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  • Rivals settle for OT draw

    LAKEWOOD — After 71 minutes and no goals, it looked like Chatfield and Dakota Ridge were headed toward a scoreless tie.

    Looks, however, can be deceiving. The next minute and a half saw two goals — one by each team.

    The rest of regulation and the two overtime periods would see a lot of action, but Dakota Ridge would miss on two great scoring chances in overtime and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.

  • Young Chargers feeling pretty...

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield girls lacrosse team is admittedly rebuilding this season.

    On April 13, the Chargers met an impressive wall in Centaurus goalie Kari Koga.

    “Early on, I think it was important for us to get a lot of shots,” Chatfield coach Adam Everett said. “We didn’t convert on the shots. That goalie is really good … We just didn’t convert down the stretch. We didn’t keep up the pressure that we should have.”

  • Roberts heats up; Rebels rally

    Matt Roberts was Frosty the Snowman with a blowtorch April 15.

    Somehow, it all worked out.

    “I do my part out there, stay frosty and help the team out,” the Columbine pitcher said after the Rebels defeated rival Chatfield 4-3.

    “I needed to stay down in the zone a little more,” he said. “The hits they got off me, I made mistakes, left the ball up a little bit. I kept it low more and kind of warmed up during the game and felt better.”

  • Rebels get back on track with...

    LAKEWOOD — The Columbine boys lacrosse team faced no shortage of challenges before and during its game with Conifer April 14 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Rebels were coming off a 10-3 loss to rival Chatfield and then lost freshman goaltender Evan Hartman to an undisclosed injury after a collision with a Conifer player early in the first quarter. Columbine was able to overcome all the adversity to defeat Conifer, 11-4.

  • A perfect start to prom day

    LAKEWOOD — No one wants a bunch of drama to overshadow prom night.

    Hair. Nails. Hair. Makeup. The dress. Hair. Young love. Shoes. And hair.

    The Columbine Rebels survived plenty of drama the morning of April 17, ensuring that later that night, prom had to be a little more enjoyable.

    “I did not want to play this game on prom — are you kidding me?” Rebels coach Alise Steiner said, laughing.

  • Chargers find zero offense in...

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers know they have the talent to be one of the top soccer teams in the state, and that’s why head coach Brock Blume wasn’t terribly pleased with his team’s performance on April 9 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    “It’s kind of a little bit of a regression. We had players that were making mistakes and kind of missing assignments and were maybe a little bit surprised by the pressure. We’ve been training with that stuff all week,” Blume said.

  • Chargers rout rival Rebels

    DENVER — Chatfield against Columbine is always an intense rivalry, especially when it comes to lacrosse.     

    Add in the setting of Invesco Field, and the rivalry becomes just that much better.

    Unfortunately for the Rebels, however, they just couldn’t hang with the No. 5-ranked team in the state, as the Chargers built a big lead and put away Columbine early in the second half on their way to a 10-3 win on April 10.

  • Eagles give Ralston Valley a...

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Eagles needed someone to do something incredible April 7.

    Carly Mace was listening.

    “I was like, ‘Well, I guess I should be the person to step it up,’” the junior striker said.

    Voila. Mace shattered a tie game against Ralston Valley, scoring a hat-trick over a seven-minute span as the Eagles ran out 5-1 winners at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    “It was so exciting,” Mace said. “I haven’t had a hat-trick all year.”

  • Big innings reap big win for...

    Big innings are killing the Dakota Ridge Eagles.

    First it was their March 11 game at Cherry Creek when the Eagles allowed the Bruins to put up a seven-run second inning, followed by a five-run sixth in a 15-5 loss.

    This time it was Wheat Ridge doing damage in the same innings, as the Farmers also put up seven runs in the second inning and added six in the sixth to cruise to a 13-5 win on April 8 at Dakota Ridge.

  • Young athlete takes dead aim

    CONIFER — Tanner Clem isn’t Robin Hood.

    The 11-year-old, however, might just be better when it comes to stringing up a bow and hitting a target. And he doesn’t have to wear those green tights.

    Tanner, a fifth-grader at Marshdale Elementary, has been into archery since he was 4. About three years ago, he entered his first formal competition. Last month, he took first place in his age group at the National Indoor Championships in Louisville, Ky.