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Today's Sports

  • Chargers reach tournament finals...

    PARKER — The Chatfield Chargers found themselves in a win-one, lose-one situation July 20 at the Willie White League varsity state tournament, winning 5-4 against ThunderRidge in the semfinals before losing 7-4 to Pueblo West in the championship game at Chaparral High School
    Despite staggering heat the Chargers held their confidence throughout Game 1 against the ThunderRidge Grizzlies, racking up five runs off nine hits. But by Game 2 the Chargers were drained and the Pueblo West Cyclones took advantage of that.

  • NHRA notebook: Gaines thrills...

    MORRISON — Vieri Gaines came back and gave the hometown crowd quite a show this past weekend.
    The 65-year-old Lakewood resident wasn’t considered a favorite at the 33rd annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway based on his ranking in the 2012 points standings — he sat 14th with 383 points entering the three-day competition — but that didn’t stop him.

  • Littleton's Berry deals...

    MORRISON  — If there’s one thing that Mike Berry has become an old pro at it’s adapting to change. Standing in his team’s pit hours before the 33rd annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, the 46-year-old Littleton resident worked with his crew on a new motor combination for his 2010 Buell XB9R motorcycle.

  • 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 Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki at glombecki@msn.com.

    BASKETBALL
    Front Range Christian hosting three-day camp in July

  • U-15 Colorado United takes third...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Colorado United White U-15 girls soccer team scored a 2-1 victory over the FPYC Wildcats Blue, a team from Virginia, on July 15 to place third in the four-team 2012 National Presidents Cup at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex.

  • Wilson’s ‘heart’ belongs to...

    Steven Wilson, who was drafted last month in the 35th round of the amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, turned down an offer to play for the organization on July 12.
    Wilson, who was attending orientation at Santa Clara University, was offered a $200,000 signing bonus and $180,000 for schooling by the Phillies. But the 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-hander, who signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Broncos earlier this year, was set on playing at the collegiate level.

  • Rogers takes game to the next...

    It was June 23 in Burlington, N.C., and Taylor Rogers was taking the mound like he’s done time and again. But this time it was different. This time, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound left-hander was making his first professional start for the rookie Appalachian League Elizabethton Twins.

  • 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

  • Chargers win 4th of July tourney

    The Chatfield Chargers’ summer baseball program captured the Cherokee Trail Fourth of July tournament with an extra-inning victory over Fossil Ridge on July 1. Jason Lighthall capped the win with an RBI single.
    Chatfield, which had tied the Garretson Bears earlier during pool play, topped the Weld County-area team, which included serveral college players, as well as Mullen in elimination-round play to reach the finals.
    The Chargers were coming off a third-place finish a week earlier at the Decker Sports CWS tournament in Omaha, Neb.
     

  • Chargers tee off on Eagles’...

    An early start time didn’t bother Chatfield on July 7 against Dakota Ridge. The Chargers pounded out 13 runs on 17 hits in a 13-3 summer-league win over the Eagles at Dakota Ridge High School. The game was shortened to five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
    Chatfield scored two or more runs in four of the five innings. Chargers pitcher Patrick Barder allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings. He was even better at the plate going 3-for-3 with a home run.