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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield tops Standley Lake

    LAKEWOOD — Offense has come like water from a stone this season for the Chatfield Chargers.

    There were encouraging signs Sept. 15 that they had at least tapped into a good vein.

    “We’re getting better as a team,” Logan Bailey said. “The flow is better.”

    Bailey scored in the ninth minute as the Chargers earned a 1-0 Class 5A Jefferson County League victory over the Standley Lake Gators at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    It wasn’t the usual blitzing of a second-tier Jeffco team, but none of the Chargers seemed to mind.

  • Falcons lose in straight sets

    Height is a huge advantage is volleyball at any level.

    This fact was demonstrated on Sept. 18 as the Front Range Christian Falcons were spiked, slammed and served into defeat in their home opener by the fourth-ranked Resurrection Christian Cougars.

    The Cougars towered over the smaller and less experienced Falcons and used their height to their advantage, controlling the game and winning in straight sets 25-18, 25-20, 25-13.  

  • Falcons playing with swagger

    There is a lot of hootin’ and hollerin’ between plays when the Front Range Christian Falcons are on the field.

    For some football teams, it’s probably just testosterone gone mad. For the Falcons, it’s something of a reminder.

    “The past couple years we haven’t been up, we were always down – we get down on ourselves,” Falcons quarterback Jalen LeDoux-Hayes said. “This year has worked lot better. We have an edge.”

  • Chargers still searching for...

    The Chatfield Chargers have a goal. Namely, to score one.

    After three games, the boys in burgundy and perennial Jefferson County boys soccer champions are 0-3 and have been outscored 6-0.

    “The team is frustrated,” coach Paul Moline said Sept. 8 after the Chargers were dropped 2-0 by Fort Collins. “Everyone is frustrated. You just got to get that first one under your belt.”

    The Chargers gave up an early goal and a late goal as they were pressing for the equalizer in the Class 5A nonleague match on their home field.

  • Eagles put it all together

    LAKEWOOD — Giving up big play after big play last week against Chatfield left the Dakota Ridge defense with a bad taste in its mouth.

    To cleanse themselves from the Week 1 thrashing, the Eagles took out their frustrations on Green Mountain.

    While their goal of a shutout was nullified early, the Dakota Ridge defense dominated the Rams, allowing a paltry 139 yards of total offense as the Eagles evened their record at 1-1 thanks to an impressive 30-6 Class 4A West Metro victory Sept. 10 at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Chargers hold off Mustangs

    LAKEWOOD — They say Mustangs are tough to tame. But, put them alongside a stable horse and, with time, the Mustang can calm down.

    That’s what happened to the Ponderosa Mustangs when they played the Chatfield Chargers on Sept. 11 at Jefferson County Stadium. The Chargers’ defense cooled off the Mustangs’ offense in the second half and Chatfield walked away with a 17-10 Class 5A nonleague victory.

  • Buffaloes topple Rebels

    The Columbine volleyball team is a work in progress.

    Coach Kathy Miks literally has an entire new group of girls to work with, as only two players with varsity experience returned for the 2009 season.

    The Rebels may be young, but they have a lot of talent, and that has Miks excited.

    She wasn’t too excited with how things transpired Sept. 9, when the Rebels hosted Smoky Hill.

  • Columbine clips Dakota Ridge

    Greg Lubeck and Kurt McCluskey were teammates once in baseball. Of late, the two have been lining up opposite each other on the hard court for Dakota Ridge and Columbine.

    “I realized I wanted to stay consistent with him,” Lubeck said. “Put the ball away when I needed to. I played him in the summer and I knew if I could hit against him, I could beat him.”

    Lubeck was right as the Dakota Ridge No. 1 bested McCluskey 6-0, 6-1 as part of the Class 5A Jefferson County League dual between the rival programs.

  • Stratton's monster game...

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield struck early and often in its cross-classification showdown with rival Dakota Ridge at Jeffco Stadium.

    The Chargers raced out to a 33-6 halftime advantage and cruised home to a 46-27 win on Sept. 4.

    Senior quarterback Sam Stratton was electrifying, both on his feet and throwing the football. Stratton ran for scores of 82 and 96 yards in the first half, and added a 68-yard scamper to his credit in the fourth quarter. He also threw a 68-yard touchdown to Erick Gayton and a 1-yarder to Tim Gleason.

  • Rebels working out kinks

    Trying to find positives in a 7-0 defeat can be a difficult thing to do.

    But, when you are a team in transition, such as the Columbine Rebels, the early season setbacks can become valuable teaching tools.

    Shortly after the Rebels were defeated by visiting Ponderosa on Sept. 2 at Dave Sanders Memorial Field, coach Robin Ortiz gathered his girls around and discussed what transpired on the field.