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Today's Sports

  • 2011 Boys Golf Preview: Chargers...

    Nick Berry, admittedly, went into last year’s 5A state boys golf championship with the wrong mind-set. The Chatfield golfer, in his own words, didn’t play to win but more so not to lose.

    “I played a  lot more conservatively than I needed to and basically shot myself out of the tournament,” the rising Chatfield senior said.

    But, boy, how one day can change everything.

  • Koza embraces role as Chargers...

    Mark Koza has been around tennis all of his life, but the former Purdue University player hasn’t been around it full-time since he was coaching club tennis while in college.

    That’s about to change.

    Koza will start his first season as head coach of Chatfield’s boys tennis program on Aug. 23 with a match at Cheyenne Mountain. Koza, who was an assistant coach last season, replaces Carey Brading. Brading resigned earlier this year.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Dakota Ridge to host tryouts
    Dakota Ridge High School will be holding Gold Crown tryouts on Aug. 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the school. 

    For more details, visit www.eaglesactivities.org or contact  Nikki Kneuer at nikkineuer@comcast.net or  303-588-9448.

    Columbine youth camp Aug. 10-12
    Columbine High School is hosting a youth volleyball camp for girls in grades sixth through eighth Aug. 10-12 from 8 a.m. until noon. Cost is $45. 

  • A FEAT OF STRENGTH

    It wasn’t that big of a deal to Tom Cencich. The 50-year-old 1978 Evergreen High School graduate has been to a number of international competitions. So last month’s North American Powerlifting Championships in Miami, Fla., wasn’t all that much different than the rest.

    But, in truth, it was.

    The 5-foot-6, 182-pounder entered the competition for one reason -- to shatter a world record. This was his third world championship and he literally had the bench press mark at the tip of his fingers. Or, more realistically, just under his feet.

  • Rush’s dream at nationals falls...

    Haley Stading probably knew that her team had nothing to hold its heads down about. After all, the U-18 Colorado Rush Nike girls soccer team, just hours earlier, had played for a national championship. 

    “It was definitely an amazing ride. We played in one of the hardest regions and so many people didn’t think we could make it out of regionals,” said Stading, a graduate of Evergreen High School. “ ... It’s something will remember forever.”

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Dakota Ridge to host Gold Crown tryouts
    Dakota Ridge High School will be holding Gold Crown tryouts for the upcoming 2011 volleyball season on Aug. 20 from 2-6 p.m. at Dakota Ridge High School. For more information, visit www.eaglesactivities.org or contact  Nikki Kneuer at nikkineuer@comcast.net or  (303) 588-9448.

  • Force back on top at Bandimere

    MORRISON — It’s been a while, but John Force is back on top at the mountain.

    The 62-year-old legendary NHRA Funny Car driver scored the last of his five previous wins at Bandimere Speedway in 2003. But in the finals on July 24 against Matt Hagan at the 32nd annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals Force didn’t have to do anything special. He just needed Hagan to make one mistake for Force to get his first win of the season.

  • NHRA notebook: Berry turning...

    MORRISON — The last time Littleton resident Mike Berry ran with the NHRA at Bandimere Speedway — last year’s Mopar Mile-High Nationals — it wasn’t his Pro Stock Motorcycle he was riding. It was fellow competitor Matt Smith’s bike, but with Berry’s motor.

    The 2009 Buell XB9R didn’t work out too well for the 45-year-old. On his first run he couldn’t disengage the clutch and ended up burning out. But, oh, how things have changed.

  • Sports briefs

    VOLLEYBALL
    Columbine youth camp set for Aug. 10-12
    Columbine High School is conducting a youth volleyball camp for girls in grades sixth through eighth Aug. 10-12 from 8 a.m. until noon. Cost is $45, which includes a T-shirt. For more details, e-mail Debra Powell at dpowell340@hotmail.com.

    Dakota Ridge to host youth camp Aug. 1-4
    Dakota Ridge High School is hosting a youth volleyball camp Aug. 1-4 from 9 a.m. until noon for  students in grades five through eight.

  • Silva, Eagles pitch way to...

    Dakota Ridge pitcher Nick Silva accomplished something on July 14 that pitchers used to achieve a century ago. Just two days after pitching a 2-0 complete game shutout against Wheat Ridge, Silva pitched another complete game, a 5-2 victory over ThunderRidge.

    The win gave Dakota Ridge the championship in the Willie White State Tournament at Dakota Ridge High School. Silva scattered eight hits while striking out eight batters. He didn’t issue a single walk.

    “I knew it was the last game of the season and I had to give it my all,” Silva said.