Today's Sports

  • Coach of the Year: Bradd Markusch

    The puck came flying by Bradd Markusch’s head, just nicking the helmet the Chatfield hockey coach was wearing. The protective gear wouldn’t have been on if he hadn’t been diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor last October.

  • Eagles add program to athletic...

    Dakota Ridge High School is adding boys lacrosse to its athletic program, replacing the void left when the school’s wrestling program failed to secure enough grapplers to compete this past season, athletic director Matt Heckel announced.

  • Spring sports all-conference...

    Corky Patton, Bear Creek; Ryan Reno, Bear Creek; Parker Clough, Columbine; Mike Thill, Columbine; Preston Fugita, Dakota Ridge; Nathanial Fishel, Dakota Ridge; AJ Valerio, Dakota Ridge; Steven Wilson, Dakota Ridge; Zach Perez, Pomona; Nate Olinger, Pomona; Mike Safranka, Pomona; Nick McCasky, Ralston Valley; Jimmy Coleman, Ralston Valley; Jake Sawaya, Ralston Valley; Ben Yokley, Ralston Valley; Kristopher Swanson, Standley Lake

  • Sports briefs: Bergman, three...

    Carl Bergman aced the No. 4 hole on the 18-hole championship course at Foothills Golf Course on May 23.

    Using a 4-iron, Bergman hit a hole-in-one on the 129-yard hole. Steve McKean and Glenn Lance witnessed the shot.

  • A dream denied

    COMMERCE CITY — Haley Milhollan, on her knees and her head buried in her goalie hands, knew it. The Dakota Ridge junior knew that when Bri Pugh scored in the game’s 75th minute, time was of the essence. When Mountain Vista’s Kortney Hix followed suit 48 seconds later, the Lady Eagles’ quest for a second 5A state girls soccer championship since 2003 was over.

  • Column: Forty-eight seconds can’...

    COMMERCE CITY -- Brooke Flores was laughing. And even goalkeeper Haley Milhollan said that it was funny, at least in hindsight.

    Flores, the petite junior forward, got a chuckle out of her Dakota Ridge teammate almost swallowing her chewing gum. It was a harmless moment just minutes after the Lady Eagles lost a heart-wrenching 3-1 decision to top-seeded Mountain Vista in the 5A state girls soccer championship game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on May 25.


    Ed Woytek’s office at Columbine High School is full of memories. From the photo of he and his youngest son, Jim, taking the tour of the Field of Dreams in Iowa, to pictures at Coors Field to more photos on top of more photos, everything on those walls has a story behind it.

  • Chargers’ Lubar finishes in Top...

    LONE TREE — Shannon Lubar would say otherwise, after all she did have a quadruple bogey on No. 12, but the Chatfield junior was a picture of consistency at the 5A state girls golf championships May 23-24.

    No, it wasn’t good enough for her to win, but her back-to-back 8-over-par 80s left her with seventh place at Lone Tree Golf Club and a second straight Top-10 finish.

  • Pro wrestling group hopes to...

    Matt Yaden has a vision of what professional wrestling is supposed to be like. It’s not what you might think.

    The 29-year-old Mansfield, Ohio, native and founder of New Revolution Wrestling doesn’t see a group of overweight, out-of-shape, beer-drinking wrestlers who were embraced when the entertainment first came to television in the 1940s and ’50s. No, for him, it’s more of an artform told by athletic-looking gladiators who people pay to watch do things in a ring that they can’t.

  • 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.