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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield girls lacrosse team...

    LAKEWOOD -- Katie Larson scored four goals and Shelby Piper added a hat trick as the Chatfield Lady Chargers scored a 14-6 first-round victory over Grandview on May 11 in the girls lacrosse state playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The win was the first playoff victory in school history for 14th-seeded Chatfield (12-4), which advances to face third-seeded Kent Denver (11-4) on May 13 at 5 p.m. in the second round.

  • Dakota Ridge open girls soccer...

    LAKEWOOD -- Kelsey Loupee scored one goal and assisted on another as third-seeded Dakota Ridge opened the 5A state girls soccer playoffs with a 2-0 win over Fruita Monument on May 10 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    Junior midfielder Kyla Jamison opened the scoring when she deflected in a Loupee corner kick in the 21st minute to give the Lady Eagles (13-1-2) a 1-0 halftime lead. Loupee added an insurance goal in the 54th minute when she booted a shot into the top right corner over the outstretched hands of Fruita Monument goalkeeper Kylie Goetz.

  • Falcons bound for regionals

    PARKER — A lot was on the line for the Front Range Christian Falcons heading into their District 8 semifinal match-up with Denver Christian. Win and the Falcons move on to the finals and play for a seed in the regional playoffs, but lose and their season ends.

    The spectators couldn’t have asked for a better game with so much on the line, but in the end John Ross came through for the Falcons, pitching a complete game and providing three RBIs in the Falcons’ 9-8 win over Crusaders on May 6 at Double Angel Field.

  • Chatfield charges through...

    Katherine Ross had good reason to be nervous about her final-round match with Bear Creek’s Alex Martinelli at the 5A Region 3 championship on May 5 at the Ken Caryl Ranch House. After all, it was Martinelli who soundly defeated her just three weeks earlier on the same court.

    But that was then and this was now. My how things changed in three weeks.

  • Columbine takes down Lions, again

    LAKEWOOD — On April 23, Columbine defeated Littleton, 8-2, at Invesco Field at Mile High to win the Littleton Cup tournament. Two weeks later, on May 6, Columbine and Littleton squared off again in the first round of the state boys lacrosse playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium with Columbine coming out on top again, this time by a score of 9-2.

  • Eagles rally from seven down,...

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles were sky high entering the top of the seventh inning, having come back from a seven-run deficit to take the lead against Ralston Valley.

    But after the game, they couldn’t have been lower as Ralston Valley catcher Nick McCasky hit a two-run home run off reliever A.J. Valerio to give the Mustangs a 9-8 win on May 4 at Dakota Ridge High School.

    “I just left it up. It was a bad pitch,” Valerio said.

  • Roundup: Mountain Vista puts...

    Host Mountain Vista broke out for nine first-half goals en route to a 15-4 victory over Chatfield in the first round of the state boys lacrosse tournament on May 6 at Shea Stadium.

    Mitch Banich led the Chargers with two goals. Brady Hammond and Casey Kopchik also scored for Chatfield (7-9).

    Mountain Vista (12-4), seeded 10th, advanced to face seventh-seeded Mullen (8-7) in the second round on May 10. Results of that game weren’t available at press time.

  • Chatfield pushes Conifer aside

    What do Xcel Energy and boys swimming teams have in common? They are both kicking their energy conservation programs into high gear in an effort to combat the rising heat that May brings.

    With just a couple of weeks before the state finals every team is putting forth their best effort to qualify as many kids as they can. But at the same time they are trying to keep the kids fresh and energized. On April 29, the Chatfield Chargers were a little more energized than their Conifer counterparts, walking away with a 186-115 victory at the Ridge Recreation Center. 

  • Kelly, Rebels storm Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine boys lacrosse team picked up some positive energy going into the playoffs with an easy 11-4 victory over Evergreen on April 29 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Columbine sophomore attacker Ryan Kelly scored four goals, including three in the first quarter.

     “The win brings us into the playoffs with some tempo,” Kelly said. “It’s a great win and it will give us a lot of the momentum we need to go far in the playoffs.”

  • Littin, Rogers part of eight in...

    Bryan Littin has spent the past 22 years serving in the U.S. Navy, first in San Diego, Calif., and now in Washington, D.C.

    Three years ago, on his move out east, he drove through Colorado on his way to Annapolis, Md. It was the last time the 1982 Columbine High School graduate and former football standout passed through the Rocky Mountains. When he comes back this week as one of eight inductees in the third class of the Colorado Football Hall of Fame it will be more than just a celebration it will be a reunion.