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Today's Sports

  • Dakota Ridge denied 5A state...

     

    COMMERCE CITY -- Brittany Pugh and Kortney Hix scored a minute apart as top-seeded Mountain Vista denied Dakota Ridge a second 5A girls soccer state championship in eight years with a 3-1 win on May 25 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

  • Lady Eagles to play for state...

    ENGLEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles knew who they wanted to play in the 5A girls state soccer semifinal. They wanted Arapahoe.

    That’s because the Lady Warriors had dealt Dakota Ridge its lone loss of the season, a 2-1 defeat at Littleton Public Stadium on March 19. And, lo and behold, the Lady Eagles got their rematch May 21 at Englewood High School.

  • Third place just fine for Eagles...

     LAKEWOOD — Austin Roup, like every other athlete at the 5A state track and field championships, was hoping to place first, but slick weather conditions on May 19 played havoc on the discus competition. But not all was bad for the Dakota Ridge discus thrower. 

  • Columbine upsets four-time state...

    DENVER — The Columbine Rebels weren’t supposed beat Mullen in the first round of districts, but they did. 

    They definitely weren’t supposed to beat host Ralston Valley in the district finals to make the state tournament, but they routed them. 

    Surely, the universe would correct itself when the Rebels played four-time defending state champion Rocky Mountain on May 20 in the first round of the 5A state tournament.

  • Rebels playoff run ends

    DENVER — Columbine had just dropped another one-run loss to Mountain Range on April 7, its third one-run loss of the season to open the 2011 campaign 1-7. Little could anybody, especially the Rebels, expect that on May 22 they would be four outs away from being one of only four 5A baseball teams left.

    That’s how close Columbine was to playing in the final weekend of the season. But Highlands Ranch had other ideas.

  • Helpless Rebels watch as Cherry...

    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Lauren Snow walked off the field at Stutler Bowl, knelt down on the sideline with her emotions starting to flow. It wasn’t hard for the Columbine senior not to display her feelings.

  • Chargers’ Carter makes a splash...

    FORT COLLINS — The day began with thunderous cheers bellowing from state champion hopefuls. In a sea of massive rosters and fans that packed the pool house, out stepped Chatfield. 

    With just a handful of swimmers qualifying for Day 2 of the 2011 5A state boys swimming championships at Eldora Pool Ice Center on May 21, the Chargers found a way to make a splash.

    After the team finished 22nd in 2010, Chatfield’s improvement this season showed as the Chargers tied for 16th with 45 points with Bryce Carter leading the way.  

  • Dakota Ridge girls soccer team...

    ENGLEWOOD -- Kelsey Loupee scored two goals and assisted on another as third-seeded Dakota Ridge avenged its only loss of the season with a 3-1 win over No. 2 seed Arapahoe on May 21 in the 5A girls soccer state semifinals at Englewood High School.

    The Lady Eagles (16-1-2) advance to play No. 1 seed and undefeated Mountain Vista (16-0-2) in the state finals on May 21 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. Mountain Vista advanced with a 2-0 win over Pine Creek.

  • Chargers' Gaytan wins state...

    LAKEWOOD -- Chatfield junior Erik Gaytan won the 5A state championship in the 400 meters on May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium.

    Gaytan, who came into the final day of the meet with the third fastest qualifying time, ran a championship-winning time of 47.95 seconds. Montbello’s Kordell Deffenbaugh came in second in 48.37 and Ben Goodman of Palmer was third in 49.16.

    The top four finishers were all underclassmen.

  • Flores, Eagles rally, advance to...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH -- Brooke Flores believed her team was supposed to be in the game, that it needed to be here. But for the game’s first 39 minutes it didn’t look so.

    That’s because sixth-seeded Fairview scored two early goals and had Dakota Ridge befuddled offensively. But there was still time for the Lady Eagles and they made the most of it.