Today's Sports

  • Unexpected offense sparks...

    Charlie Marchese provided the defense in goal that second-year head coach Justin Depretis was hoping for. But it was the Rebels’ offense that surprised him in the season opener. 

    Columbine scored three times on its first four shots in the second period to chase Valor Christian goalie Peter Kluth and four goals total in the frame en route to a 7-1 victory Dec. 3 at Edge Ice Arena. Seven different players scored for the Rebels, starting with Ty Shirley’s first-period goal and wrapped up with three power-play goals.

  • Eagles take 2nd at tourney

    Junior guard Kourtney Cryder admitted that she’s had some problems with free throws recently during practice. So it was no surprise that she was a little bit nervous before taking two shots from the charity stripe with the game tied and 8.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

    “I was nervous, but my coaches and my teammates had faith in me and they said to just go out there and make them and put them in. So I just focused the whole time,” Cryder said.

  • Roundup: Chatfield boys stun...

    DENVER — Chatfield rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to stun Mullen, 58-57, in the regular-season opener for both schools on Dec. 1.

    Brenden Mann scored 14 points and Kyle Evans added to for the Chargers.

    Mullen, which got 16 points from Anthony Stransky, led 30-24 at halftime before the Chargers rallied to tie the game at 44-all entering the fourth quarter. Chuck Smith added 15 points for the host Mustangs.

    Lady Chargers drop second straight to start season

  • Girls swimming results

     Following are winners from the Dec. 3 girls swimming meets between Standley Lake vs. Chatfield and Pomona vs. Columbine at Foothills Ridge Rec Center:

  • Familiar ending for Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — Ron Woitalewicz, in August, would’ve taken this. The Dakota Ridge head football coach said he would’ve been ecstatic if he had been told at the beginning of the season that the Eagles would be playing in the 4A state semifinals with a shot at a state championship riding on the line. He would’ve taken it in a heartbeat.

  • Dakota Ridge wrestling program...

    The Dakota Ridge High School wrestling program has been suspended for the 2010-11 season due to a lack of participants, head coach Larry May said.

    Athletic director Matt Heckel made the decision to forego the wrestling season on Nov. 19 after the program only signed up 11 wrestlers a week after practice had started. Jefferson County District rules mandate that a program have at least 14 wrestlers in order to have a paid coach. May is not a credentialed teacher in Jefferson County schools.

  • Winter sports previews: Boys,...

    Head coach: Steve Schimpeler
    Assistant coaches: Gary Anderson, Jed Hess
    Classification: 5A, Jeffco
    2009-10 record: 20-5, lost to Highlands Ranch in second round of state playoffs
    Top players: Dean Wright, Sr.; Kyle Evans, Sr.; Jensen Teague, Sr.
    Season opener: Dec. 1, at Mullen, 7 p.m.

  • All-conference cross country,...

     Follwoing is a list of all-conference athletes in the Jefferson County League for the fall sports season in cross country and boys soccer:

  • Eagles advance in 4A playoffs in...

    LONGMONT — Trailing 28-24 with less than two minutes remaining, the Dakota Ridge Eagles faced a 4th-and-goal at the 7-yard line and called a play they hadn’t used in some time.

    Quarterback Bolton Howes rolled out to his right while receiver Derek Vander Velde rolled with him, drawing two defenders. Howes then planted and threw back to the left to a wide-open Keaton Greenstreet for the go-ahead score.

  • Sporting events, athletes that I...

    The turkey’s almost on the table, the family and friends are almost here and Santa Claus is traveling down the last stretch of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

    It’s that time of year to be thankful. Every year, I reflect back on the year that has been and give thanks to the athletes and sporting events I’ve been blessed to watch. So without further ado …