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  • Rebels get back on track with...

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine boys lacrosse team faced no shortage of challenges before and during its game with Conifer April 14 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Rebels were coming off a 10-3 loss to rival Chatfield and then lost freshman goaltender Evan Hartman to an undisclosed injury after a collision with a Conifer player early in the first quarter. Columbine was able to overcome all the adversity to defeat Conifer, 11-4.

  • A perfect start to prom day

    LAKEWOOD — No one wants a bunch of drama to overshadow prom night.

    Hair. Nails. Hair. Makeup. The dress. Hair. Young love. Shoes. And hair.

    The Columbine Rebels survived plenty of drama the morning of April 17, ensuring that later that night, prom had to be a little more enjoyable.

    “I did not want to play this game on prom — are you kidding me?” Rebels coach Alise Steiner said, laughing.

  • Chargers find zero offense in...

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers know they have the talent to be one of the top soccer teams in the state, and that’s why head coach Brock Blume wasn’t terribly pleased with his team’s performance on April 9 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    “It’s kind of a little bit of a regression. We had players that were making mistakes and kind of missing assignments and were maybe a little bit surprised by the pressure. We’ve been training with that stuff all week,” Blume said.

  • Chargers rout rival Rebels

    DENVER — Chatfield against Columbine is always an intense rivalry, especially when it comes to lacrosse.     

    Add in the setting of Invesco Field, and the rivalry becomes just that much better.

    Unfortunately for the Rebels, however, they just couldn’t hang with the No. 5-ranked team in the state, as the Chargers built a big lead and put away Columbine early in the second half on their way to a 10-3 win on April 10.

  • Eagles give Ralston Valley a...

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Eagles needed someone to do something incredible April 7.

    Carly Mace was listening.

    “I was like, ‘Well, I guess I should be the person to step it up,’” the junior striker said.

    Voila. Mace shattered a tie game against Ralston Valley, scoring a hat-trick over a seven-minute span as the Eagles ran out 5-1 winners at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    “It was so exciting,” Mace said. “I haven’t had a hat-trick all year.”

  • Big innings reap big win for...

    Big innings are killing the Dakota Ridge Eagles.

    First it was their March 11 game at Cherry Creek when the Eagles allowed the Bruins to put up a seven-run second inning, followed by a five-run sixth in a 15-5 loss.

    This time it was Wheat Ridge doing damage in the same innings, as the Farmers also put up seven runs in the second inning and added six in the sixth to cruise to a 13-5 win on April 8 at Dakota Ridge.

  • Young athlete takes dead aim

    CONIFER — Tanner Clem isn’t Robin Hood.

    The 11-year-old, however, might just be better when it comes to stringing up a bow and hitting a target. And he doesn’t have to wear those green tights.

    Tanner, a fifth-grader at Marshdale Elementary, has been into archery since he was 4. About three years ago, he entered his first formal competition. Last month, he took first place in his age group at the National Indoor Championships in Louisville, Ky.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Lacrosse rivalry...

    Boys lacrosse

    Chatfield and Columbine

    lacrosse rivalry heads to Invesco Field

    The Chatfield Chargers and Columbine Rebels boys lacrosse rivalry will be raised to another level April 10 as this always exciting match will be played on the big stage of Invesco Field at Mile High.

    The game, which starts at noon, will be a great day of lacrosse for two of the top Foothills Conference teams. Tickets are $12 and include admission to the second game — Valor Christian boys vs. Pueblo. Parking is free.

  • SPORTS BRIEFS: Jeffco awards

    Boys basketball

    Chargers and Eagles lead first team

    The Class 5A Jefferson County League champion Chatfield Chargers and runner-up Dakota Ridge Eagles both landed two players on the first team for all-conference selections.

    Landon Vermeer and Trevor Wages were selected for the Chargers, while Dan DiFolco and Derek VanderVelde were honored for the Eagles.

    Columbine senior Neil Myer also made the first team.

  • Average start not hitting the...

    For head coach Damon Smerchek and the Dakota Ridge Eagles’ girls soccer team, a 3-3 start is not what they had in mind.

    “The season has not started out as I hoped. We dropped a few games I thought we could win; the Legacy game specifically,” Smerchek said.

    The Legacy game Smerchek is referring to was the Eagles’ 2-1 loss that was the first of the year for Dakota Ridge, and gave the Lightning its first, and to this point, only win of the young season.