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  • Proposed football conferences...

    PROPOSED 5A CONFERENCES
    The following is a breakdown of the proposed 52-team 5A football conferences for the 2012-14 cycle released by the Colorado High School Activities Association:
    CENTENNIAL: Cherokee Trail, Cherry Creek, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland, Smoky Hill
    FRONT RANGE: Fossil Ridge, Fort Collins, Horizon, Mountain Range, Poudre, Rocky Mountain
    EAST METRO: Abraham Lincoln, Brighton, Northglenn, Prarie View, Thorton, Westminster
    CONTINENTAL: Chaparral, Douglas County, Highlands Ranch, Mountain Vista, Regis Jesuit, ThunderRidge

  • Columbine to play for 5A state...

    LAKEWOOD — It was just two plays. Just 33 seconds. But Cameron and Bernard McDondle covered 174 yards on those back-to-back offensive plays for Columbine. That’s all it took for the Rebels.
    Just over two minutes apart, first Cameron McDondle for 86 yards and then younger brother Bernard for 88, for all intents and purposes, ran Columbine back into the 5A state football championship game on Nov. 26 at Jefferson County Stadium for the first time in five years.

  • 2011-12 girls swimming previews

    GIRLS SWIMMING PREVIEWS
    COLUMBINE REBELS

    Head coach: Kristi Marosy
    Assistant coach: Tim Byers
    Classification: 5A
    Top swimmers: Ashley Horodyski, Sr., 100 butterfly, 200 individual medley, 100 backstroke; Erin Lemberger, Jr., 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly; Hannah Kuhr, Sr., 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle; Mercedes Clements, Sr., diver
    Season opener: Dec. 2, vs. Lakewood (at The Ridge)

  • 2011-12 ice hockey previews

    ICE HOCKEY PREVIEWS
    CHATFIELD CHARGERS

    Head coach: Mark Glombecki
    Assistant coaches: Steve McLeod, Shawn Rafferty, Drew Lovell
    2010-11 record: 18-4
    Top players: Matt Smith, Sr, G; Ryan Seltenreich, Jr., G; Kyle Davis, Sr, F; Jeff Dawkins, Sr., F; Conner Elliot, Sr., F; Trey Johnson, Sr., D; Max Ross, Sr., D

  • All-conference selections: boys...

    Following is a list of 5A all-conference teams for the 2011 fall season:

    BOYS GOLF
    FIRST TEAM

    Matt Robertson, Bear Creek; Nick Berry, Chatfield; Drew Vance, Dakota Ridge; Sam Lange, Lakewood; Nate Olinger, Pomona; Ethan Yamada, Ralston Valley; Dallas Perrault, Standley Lake
    SECOND TEAM
    Riley Eichler, Chatfield; Trey Johnson, Chatfield; Bill Ramsey, Columbine; Michael Tait, Columbine; Taylor Seal, Lakewood; Jack Pedersen, Ralston Valley; Keegan Sheard, Ralston Valley
    MVP: Nick Berry, Chatfield

  • Columbine chugging right along

    LAKEWOOD — The further one goes into the playoffs games aren’t supposed to be as lopsided as Columbine’s 35-14 win over Highlands Ranch was on Nov. 19 at Jeffco Stadium. Not even the final score does justice for the way the Rebels’ defense contained the visiting Falcons.
    “Our defense has played great all year to be honest with you. They bend a little, but never break. They keep teams out of the end zone,” Columbine head coach Andy Lowry said.

  • All-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference selections for the 2011 fall season:

    GYMNASTICS
    FIRST TEAM

    All-around: Jessica Jankowski, Arvada West; Hailey Gilleland, Bear Creek; Danae Goldsberry, Elizabeth; Ashley Perry, Evergreen, Ahna Spitzer, Green Mountain; Hannah Bissani, Standley Lake
    Vault: Kimmy Peterson, Elizabeth; Kelsey Valdez, Evergreen
    Uneven bars: Erika Bratschun, Bear Creek; Hannah Roshak, Lakewood
    Balance beam: Shayna Beshore, Elizabeth; Amy Button, Elizabeth

  • Good Knight for McDondle, Rebels

    BOULDER — Bernard McDondle was pretty excited. No, it wasn’t just because of the final score — though that would be understandable after the Columbine Rebels scored the game’s first 35 points on their way to a 41-14 5A state football second-round win over Fairview on Nov. 11 at Recht Field.
    No, what really tickled the sophomore running back’s fancy was that he finally got to beat older brother and workhorse running back Cameron McDondle for once.

  • Pro wrestling event to benefit...

    New Revolution Wrestling, a professional wrestling organization, is hosting a benefit show for the Rocky Mountain Deaf School of Golden on Nov. 12 at Fun City Family Entertainment in Littleton. Show time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Children ages 6-12 get in for $5 and kids 5-and-under are free.
    A portion of the proceeds will go toward the school.
    Wrestlers scheduled to appear include NRW champion Andrew Ryan, Jesse Williams and others.

  • State bid eludes Lady Falcons

    ENGLEWOOD — The Front Range Christian Lady Falcons suffered three consecutive losses in the four-team 2A Region D volleyball tournament on Nov. 5 at Kent Denver High School, capped with a two sets to one defeat to Calhan in their final match.
    Before facing Calhan, Front Range Christian played and lost to both Byers (24-26, 25-15, 25-20, 25-20) and Lutheran (25-15, 25-17, 25-10), both of whom advanced to the 2A state tournament on Nov. 11-12 at the Denver Coliseum.