Today's Sports

  • All-conference football teams

    Following is the all-conference football selections in the 5A Super 6 and 4A MAC 8 conferences for the 2011 season:

    QB: Sean Flanagan, Sr., Bear Creek; Cyler Miles, Sr., Mullen
    RB: Erik Gaytan, Sr., Chatfield; Cameron McDondle, Sr., Columbine; Addie Brown, Sr., Mullen
    TE: Ethan Brunhofer, Soph., Arapahoe
    WR: Nick Dalton, Sr., Bear Creek; Jake Anna, Sr., Bear Creek; Michael Schandle, Sr., Heritage

  • Lady Chargers suffer 1st loss of...

    Chatfield suffered its first loss of the season to visiting Doherty, losing 67-61 in a non-league contest Dec. 9 at Chatfield Senior High School.
    Though the Lady Chargers led most of the game, Doherty exploded in the fourth quarter by outscoring Chatfield 20-10 to win on the road.
    “They’re a good team and they really played with a calmness,” Chatfield head coach Mike Deutsch said. “We got a little too hesitant and a little too rushed when they started coming back, and we just got a little anxious.”  

  • Tallmadge, Rebels win ugly affair

    As far as hockey games, Columbine’s rivarly showdown with Dakota Ridge was not a pretty sight. Not necessarily for the offensive explosion that the Rebels’ Orion Tallmadge put on early or the late goals the Eagles produced, but instead for the sheer angst that took its toll on both teams.
    Despite that, Tallmadge scored three times and Charlie Marchese made 37 saves as Columbine won its second straight 4-3 over Dakota Ridge on Dec. 10 at the Edge Ice Arena.

  • Rebels, Chargers expected more

    Mark Baltazar expects Columbine to go through some growing pains, especially with 13 of the 29 wrestlers in the program being freshmen, most of whom have never competed before.
    Even still, he expected to get a little more than he got at the Columbine Invitational on Dec. 10. The Rebels, with only seven wrestlers competing, placed 10th out of 13 teams with 51 points, placing just two wrestlers in the top four of their respective weight classes.

  • Sports briefs

    Mann’s 37 points carry Chatfield past host Mullen
    — Junior Brenden Mann scored a game-high 37 points as Chatfield upended host Mullen 72-59 on Nov. 30 in its regular-season opener.
    Nate Rust added 12 points and the Chargers broke the game open with a 20-11 run in the second quarter to lead 39-29 at the break.
    Mullen was led by Falk Boyle and KJ DeCristino with 12 points each.

    Lady Eagles place second at Battle at The Ridge tourney

  • Chatfield’s Games on her game...

    GOLDEN — Is it too early in the season to have state qualifying times? According to the coaches at the D’Evelyn Sprint Pentathlon on Dec. 3 at the Colorado School of Mines it’s never too early.
    In fact, Chatfield head coach Ron Johns, who despite his calm, quiet manner, was rather pleased going into the Pentathlon because one of his girls, junior Brigitta Games, had already nabbed her spot at state in the 100 butterfly the night before at a dual meet against Pomona, in which Chatfield won 216-92, with a time of 1 minute, 3.22 seconds.

  • Overtime heroics propel...

    Host Chatfield led by two goals for most of the game, but visiting Heritage scored two third-period goals, including one in the last two and half minutes, to send their Dec. 3 game at Edge Ice Arena into overtime.
    With the teams still deadlocked with 30 seconds left on the clock and an upcoming faceoff in the Chatfield zone, Heritage called a timeout to design a play. Chatfield coach Mark Glombecki used that time to call a play of his own, and it worked out just as he drew it up.

  • 5A state title game vignettes

    Yes, Mother Nature dumped its fair share of snow on the metropolitan area Thursday and again late Friday night into Saturday morning, but it had no bearing on Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
    Seats, especially in the upper deck, were still covered with the white stuff but the field came out none the worse for wear. And outside of a flip slips here and there the field was in tip-top shape, as evident by Columbine’s potent rushing attack.


  • Rebels’ perseverance and will...

    DENVER — Cameron McDondle showed up to the first day of fall practice 75 minutes late, a yellow physical card in hand. Columbine’s star running back, coming off a 1,583-yard campaign a season earlier, couldn’t practice until that formality was addressed.
    It was a small bump in the road, but it was a bump. And there were plenty of those for the Rebels in 2011. Even so, when the dust cleared, Columbine, like it had done four times in the previous 12 years, was standing above all the rest in 5A.

  • Columbine Rebels capture 5A...

    DENVER -- Bernard McDondle rushed for 249 yards and two touchdowns and older brother Cameron McDondle rushed for two more scores and threw for another as the Columbine Rebels, seeded No. 1 in 5A, won their fifth state football championship since 1999 and first in five years on Dec. 3 with a 41-31 win over Lakewood at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.