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  • Eagles pick up first playoff win...

    Playing in Pueblo hadn’t been pretty for Dakota Ridge in recent years.

    In 2005 and 2007, the Eagles’ football season came to a close in the city to the south.

    This year, that all changed.

    Dakota Ridge, the No. 14 seed in the 16-team Class 4A state football tournament, toppled previously unbeaten and third-seeded Pueblo South 37-22 to advance to the quarterfinals.

  • Norris epitomizes Rebels'...

    LAKEWOOD — Zane Norris.

    Perhaps no one else on the current Columbine roster reflects why the Rebels have been the state’s elite football program over the past decade better than he.

    After all, how many other teams can throw a linebacker into its starting backfield and have him rush for over 100 yards and score three touchdowns?

    For Columbine, the shuffling of players has always been an Andy Lowry tradition, but this year it’s become a necessity.

  • Eight Columbine football players...

    Eight members of the Columbine football team have been suspended for the team’s Nov. 8 Class 5A state playoff second-round game against Arvada West, local media reports indicate.

    On Nov. 1, a party was held, and about 90 students from Columbine High attended. According to Columbine athletic director Ed Woytek, 65 students were cited with minor-in-possession tickets by police.

     

  • Regis boots Chatfield from state...

    LAKEWOOD — With circumstances piling up against them, Chatfield’s boys soccer team were just 12 seconds away from leveling the playing field against Regis.

    Yes, the Chargers would have missed dismissed co-captain Billy LaGreca in a penalty shootout, but they would get to hang a lot hope on goalkeeper Aaron Sarfaty, who had played great for more than 109 minutes.

  • Appel still golden

    FORT COLLINS — It turns out the only footsteps Evan Appel heard were his own as he sprinted down the home stretch Oct. 25.

    The Dakota Ridge senior was driven by a wealth of emotions, from the fear of being caught to the pressure of repeating as Class 5A state champions and the need to give the Eagles a great finish to a frustrating day.

    He needed just 15 minutes, 20.24 seconds to do it all.

  • Injuries, loss leave Rebels in...

    ARVADA — Columbine is a football team that will enter the 2008 Class 5A state tournament with more than a few concerns.

    Primary among them is the health of junior quarterback Danny Spond. Spond was knocked out of the Rebels’ Oct. 24 showdown with Pomona in the first quarter after sustaining a hit to his throwing shoulder. Spond, who missed two games earlier in the season nursing a similar shoulder injury, did not return.

  • Rebels dominate districts

    LAKEWOOD — Changing things up is sometimes good advice to follow.

    Just ask the Columbine volleyball team.

    When the Rebels’ play started to get stale and they took two big losses to Class 5A Jefferson County League rivals Lakewood and Chatfield late in the season, the Rebels knew change was on the way.

  • Chargers end regular season with...

    LAKEWOOD — The playoffs begin this week for the Chatfield Chargers and it might not take long for things to look eerily familiar.

    Either that or the Chargers will have to call the Class 5A postseason their “Redemption Tour.”

    The Chargers slumped to fifth in the Big 8 League standings Oct. 24 after suffering a wild 39-37 defeat to Arvada West at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Chargers wrap up Jeffco League...

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers have shown during the boys soccer regular season that they have plenty of talent.

    The Chargers have solid goalkeeping, a seamless defense, a midfield that can play the ball direct or wide to either wing, and plenty of forwards and attacking midfielders that can finish. So ee

  • Chargers steamroll Rebels

    Columbine held its Senior Night on Oct. 17, but it was Chatfield’s lone senior that stole the show.

    In a Class 5A Jefferson County League volleyball match that featured big hitters on both sides of the net, Alysa Heath emerged as the most dominant force.