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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Dakota Ridge opens with fast start in Arizona tournament
    GLENDALE, Ariz.
    — Dakota Ridge won its fourth straight game and second in the Coach Bob/Boulder Creek Invitational on March 24 with an 11-1 win over Coconino (Flagstaff, Ariz.) at Deer Valley High School.
    The Eagles (5-1) opened with a 3-0 win over host Deer Valley earlier in the day.
    Dakota Ridge played two more games in the tournament after press deadlines. The Eagles return to Colorado to play at Golden on April 5.

    BOYS LACROSSE

  • Rebels impose their will on...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The old saying is that it’s not over until it’s over thanks to N.Y. Yankees legend Yogi Berra. But that certainly wasn’t the case March 23 when the Columbine Rebels’ boys lacrosse team met host Valor Christian.
    It was over almost before it started.
    Serving as a tuneup for Columbine’s three-game road trip to California this week, the Rebels imposed their will early and often in a 19-4 thumping. The 19 goals were a season-high for Columbine.

  • Lady Eagles just miss the mark...

    ARVADA — It’s not like Dakota Ridge didn’t have its chances. Time and again the Lady Eagles got good looks on goal. But be it whether the ball sailed high over the net or directly into the crossbar it wasn’t meant to be.
    Amy Hayes and Adranna Brite scored second-half goals as Arvada West sent Dakota Ridge to its fourth shutout defeat of the season 2-0 at the North Area Athletic Complex. The 5A state finalists from a season ago dropped to 1-5 overall, 0-1 in Jeffco League play.

  • Ferrin, Falcons victorious in...

    LAKEWOOD — Zane Ferrin had a single-minded approach to his last at-bat. The Front Range Christian senior first baseman was sitting on fastball all the way. And it just so happened he got it on the first pitch.
    Ferrin’s walk-off single with two outs in the bottom of the seventh capped a five-run rally as the Falcons stunned Byers 9-8 on March 23 at Keli McGregor Field at All-Star Park.

  • Rebels’ depth topples Lobos

    EVERGREEN — The Columbine Rebels boys’ swim team trekked up the hill to faceoff against the Conifer Lobos at Wulf Recreation Center on March 22. At first glance, the meet might’ve seemed mismatched since Columbine is a 5A team and Conifer is 4A. But the meet was mutually advantageous because it was designed to allow both schools to advance based off of their particular strengths.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS SOCCER
    Littleton continues winning ways, blanks Englewood
    ENGLEWOOD
    — Elena Sacco and three other players scored as Littleton improved to 3-1 on the season with a 4-0 non-league victory over Englewood on March 17.
    Laura Puchino, Lindsey Payson and Lanie Sumlin also scored goals for the Lady Lions.

    Davis’ two goals help FRCS to win over Colorado Springs Christian

  • Baseball roundup

    Loera, Spartans hold off host Littleton in slugfest
    Nate Loera went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and two RBIs as Greeley West upended host Littleton 9-7 on March 16.
    Greeley West broke open a close game with four runs in the top of the sixth inning.
    Overall, the Spartans had 11 hits.
    Littleton had 12 hits, led by a 3-for-4 outing from Alec Womeldorff. Kevin Wake, Tanner Bell and Sean Wake each had two hits.
    The Lions, who scored in all but the first and third innings, never led in the game.

  • Winter all-conference teams:...

    Following is a list of 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for boys and girls basketball for the 2011-12 winter sports season:

    5A BOYS BASKETBALL
    FIRST TEAM
    Dylan Waters, Arvada West; Brenden Mann, Chatfield; Nick Carpinello, Columbine; Jon Snow, Columbine; Abdullah Musleh, Dakota Ridge; Nermin Kozic, Lakewood; Alex Welsh, Pomona; Chase Duben, Ralston Valley; Spencer Svejcar, Ralston Valley; Brandon Applehans, Standley Lake
    SECOND TEAM

  • Chatfield locks up handful of...

    Elite swimmers can make bagging state qualifying times look as easy as a paddle through the kiddie pool. It’s a feat most aspire to, but even elite swimmers have to claim their first before they can move forward.
    That is exactly what Chatfield junior Travis Roundy did March 16.

  • Long ball spoils Dakota Ridge’s...

    There wasn’t much that relief pitcher Nick Silva could see that was wrong with his pitch, other than it was a little higher than he would’ve liked. However,that proved to be just enough.
    On just his third pitch Silva served up the second of back-to-back homers to Cherokee Trail, this one a solo shot by Madison McIntosh in the seventh inning as the visiting Cougars spoiled Dakota Ridge’s home opener 4-3 on March 16.