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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Chatfield rolls past Pomona, extends winning streak to 15

    Chatfield won its 15th straight game with an easy 90-29 thumping of Pomona on Feb. 1 at Chatfield Senior High School.
    The Chargers (17-1, 11-0 5A Jeffco League) led 25-6 after one quarter and 50-11 at halftime.
    Chatfield now holds a two-game lead in the conference standings over Columbine with five games remaining in the regular season.

    Columbine snaps 2-game slide, tops Standley Lake

  • Chargers, Rebels prepared for...

    Postseason time is here. The next three weeks wrestling programs at Chatfield and Columbine will be grappling for league, regional and state supremacy, starting this Saturday, Feb. 9. Chatfield and Columbine will be competing at the 5A Jeffco League championships at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood. The Columbine Courier breaks down the upcoming postseason, starting with the league championships.

    WHAT: 5A Jeffco League championships
    WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 a.m.

  • Kuschel shines through in clutch...

    ARVADA — Bad luck is a coach taking a slap-shot to the cheek from one of his young players during practice. Irony is that young player making the exact same shot during a clutch game to score the game-winning point.

  • Column: Night special for Dakota...

    Solveig Nelson may just be a Dakota Ridge High School senior basketball player, but she knows all too well the affects breast cancer has taken on her family.
    Three generations of the Nelson clan have endured this battle — her great grandmother and grandmother  both passed away from breast cancer and an aunt just finished chemotherapy in December. So Nelson has seen all too much what breast cancer can do.

  • Hobbs peaking heading into state

    LAKEWOOD — Averly Hobbs is ready. At least that’s the hope after the Chatfield diver won the 5A Jeffco League championship on Feb. 2 at the Carmody Rec Center.
    Hobbs, who placed fourth at the 5A state meet in 2012, won the 2013 conference championship with a score of 410.05 points. Lakewood’s Allison Murphy was second with 380.55 points, while Chatfield teammate Nicole Hagen came in third with 317.95.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    “Think Pink Night” scheduled for Feb. 8 at Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge High is hosting “Think Pink Night” as part of  the Rebels’ doubleheader girls and boys basketball game against Columbine on Feb. 8. Dakota Ridge will honor family members and friends who are breast cancer survivors during halftime of the boys game.
    Each  survivor gets into the game free.

    Buchli, Dakota Ridge sneak past host Pomona 43-42

  • Lady Chargers’ offense clicks in...

    The first half of Chatfield’s 56-43 girls basketball victory at rival Columbine on Jan. 23 was a case of both teams having their share of struggles. The Lady Chargers failed time and again to make crisp passes in to the paint, while Columbine was forcing shots.
    But in the second half it was only the Lady Rebels who struggled.
    Kelsi Lawrence led a balanced Chatfield attack with a game-high 10 points as the Lady Chargers extended their winning streak over Columbine to five games. Overall, Chatfield had lost four of its previous five.