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Today's Sports

  • Falcons’ state hopes dashed

    DENVER — Vanessa Vigil, as effortlessly as she did in the first half, dropped another layup in the basket at Hamilton Gymnasium with 3 minutes, 21 seconds left in the third quarter to give Front Range Christian a 14-point lead.

    It looked as if Front Range Christian’s girls basketball team was less than 12 minutes away from a trip to Pueblo and the 2A state basketball tournament on March 5. But Sedgwick County, like it did last year, turned the Region 4 championship game into a bitter ending for the Lady Falcons.

  • Lady Falcons overcome illnesses...

    DENVER — Front Range Christian girls basketball coach Dominic Vigil had some sick kids for the team’s Region 4 first-round matchup with Rangely.

    Point guard Jennifer Vigil and top reserve Katherine Oosthuzien were under the weather, but played regardless and, fortunately, the Lady Falcons didn’t need their services in the fourth quarter as they coasted to a 64-50 win at Hamilton Gymnasium at the University of Denver on March 4.

  • Spring sports previews: Girls...

    GIRLS TENNIS
    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Robert Campbell 
    Assistant coach: Teresa Gomez
    Classification: 5A
    Top players: Katherine Ross, Jr.; Rachel Frisz, Sr.; Kimberly Arssten, Sr.
    Season opener: March 15, at Fairview, 3:30 p.m.

  • Falcons’ season ends on flat note

    STERLING — Matthew Meek scored a game-high 19 points, but Front Range Christian couldn’t overcome a slow start in a 66-44 loss to undefeated Yuma on March 4 in the Region 2 semifinals at Northeastern Junior College.

    Yuma (22-0) jumped out to an 18-4 lead after one quarter and led 33-14 at halftime.

    The Indians had four players in double figures, led by Shane Terrell’s 18 points. Darko Vukasovic scored 15 points, Jared Couglin added 14 and Matt Bowland scored 10.

  • Old nemesis denies Chatfield

    DENVER — Chatfield’s hockey team has a lot to be thankful for this season.

    The Chargers won 18 games. The Chargers overcame the early-season absence of head coach Bradd Markusch, who was sidelined with a benign brain tumor. And the Chargers reached the Final Four for the first time in school history.

    Unfortunately, for a third straight season, Chatfield’s season was halted by Lewis-Palmer.

  • 3-point barrage sends DR packing

    DENVER — Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball season came to a close on Feb. 25 at the hands of defending state champion Denver East. In a 5A second-round playoff game in the Alice Barron Region, host Denver East outscored Dakota Ridge, 62-47, thanks to a 30-17 advantage in the second half, to advance to the Sweet 16. 

  • Outmanned Columbine can’t hold...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The Columbine Rebels boys basketball team was in uncharted waters. Not only had it not won a playoff game since 2005-2006, it hadn’t had a winning season since then, either.

    But even though the Rebels, under first-year head coach Clay Thielking, rectified all that this season, their 54-49 loss to host Mountain Vista on Feb. 26 in the second round of the 5A boys state tournament hurt just the same.

  • Roundup: Front Range Christian...

    DENVER — Jennifer Vigil scored a season-high 27 points as Front Range Christian toppled rival Lutheran-Parker, 53-45, on Feb. 26 in the championship game of the 3A District 4 tournament at Hamilton Gym on the campus of the University of Denver.

    The Lady Falcons (20-1) went on a 22-11 run in the second quarter to avenge its only loss of the season earlier in the month to Lutheran-Parker.

  • Spring sports preview: Girls golf

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Steve Schimpeler
    Classification: 5A, Jeffco
    Top players: Shannon Lubar, Jr.; Marina Beach, Sr.; Rachel Reiling, Sr.
    Season opener: Mar. 22, Applewood Golf Course, Golden, 8:30 a.m.
    Outlook: “I think we should have a really good season. We have some really good golfers this year,” Schimpeler said.
    State finals: May 23-24, Patty Jewett Golf Course, Colorado Springs

  • State tourney roundup: Dakota...

    Derek Vander Velde scored a team-high 17 points and, despite blowing a 10-point halftime lead and 12-point advantage in the third quarter, host Dakota Ridge toppled Pine Creek, 57-48, on Thursday, Feb. 23 to advance to the second round of the 5A state boys basketball tournament.

    The Eagles (13-11), seeded eighth in the Glenn Wilson Region, got 12 points from Brent Terrell. Dakota Ridge advances to play top-seeded Regis Jesuit (18-5) in the second round on Saturday, Feb. 26.

    Devin Kastrup scored 17 points to lead Pine Creek (13-11).