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  • 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. 

  • Rebels’ defense slows down RV

    ARVADA — A change in defensive scheme may be what leads Columbine to a 5A Jeffco league championship.

    Playing man-to-man defense early in the Rebels’ Feb. 11 matchup with host Ralston Valley, Columbine fell behind by seven points early before switching to a zone defense.

    The plan worked almost to perfection as the Rebels held the Mustangs scoreless for nearly an entire quarter and allowed only three points in the second quarter en route to a 50-45 win.

  • Roundup: Chatfield earns top-...

    The Chatfield Chargers were announced as the No. 2 seed out of the Foothills Conference by the Colorado High School Activities Association for the upcoming 16-team high school state ice hockey playoffs on Feb. 13.

    The Chargers (16-3) will play seventh-seeded Bishop Machebeuf (10-9), out of the Peak Conference, in the opening round on Feb. 18. The quarterfinals will be Feb. 19 with the victor playing the winner of the Air Academy (12-6-1) vs. Summit (12-7) game.

  • Sign of the Times: Local...

  • Norris stands up at league

    EVERGREEN — Aaron Norris had built a three-point lead and before he knew it the Chatfield senior lost it. An illegal hold and a reversal by Bear Creek’s Hammer Morton had evened the score in the finals of their 215-pound bout at the 5A Jeffco League wrestling championships on Feb. 5 at Evergreen High School.

    With Morton in control and time winding down, Norris knew what had to be done.

    “I just had to stand up. I knew what I had to do. My coaches showed me,” Norris said. “I did what I had to do.”

  • Kuhr wins twice at Jeffco meet

    ARVADA — Meyers Pool was packed to capacity on Feb. 5 as female swimmers from both the 4A and 5A divisions gave it their all to set state qualifying times, league records and increase their team’s points before next week’s state finals.

    In the 5A division Ralston Valley took first place in team points with a score of 436. Columbine took third place with 338 points, Chatfield fourth with 298.5 and Dakota Ridge sixth with 154.