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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Columbine girls off to state

    The Columbine girls cross-country team managed to sneak into the state meet after the Class 5A, Region 1 meet on Oct. 23 at Clement Park.

    The girls team tied with Ponderosa with 133 points. Arapahoe finished first with 52 points, Smoky Hill had 62, Chaparral took third with 81.

    Since there was a tie, the top five teams in the girls division will head to the state meet on Oct. 31 at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins.

  • Chargers get best of Rebels

    It’s not often that both the winner and loser of a big rivalry game can come away from the action feeling good about itself.

    Typically, the winner gloats and is full of joy while the losers sulk and ponder what could have been.

    After the Chatfield and Columbine volleyball teams wrapped up four competitive games on Oct. 22 at Chatfield Senior High School, each squad was happy with their respective performances, and also looked forward to carrying the momentum gained in the regular season finale into this weekend’s district playoffs.

  • Upset bid falls short

    AURORA — As Lexi Love goes, so goes the Chatfield softball team.

    On Oct. 23 in the opening round of the Class 5A state softball tournament, Love was masterful – for six innings.

    Locked in a scoreless tie with Jefferson County League champion Ralston Valley, the Chargers needed to get just three more outs to send the game into extra innings and give themselves more time to try and pull off the first round upset.

  • Dakota Ridge boys run to Jeffco...

    Running on your home course can carry a heavy burden.

    “It’s tough because people expect you to do better because you know the course by heart,” said Columbine’s Nikki Funkhauser following her fourth-place finish at the 2009 Jefferson County League Championships on Oct. 16 at Clement Park.

    Funkhauser was the top finisher in the Class 5A girls race for the Rebels. She crossed the finish line with a time of 20 minutes, 18.3 seconds.

  • Spond injury overshadows game

    LAKEWOOD — There are very few instances where one can imagine the final score of a Columbine and Bear Creek football game mattering so little.

    When a player, student, citizen and young gentleman such as Rebels quarterback Danny Spond is seen with knees buckling on the sideline, and has to leave Jefferson County Stadium in an ambulance after having his jersey and shoulder pads cut off of him, what happened between the lines is a distant footnote.

  • Charger duo nets fourth-place...

    DENVER — The last shall be first for the Chatfield tennis squad.

    And by last, we’re talking about the Chargers’ No. 4 double squad. And by first, we’re talking about the fourth-place finish of Kevin O’Brien and Ben Gleave on Oct. 17 at the Class 5A state championships at Gates Tennis Facility.

    “We got a good draw this year (and) we definitely felt like we could take advantage of it and just go as far as we possibly could,” O’Brien said.

  • Chargers headed to state

    AURORA — Chatfield was thrilled when it found out last week that it had earned one of the final at-large spots in the Class 5A 32-team softball regional tournament.

    You can imagine, then, their elation upon defeating Cherokee Trail 12-0 at Aurora Sports Park to clinch the second state-qualifying spot out of Region 3.