. 11.
    Alec Wray added 16 points and Michael Hampson scored 13 as the Chargers (11-1) improved to 5-0 in the 5A Jeffco League.
    Marcus Asmus led Standley Lake (2-9, 1-4) with a game-high 23 points.

  • Lady Rebels’ 2nd-half rally...

    The Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles, through the end of the second quarter and for all of the third, showed no reasons to believe they were in danger. The game was comfortably, so it seemed, in their control.
    So when Jaylee Tait capped a furious 21-9 comeback over the game’s final 14 minutes, 19 seconds with  a layup with 26 seconds left, and Columbine’s defense stopped Dakota Ridge twice in the game’s final eight seconds for a stunning 54-53 home victory Jan. 9 the Lady Eagles were left searching for answers as to what just happened.

  • Columbine grapplers use simple...

    EVERGREEN — Brian Mayberry is pretty simplistic in his way of thinking. The Columbine 220-pound wrestler couldn’t tell you what his record is this season because he doesn’t keep track of it, and he never looks at the rankings. For the record, he’s been ranked No. 1 in 5A for much of the season by On the Mat.
    But for Mayberry it’s always been about one match at a time, one period at a time and one point at a time.

  • Resilient Rebels fend off late...

    If one wanted to find a reason or two for Columbine’s 60-53 boys basketball victory over Dakota Ridge on Jan. 9, here are a couple.

  • Lady Eagles coming into their own

    Evolution is key to survival whether it be in the wild or in the pool. The Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles girls’ swim team has gone through an evolution.
    In years past, they were a team of strong, if not at times mismatched, swimmers who lacked depth and appeared to lack confidence. Dakota Ridge was a team that had a few swimmers go to state, mostly in relays, but that didn’t place as a team or individually. But that was the Lady Eagles of yesteryear.