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Today's Sports

  • Young Eagles showing promise

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles strolled down Greenstreet on June 27, all the way to a comfortable victory in their home tournament.

    Behind a five-hit complete game from pitcher Keaton Greenstreet, the Eagles cruised to an 8-2 wood bat victory over the Fruita Monument Wildcats, which sent them into the semifinals.

    “He’s done a great job,” Eagles coach Jeff Legault said of Greenstreet, who stepped on the mound only briefly for Dakota Ridge this past spring season. “We’ve just found the players.”

  • Carmichael truly a racing legend

    While living in Tallahassee, Fla., I had the unique opportunity of meeting a lot of professional athletes.

    I was lucky enough to work at the city’s biggest - and newest - fitness center. All of the former Florida State University athletes would return to the city during their off-seasons and train at Premier Health and Fitness Center - a 55,000-square foot mecca of physical fitness.

  • Rodeo goes to the bulls

    EVERGREEN — The bulls left their marks this past weekend in the annual Evergreen Rodeo.

    The Professional Bull Riders event on June 19 began with a successful ride by a young man from Illinois. The poor soul got knocked off around the 9-second mark, only to land face first in a pile of, well, stuff. Green, smelly stuff from his eyebrow to his shirt collar and packed nicely in his right ear.

    Sunday’s final event of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event saw Jeston Mead stay on for eight seconds, only to fall down and have his bull step on his neck.

  • Guzman leads Rebels to victory

    NORTHGLENN — After a week spent playing some college-level teams, the Columbine Rebels finally got a chance to rest their arms late last week.

    Bert Guzman was freshened up on June 20 and the Rebels followed the left-hander’s dominant performance to a 9-6 Legion A victory over Northglenn at Larry Walker Field.

    “Bert threw one of his better games,” Rebels skipper Chuck Gillman said.

  • Get your legs ready to ride

    Last summer I spent a good portion of time on my mountain bike.

    I rode single tracks, paved trails and plenty of local bike paths.

    I also made a point to ride my bike to work at least twice a week. It was one of the most enjoyable things I did in all of 2008.

  • Streak for the ages

    Broncos fans, be patient. The “Patriot Way” is already working for one team in Colorado.

    The Parrots of the Ken-Caryl girls soccer league have been on a hot streak for the ages.

    In their last 51 matches, the Parrots have yet to taste to defeat; winning the last 39 in a row.

    The key to their success is the same thing that helped guide the New England Patriots to three Super Bowl titles in four years.

    For the Parrots, it’s all about the team.

  • Slow start, soft bats doom young...

    Summer baseball is always about fresh faces.

    For the Chatfield Chargers, who have been among and flirted with the state’s elite the past three seasons, you’ll definitely need a roster to follow along this summer.

    “We had returning experience for the past three years — real good, all-league caliber players coming back,” coach Mike Yansack said Friday. “That gives you a little bit of leadership and gives you those guys who have been there. This is a situation where we are completely reloading, outside of two guys.”

  • Trail of fears

    MORRISON — If running up Mount Falcon makes someone crazy, then running down Mount Falcon makes you … um ... even crazier?

    “You’re probably not going to win a lot of races on the downhill, but you can definitely lose it, as I almost verified today,” Mark Lowe said Saturday after he won the Mount Falcon trail race.

  • Home on the range: Stratton...

    Sam Stratton is a quarterback. Stratton will remain one next year at Wyoming.

    “That was a big deal for me because Air Force was the only other Division I school that wanted me to play quarterback,” Stratton said.

    The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Chatfield senior verbally committed to join the Cowboys of Laramie in fall 2010, which suddenly made his upcoming — and final — season with the Chargers this fall a lot more enjoyable.

  • Chatfield golfers take sixth at...

    A child led them – to a league title and sixth place at state.

    Behind freshman Shannon Lubar and sophomore Rachel Reiling, the Chatfield Chargers girls golf team, which includes senior Julie Davis,  junior Samantha Verrill and sophomore Marina Beach, won the Class 5A Jefferson County League title and was sixth at the 5A state tournament at Fort Collins’ Collindale Golf Course on May 18 and 19.

    At state, the Chargers placed sixth as their three best scorers combined to shoot a two-day total of 530. They shot a 266 on the first day and a 264 on the second.