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Today's Sports

  • Rebels hold serve vs. Chargers

    Sometimes amazing things come in the most discreet packages. Such is the case with Chatfield No. 3 singles player John Simpson, who defeated Columbine junior Andy Wright on Sept. 5 at Marker Park in the league opener for both teams.
    Though Columbine won the match 5-2 — taking all four doubles matches with their predominately upperclass showing — it was Simpson, a freshman, who stole the show when he defeated Wright 1-6, 7-5, 6-3. After the match, Simpson maturely admitted that he made rookie mistakes that cost him valuable points.

  • EHS cooks up straight-set victory

    Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. It’s advise that any farmer or coach will tell you. It’s also advise that the Evergreen girls’ volleyball team heeded when it almost celebrated a pancake-play victory against Dakota Ridge before the point was overturned forcing a replay.
    In their 25-20, 25-23, 25-22 win over host Dakota Ridge on Sept. 5, the Lady Cougars managed to hold the ball and regain the serve when it counted, maintaining a low profile and never letting the Lady Eagles to get too much of a lead.

  • Sports briefs

    FOOTBALL
    Johnson, Cherokee Trail take advantage of Chatfield’s miscues
    AURORA
    — Quarterback Aric Johnson rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as host Cherokee Trail spoiled Chatfield’s season opener with a 24-0 victory Aug. 30.
    Johnson hit Dominique Grady for a 19-yard scoring strike in the second quarter to give Cherokee Trail a 7-0 halftime lead. After Cameron Currington made it 14-0 in the third wit a 3-yard run, Johnson scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth.

  • Rebels’ offense flatlines vs....

    THORNTON — Head softball coach Robin Ortiz stood on the third-base line, soaking in what had just happened. Columbine had seemingly just ran itself out of the fourth inning with two runners on and one out when a Madison Reuter liner dropped in front of Horizon shortstop Lindsay Pritchard.

  • Rice-led Chargers place second...

    WESTMINSTER — In the first regular-season gymnastics meet of the season, Chatfield, Evergreen and host Standley Lake faced off Aug. 30. The home gym advantage seemed to prove the added edge for Standley Lake, which took first place with 172.275 points. Chatfield was second with 165.975, and Evergreen placed third with 158.725 points.
    The competition was tough, especially for Evergreen, which has a largely young team that lacks depth.

  • Lobos endure weather, Dakota...

    With the start of the fall sports season, many coaches are uncertain of what to expect. But if Conifer’s 5-2 win over Dakota Ridge on Aug. 30 is any indicator Conifer boys’ tennis head coach Dennis Knopf has a bright season ahead.
    Late August in Colorado brings unpredictable weather, especially in the afternoon. Both teams arrived at the Ken Caryl Ranch House under dark skies and a cool breeze. Coaches and players alike proceeded with the meet with breath held that the clouds wouldn’t open up and cancel the meet.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Reuter, Lady Rebels bounce back, top Fountain-Fort Carson
    FOUNTAIN
    — Pitcher Madison Reuter allowed just one run on three hits, while walking one and striking out two as Columbine toppled host Fountain-Fort Carson 10-1 on Aug. 25.
     Reuter faced three batters over the minimum as the Lady Rebels bounced back from a 12-10 season-opening loss to Douglas County.

  • 2012 fall sports previews: Cross...

    DAKOTA RIDGE EAGLES
    Head coach: Mark Stenbeck
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 recap: Dakota Ridge placed 12th in 5A in the boys competition. The girls team didn’t qualify for state.  
    Athletes to watch: McKenna Spillar, Sr., Vannessa Gonzalez, Jr., Carson Hume Jr., Austin Ard, Sr.
    Season opener: Aug. 31, at Pre-State meet, Colorado Springs
    State championship: Oct. 27, Colorado Springs

  • 2012 fall sports previews: Boys...

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Brock Blume
    Classification: 5A Jeffco
    2011 record: 3-11-1
    2011 recap: Chatfield’s record doesn’t truly reflect how close the Chargers were. Even though, Chatfield ended the 2011 season with losses in eight of its final nine games, the Chargers were in most of their 15 games. Nine games were decided by a goal — seven of those losses for Chatfield.
    Players to watch: Ben Overholt, Jordy Reiss, Ryan LaGreca, Lee Holmes
    Season opener: Aug. 30, at ThunderRidge, 4:30 p.m.

  • Lions’ offense stuck in neutral

    Trey Jarvis broke through the line, raised his hands and blocked T.R. Mitchell’s first-quarter punt. The stroke of good fortune set Standley Lake up at the Littleton 13-yard line. But more than that it was a sign of what was to come in the season opener Aug. 24 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.
    Taking advantage of field position all night, the visiting Gators scored four of their five touchdowns on drives that started in Littleton territory en route to a 35-3 whitewashing in the Zero Week contest.