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  • Chargers slip past Rams

    LAKEWOOD — Alyssa Gillmore likes the chaos amid the rough stuff.

    Bodies flying around the goal, players crashing into players and throwing their bodies in the way of danger? Gillmore says that just gives the game its proper tempo.

    While some teams got an easier result in the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs, the top-seeded Chargers got a white knuckle – and a little bare knuckle – match May 8 in their 1-0 victory over Jeffco rival Green Mountain at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Falcons hold on, top Tigers

    While Front Range Christian may have won its Class 3A girls soccer first-round game against Colorado Springs Christian by just a goal, the game didn’t feel that close – until the end.

    After racing out to a 3-0 the 14th-seeded Falcons continued to attack the Tigers, but, were unable to convert on any of their eight second-half shots. That gave Colorado Springs Christian a glimmer of hope and by the 80th minute, they had turned that glimmer into a blinding light.

  • Chargers lock up top seed with...

    LAKEWOOD — Everything was at stake for the Chatfield Chargers on April 30. At the same time, nothing was.

    With the Class 5A Jefferson County League girls soccer title already in their back pocket, a loss to rival Columbine would have done nothing to change their position as the top-seeded team out of Jeffco for the playoffs.

    But the fact that it was Columbine and that the top seed overall in 5A looks much better, the Chargers were all business at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    And Sarah Schmeda was the boss.

  • Chargers double up Falcons

    LAKEWOOD — Trace Wollner was a little concerned about the infection in his knee after he got rubbed out on the turf at Trailblazer Stadium.

    Of course, if having that ailment produced the kind of offense Wollner showed off May 1, the rest of the Chatfield Chargers might be thrilled to get sick.

    Wollner scored seven goals and dished one assist, as the ninth-seeded Chargers hammered out a 10-5 victory over No. 24 Highlands Ranch in the first round of the boys lacrosse state playoffs.

  • Chargers humbled by Lobos

    FORT COLLINS — It was an impossible question for Chatfield baseball coach Mike Yansak to answer.

    What was more surprising, his team giving up 11 runs in five innings, or registering one hit?

    So, instead of trying to answer the unanswerable, Yansak spoke glowingly of two-time defending Class 5A state champions Rocky Mountain, which sent his team packing into the night.

  • Chargers end lax season on high...

    LAKEWOOD — It was the best of games; it was the worst of games.

    But in a tale of two girls lacrosse teams, the Chatfield Chargers and the Evergreen Cougars who faced off at Trailblazer Stadium on April 30, the hardest question to answer might have been ‘what the dickens were they playing for?’

    Neither the 7-5 Chargers (4-3 Jefferson County League), nor the 1-11 Cougars (0-7 Jeffco League) had much to play for late in the season, so the game became more about preparing for next season, and just having fun.

  • Dakota Ridge tops Bears, soars...

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Eagles needed their energy April 30. Beating Bears and getting in dog piles takes a lot out of a young lady.

    In their final game of the regular season, the Eagles tied a bow on their second-place finish in the Class 5A Jefferson County League by grinding through a 2-0 victory over Bear Creek at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    Then they dogged freshman goal scorer Heather Ward and proceeded to run around throwing ice at each other, giggling and tackling the unlucky ones.

  • Perfect game sends Eagles packing

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Every team experiences both of these emotions at some time.

    Not many teams experience both within mere hours of each other as the Dakota Ridge baseball team did May 2.

    The Eagles needed two wins in the Class 5A District 3 bracket to gain entry into the state tournament. The day started out promising, but did not end as they would have hoped.

  • Surprising end to baseball season

    After taking a glance at the Class 5A district baseball pairings, a couple of thoughts came to mind.

    One was that Chatfield got hosed with its seeding.

    The Chargers were preseason favorites to win the Jefferson County League, and while that didn’t happen, many still considered them one of the elite teams in the state. So, when the Colorado High School Activities Association “rewarded” the Chargers with a No. 14 seed and shipped them off to two-time state champion Rocky Mountain’s district, the choice seemed very peculiar.

  • Falcons hang tough in loss to...

    Dave Sherman is the first to admit his Front Range Christian Falcons are keeping a steady hand and their feet on the ground.

    As for the victories, they’ve worked out pretty well so far.

    “Enough to win a lot of these games throughout the year,” the Falcons’ first-year skipper said.

    Ranked No. 10 in The Denver Post’s Class 2A poll, the Falcons wrapped up a postponed District 4 game April 24 against second-ranked Resurrection Christian at Clement Park with a good feeling.