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Today's Sports

  • Nothing says fun like a Triple...

    CLEAR CREEK COUNTY — Missy Carlisle spent a decade away from the Triple Bypass, which means she had plenty of time to come up with a good excuse not to come back.

    She had well over 3,000 days in fact, to think about how much she enjoyed not cranking up Squaw, Loveland and Vail passes, or how much she enjoyed not having to ride west from Georgetown, along a congested I-70. Or just how safer it was to be at home rather than worry if it would rain that July day, or if the winds would be too harsh.

  • Burning rubber, money

    MORRISON — Drag racing is always about the numbers.

    How many seconds does it take to cross the finish line, what is the top speed and was it all better than the car running next to you?

    So with that simple and relatively pure way to look at things, some of the numbers hanging around this sport, which saw the top drivers and crews in the nation make their annual pilgrimage to the Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway this past weekend, are quite sobering.

  • Don’t fear the bunker

    Many of us have anxiety as we see our golf ball flying towards a greenside bunker.

    By paying attention to your setup, you can become more confident in this shot.

    First, you need to align your feet left of the target with an open stance. 

  • Follow him to freedom

    EVERGREEN — Nathan Rice’s Fourth of July began with a thud and a little bit of blood.

    Rice was tripped up at the start line of the Freedom Run 5k and came away with a few cuts and scrapes on his hands and legs.

    The Lafayette resident didn’t stay down long. He quickly dusted himself off, then caught up with the lead pack and made his winning move with a half-mile to go, claiming the Freedom Run title with a time of 15 minutes, 39 seconds.

  • Cloud hurls Eagles to victory

    J.D. Cloud wasn’t supposed to pitch the first game July 1. Douglas County probably wished he hadn’t.

    The Dakota Ridge right-hander scattered three hits over seven innings and struck out nine, including the last four batters he faced, as the Eagles dropped the Huskies 5-1.

  • Chargers rebound from losses

    AURORA — The Chatfield Chargers found out this past spring that losing baseball games – especially the close ones – can have profound consequences on playoff seeding and survival.

    So after dropping two close games to Regis last week, the Chargers rebounded with two close victories over ThunderRidge as the postseason run for the summer looms.

  • Slavin gives verbal commitment...

    The love of Kyle Slavin’s life wanted him to gain 20 pounds of muscle.

    Like any young man with passion and drive, Slavin dutifully went to the weight room and put on 25 pounds.

    “They said it looked good, and one thing led to another,” Slavin said.

    It was a match made in, well, the gridiron of the University of Colorado’s Folsom Field.

    Slavin was always a CU kid. Now the incoming Chatfield senior tight end is a CU kid.

  • Chatfield grad Sturdevant...

    All in all, the 2009 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft was a special moment for Tyler Sturdevant.

    Of course, the 2004 Chatfield Senior High School graduate was a little disappointed with his draft position (27th round), but just the fact he was drafted alone was reason to celebrate.

  • 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.