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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield could find domination...

    Lest anyone think the Chatfield Chargers get their Class 5A Jefferson County League titles served to them on a silver platter of high numbers and an embarrassment of riches, coach Paul Moline sees a little blue in the team’s burgundy this season.

    Call it a blue-collar work rate that very well could define this team, which will be keeping with the tradition of skill and depth at the school.

  • Dakota Ridge opens season with...

    HIGHLANDS RANCH — Ahhh, the beauty of Opening Day.

    The sun on your face, the green grass, white chalk around the diamond, the smell of hot dogs coming from the shed behind home plate, the announcer trying to contend with a shoddy microphone and a football scrimmage atop a nearby hill.

    Add to that serenity a Dakota Ridge squad with lots of fresh faces trying to make sure no hiccups, glitches or gaffes got in the way of defeating ThunderRidge.

  • Kids: Cherish your youth

    Do you want to know how my weekend was?

    Do you really want to know?

    OK, I’ll tell you.

    If this tells you anything, the highlight was installing a new toilet.

    As a new home owner, tackling any home-improvement project (within reason, mind you) is something that, these days, I look forward to.

    I honestly never thought I’d say that.

  • Falcons out to draw some...

    This year is gravy for the Front Range Christian golf team.

    As a second-year program, the Falcons are probably not on anyone’s radar, especially following the addition of Class 3A to the golf scene. So while the state is talking about the “country clubs” at Kent Denver and Colorado Academy, they just might be talking about Min Kyu Jeon come October.

    Jeon, a junior from South Korea, will lead the senior-less Falcons for the next two seasons as they prepare to move into uncharted territory.

  • Jeffco League tougher than ever

    One powerhouse exits, another enters.

    With Wheat Ridge making the move down to Class 4A from 5A, things appeared to get a little easier for those remaining teams in the Jefferson County League.

    Not so fast.

    While the Farmers, perennial state title contenders, will no longer have to be dealt with, a newcomer has moved onto the block and is already commanding respect.

  • Gray goes the distance

    Although she knew the decision was right, Adeline Gray admits, months later, that leaving home isn’t easy.

    “It’s hard when all your friends and family are back home and you’re so far away,” Gray, 17, said.

  • Half-marathon pushes runners to...

    IDAHO SPRINGS — Wayne Cousineau can run a half-marathon as good as most anyone his age.

    His only problem is finishing the race in a way that doesn’t resemble Lazarus.

    Cousineau crossed the finish line of the Georgetown to Idaho Springs Half-Marathon on Aug. 9, before crumpling to the ground with legs that no longer worked and a distant gaze.

    And that was progress for the Boulder runner.

  • Green Bay: Just get me away

    I’m tired.

    Part of my admitted malaise is without question tied to my impending move, which as those of you who have purchased a home recently can attest to, is not without it’s share of headaches.

    But the thing that has me worn out above and beyond the trials of moving is the Brett Favre saga.

    Frankly, I’m sick of the whole thing.

  • Player, coach exit in style

    LITTLETON — Former Columbine soccer coach Peter Horvath got to reprise a familiar role Aug. 3, while former Chatfield defender Tommy Fritze played an unfamiliar position at the annual Colorado High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state game.

  • Rebels in Rockies' future

    It seems everyone has an idea for what players will and won’t help the Colorado Rockies claw their way back from a World Series hangover.

    Trade? Sign? Get reinforcements?

    Never fear, Columbine seniors Cody Hagen and Steve Autenrieth are here.

    OK, OK, so they’re not going to dislodge Willy Taveras or Yorvit Torrealba anytime soon, but they are joining the Rockies Scout Team this fall.