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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Experience pays dividend

    To get to where they used to be, and where Columbine currently is, Dakota Ridge softball coach Dave Atencio has spent a good deal of time this season earning his title as coach.

    With a team comprised primarily of underclassmen – third baseman Christa Murphy is the team’s lone senior – the Eagles (1-7 Jeffco, 7-9 overall) have hit hard times in Class 5A Jefferson County League play, losing their last six games, including a 12-1 setback to Columbine on Sept. 27 at Dakota Ridge High School.

  • Farmers take it to Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — The two facets of offensive football were laid bare on a sunny Saturday at Jefferson County Stadium.

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles passed and ran for small chunks of yardage Sept. 20, moving the ball deliberately and delicately down the field against the Wheat Ridge Farmers.

    The Farmers, however, went for minimum effort and maximum gain – big plays and big results.

  • Chargers blank Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — For a little more than 40 minutes, the Chatfield Chargers boys soccer team threw the bathtub, cabinets, a set of dishes and a chair at the Columbine Rebels.

    Then the Chargers threw the proverbial kitchen sink and the floodgates opened.

    The Chargers hammered away at Lakewood Memorial Field before finally breaking through in the 44th minute to spark 3-0 Class 5A Jefferson County League rivalry victory on Sept. 18.

  • Rebels finally top Bears

    In her ideal scenario, Danielle Steele ends the game with a towering home run.

    She’ll have to settle for hustle and a bit of luck.

    While it wasn’t the prettiest way to score a game-winning run, Columbine was just happy to finally be on the positive side of the scoreboard against Bear Creek.

  • Chargers make quick work of...

    There’s going to be times when the youthful Chatfield volleyball team shows its inexperience.

    There’s also going to be instances when the Chargers flash glimpses of talent, that once refined, could return the Chargers back to the top of the Class 5A Jefferson County League Standings.

  • Chatfield takes it to Columbine

    Parker Lewis got caught watching the scoreboards.

    It was hard to blame him.

    With Lewis and his Chatfield teammates making short work of their rivalry match against Columbine, it seemed at like a race for who was going to be done first.

    While that honor might have fallen to Chatfield No. 2 singles player Jensen Teague, the Chargers were happy with the 6-1 victory over the Rebels on Sept. 18 at the Ken-Caryl Ranch House.

  • Eagles overcome weather, Rams

    It’s a good thing that softball players don’t melt in the rain.

    In a drizzle which turned into a downpour Sept. 11, the Dakota Ridge Eagles defeated the Green Mountain Rams 7-1 in a game which never saw the end of the gray and dreary weather. The temperature hovered in the 50s and the rain just got heavier and heavier.

  • Rebels pass first test

    Megan Koop and her Columbine teammates weren’t going to let a rare nonleague crowd go home disappointed Sept. 10. Even if it meant playing after knocking yourself loopy.

    Koop banged her head hard enough on the floor against Cheyenne Mountain that the details got a little clouded. But the senior came back, just like the Rebels, as they overcame Class 4A powerhouse Cheyenne Mountain 25-17, 16-25, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12 in thrilling fashion.