Today's Sports

  • Rebels’ experience pays off

    Josh Daly knew what the situation was going to be like, the atmosphere that is a Columbine-Chatfield boys basketball game.
    The Rebels senior guard knows how big of a rivalry this is, especially this season with both teams sitting near the top of the standings in the 5A Jeffco League. Thus, he and his Columbine teammates were intent on playing with a lot of energy and staying atop the conference standings.
    And that’s what they did.

  • Snow, Columbine’s defense clamps...

    WESTMINSTER — Great defense and the ability to capitalize on turnovers were the two factors that helped Columbine’s boys’ basketball team score a 51-39 win over host Standley Lake on Jan. 12.
    Columbine (9-3, 4-1 5A Jeffco League) dominated the pace of the game with its defense, forcing Standley Lake to play more physically and subsequently draw fouls.

  • Chargers fumble puck in OT loss

    WESTMINSTER — Twice, Chatfield had one-goal leads in the third period. And, twice, they slipped away. Then Standley Lake’s Cody Thompson made sure there wouldn’t be a third times a charm for the Chargers.

  • Defensive Eagles fend off...

    Chatfield and Dakota Ridge entered their game with each other on Jan. 11 at Dakota Ridge High School each needing victories after suffering tough losses in their most recent games to Arvada West.
    It turned out to be a seesaw game, but Dakota Ridge eventually prevailed 54-53.
    “I think both teams wanted to do well,” Dakota Ridge head coach Traci Nemechek said. “It was a typical Chatfield-Dakota Ridge battle. There’s always a lot of pride on the line.”

  • Prep scores

    Jan. 4

    Mullen 6, Dakota Ridge 2
    Jan. 6
    Chatfield 2, Kent Denver 2

    Jan. 3

    Dakota Ridge 55, Columbine 42
    Chatfield 48, Pomona 42
    Jan. 6
    Arvada West 40, Dakota Ridge 38
    Chatfield 46, Lakewood 37
    Denver Christian 33, FRCS 27
    Jan. 7
    Columbine 49, Thomas Jefferson 39
    St. Mary’s Academy 32, FRCS 29


  • Chatfield qualifies 3 against DR

    Winter break, for swimmers, serves a dual purpose.
    It allows a bit of rest and relaxation, but it’s also the signal that play time is over and it’s time to get down to the business of qualifying for state, which is what the girls swim teams of Chatfield and Dakota Ridge did at the Ridge Pool on Jan. 6.
    With state finals only five weeks away, teams are racing to gain points and get every swimmer they can qualified for state. But getting back into the swing of things proved  to be challenging in Chatfield’s 352-254 win over Dakota Ridge.

  • Poste’s 3-pointer propels Eagles

    Most times when rivals square off a good game can be expected. The Jan. 4th tilt between Columbine and Dakota Ridge proved to be no exception.
    The Rebels and Eagles went back-and-forth in a seesaw game with Dakota Ridge (6-4 overall, 4-0 league) eventually claiming a 54-51 victory at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Eagles senior Abdullah Musleh led all scorers with 20 points. However, it was senior Chris Poste who delivered the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left. Poste finished with 11 points.

  • Chargers score early, often in...

    Jeff Dawkins, unfortunately for him, was one of the players Chatfield did have the first time it played Columbine this season. The result left a bitter taste in his mouth. But he made sure early that lightning wasn’t going to strike twice this season.
    Dawkins scored twice in the game’s first eight minutes on Jan. 7 at Edge Ice Arena as the Chatfield Chargers more than avenged their earlier defeat with a 9-0 whitewashing of outmatched Columbine.

  • Hoping for 2012 to repeat last...

    As I sat back and reflected on 2011 with our Year in Review sections in the Dec. 28 editions I couldn’t help but hope that 2012 will be just as enjoyable as the past 12 months were.
    After all, we saw Columbine’s football team, led by brothers Cameron and Bernard McDondle, run the table to a 14-0 record and a fifth 5A state football championship since 1999.

  • Curling starting to find its...

    The word curling is likely more closely associated with what one’s hair does than what people do for sport on ice. But slowly that mentality is changing.
    Often associated with European countries, curling started to get a footing in American culture when it was broadcast on television during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games held in Calgary, Alberta, as a demonstration sport.