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Today's Sports

  • Jeffco League champion Columbine...

    It wasn’t the kind of season Lorens Knudsen expected. The Columbine boys tennis coach had an experienced, but still a relatively young team. And Chatfield, for years, has been the perennial favorite in the 5A Jeffco League.
    But Columbine beat all those odds, scoring three shutout victories in league play, winning two matches by a 6-1 score and scoring a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Chatfield, in which the Rebels’ doubles team won all four matches, to take home league supremacy.
    So, was winning the league championship a surprise? In a word, yes.

  • McDaniel, Haynes pay tribute to...

    Zaq McDaniel transferred to Columbine High School two years ago after spending his freshman season at nearby Heritage. But make no bones about it, he’s a Rebel now.
    That pride was shining through after his 13th-place finish in Division 1 race at the Dave Sanders Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 30 at Clement Park.
    “It’s a good chance to represent Dave Sanders, a good chance to show everybody what Columbine is all about,” said McDaniel after he ran a time of 16 minutes, 44 seconds. Kyle Ames of Smoky Hill won in 15:54.

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Chatfield locks up 5A Jeffco League championship with win
    WESTMINSTER
    — Rebecka Mintz struck out 13 and Chatfield scored the game-winning run in the eighth for a 4-3 victory over host Standley Lake on Oct. 1.
    The win locked up the 5A Jeffco League softball championship for the Lady Chargers (14-3, 8-0 5A Jeffco League). Chatfield held a one-game lead over Dakota Ridge entering its regular-season finale on Oct. 4 at Lakewood. The Lady Chargers hold the tiebreaker, thanks to a 2-1 win over Dakota Ridge earlier this season.

  • Mintz, Lady Chargers win...

    The words Chatfield starting pitcher Rebecka Mintz spoke were simple ones as to how important Chatfield’s 2-1 upset of Dakota Ridge on Sept. 24 was.
    “It’s so big, especially the past two years losing to Dakota. We came out the whole season wanting this game. It’s huge,” Mintz said.

  • Chargers’ Berry among the...

    To say that Nick Berry has had a really good season would be, well, an understatement.
    The Chatfield senior opened the boys golf season with a 66 at Aurora Hills. He won two of six league matches. He was named league and regional medalist. And, now, he’s got to be considered at least one of a handful of favorites to win the 5A state title next week at Brookcliff Country Club in Grand Junction.
    “I basically accomplished my two primary goals of winning league and regional. It’s everything I can hope for,” Berry said.

  • Flat start, missing starters...

    LAKEWOOD — Bear Creek scored two goals 90 seconds apart early in the first half, and overmatched Columbine fell to the Bears, 5-0, at Lakewood Memorial Field on Sept. 22.
    With two starters sitting out courtesy of red cards given out in the previous contest against Arvada West, the Rebels were no match for the Bears.
    “We came out super flat, missing two of our starters to the ejections in the previous game.” Columbine coach Brian Todd said. “We came out flat and it cost us two goals early, and it was hard to recover.”

  • Rams, miscues deny Eagles first...

    LAKEWOOD — The homecoming game for Dakota Ridge’s football team proved to be a bitter pill for the Eagles to swallow.
    On Sept. 22 at Jefferson County Stadium, the Eagles struggled with turnovers and missed opportunities in a 14-10 loss to Green Mountain in the 4A Mountain Plains Conference opener.

  • Sports briefs

    CROSS COUNTRY
    Carney continues winning ways at Grand Junction Invite
    GRAND JUNCTION
    — Dakota Ridge senior Danny Carney continued his winning ways, taking first place in the Grand Junction Invitational on Sept. 24.
    Carney won the meet in a time of 16 minutes, 30.10 seconds, easily outrunning second-place finisher Andrew Mansfield of Glenwood Springs by 33 seconds.

  • Chargers' Berry captures 5A...

     

  • Carney adds Liberty Bell to...

    Don’t get Danny Carney wrong. He was happy to win the 2011 Liberty Bell Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 16 at Heritage High School. After all, the prestige in itself is worth the victory. But the Dakota Ridge senior has bigger fish to fry.
    Coming off a season in which he won the 5A Jeffco League and a regional championship before finishing second to Columbine’s Woody Kincaid at state, the stars definitely seem to be lining up for Carney this year.