Today's Sports

  • Cross country preview: Chatfield...

    Head coaches: Don Daniels, Jeff Mages
    Assistant coach: Sara Smutz
    Classification: 5A
    Top runners: Boys — Justin Shaver, Sr.; Panos Smyrnios, Jr.; Thomas Paryz, Sr.; Girls — Rachael Lenz, Sr.; Jennifer Sutton, Sr.; Mikaela Hakamaa, Fr.
    Season opener: Sept. 2, at Arapahoe Invitational 

  • Deer Creek Challenge is a...

    The Deer Creek Challenge doesn’t cut cyclists any slack. In the midst of the second annual “Toughest Century in United States,” participants climbed 12,751-feet in elevation. Even the final stretch to the finish line is uphill.

    “To put on something that is the most on anything, is unusual,” Pat Downing, the ride founder and director, said. “To be able to do this in our own backyard, and have it be the hardest in the country, is great.”

  • Gymnastics preview: Columbine,...


  • Speedy Davis found his niche

     Front Range Christian senior halfback Kyle Davis is a hybrid athlete, like a Prius — quiet, quick and more than capable of being effective.

    Unlike other running backs who flaunt their talent like a tricked-out Hummer, like Bo Jackson, Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, Davis controls the field in a way that makes the defensive line wonder if that was the wind that just blew or if their man had just run by.

  • Senior uses tragedy to better...

       Some might say that life has been unfair to Trace Pozek. The Dakota Ridge senior lost his father, Benjamin, to heart disease at the age of 62 on the first day of school last year. The unexpected death shook his foundation, but not his will.

  • Coachable Gaytan focused on 2011

    If you ask Chatfield High Schools senior free safety Erik Gaytan what makes him a good athlete, he’ll tell you simply, “I’m coachable.”

    For Gaytan, being coachable means not only doing what he’s told, but remembering that, while he may be good, there are better. 

  • Injury, playoff loss push Croy

    All Josh Croy could do was watch. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound defensive lineman couldn’t contribute in the way he wanted to as the Columbine Rebels, winners of their first eight games in 2010, were on their way to a 14-7 second-round 5A state playoff loss to Grandview.

    His first full season on the varsity squad had been cut short midway through thanks to a high ankle sprain to his left ankle. But the Rebels senior is using that misfortune as a motivator for 2011.

  • Front Range Christian golfers...

    GOLDEN — Jared Sloan shot a team-best 84 and Front Range Christian placed third among seven schools at a 3A golf match on Aug. 18 at Applewood Golf Course.

    Resurrection Christian's Mason Munn was the top medalist after shooting a 77. He helped his team to a first-place finish with 254 points. Strasburg was second with 275 and Front Range Christian was third, two shots back.

    Other finishers for the Falcons were Paul Turner (92), Zach Garcia (101), Brax Rohde (114) and Ben Anderson (124).

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  • Season opener leaves FRCS...

    DENVER ­— Maybe it was the yardage — the back nine played 200 yards longer than the front, or the trees that hover around the Wellshire Golf Club course, or just fatigue. Whatever the case, the boys golf regular-season opener on Aug. 11 left Front Range Christian golfers clamoring for more.
    Led by Jared Sloan’s 88, the Falcons placed sixth out of eight teams on the Par-71, 6,498-yard course. Sloan’s score — he shot 5-over 40 on the front nine before firing a 48 over the last nine holes — left him in 10th place.