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  • Warriors weather Rebels’ second-...

    It’s not like Matt Marchena didn’t try to put the ball in the back of the net. One shot just missed the lower left corner minutes into the second half. Fifteen minutes later, the junior forward’s shot ricocheted off the crossbar and back out.

    Columbine was that close.

    But while the Rebels couldn’t punch home a goal visiting Arapahoe did. The Warriors scored a soft tally in the first half and added a pair of Matt Korsick goals in the final 40 minutes for a 3-0 win Oct. 21 at Columbine High School.

  • Rebels avenge defeat

    LAKEWOOD — Last October, Bear Creek defeated Columbine in a game in which the Rebels lost quarterback Danny Spond for the rest of the season because of a concussion. This year, the Rebels made sure there would be no such problem with Bear Creek.

    Unbeaten Columbine rolled to a 51-21 victory over Bear Creek on Oct. 22 at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Roundup: Eagles' Carney,...

    Dakota Ridge’s Danny Carney and Austin Appel finished first and second, respectively, in helping the Eagles to a second place team finish at the 5A Region 2 cross country championship on Oct. 22 at Clement Park.

    Carney won the meet with a time of 15 minutes, 47 seconds. Appel was 11 seconds back.

    Dakota Ridge finished with 66 points, nine back of Heritage for the boys team title. Chatfield finished sixth with 147 points. The Chargers’ lone qualifier was Justin Shaver, who finished 11th in 16:44.

  • Chatfield duo not psyched out

    DENVER — Kevin O’Brien and Ross Donovan had been looking at the Regis Jesuit duo of Tyler Brasel and Garrett Cochran ever since the bracket had been released. For Chatfield’s No. 3 doubles team, in all likelihood, if it was going to make the 5A boys state tennis finals it was going to have to defeat Brasel and Cochran.

  • Game plan works to perfection...

    For Danny Carney and Austin Appel, the game plan was simple enough — keep up with Columbine’s William Kincaid. The execution would be the hard part.

    But the Dakota Ridge runners not only stayed with Kincaid, but they beat him. Carney took first place and Appel second in leading the Eagles to a 5A Jeffco League boys cross country championship on Oct. 15 at Clement Park.

  • Farmers extend streak vs. Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — It’s been tough sledding for Dakota Ridge lately when it comes to facing Wheat Ridge. Entering its game on Oct. 15 at Jefferson County Stadium, the Eagles had lost each of their last three meetings to the Farmers. 

    That losing streak is now at four games after the Farmers scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat Dakota Ridge, 28-14.

  • Eagles run out of gas at...

    ERIE — Katie Stead did all that she could to save Dakota Ridge’s season, but even that wasn’t enough on Oct. 16 at the 5A Region 5 softball tournament at Erie Ball Fields.

  • Roundup: McDondle helps...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine entered its game with Arapahoe on Oct. 15 at Jefferson County Stadium treading some water. The Rebels were still undefeated but needed overtime to win their previous two games and were without senior quarterback Aaron Torres, senior linebacker Kevin Osborne, and junior defensive lineman Josh Croy due to injuries.

    The Rebels (7-0, 3-0 Big 6) withstood the loss of their key players quite well, scoring 42 unanswered points en route to a 48-27 win over Arapahoe(5-2, 2-1).

  • Getting back to normal

    Michael Vrabel thinks about it from time to time. And for Derek Valdez, it was a scary time in his young life.

    Little did the now sixth-graders — Vrabel at Falcon Bluff Middle School; Valdez at Stony Creek Elementary — and teammates for the South Jeffco Sports Association Pirates, a sixth-grade football team, know that their lives were on a similar path nearly eight years ago.

  • Eagles back on winning track

    LAKEWOOD — After suffering a tough 35-16 loss to Monarch the previous week, Dakota Ridge found its homecoming game against Brighton last Friday at Jefferson County Stadium to be anything but easy.

    The Eagles (4-2, 2-1 Mountain Plains) fell behind Brighton (2-4, 0-3) 6-0 before reeling off 23 unanswered points to win 23-6. 

    “Their confidence was shaken a little bit after the loss to Monarch,” Dakota Ridge coach Ron Woitalewicz said. “I think this is a good win that will allow us to get our confidence back.”