.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Buffaloes topple Rebels

    The Columbine volleyball team is a work in progress.

    Coach Kathy Miks literally has an entire new group of girls to work with, as only two players with varsity experience returned for the 2009 season.

    The Rebels may be young, but they have a lot of talent, and that has Miks excited.

    She wasn’t too excited with how things transpired Sept. 9, when the Rebels hosted Smoky Hill.

  • Columbine clips Dakota Ridge

    Greg Lubeck and Kurt McCluskey were teammates once in baseball. Of late, the two have been lining up opposite each other on the hard court for Dakota Ridge and Columbine.

    “I realized I wanted to stay consistent with him,” Lubeck said. “Put the ball away when I needed to. I played him in the summer and I knew if I could hit against him, I could beat him.”

    Lubeck was right as the Dakota Ridge No. 1 bested McCluskey 6-0, 6-1 as part of the Class 5A Jefferson County League dual between the rival programs.

  • Stratton's monster game...

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield struck early and often in its cross-classification showdown with rival Dakota Ridge at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Chargers raced out to a 33-6 halftime advantage and cruised home to a 46-27 win on Sept. 4.

    Senior quarterback Sam Stratton was electrifying, both on his feet and throwing the football. Stratton ran for scores of 82 and 96 yards in the first half, and added a 68-yard scamper to his credit in the fourth quarter. He also threw a 68-yard touchdown to Erick Gayton and a 1-yarder to Tim Gleason.

  • Rebels working out kinks

    Trying to find positives in a 7-0 defeat can be a difficult thing to do.

    But, when you are a team in transition, such as the Columbine Rebels, the early season setbacks can become valuable teaching tools.

    Shortly after the Rebels were defeated by visiting Ponderosa on Sept. 2 at Dave Sanders Memorial Field, coach Robin Ortiz gathered his girls around and discussed what transpired on the field.

  • Chatfield bats come to life

    EVERGREEN — The young Chatfield Chargers needed a little love on Sept. 1.

    Turns out they got a whole ‘lotta Lexi Love in a 9-0 cross-classification victory over the Evergreen Cougars.

    “I was really proud of our team because we’ve been struggling putting runs on the board,” said Love, who slapped a five-hit muzzle on the Cougars, while walking zero batters and striking out four.

  • Rebels survive scare

    The formula for surviving Week One football is the same at every level.

    With just about every offense looking for traction and chemistry, the defense needs to be the backbone and – if possible – win a few games.

    That formula worked out pretty well for the Columbine Rebels on Friday as they overcame a litany of mistakes to earn a 20-13 season-opening nonleague victory over the Heritage Eagles.

  • Chatfield rally comes up just...

    Chatfield’s 2009 softball home opener resembled a grand fireworks show.

    Well, almost.

    The Chargers opened their cross-classification game on Aug. 28 with a big bang, cooled off in the middle innings and unleashed the cannons at the end. Unfortunately, the Chargers’ grand finale was cut off before completion.

    Down 4-1 against D’Evelyn, Chatfield mounted a frantic last-inning rally and had the tying run on second base but were unable to push the run across and lost 4-3.

  • Harris takes over at FRCS

    Winds of change have blown in at Front Range Christian School — more specifically, through the Falcons’ football program.

    Defensive coordinator Rob Harris takes over the head coaching duties this year and is excited about reversing the Falcons’ recent fortunes.

    “We have a great opportunity to change the fortunes of Front Range Christian School football,” Harris said. “We have had some tough seasons the past few years and the culture needed to change. The guys are enthusiastic and we will surprise this year.”

  • Jeon looking for redemption

    Front Range Christian coach Greg Blake thought his Falcons were pretty good.

    On Aug. 25, they proved him right.

    In a symbolic tournament victory, the host Falcons won the Mile High League event at Raccoon Creek behind standout senior Min Kyu Jeon and a strong team effort.

    Jeon fired an even-par 72 to be the overall winner, while the Falcons combined for the low score 249. Even better for Blake, the Falcons were better than Jefferson Academy (249) and Alexander Dawson (253), two Class 3A squads ranked in The Denver Post’s top five.

  • Historic win for Eagles

    When you send a girl nicknamed Bam to the plate, certain outcomes shouldn’t surprise anyone.

    How about a two-run, walk-off home run?

    Bam Mammenga got everything out of her one at-bat Aug. 29 as her home run to center field gave the Dakota Ridge Eagles a 10-0 Class 5A nonleague home-opening victory over the ThunderRidge Grizzlies.

    The ball appeared to skim off the center fielder’s glove before all parties were separated by the fence. The ball bounded up the hill toward Easton Park and the Eagles went wild for their sophomore hero.