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  • AGAINST ALL ODDS

    For some they had never been here. For others it was a matter of overcoming years of being so close yet so far away. Six wrestlers — three from Chatfield and three from Columbine — competed at this year’s 5A state wrestling tournament. They each left their mark in their own unique way. What follows is a look at how they fared over the course of three days — Feb. 16-18 — at Denver’s Pepsi Center.

    JUSTIN HAMBLETON, CHATFIELD, 170
    EXORCISING EIGHT YEARS OF DOUBT
    For eight years, Jacob Kelly of Bear Creek has been a thorn in Justin Hambleton’s side.

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Mann, Rust propel Chatfield to its sixth straight victory

    Brenden Mann scored 14 points and Nate Rust added 11 as Chatfield won its sixth straight game 63-45 over Bear Creek on Feb. 10.
    The Chargers (13-7, 11-3 5A Jeffco) had nine differerent scorers to remain within one-half game of league-leading Columbine going into the final week of the regular season.

    Kozic’ 39 spurs Lakewood to overtime win over Dakota Ridge

  • Chargers’ Hobbs fourth in state...

    FORT COLLINS — Averly Hobbs of Chatfield placed fourth in the 1-meter diving competition at the 5A girls swimming state championships on Feb. 11 at EPIC.
    Hobbs finished with 437.1 points. Loveland’s Michal Bower won with 515.1 points.
    Columbine had two sixth-place finishers. Hannah Kuhr placed sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.55 seconds. Fossil Ridge’s Rhianna Williams won in 23.48.

  • Hambleton leads state wrestling...

    Following is a list of Chatfield and Columbine wrestlers who qualified for the 5A state wrestling tournament via their top-four finish at the Region 1 tournament Feb. 10-11 at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs and the Region 3 tournament at Bear Creek High School in Lakewood:

    132 pounds: Erik Gaytan, Chatfield, 3rd place
    — The CU-bound track and field star scored a 7-2 decision in the consolation finals over Doherty’s Thaddeus Hayes.\

  • Mustangs put Rebels’ league...

    With the battle for the Class 5A Jeffco League boys basketball championship heating up, Columbine looked to all but clinch the title Feb. 10. But contender Ralston Valley wouldn’t let up and the Mustangs handed the Rebels their second league loss of the season.
    Even with 22 points from junior Jon Snow, the Rebels (16-4, 11-2 5A Jeffco) couldn’t seem to get their defensive game settled and the Mustangs took the 63-61 victory.

  • Chatfield’s big win has it on...

    One doesn’t have to ask Chatfield head coach Mark Glombecki twice. There was no question this was the Chargers’ biggest win of the season. And it couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.
    With Aspen and Summit nipping out its heels for one of the final playoff spots in the Foothills Conference, Chatfield, behind two Tyler Seltenreich goals, scored a 7-1 victory over the visiting Sailors at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • National signing day

    The first Wednesday in February holds a lot of meaning for student-athletes. For many, it's the bridging of their lives from high school to college, from adolescence to adulthood. It is National Signing Day, the first day — besides a one-week period in November — in which they can sign their letter-of-intent to play athletics at the next level. The following is a list of area athletes who were celebrated on Feb. 1 for making a commitment toward their future:

  • Sports briefs

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    Musleh, Davis lead way as Dakota Ridge edges A-West

    Abdullah Musleh and Elijah Davis scored 16 points apiece as Dakota Ridge held off Arvada West 66-64 on Feb. 1.
    Chris Poste and Dakota Wallin added 10 points apiece for the Eagles (10-8, 8-4 5A Jeffco League).
    Arvada West (4-14, 2-9) was led by a game-high 18 points from Dylan Waters. Alex Satchell added 13 points, Thomas Neff scored 12 and Marcus Culhane 11.

  • Chargers get even, knock off...

    Conference rival Chatfield sent Dakota Ridge to its second straight three-point loss with a 33-30 home victory on Feb. 4. The Lady Eagles were also beaten on the road 44-41 at Arvada West two nights earlier.
    The Lady Chargers (9-11, 5-8 5A Jeffco League), who avenged a 54-53 loss at Dakota Ridge on Jan. 11, honored five seniors prior to the game. But it was the entire team that responded in the victory. Only senior Brittany Bame, out with a torn knee ligaments, wasn’t able to contribute on the court, but her presence was definitely felt by both teams.

  • Hoffschneider repeats at Jeffco...

    LAKEWOOD — Nick Hoffschneider won a second consecutive 5A Jeffco League tournament championship Feb. 4 at Bear Creek, scoring a 9-1 win over Pomona’s Ramon Yslas in the final round.
    The Columbine 182-pounder was the lone local champion crowned at this year’s tournament, which was relocated from Elizabeth High School due to heavy snow.