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  • Ball finally bounces Russell,...

    LITTLETON — It’s not like Evergreen didn’t have it chances earlier. It did. But it took a free kick and subsequent Kylee Russell goal to finally put an end to Littleton’s winnning streak against it.
    Russell’s goal in the 62nd minute proved to be the game’s only score as the Lady Cougars toppled host Littleton 1-0 in its season opener at Littleton Public Schools Stadium on March 10. Evergreen snapped the Lady Lions’ three-game winning streak in the series.

  • START OF A NEW ERA

    Tyson Butler, no matter what happens from here on out, will forever go down as a part of Dakota Ridge history. And it only took the Eagles sophomore 23 seconds to do so.
    Before March 10, Dakota Ridge High School has never played a boys lacrosse game much less hosted one. But not only did the school host its first game, but it was against fellow first-year program Clear Creek.
    And Butler, a sophomore attacker, punched home the first of a bevy of goals scored by Dakota Ridge in a 15-1 victory.

  • Columbine has JV baseball...

    Columbine High School has an opening for a JV baseball coach. Anyone interested in the position should contact Rebels varsity head coach Chuck Gillman at 720-341-2856.

  • Spring sports preview: Boys...

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Ron Johns
    Assistant coach: Ryan Babcock
    Swimmers to watch: Bryce Carter, Sr., freestyles; Matthew Jagiello, Soph., diving; Zachary Kugler, Jr., freestyles, butterfly; Austin Layman, Sr., backstroke, butterfly; Justin Barwick, Sr, 500 freestyle
    Outlook: “(The) Chargers look good,” Johns said. “(We are) building and we will be strong again this year. It will be fun deciding relay members, as all of these guys are striving to be on the fastest relay (teams).”

  • Spring sports preview: Girls golf

    DAKOTA RIDGE EAGLES
    Head coach: Levi Bartholomew
    Assistant coaches: Brian Plautz, Nile Smith
    Players to watch: Gillian Vance, Fr.; Michelle Isbester, Sr.; Lauren Wood, Soph.; Kirsten Wiegand, Soph.
    Outlook: “Our biggest outlook is improvement,” Bartholomew said. “We are young and looking to build on the success of last year.”
    Season opener: March 19, Applewood Golf Course, Golden
    Regionals: May 7, Fox Hollow Golf Course, Lakewood
    State: May 21-22, Aurora Hills Golf Course, Aurora

  • Winter all-conference teams:...

    The following is a list of winter sports athletes, coaches and teams who were named all-conference first team, second team and honorable mention in girls swimming and wrestling in the 5A Jeffco League for the 2011-12 season:

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    Sanford’s first-half run seals Lady Falcons’ season
    LA JUNTA
    — Sanford blew open a close game with an 11-2 run in the second quarter to go up by 15 points at halftime en route to a 52-26 victory over Front Range Christian in the first round of the 2A Region 6 tournament on March 2 at Otera Junior College.
    The Lady Falcons ended their season with a 10-11 record.
    Rye ended Sanford’s season at 20-3 with a 52-50 victory in Region 6 finals one day later.

    LACROSSE

  • Column: Students involvement...

    If you ask Littleton High School athletic director Mike Puchino what makes his programs stand out he’ll tell you it’s the people. The student-athletes to be specific.

  • Rebels’ postseason run ends in...

    DENVER — The clock finally struck midnight on the Columbine Rebels. Almost literally.
    Playing in the final game of the 5A boys basketball Great Eight at the Denver Coliseum on March 2, Columbine watched top-seeded Chaparral nearly run it out of the building en route to a 76-61 victory.

  • Chargers’ valiantly push Regis...

    DENVER — Chatfield’s season came to an end for a second straight year in the state semifinals, falling to Regis Jesuit, 3-2 in overtime, in the Frozen Four on March 2 at DU’s Magness Arena.
    The teams met in the first game of the season with Regis winning 2-0. But heading into the semifinals, Chatfield (14-7-1) had won its last six games by outscoring the opposition 37-9. And despite being outshot 38-12, the Chargers, led by Matt Smith’s 35 saves, were able to send the game into overtime.