Today's Sports

  • A dream denied

    COMMERCE CITY — Haley Milhollan, on her knees and her head buried in her goalie hands, knew it. The Dakota Ridge junior knew that when Bri Pugh scored in the game’s 75th minute, time was of the essence. When Mountain Vista’s Kortney Hix followed suit 48 seconds later, the Lady Eagles’ quest for a second 5A state girls soccer championship since 2003 was over.

  • Column: Forty-eight seconds can’...

    COMMERCE CITY -- Brooke Flores was laughing. And even goalkeeper Haley Milhollan said that it was funny, at least in hindsight.

    Flores, the petite junior forward, got a chuckle out of her Dakota Ridge teammate almost swallowing her chewing gum. It was a harmless moment just minutes after the Lady Eagles lost a heart-wrenching 3-1 decision to top-seeded Mountain Vista in the 5A state girls soccer championship game at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on May 25.


    Ed Woytek’s office at Columbine High School is full of memories. From the photo of he and his youngest son, Jim, taking the tour of the Field of Dreams in Iowa, to pictures at Coors Field to more photos on top of more photos, everything on those walls has a story behind it.

  • Chargers’ Lubar finishes in Top...

    LONE TREE — Shannon Lubar would say otherwise, after all she did have a quadruple bogey on No. 12, but the Chatfield junior was a picture of consistency at the 5A state girls golf championships May 23-24.

    No, it wasn’t good enough for her to win, but her back-to-back 8-over-par 80s left her with seventh place at Lone Tree Golf Club and a second straight Top-10 finish.

  • Pro wrestling group hopes to...

    Matt Yaden has a vision of what professional wrestling is supposed to be like. It’s not what you might think.

    The 29-year-old Mansfield, Ohio, native and founder of New Revolution Wrestling doesn’t see a group of overweight, out-of-shape, beer-drinking wrestlers who were embraced when the entertainment first came to television in the 1940s and ’50s. No, for him, it’s more of an artform told by athletic-looking gladiators who people pay to watch do things in a ring that they can’t.

  • Dakota Ridge denied 5A state...


    COMMERCE CITY -- Brittany Pugh and Kortney Hix scored a minute apart as top-seeded Mountain Vista denied Dakota Ridge a second 5A girls soccer state championship in eight years with a 3-1 win on May 25 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

  • Lady Eagles to play for state...

    ENGLEWOOD — The Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles knew who they wanted to play in the 5A girls state soccer semifinal. They wanted Arapahoe.

    That’s because the Lady Warriors had dealt Dakota Ridge its lone loss of the season, a 2-1 defeat at Littleton Public Stadium on March 19. And, lo and behold, the Lady Eagles got their rematch May 21 at Englewood High School.

  • Third place just fine for Eagles...

     LAKEWOOD — Austin Roup, like every other athlete at the 5A state track and field championships, was hoping to place first, but slick weather conditions on May 19 played havoc on the discus competition. But not all was bad for the Dakota Ridge discus thrower. 

  • Columbine upsets four-time state...

    DENVER — The Columbine Rebels weren’t supposed beat Mullen in the first round of districts, but they did. 

    They definitely weren’t supposed to beat host Ralston Valley in the district finals to make the state tournament, but they routed them. 

    Surely, the universe would correct itself when the Rebels played four-time defending state champion Rocky Mountain on May 20 in the first round of the 5A state tournament.

  • Rebels playoff run ends

    DENVER — Columbine had just dropped another one-run loss to Mountain Range on April 7, its third one-run loss of the season to open the 2011 campaign 1-7. Little could anybody, especially the Rebels, expect that on May 22 they would be four outs away from being one of only four 5A baseball teams left.

    That’s how close Columbine was to playing in the final weekend of the season. But Highlands Ranch had other ideas.