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Today's Sports

  • Kick up some dirt on these trails

    PINE and BUFFALO CREEK — There’s something about asking a local. Whether it be skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking, getting tips from a local can turn the average day into something epic.

    So when I met a local mountain biker near the Pike National Forest work station in Buffalo Creek, I hoped for a few pointers. I got about 30.

  • Summer draws to a close

    DENVER — Everything looks neat and tidy in a microcosm.

    The eighth-seeded Chatfield Chargers went 0-2 in the Central Colorado Baseball League’s Top-A final tournament, but got a glimpse of what was and what could have been.

    “Offense wasn’t our problem. The problem was defense all game long,” Chatfield coach Mike Yansak said about his team’s 14-11 opening-round loss to the host and top-seeded Mullen Mustangs on July 17. “It’s kind of a microcosm of the issues we’ve had all season.”

  • Many interesting sights in...

    Recently, my wife and I took a week-long trip to Seattle.

    At this point, you’re probably asking yourself ‘Why Seattle?’ It seemed that was a popular question from friends and family after we began telling people about our summer plans.

    The short answer to that question is that we both have always been interested in seeing the Emerald City; and we were able to find really cheap plane tickets.

    The trip was amazing. The weather was great, staying around 80 degrees and it only rained once, believe it or not.

  • Be confident in your club...

    I have about 150 yards to the hole. What club should I hit? This is a common question on the golf course. What happens next in the decision process can affect your score dramatically.

  • Nothing says fun like a Triple...

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — Missy Carlisle spent a decade away from the Triple Bypass, which means she had plenty of time to come up with a good excuse not to come back.

    She had well over 3,000 days in fact, to think about how much she enjoyed not cranking up Squaw, Loveland and Vail passes, or how much she enjoyed not having to ride west from Georgetown, along a congested I-70. Or just how safer it was to be at home rather than worry if it would rain that July day, or if the winds would be too harsh.

  • Burning rubber, money

    MORRISON — Drag racing is always about the numbers.

    How many seconds does it take to cross the finish line, what is the top speed and was it all better than the car running next to you?

    So with that simple and relatively pure way to look at things, some of the numbers hanging around this sport, which saw the top drivers and crews in the nation make their annual pilgrimage to the Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway this past weekend, are quite sobering.

  • Don’t fear the bunker

    Many of us have anxiety as we see our golf ball flying towards a greenside bunker.

    By paying attention to your setup, you can become more confident in this shot.

    First, you need to align your feet left of the target with an open stance. 

  • Follow him to freedom

    EVERGREEN — Nathan Rice’s Fourth of July began with a thud and a little bit of blood.

    Rice was tripped up at the start line of the Freedom Run 5k and came away with a few cuts and scrapes on his hands and legs.

    The Lafayette resident didn’t stay down long. He quickly dusted himself off, then caught up with the lead pack and made his winning move with a half-mile to go, claiming the Freedom Run title with a time of 15 minutes, 39 seconds.

  • Cloud hurls Eagles to victory

    J.D. Cloud wasn’t supposed to pitch the first game July 1. Douglas County probably wished he hadn’t.

    The Dakota Ridge right-hander scattered three hits over seven innings and struck out nine, including the last four batters he faced, as the Eagles dropped the Huskies 5-1.

  • Chargers rebound from losses

    AURORA — The Chatfield Chargers found out this past spring that losing baseball games – especially the close ones – can have profound consequences on playoff seeding and survival.

    So after dropping two close games to Regis last week, the Chargers rebounded with two close victories over ThunderRidge as the postseason run for the summer looms.