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Today's Sports

  • State tourney roundup: Chatfield...

    Cassandra Hanna scored a game-high 12 points and eighth-seeded Chatfield rallied in the fourth quarter to hold off ninth-seeded Fountain-Fort Carson, 35-33, on Tuesday night, Feb. 22 in the first round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament.

    The Lady Chargers (10-14) trailed 25-24 entering the game’s final eight minutes before advancing to play Monarch (20-3), the top seed in the Kaye Garms Region, in Friday’s second round.

    Kate Kurtenbach added eight points for Chatfield. The loss ended Fountain-Fort Carson’s season with a 10-14 mark.

  • Big men lead the way at state...

    DENVER — Aaron Norris, for at least two matches, certainly looked the part of a 215-pound state champion at last week’s 5A state wrestling championships at the Pepsi Center  He was pinning his opponents left and right. And not even a third-place finish at regionals could keep him from dreaming even bigger.

    But despite the Chatfield senior’s best efforts it wasn’t to be.

  • Chargers advance to semis

    Things were not looking good for the Chatfield Chargers midway through their state quarterfinal against Summit on Feb. 19 at the Edge Ice Arena.

    The Chargers trailed 3-1 and had pulled starting goaltender Ryan Seltenreich in favor of Matt Smith. They were letting the Tigers dictate play and seemed a bit tired after a tough 4-3 overtime win over Bishop Machebeuf the night before.

    But with 4 minutes, 34 seconds left in the second period, senior defenseman Carson Allen breathed life back into his team. 

  • Chatfield wrestlers still have...

    DENVER — Every match, every tournament Michael Vigil and Justin Hambleton made a conscious decision to honor their Dakota Ridge pride. The Chatfield wrestlers, who transferred to the team after the Eagles program was shut down for the season due to a lack of numbers, made it a point to wear a Dakota Ridge sock match in and match out. They weren’t about to forget where they came from.

  • Carpinello, bench help Rebels...

    Alex Koop said that he tried to step up. But the 6-foot-3 Columbine junior did more than just try. He stepped up when the Rebels needed him most.

    Koop came off the bench to score all eight of his points in the second half when leading scorer Jon Snow was knocked out of the game because of a head injury and Columbine ended an eight-year drought to Chatfield with a 60-55 road victory on Feb. 18.

    “This is the best win of the season. It’s Chatfield, it’s a rivalry,” Koop said. “I had to step up with Jon Snow out.”

  • Clutch foul shooting clinches...

    Kate Kurtenbach, make no bones about it, relishes the opportunity. The senior guard wouldn’t have it any other way, being put in the position to close out a Chatfield victory. That’s where she was on Feb. 18 in the host Lady Chargers’ regular-season finale with rival Columbine.

    With the Lady Rebels nipping away at what had been a Chatfield lead for most of the second half it was up to Kurtenbach to finish off the eventual 40-35 victory and she did.

  • Roundup: Cryder, Dakota Ridge...

    Kourtney Cryder scored a game-high 17 points to lead three Dakota Ridge players in double figures as the host Eagles rolled to a 63-28 win over Columbine on Feb. 17.

    Brooke Orcutt added 15 points and Courtney Rehl scored 12 for the Lady Eagles (17-6).

    Kerin Genthe led Columbine with 10 points.

    Dakota Ridge led 14-9 after one quarter and 33-17 at the break.

    The win was the Lady Eagles’ fifth in six games to close out the regular season. 

    Dakota Ridge also won earlier this season at Columbine, 53-19, on Jan. 5.

  • Repeat feels sweet for Rebels’...

    WESTMINSTER — Tony Campton knows what it feels like to be a regional wrestling champion. The Columbine 285-pounder did it a year ago. But this season, his senior year, winning it again would be something special. So, he made sure he went out a winner.

    Campton, who recently signed his letter of intent to play football at CSU-Pueblo, used a methodical game plan to take down Kyle Jamison of Central-Grand Junction, pinning his foe in 5 minutes, 7 seconds of the 5A Region 2 finals at Westminster High School on Feb. 12.

  • Chatfield’s Vigil, three others...

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Michael Vigil, who transferred to Chatfield’s wrestling team this season after Dakota Ridge’s program was cut for the 2010-11 season, took second place at the 5A Region 1 tournament at Coronado High School on Feb. 12.

    The 119-pounder reached the finals before being pinned by Fountain-Fort Carson’s Jacob Mondragon in 5 minutes, 31 seconds.

  • Eagles chasing league crown

    After winning its past three games by eight points or less, Dakota Ridge allowed its fans to breathe a little easier on Feb. 11 at Dakota Ridge High School. 

    The Lady Eagles picked up an easy 61-44 victory over visiting Lakewood to stay alive in the race for the 5A Jeffco League Title. Wins in their final two regular season games, including one at Ralston Valley on Feb. 15 — results from that game weren’t available at press time — would give the Eagles (16-5, 11-3 5A Jeffco) at least a share of the league crown.