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Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Mann’s 37 points carry Chatfield past host Mullen
    DENVER
    — Junior Brenden Mann scored a game-high 37 points as Chatfield upended host Mullen 72-59 on Nov. 30 in its regular-season opener.
    Nate Rust added 12 points and the Chargers broke the game open with a 20-11 run in the second quarter to lead 39-29 at the break.
    Mullen was led by Falk Boyle and KJ DeCristino with 12 points each.

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Lady Eagles place second at Battle at The Ridge tourney

  • Chatfield’s Games on her game...

    GOLDEN — Is it too early in the season to have state qualifying times? According to the coaches at the D’Evelyn Sprint Pentathlon on Dec. 3 at the Colorado School of Mines it’s never too early.
    In fact, Chatfield head coach Ron Johns, who despite his calm, quiet manner, was rather pleased going into the Pentathlon because one of his girls, junior Brigitta Games, had already nabbed her spot at state in the 100 butterfly the night before at a dual meet against Pomona, in which Chatfield won 216-92, with a time of 1 minute, 3.22 seconds.

  • Overtime heroics propel...

    Host Chatfield led by two goals for most of the game, but visiting Heritage scored two third-period goals, including one in the last two and half minutes, to send their Dec. 3 game at Edge Ice Arena into overtime.
    With the teams still deadlocked with 30 seconds left on the clock and an upcoming faceoff in the Chatfield zone, Heritage called a timeout to design a play. Chatfield coach Mark Glombecki used that time to call a play of his own, and it worked out just as he drew it up.

  • 5A state title game vignettes

    SNOW, WHAT SNOW?
    Yes, Mother Nature dumped its fair share of snow on the metropolitan area Thursday and again late Friday night into Saturday morning, but it had no bearing on Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
    Seats, especially in the upper deck, were still covered with the white stuff but the field came out none the worse for wear. And outside of a flip slips here and there the field was in tip-top shape, as evident by Columbine’s potent rushing attack.

    HE’S BACK

  • Rebels’ perseverance and will...

    DENVER — Cameron McDondle showed up to the first day of fall practice 75 minutes late, a yellow physical card in hand. Columbine’s star running back, coming off a 1,583-yard campaign a season earlier, couldn’t practice until that formality was addressed.
    It was a small bump in the road, but it was a bump. And there were plenty of those for the Rebels in 2011. Even so, when the dust cleared, Columbine, like it had done four times in the previous 12 years, was standing above all the rest in 5A.

  • Columbine Rebels capture 5A...

    DENVER -- Bernard McDondle rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns and older brother Cameron McDondle rushed for two more scores and threw for another as the Columbine Rebels, seeded No. 1 in 5A, won their fifth state football championship since 1999 and first in five years on Dec. 3 with a 41-31 win over Lakewood at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

  • 2011-12 winter sports previews:...

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    DAKOTA RIDGE EAGLES
    Head coach: Curi Yutzy
    Assistant coaches: Nick Cummings JV, Doug Mitchell L3
    League: 5A Jeffco League
    2010-11 record: 13-12
    Key players: N/A. “We lost a great senior class who contributed a lot not only to the basketball program but to other DRHS programs as well,” Yutzy said.

  • Chatfield grad to play rugby for...

    Sara Edwards, a 26-year-old elite rugby player and 2003 Chatfield graduate, was selected to attend an elite 7’s rugby tournament in Cuba on Dec. 2-3.
    The USA team, Atlantis, will compete against teams from Canada and Venezuela among others.
    Edwards was chosen for the team by 7’s coach Emil Signes. She is one of only 12 players to be selected.
    This is the first time a USA women’s rugby team will be playing in Cuba. Cuba is beginning preparation for its 2016 Olympic squad.

  • Proposed football conferences...

    PROPOSED 5A CONFERENCES
    The following is a breakdown of the proposed 52-team 5A football conferences for the 2012-14 cycle released by the Colorado High School Activities Association:
    CENTENNIAL: Cherokee Trail, Cherry Creek, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland, Smoky Hill
    FRONT RANGE: Fossil Ridge, Fort Collins, Horizon, Mountain Range, Poudre, Rocky Mountain
    EAST METRO: Abraham Lincoln, Brighton, Northglenn, Prarie View, Thorton, Westminster
    CONTINENTAL: Chaparral, Douglas County, Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista, Regis Jesuit, ThunderRidge

  • Columbine to play for 5A state...

    LAKEWOOD — It was just two plays. Just 33 seconds. But Cameron and Bernard McDondle covered 174 yards on those back-to-back offensive plays for Columbine. That’s all it took for the Rebels.
    Just over two minutes apart, first Cameron McDondle for 86 yards and then younger brother Bernard for 88, for all intents and purposes, ran Columbine back into the 5A state football championship game on Nov. 26 at Jefferson County Stadium for the first time in five years.