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Today's Sports

  • Bears topple Chargers

    LAKEWOOD — Statistically speaking, Chatfield’s reign as the premier soccer team in the Class 5A Jefferson County League had to end sometime. That day was most likely Oct. 7.

    In a battle of teams unbeaten in league, the Chargers were stymied and stifled at Lakewood Memorial Field in a 1-0 loss to the Bear Creek Bears.

    The Chargers had plenty of chances, some hauntingly close, but in the end it was a slalom run, a deflection and a pounce that put the Bears in the driver’s seat for a higher postseason seed.

  • Jeon cards third-place finish at...

    Min Kyu Jeon’s fortunes changed with the weather at the Class 3A boys golf state championship at Cougar Canyon Golf Course in Trinidad.

    A pre-tournament favorite, the Front Range Christian senior teed it up Oct. 5 against a wind that fluctuated between 25 and 30 miles-per-hour. Jeon carded an 86 and was 10 strokes behind the leader.

    With the winds under control the following day, Jeon dropped 11 strokes to card a 75 and placed third overall for the second consecutive year.

  • Pomona hands Chatfield first loss

    ARVADA — Battered and bruised, Chatfield refused to surrender in its Class 5A Big 8 League showdown with fellow unbeaten, Pomona.

    With quarterback Sam Stratton slowed by a right leg injury in the second quarter, the Chargers’ high-powered offense came to near standstill. Defensively, the Chargers forced four turnovers (three interceptions and a fumble recovery) but also gave up their fair share of big plays.

  • Chargers spike Raiders in three...

    Trailing 23-16 in the pivotal second game against No. 6 Regis, the Chatfield Chargers knew they had to put together a near-perfect run to win. Thankfully they practice this kind of stuff.

    “We practice that a lot,” sophomore middle Grace Newkirk said. “We practice in situations like that. Against (junior varsity), they have a certain lead and we have to come back and win. So, we never give up.”

  • Columbine rallies, tops Dakota...

    The Columbine Rebels used a little emotional judo to slam the Dakota Ridge Eagles on Sept. 29.

    Faced with a loud section of visiting students, the Rebels figured out a way to take that force and flip it.

    “It was a little intimidating at first,” Rebels senior Danica Lawrence said. “At first all we could hear was ‘Eagles, Eagles.’ So we just decided that we were going to use that for us.”

  • Rebels dominate Wildcats

    LAKEWOOD — After suffering a gut-wrenching loss a week ago to its biggest rival, Columbine looked to set the tone early in its homecoming game against Arvada West.

    Defensive back Kevin Osborne sent the Wildcats a message that Oct. 2 was going to be a long night as he intercepted quarterback Gavin Glanz’s pass on the second play of the game and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown. The Rebels rolled from there and won the Class 5A Big 8 League game 34-10 at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Local teams fare well at Dave...

    While the weather was picture-perfect for racing on Oct. 2, most of the talk at the Dave Sanders Invitational concerned the health of the runners.

    It seemed most teams were battling various illnesses, from the Swine Flu to a simple upset stomach. A lot of top teams were left without their full compliment of runners, but the runners that were healthy enough to give it a go were able to post some nice times.

  • Rebels honor past champs

    LAKEWOOD — A decade can seem like a lifetime.

    It can also go by in a flash.

    Columbine football coach, Andy Lowry, felt a little of both after his team’s 34-10 homecoming victory over Arvada West on Oct. 2 at Jefferson County Stadium.

    Before the game, the Rebels honored members of the 1999 state championship football team by having them lead the current group of Rebels out onto the field.

  • Farmers rout Eagles

    ARVADA — Quarterbacks get all the attention, right?

    They get the credit for just about everything and they get mentioned in every sports story because, well, they’re the quarterback.

    Ever think they earn it?

    Consider Dakota Ridge’s Bolton Howes. The junior took a beating throughout the Eagles’ 29-0 loss to second-ranked Wheat Ridge on Sept. 24, but he didn’t blame a tender shoulder or the fact that the Farmers were coming after him at the North Area Athletic Complex like his jersey was stuffed with $100 bills.

  • Longo, Chargers spike Eagles in...

    The gymnasium at Chatfield Senior High School was rocking on Sept. 23.

    For Ali Longo, that just fuels her fire.

    “When there’s a big crowd and there’s lots of noise, I think it just raises everyone’s energy level a bit,” said Longo after the Chargers disposed of rival Dakota Ridge in three games, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16.