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Today's Sports

  • South Platte Park offers...

     By Laura Bernero, for the Courier

    Between Santa Fe Drive and the South Platte River in Littleton, the South Platte Park natural area is a peaceful contrast to the nearby buzz of the city. The river winds through tall cottonwoods, and visitors and wildlife create the only bursts of activity among the seamless woods and wetlands.

    With warm temperatures tempting people to spend time outdoors, the park is in the middle of its busiest season of the year.

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Chatfield high school team hosting camp at Edge Ice Arena

    The Chatfield ice hockey team will be hosting a camp for high school players in grades 9-12 at the Edge Ice Arena from July 23-26.
    Cost for the four-day camp is $100.
    For more information and to register for the camp, contact head coach Mark Glombecki at glombecki@msn.com.

    BASKETBALL
    Front Range Christian hosting three-day camp in July

  • Champs crowned as season...

    More than 300 players and 24 teams made up Ken-Caryl Little League during the 2012 spring season, which concluded June 16 with championship games in the major-, AAA minor- and AA minor-league divisions. The following are summaries from those championship contests as provided by KCLL.

    MAJOR LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
    REDBIRDS ELUDE STORM

    Sam Low hit a two-run home run and Tyler Mell added a two-run triple in the first inning as the Redbirds eluded the Storm to win the KCLL Major League championship.

  • Thayer’s homer helps Chargers...

    The Chatfield Chargers tied the Garretson Bears 1-1 in Game 2 of the Cherokee Trail Fourth of July Wood Bat tournament June 28. The game was called after nine innings.
    Final results from the weekend-long tournament weren’t available at press time.
    Garretson, a team composed of athletes from various schools in Weld County, some even returning from college to man the team, proved to be excellent competition for the Chargers.

  • Slugfest goes Chatfield’s way

    Chatfield defeated Dakota Ridge, 16-9, in the opening game of the 2012 Cherokee Trail Fourth of July Wood Bat tournament June 28 at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Final results from the weekend-long tournament weren’t available at press time.
    The game was a five-inning slugfest. In the end, it was Chatfield that managed to pull out the big guns when it counted, scoring six runs in the fifth inning before the game was called for time.

  • Chargers’ Ohlschwager taking her...

    When it comes to Kristi Ohlschwager the University of Montana Western’s loss has become Bethany College’s gain.
    The 5-foot-7 Chatfield guard was ready to sign a letter-of-intent to play for the NAIA Frontier Conference school, but she stopped hearing from the coaching staff. And for good reason. They were undergoing a coaching change.

  • Chatfield alum holds his own at...

    GEORGETOWN — Danny Whelan had a pretty legitimate reason for settling for the 4-miler instead of the Slacker Half-Marathon on June 23.
    “Honestly, I’m not in good enough shape to run a half-marathon,” Whelan said.
    Too many beers will do that to you.
    But the 29-year-old Greenwood Village resident and 2001 Chatfield Senior High School graduate was more than capable of leading the way in the shorter-distance race, winning in a time of 22 minutes, 12 seconds.

  • CHS alum Akerfelds succumbs to...

    Former Columbine standout Darrel Akerfelds, who served 11 years as the San Diego Padres bullpen coach, died June 24 of pancreatic cancer. He was 50.
    Akerfelds, who pitched for five seasons in the major leagues after being drafted seventh overall in the 1983 amateur draft by the Seattle Mariners, was diagnosed with the disease in December 2010. He also pitched for the Oakland Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies, recording a 9-10 record with a 5.08 earned run average.

  • Summer 7-on-7s are a passing...

    DENVER — There are no shoulder pads, no pants just shorts, no offensive or defensive lines, no running plays and no rushing the quarterback.
    It’s two-hand touch. Defenses score three points for every interception and touchdowns are worth seven points with no extra points involved.
    It’s flag football without the flags.

  • From Peaks to Plains

    A 5-mile stretch of Clear Creek straddling Jefferson and Clear Creek county open spaces will be the focus of a $4.6 million paved-trail project that promises to open up the waterway for kayakers, runners, hikers and cyclists to enjoy.

    The entire project will cost a projected $10.2 million, including $4.5 million in matching funds from Jeffco Open Space and $1.1 million from Clear Creek Open Space.