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  • 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.

  • Chatfield bats come to life

    EVERGREEN — The young Chatfield Chargers needed a little love on Sept. 1.

    Turns out they got a whole ‘lotta Lexi Love in a 9-0 cross-classification victory over the Evergreen Cougars.

    “I was really proud of our team because we’ve been struggling putting runs on the board,” said Love, who slapped a five-hit muzzle on the Cougars, while walking zero batters and striking out four.

  • Rebels survive scare

    The formula for surviving Week One football is the same at every level.

    With just about every offense looking for traction and chemistry, the defense needs to be the backbone and – if possible – win a few games.

    That formula worked out pretty well for the Columbine Rebels on Friday as they overcame a litany of mistakes to earn a 20-13 season-opening nonleague victory over the Heritage Eagles.

  • Chatfield rally comes up just...

    Chatfield’s 2009 softball home opener resembled a grand fireworks show.

    Well, almost.

    The Chargers opened their cross-classification game on Aug. 28 with a big bang, cooled off in the middle innings and unleashed the cannons at the end. Unfortunately, the Chargers’ grand finale was cut off before completion.

    Down 4-1 against D’Evelyn, Chatfield mounted a frantic last-inning rally and had the tying run on second base but were unable to push the run across and lost 4-3.