Today's Sports

  • Saye’s return to riding not what...

    LAKEWOOD — Entering the Thunder Valley Nationals was a challenge in its own rights for Tucker Saye. Racing in it proved to be just as difficult.

    The 21-year-old Littleton native failed to qualify for the 40-rider 450cc motocross finals June 25 in the fifth of 12 stops this season for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Saye finished 53rd atop his Suzuki RMZ 450 with a best lap time of 2:26.666 in qualifying.

  • Hunting classes teaches safety

    Colorado is a hunter’s dream with its bevy of wildlife, but state law prohibits anyone born after Jan. 1, 1949 from hunting without first taking a gun safety class. So for the past 40 years, the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has provided hunter education and safety classes.

    According to the DOW’s website, the law was set in place to combat the high number of fatal hunting accidents, which averaged nine deaths per year in the 60s. Since then, the number of fatalities has dropped significantly to approximately 1.6 deaths as of 2004.

  • Teaching the game

    Spencer Roelke hasn’t been playing baseball all that long — this is his first year — but he enjoys it.

    “You get to run around, which I love running. I like catching the ball and I like throwing the ball,” the 8-year-old Mt. Carmel Elementary School student said. 

  • Ex-Eagle Dunivant has carved out...

    COMMERCE CITY — Todd Dunivant isn’t the most recognizable player on his own team. That would be David Beckham. He’s not even the most recognizable American. That would be Landon Donovan. But he just might be the most reliable.

  • Raiders rally to surpise...

    AURORA—The Chatfield baseball team surrendered to Rangeview after giving up four runs in the seventh inning June 19 at Rangeview High School, losing 7-6.

    After leading the game the whole time and being ahead 6-3 after the top of the seventh, Chatfield relief pitching walked four batters and surrendered four hits to the Raiders in the bottom of the inning.

    “We just didn’t get it done,” assistant coach Brad Thayer said. “They took advantage of a couple of miscues on defense.”

  • Valerio, Eagles sweep Falcons

    Dakota Ridge pitcher AJ Valerio faced a pitcher’s worst nightmare June 17 against Highlands Ranch. Before he could take the mound to begin the second inning, he had to sit through a 45-minute rain delay.

    When he returned, he didn’t miss a beat, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning before settling for a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts in the Eagles’ 7-2 win in game one of a doubleheader. Dakota Ridge won the second game 14-4.

  • AFL is Vena's arena

    Ryan Vena doesn’t play football for the money. How could he when the former Chatfield Senior star makes just $400 a week playing for the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul?

    It’s a far cry from the salaries that NFL players make, at least what they will make once the current lockout is said and done with. But the financial rewards are not what keeps Vena going. The game is.

  • Silva, Eagles outmatch Farmers

    Nick Silva said he felt pretty good warming up prior to Dakota Ridge’s home game with Wheat Ridge on June 10, even though, by his own admission, his curveball was off early on.

    Tell that to Wheat Ridge.

    Silva’s pitching was anything but off as he struck out 12 batters while scattering just five hits and he got just enough run support for a 2-0 victory. 

  • Defense, Panthers’ rally stuns...

    ARVADA — Nick Low seemingly was in control on the mound. The Chatfield hurler had scattered three hits over five innings and retired nine of the previous 11 batters he faced.

    His Chargers teammates were doing their job at the plate, helping out his cause with two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth cruising to what looked to be another summer baseball victory on June 10 at Pomona High School.    

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