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  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Dakota Ridge nearly pulls off upset of top-seeded Chaparral
    PARKER
    — Host Chaparral got 18 points from Cory Calvert as the Wolverines rallied from a 12-point deficit to open the fourth quarter to topple upstart Dakota Ridge 60-58 on Feb. 24 in the second round of the 5A state tournament.
    Dakota Ridge (12-13), the eighth seed in the Ray Ball Region, upended Rocky Mountain 67-62 three days earlier in the first round. Then the Eagles built a 42-30 lead after three quarters against Chaparral.

  • Lady Eagles jump out to fast...

    One area of concern for Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team this season has been slow starts.
    The Lady Eagles made sure that wouldn’t be an issue in their 63-23 win over Legend in the first round of the 5A state tournament on Feb. 22 at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Dakota Ridge scored 28 points in the first quarter and never looked back.

  • Column: FRCS coach pulls double...

    Wearing a checkered sweater, Mike Anderson was his calm, jovial self on the sideline. However, sipping on some water between games, the Front Range Christian coach had every reason not to be so laid back.
    After all, he doesn’t coach just one team, but two. The second-year Falcons boys basketball coach also is Front Range Christian’s girls head coach this season. It’s a challenging task to say the least.

  • Chargers lock up berth in...

    Chatfield kept its winning streak and playoff hopes alive Feb. 25 by knocking off host and Peak Conference top seed Bishop Machebeuf, 2-1, at the South Suburban Ice Arena.
    With the win the Chargers advance to the Frozen Four for a second consecutive season and will play Foohills Conference rival Regis Jesuit, a 2-1 winner over Mountain Vista in the quarterfinals. The game is set for March 2 at 8:30 p.m. at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena.

  • Columbine survives scare in...

    Whether it was the fact that Columbine came out a little slow, or Mullen just played better than expected, or if it was first-game playoff jitters, the Rebels can exhale.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS BASKETBALL
    DR, Chatfield, Columbine to play in 5A state tournament
    Dakota Ridge (14-9), the No. 7 seed in the Carol Callan Region, will host 10th-seeded Legend (9-14) on Feb. 22 in the first round of the 5A state tournament.
    Ninth-seeded Chatfield (11-12), also in the region, travels to eighth-seeded Loveland (11-10), while 11th-seeded Columbine (8-15) plays a first-round game in the Kaye Garms Region at sixth-seeded Cherry Creek (13-10).

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Columbine earns bye; Chatfield, DR make 5A state field

  • Chatfield wrestler suspended...

    Chatfield High wrestler Cory Cordova, a 182-pound junior, has been kicked off the team and was suspended from school for five days, head coach Robert Routh said. Routh would not specify why the disciplinary action was taken against Cordova.
    “He’s no longer on the team, and I don’t know going forward if he will be on the team,” Routh said.

  • Lady Chargers fend off late...

    Emily Lachenmeyer doesn’t score points all that often for the Chatfield Lady Chargers. The sophomore had only scored in double figures twice previously this season. But her team-high 10 points were much needed at Columbine on Feb. 17.
    Chatfield watched a 13-point fourth-quarter lead get shaved to two late in the fourth quarter before holding off a feisty Columbine squad 41-37 in the regular-season finale to sweep the season series. It’s the second consecutive year that Chatfield has swept the matchup after having lost the three previous meetings.

  • Chargers rolling entering...

    The Chatfield Chargers are heading into the state hockey playoffs with a full head of steam.
    In its regular-season finale, Chatfield topped host Mullen 8-3 on Feb. 16 at the Edge Ice Arena. The win was the fourth consecutive for the Chargers, who’ve outscored their opponents 31-6 since a Feb. 4 loss to Ralston Valley.
    “We switched the lines up four games ago, and it seemed to spark them,” Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki said. “Early in the season they were all one-goal games, and all of a sudden we got things rolling offensively. We’ve been on a roll ever since.”

  • Caprinello-led Rebels win Jeffco...

    Nick Carpinello doesn’t consider himself to be a selfish person, but the Columbine Rebels point guard didn’t want his team to share its first 5A Jeffco League title in 13 years on Feb. 17.
    Because of his career-high 37 points it won’t have to.
    Carpinello scored all 12 of his team’s points in the third quarter and the Rebels never trailed in sweeping the season series with rival Chatfield 65-44 at Columbine High School. The home team beat out Ralston Valley by one game to secure its first league championship since 1999.