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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Eagles soar past Chargers

    No one wants to spend their Saturday morning being attacked.

    As the aggressor, the Dakota Ridge Eagles loved every minute of it.

    “They’re our rival, so we wanted this one a lot,” designated player Jazzy Marquez said Saturday after the Eagles hammered the error-prone Chatfield Chargers for an emotional 9-1 Class 5A Jefferson County League victory.

  • Big win for Chatfield

    LAKEWOOD — To slay the mighty dragon, Chatfield needed some assistance.

    With its high-powered offense held primarily in check by a tenacious Columbine defense, the Chargers had to get by on grit, determination and, ultimately, a strong right leg.

    Josh Fralick nailed a 46-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining as Chatfield defeated Columbine for the first time since 2001, 16-13 on Sept. 24 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Chargers sneak past Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Before the rivalry could get underway at Jeffco Stadium on Sept. 24, the battle between Chatfield and Columbine started at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Chargers grabbed a 2-1 victory over the Rebels on the pitch prior to the horses taking a 16-13 win on the football field later that evening.

    “It’s definitely a pretty big rivalry,” Chatfield junior Logan Bailey said. “I think we expected to win because we came out strong. We did what we’re supposed to do and we succeeded.”

  • Fralick kicks Chargers past...

    LAKEWOOD – Josh Fralick nailed a 46-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining as Chatfield defeated Columbine for the first time since 2001, 16-13 on Sept. 24 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Chargers sprint past Bears

    LAKEWOOD — The advancement of Chatfield quarterback Sam Stratton has played out vividly over the past two seasons. A runner, a thrower, a leader and a playmaker at different times, the senior Wyoming pledge has put all of them together to become – quite simply – a weapon.

    But one-man teams don’t knock off the No. 4 Bear Creek Bears. And that’s what made Chatfield’s monster 34-21 Class 5A Big 8 League victory Sept. 17 so sweet.

  • Chargers finally get best of...

    Beating Columbine was something the Chatfield softball team often talked of doing, but when it came to executing, always seemed to come up short.

    It appeared the same would hold true Sept. 17 as the Chargers came up to bat for the final time trailing their rival 1-0 on their home field.

    But, thanks to some timely hitting and heads-up baserunning, Chatfield finally got the better of Columbine, scratching out a 2-1 victory on its home field.

    Jenna Dentino was the hero, as she laced a single down the left field line that brought in the game-winning run.

  • 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.