Today's Sports

  • Roundup: Mountain Vista puts...

    Host Mountain Vista broke out for nine first-half goals en route to a 15-4 victory over Chatfield in the first round of the state boys lacrosse tournament on May 6 at Shea Stadium.

    Mitch Banich led the Chargers with two goals. Brady Hammond and Casey Kopchik also scored for Chatfield (7-9).

    Mountain Vista (12-4), seeded 10th, advanced to face seventh-seeded Mullen (8-7) in the second round on May 10. Results of that game weren’t available at press time.

  • Chatfield pushes Conifer aside

    What do Xcel Energy and boys swimming teams have in common? They are both kicking their energy conservation programs into high gear in an effort to combat the rising heat that May brings.

    With just a couple of weeks before the state finals every team is putting forth their best effort to qualify as many kids as they can. But at the same time they are trying to keep the kids fresh and energized. On April 29, the Chatfield Chargers were a little more energized than their Conifer counterparts, walking away with a 186-115 victory at the Ridge Recreation Center. 

  • Kelly, Rebels storm Cougars

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine boys lacrosse team picked up some positive energy going into the playoffs with an easy 11-4 victory over Evergreen on April 29 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Columbine sophomore attacker Ryan Kelly scored four goals, including three in the first quarter.

     “The win brings us into the playoffs with some tempo,” Kelly said. “It’s a great win and it will give us a lot of the momentum we need to go far in the playoffs.”

  • Littin, Rogers part of eight in...

    Bryan Littin has spent the past 22 years serving in the U.S. Navy, first in San Diego, Calif., and now in Washington, D.C.

    Three years ago, on his move out east, he drove through Colorado on his way to Annapolis, Md. It was the last time the 1982 Columbine High School graduate and former football standout passed through the Rocky Mountains. When he comes back this week as one of eight inductees in the third class of the Colorado Football Hall of Fame it will be more than just a celebration it will be a reunion.

  • Roundup: Clough, Pedersen carry...

    LAKEWOOD — Parker Clough went 2-for-4, including a solo home run, and three other Columbine players drove in two runs each in a 13-3 rout of rival Chatfield on April 30 at All-Star Park.

    The game was originally scheduled to be played at Columbine High School, but was relocated due to poor field conditions.

    Erik Pedersen, Michael Burns and Noah Durkin drove in two runs each for the Rebels (6-9, 3-2 5A Jeffco). Pedersen had three of Columbine’s 15 hits.

    Chatfield dropped to 8-9, 2-4 in league play.

  • Rebels capture Littleton Cup

    DENVER — There’s no question what unit leads the Columbine Rebels’ boys lacrosse team. It’s the defense.
    And that defense has been sharp lately. But perhaps it was never more sharp than on April 23 when the Rebels shut out the Littleton Lions in the second half in their 8-2 win in the finals of the inaugural Littleton Cup at Invesco Field at Mile High.
    Leading 3-2 at the half, the Rebels clamped down on the Lions while upping their offense in the process.

  • Eagles leap into control of...

    LAKEWOOD — Kelsey Loupee admitted that Dakota Ridge’s morale was suffering after Bear Creek scored the game’s first goal. On a penalty kick at that. But, no worries, the Bears’ Cheyanne Lowery provided a helping hand, literally, and that’s all the Lady Eagles needed.

  • Chatfield finds self in early...

    ARVADA — Tommy Rodgers, with exception of one tough inning, had Chatfield in its game at Arvada West on April 21. But, unfortunately, that one inning was all it took to put the Chargers in an early-season hole.
    The host Wildcats sent seven batters to the plate in the third inning — the first four scoring — as Arvada West, behind outstanding pitching from Ian Fleming, toppled the Chargers, 6-2. The loss dropped Chatfield to 6-7 overall, 0-2 in the 5A Jeffco League.

  • Lodden returns to old stomping...

    Jeff Lodden knows all about Columbine girls basketball. He should. He was only an assistant coach for 10 years. Now, he’s taking the next step as the 45-year-old was named the team’s head coach last week by school athletic director Ed Woytek. This is Lodden’s first head coaching position.
    He replaces Sam Murillo, who resigned for personal reasons after two years at the helm. Murillo led the Lady Rebels to a 23-26 record, including back-to-back 5A state tournament appearances.

  • Roundup: Bassett’s late goal...

    LAKEWOOD — Kaitlyn Bassett scored in the 75th minute off the left side and Chatfield nipped Arvada West, 2-1, on April 22 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    “I felt like it was very back and forth a lot of the game. They were very phsyical on us. One mistake from one of the teams and a goal was going to happen whether it was on us or whether it was on them,” Bassett said. “We managed to put one away and we got away with the win.”