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Today's Sports

  • Homecoming a sweet one for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — Teams are supposed to win their Homecoming games with relative ease in front of their alumni.

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles lived up to that assumption and then some, thrashing Golden 59-3 Oct. 17 at Jefferson County Stadium in a Class 4A West Metro League game.

    For the Eagles it was their fourth consecutive win, all in blowout fashion, outscoring their opponents 259-11 in that span.

  • Chatfield diver scaling new...

    To dive on the highest level in college, Chatfield’s John Fox must go where most would choose not to.

    Nah, he’s not joining the starship Enterprise or anything like that.

    But, he is scaling heights, up to the tune of 10 meters.

    It’s all in an effort to land a spot on a Division I swimming and diving team.

  • Swings of emotion

    Columbine volleyball players ran the gamut of emotions in a 48-hour stretch.

    First up were the non-desired emotions of anger and frustration after taking one on the chin in a four-game home loss to Lakewood on Sept. 30 that could potentially keep the Rebels from a three-peat as Class 5A Jefferson County League champions.

  • Falcons fall in five-game...

    Front Range Christian appeared to have things well in hand.

    Up two games to none in its Class 2A Mile High League home match against Alexander Dawson, the Falcons were certainly soaring. Alexander Dawson, though, found the reserve to rally and when the final whistle sounded, it was the Mustangs that emerged victorious with a dramatic five-game win 14-25, 22-25, 25-19, 25-18, 15-12 on Oct. 3 at Front Range Christian High School.

  • Chargers wary of moral victories

    LAKEWOOD — Despite what the 48-28 score might suggest, Chatfield gave Pomona all it could handle deep into the fourth quarter Oct. 2.

    Just don’t expect the Chargers to feel good about it.

  • Clean sweep for Eagles at Dave...

    Evan Appel wasn’t sure if he was going to run on Sept. 26 or not.

    The defending Class 5A cross-country state champion and senior at Dakota Ridge High School hadn’t been feeling all that great recently, and shutting things down for the afternoon would’ve been an easy thing to do.

    But, after taking part in the pre-race warmup, Appel decided to go ahead and go through with the race.

  • New faces guide Columbine past...

    ARVADA — Phillip Romero is one of those players that, because of his athleticism, needs to be out on the football field as much as possible.

    Good thing for Columbine that Romero has no qualms about playing multiple positions.

  • Eagles lack flow

    LAKEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Eagles boys soccer team had one of those surreal moments Sept. 24.

    Everything the Eagles wanted to do against Bear Creek, they couldn’t. Everything the Eagles didn’t want to do, they somehow managed for nearly 80 minutes at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    In short: “We just didn’t do a thing right all night,” coach Jason Casanova lamented after the Eagles were defeated 1-0 by the Bears.

  • Chargers tighten grip on Jeffco...

    LAKEWOOD — Billy LaGreca saw daylight. And in one kick, the midfielder gave the Chargers a little of their own.

    LaGreca’s 26-yard free kick sparked Chatfield’s 3-0 victory over Green Mountain on Sept. 24, which put the Chargers a game and a half up on the pack chasing them in the Class 5A Jefferson County League.

    Sure, most picked Chatfield to win Jeffco at the start of the season, but the games still must be played. And won.

  • Rams spoil Chargers'...

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield softball team desperately needed to win its game against Green Mountain on Sept. 27.

    The Chargers needed to “up” their Jefferson County League record for a chance to make it into the Class 5A district playoffs.

    Chatfield had won just two league games this season and teams with four league wins are almost guaranteed a spot in the playoffs.

    But, the Chargers couldn’t hold off the Rams and took a 4-1 loss at Green Mountain High School.