Today's Sports

  • Jeffco title belongs to Columbine

    A year ago, Columbine made an improbable run to be one of the final five teams left in 5A baseball before losing in the state tournament. This year, the run started much earlier and it came with 5A Jeffco League supremacy to boot.
    Austin Anderson had three hits, Jaxon Mohr scored twice and Columbine scored four first-inning runs and never trailed in fending off host Chatfield 8-6 on May 5. The win sewed up a conference championship for the Rebels.

  • Track & field leaders

    Following is a list of current qualifiers, as listed by MaxPreps, for the state track and field championships, scheduled for May 17-19 at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Only the top 18 qualifiers by the deadline of May 12 will qualify for state in their respective classification and category.

    5A BOYS
    200 meters: Erik Gaytan, Chatfield, 7th, 0:21:64
    400 meters: Gaytan, Chatfield, 3rd, 0:48.36
    800 meters: Calvin Mass, Littleton, 17th, 2:00.34
    1,600 meters: Danny Carney, Dakota Ridge, 17th, 4:32.25

  • Sports briefs

    Four early runs more than enough for Dakota Ridge

    Dakota Ridge scored four early runs and made it hold up in a 4-2 victory over visiting Arvada West on April 28.
    The win was the Eagles’ fourth in a row and seventh in eight games.
    Dakota Ridge (13-3 overall, 5-1 5A Jeffco League) maintained a half-game lead over rivals Columbine and Chatfield entering its April 30th game at Lakewood. Results from that game weren’t available at press time.

  • Chargers slip past Wildcats

    The Chatfield Chargers scored a 6-3 victory over the Arvada West Wildcats at home on April 26. The win was an even sweeter victory for Chatfield because just two days before Arvada West defeated Chargers’ rival Columbine 6-5.
    “In this league if you don’t respect every team you’re gonna get beat,” Chatfield Senior head coach Mike Yansak said. “So we had respect for (Arvada West) coming in. But when they knocked off the only undefeated team in league it gave us a little more respect.”

  • Rebels conquer Foothills...

    LAKEWOOD — Winning a boys lacrosse conference championship is uncharted territory for Columbine. It had never happened before. And though the Rebels knew what was on the line when they played Evergreen on April 25 at Trailblazer Stadium, they also knew it wouldn’t come easy.
    And it didn’t. But Columbine stayed the course and a third-period flurry would be all it would need to make history.

  • Jeffco champ Columbine runs the...

    LAKEWOOD — There’s a comfort level when it comes to the Columbine Lady Rebels’ girls soccer team. That’s quite possibly because most of the team played with each other a season ago.
    But for nine seniors — Katelyn Phillips, Allison Durden, Celina Roy, Ashley Morris, Jill Wigle, Amanda Giddens, Abbey Roelfson, Paige Myer and Ember Albertson — something clicked this offseason that wasn’t there in 2011.

  • Lazaroff, Centaurus deny...

    LAKEWOOD -- Columbine found out in a hurry just what it's up against as the regular season winds down and with the state playoffs right around the corner. Centaurus made sure of that.
    Emma Lazaroff, Carley Dvorak and Sarah Brown led a one-two-three punch unlike anything the Lady Rebels have seen all season en route to a 21-9 victory April 24 at Trailblazer Stadium. The win sewed up at least a share of the Jeffco League title for the Lady Warriors, who had lost three of four. Columbine had its six-game winning streak snapped.

  • Eagles, Chargers fit to be tied

    LAKEWOOD — Twice, Chatfield fell behind by a goal and twice, it came back to tie the game.
    Megan Selanders’ goal in the 71st minute capped the Lady Chargers’ second comeback of the game as Chatfield played rival Dakota Ridge to a 2-2 tie on April 19 at Lakewood Memorial Field. Chatfield (2-7-2, 1-4-1 5A Jeffco League) snapped a three-game losing streak.

  • Carter shatters invite records...

    ARVADA — The Chatfield boys’ swim and dive team took second place at the Jeffco Invite, hosted by Arvada West at Meyers Pool, on April with 20-21, finishing with 267 points overall. Arapahoe took first place with 402 points.
    “I think today was a good test,” Chatfield head coach Ron Johns said. “Obviously, there were some great swims by a couple of the guys and were still making some mistakes, but I think this is a good test (for them) so they know what they are capable of as well as what the other people are capable of.”

  • Rebels pick their spots, blank...

    Ryan Earnest knew what he was facing. After all, as the Columbine left-hander hurler put it, Dakota Ridge isn’t the second-ranked 5A team in the state for nothing.
    But Earnest’s pitching and Columbine’s defense certainly didn’t let the homestanding Eagles show that on April 18. Earnest pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-hit ball, and Columbine scratched out two of its three runs with two outs in a 3-0 victory.