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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield boys capture 5A Jeffco...

    The Chatfield Chargers' boys basketball team captured the 5A Jeffco League championship outright on Wednesday night with an 84-57 victory over Arvada West at Chatfield Senior High School.
    The win was Chatfield's 19th straight and improved the Chargers to 21-1 on the season, 15-0 in conference play.
    Chatfield plays host to rival Columbine on Friday. The varsity girls game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., with the boys game to follow.

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Despite 51 saves from Owston Eagles fall to host Aspen
    ASPEN
    — Host Aspen got goals from Colter Robinson and Willy Doremus en route to a 2-0 victory over Dakota Ridge on Feb. 15 at the Lewis Ice Arena.
    The loss ended Dakota Ridge’s season with a 5-13-1 record and nine points in the Foothills Conference.
    Eagles goaltender Joey Owston made 51 saves in net.

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Hyde, Columbine extend winning streak to six games

  • Chargers stave off Kent, get...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    DENVER — Their name has been slotted into the bracket, and at this point, that’s all that matters.
    Chatfield hockey beat Kent Denver 4-3 on Feb. 13 at Big Bear Ice Arena to help secure a playoff spot in the state tournament.
    The Chargers lost two nights later at Monarch 8-1, but through a series of tiebreakers beat out Summit and Battle Mountain for the final playoff slot. All three schools finished with 11 points in Foothills Conference play.

  • Thayer headed to state, takes...

    Chatfield 132-pounder Jake Thayer will represent the Chargers at the 5A state tournament after placing second at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 16 at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora.
    Thayer won a trio of matches to reach the finals, including an ultimate tiebreaker victory over Eaglecrest’s Jake Dugan in the semifinals. In the championship bout, Thayer was upended by a 3-0 decision by Pomona’s Raymond Robledo.
    A pair of other Chargers — Sam Hebert at 160 pounds and Wilson George at 195 — placed fifth.

  • Rebels duo not content with 2nd

    WESTMINSTER — Karl Breidenbach paced back and forth the frustration growing with every step. His Columbine teammate Brian Mayberry slammed his head gear down after his first loss of the season.
    And this was after the regional finals and having already qualified for state.

  • Chargers come up clutch late

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    It was redemption. A gym silencer, a knockout blow and a game-winning shot all wrapped into one.
    Chatfield’s Brenden Mann hit a 3-pointer with 18 seconds left in a tied game against Dakota Ridge to propel the Chargers to a 65-62 win over the Eagles on Feb. 14.
    Mann shot two air balls earlier in the second half and the home crowd, littered with Dakota Ridge students, let him hear it the rest of the way. That is until he buried the eventual game-winner good for the last laugh.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Mann’s 3-point shooting helps Chatfield to 16th straight win
    LAKEWOOD
    — Brenden Mann scored a game-high 24 points, including six 3-pointers, as Chatfield won its 16th straight game 76-52 over host Bear Creek on Feb. 6.
    The Chargers improved to 18-1 overall, 12-0 in the 5A Jeffco League.
    Hank Dickey and Alec Wray added 11 points each for Chatfield.

  • Chatfield’s George rules at 182

    LAKEWOOD — Wilson George liked his chances early on at the 5A Jeffco League wrestling tournament, but the Chatfield 182-pounder also understood that winning a conference title would be tough at the same time. He also knew that while a league championship would be nice it’s just a warmup for what lies ahead at regionals.
    “Next week is work, work, work,” George said.

  • Rebels hold off valiant Eagles

    Everywhere you looked Feb. 8 there was pink. Even the Dakota Ridge Eagles’ basketball team donned pink socks to show their support in the fight against breast cancer as they faced the Columbine Rebels.
    But Columbine may have left the Eagles feeling a little blue after sneaking out a 63-61 nail-biting victory at Dakota Ridge High School.
    The last time the teams met Columbine (14-4 overall, 9-2 5A Jeffco League) won by only seven points — 60-53 — so the Eagles were ready for the Rebels to bring a big game. And they did.

  • Chargers keep playoff hopes alive

    Brian Vits knew just how big of a game Chatfield had coming up against rival Columbine on Feb. 8 at the Edge Ice Arena that he took a nap beforehand. The extra rest helped.
    Vits’ second hat trick of the season and two goals from Tyler Seltenreich were part of a six-goal outburst from Chatfield in a 6-1 victory over the Rebels.
    “It was a big game. We needed this win to make the playoffs. If we didn’t we would’ve lost out. All day at school today I was preparing,” Vits said.