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  • Chargers’ Carter makes a splash...

    FORT COLLINS — The day began with thunderous cheers bellowing from state champion hopefuls. In a sea of massive rosters and fans that packed the pool house, out stepped Chatfield. 

    With just a handful of swimmers qualifying for Day 2 of the 2011 5A state boys swimming championships at Eldora Pool Ice Center on May 21, the Chargers found a way to make a splash.

    After the team finished 22nd in 2010, Chatfield’s improvement this season showed as the Chargers tied for 16th with 45 points with Bryce Carter leading the way.  

  • Dakota Ridge girls soccer team...

    ENGLEWOOD -- Kelsey Loupee scored two goals and assisted on another as third-seeded Dakota Ridge avenged its only loss of the season with a 3-1 win over No. 2 seed Arapahoe on May 21 in the 5A girls soccer state semifinals at Englewood High School.

    The Lady Eagles (16-1-2) advance to play No. 1 seed and undefeated Mountain Vista (16-0-2) in the state finals on May 21 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. Mountain Vista advanced with a 2-0 win over Pine Creek.

  • Chargers' Gaytan wins state...

    LAKEWOOD -- Chatfield junior Erik Gaytan won the 5A state championship in the 400 meters on May 21 at Jefferson County Stadium.

    Gaytan, who came into the final day of the meet with the third fastest qualifying time, ran a championship-winning time of 47.95 seconds. Montbello’s Kordell Deffenbaugh came in second in 48.37 and Ben Goodman of Palmer was third in 49.16.

    The top four finishers were all underclassmen.

  • Flores, Eagles rally, advance to...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH -- Brooke Flores believed her team was supposed to be in the game, that it needed to be here. But for the game’s first 39 minutes it didn’t look so.

    That’s because sixth-seeded Fairview scored two early goals and had Dakota Ridge befuddled offensively. But there was still time for the Lady Eagles and they made the most of it.

  • Roundup: Chatfield scores first...

    LAKEWOOD -- Katie Larson scored four goals and Shelby Piper added a hat trick as the Chatfield Lady Chargers scored a 14-6 first-round victory over Grandview on May 11 in the girls lacrosse state playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The win was the first playoff win in school history for 14th-seeded Chatfield (12-4), which advanced to face third-seeded Kent Denver (11-4) on May 14 in the second round. The Lady Sun Devils won 24-9.

  • Lady Eagles save best for last

    LAKEWOOD — Haley Milhollan was scared. Kayla Latham was freaking out. But you would’ve never known it.

    With their Dakota Ridge girls soccer team playing a stalemate through regulation and two 15-minute overtime periods with 14th-seeded Cherry Creek in the second round of the 5A state tournament, victory was hinging on penalty kicks.

  • Chargers’ No. 2 doubles take...

    DENVER — In an unexpected, but very welcome turn of events, the Chatfield’s No. 2 girls tennis doubles team took third place in the 5A state finals at the Gates Tennis Center on May 14.

    “I knew we could place,” senior Sarah Dubetz said after teaming with sophomore Maddie Managhani to score a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 win over Grand Junction’s Stephanie Skinner and Nicky Arja in the third-place match, “but there were a lot of people who didn’t think that we would get this far.”

  • Columbine strikes out Mustangs

    ARVADA — Mike Thill’s right arm felt like, in his words, a noodle. But it was well worth it. After all Columbine wasn’t supposed to win, but it did.

  • Chatfield just misses out on...

    ARVADA — Chatfield looked to be one event away from a league championship. Then came the breaststroke.

    Lakewood High School took four of the top five spots in the event to surge into the lead and held on to best the Chargers, denying them of their first league title in school history at the Jefferson County League boys swimming championships at Meyers Pool on May 14.

    Lakewood scored 446 points, beating out Chatfield by nine points. Ralston Valley came in third. Columbine finished with 109 points.

  • Wheat Ridge ends Columbine'...

    LAKEWOOD -- Wheat Ridge didn’t just rain on Columbine’s parade it poured on it, literally.

    With a constant rain falling May 11 at Trailblazer Stadium, the third-seeded Farmers utilized a balanced offensive attack to thwart the Rebels, posting a 12-2 victory in the second round of the boys lacrosse state playoffs.