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Today's Sports

  • Dakota dropped by Heritage

    LITTLETON — Sometimes, you just have to tip your cap to your opponent and say ‘job well done.’

    Dakota Ridge was trounced by Heritage 56-24 in its final game of the 2009 season on Nov. 7 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort.

    Dakota Ridge tried everything it could to slow down Heritage wide receiver, Shane Opitz, but the 6-foot-2, 181-pounder was just too big and too fast.

  • Arapahoe knocks Columbine out of...

    Columbine coach Brian Todd has been around soccer long enough to appreciate the bigger picture.

    So when the 22nd-seeded Rebels saw their season come to a rude end Oct. 31 in a 4-0 loss to No. 11 Arapahoe, Todd and many of the players took comfort knowing they had experienced something that will only make a young team better.

    The Rebels took one on the chin, but now they at least know what kind of punch they must develop a year from now.

    “We definitely quit, so to speak,” Todd said. “We were pretty flat for who we are.”

  • Chargers booted in first round

    AURORA — One player and a controversial call in the last 15 seconds of the game helped end what was a promising season for the Chatfield Chargers as they fell 2-1 to the Rangeview Raiders in the first round of the Class 5A state soccer tournament.

    Davey Anderson scored both goals for the No. 16-seeded Raiders, but it was the last 15 seconds of the match that had the No. 17-seeded Chargers hot as they left the field.

  • Panthers too strong

    LAKEWOOD — One of the most overused phrases in sports just happens to fit the Columbine Rebels to a T.

    It’s playoff time. And that means it’s a whole new season.

    For a team that began the season ranked No. 2 in Class 5A, only to get upset by arch rival Chatfield and then lose standout do-everything senior Danny Spond (concussion) amidst a meltdown to secondary rival Bear Creek, the Rebels are hoping to forget the past and salvage something this week.

  • One step closer

    The Chatfield volleyball team had just one goal as the host of the Class 5A District 2 Volleyball Tournament – win each game in three matches.

    The Chargers were on their way to that goal Oct. 31 with a 3-0 victory over Abraham Lincoln in the first game of pool play. And, even though Chatfield went on to win the District 2 tournament with a 3-0 win over Fort Collins in the championship matchup, it was the second game of pool play which gave the Chargers a challenge.

    It was the Dakota Ridge Eagles who came along with a plan of their own.

  • Chatfield girls qualify for state

    The Class 5A, Region 2 cross-country race took place on Oct. 22 at the Chatfield Botanic Gardens, but without the help of countless volunteers clearing the cross-country course, it may not have.

    The course was wet, muddy and snowy thanks to a storm the night before, and countless volunteers spent the entire day shoveling snow and getting the course ready for the race.

    And the Dakota Ridge Eagles are sure glad they did.

  • Chargers end regular season with...

    LAKEWOOD — Ready or not, the Chatfield Chargers are heading into the Class 5A state soccer playoffs this week.

    With a decisive 3-0 victory Oct. 22 over rival Dakota Ridge to wrap up the regular season, the Chargers believe they have found their identity and know what they are capable of when they have all their players together.

    “I think we got it now,” senior midfielder Cory Whittwer said. “I mean, it took a while. Brand new team this year for the most part.”

  • Regis shuts down Chatfield

    LAKEWOOD – The Chatfield Chargers have been rolling with the punches since losing all-state standout quarterback Sam Stratton (knee) after Week Six.

    In their second game of the sans-Sam era, the Chargers were flat beat up and knocked out, as the Regis Raiders rolled to a 35-6 Class 5A Big 8 League victory Oct. 23 at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Falcons drop fifth straight

    Biblically speaking, scorpions inspired fear, both as the animal and when used to describe whips, which would sting and maim the flesh and sicken the victim.

    The Front Range Christian Falcons got stung multiple times Oct. 24 as they lost a rough-and-tumble nonleague game 35-17 to the Dolores Huerta Scorpions.

    And the Falcons felt plenty sick afterwards, especially after digesting a fourth quarter where they led 17-14 and saw just a few plays unfold with dramatic consequences

  • Rebels ready for playoffs

    LAKEWOOD — The wall that was Zach Robertson isn’t centuries old, can’t keep barbarians at bay and isn’t visible from outer space.

    It was a great wall, however, and it did keep a bunch of Green Mountain Rams thoroughly frustrated Oct. 22 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Columbine sophomore goalkeeper played out of his head and threw his body and hands into everything the Rams sent his way, as the Rebels held on for a 1-0 Class 5A Jefferson County League victory.