Today's Sports

  • Hot spring for Dakota grad

    When it comes to baseball, Chad Jacobsen is on the path back to home.

    The 2004 Dakota Ridge graduate parlayed his selection as Division II player of the year at the University of South Carolina-Aiken into getting selected June 6 by the Colorado Rockies in the 18th round of the MLB draft.

    Jacobsen’s diamond days began in Littleton, then went to Sterling’s Northeastern Junior College before he made his mark in the Peach Belt Conference.

  • Mustangs sweep Chargers

    DENVER – Taylor Rogers didn’t plead the fifth when asked how Chatfield got swept by Mullen in a doubleheader June 9.

    Rogers, instead, used the Bull Durham defense.

    "It was just one of those days where everybody was kind of lollygagging," Rogers said after the Chargers’ 14-game winning streak was halted and a losing streak began at Bill Swift Field.

    Coaches Skip and Larry would be proud of the honest assessment.

  • One last hurrah

    DENVER — While leads can disappear in a flash at Coors Field, the memories of playing there will not.

    Three local prep players got one last game at the Colorado Rockies ballpark Sunday, June 8, as a part of the annual Top 50 baseball game.

    The Silver team, with Dakota Ridge standouts Eric Cain and J.C. Ochoa, saw its lead evaporate in the bottom of the seventh as the Purple squad, which included Chatfield catcher Jake Davis, scored four runs to win 8-7.

  • Jefferson County Class 5A all-...

    Boys lacrosse

    First team attack

    Dallin Hall, Chatfield

    Ryan Ripperton, Columbine

    Erik Gustafson, Golden

    Braxton Campbell, Summit

    Second team attack

    Mike Philbin, Evergreen

    Will Kaley, Wheat Ridge

    First team midfield

    Max Erickson, Chatfield

    Greg Kelsic, Chatfield

    Chase Kovari, Columbine

    Taylor Wells, Columbine

    Lucas Noble, Golden

    Matthew Bradley, Wheat Ridge

    Second team midfield

    Mitch Erickson, Chatfield

    Sam Dekoven, Evergreen

    Kellen Quackenbush, Golden

  • Cunningham preparing for the...

    Curtis Cunningham is just a little guy again.

    Yes, it seems almost impossible to imagine that the Columbine graduate – a standout defensive lineman and hard-swinging first baseman – could ever be small in any situation, but he is. Figuratively speaking, of course.

    Cunningham started classes this week at the University of Colorado and began running and lifting weights last week with his new Buffaloes teammates in hopes of making coach Dan Hawkins’ squad this fall as a true freshman.

  • A new era begins

    The shadow cast is large.

    The legacy? Undeniable.

    Peter Horvath spent the past 25 years building Columbine's boys and girls soccer programs into some of the state's best.

  • Jefferson County 5A all-...

    Girls golf

    First team

    Hannah Paulson, Chatfield

    Brittany Brownrigg, Columbine

    Stacy Harper, Dakota Ridge

    Andi Hibbert, Lakewood

  • A bolt of hope

    Debbie and Mike Betts didn’t want to leave the house.

  • Golden Appel

    LAKEWOOD — Evan Appel was just one of several athletes from three local South Jefferson County Schools who made their mark on May 17 at the Class 5A State Track & Field Championships.

  • Kadets take air out of Chargers...

    DENVER — A steady dose of Dramamine would’ve been welcomed by those on the baseball diamond – and in attendance – May 16 at All-City Field in Denver.