Today's Sports

  • Roundup: Ozaki, Chatfield...

    Sophomore Kirsten Ozaki won a pair of events — the 100- and 200-yard freestyle — as the Chargers scored a 187-117 victory over Arvada West on Dec. 10 at the Foothills Ridge Rec Center.

    Ozaki won the 100 freestyle in 57.28 seconds and the 200 in 2 minutes, 7.27 seconds.

    Other varsity wins for Chatfield came in the 50 freestyle (sophomore Brigitta Games, 27.85), 100 breaststroke (junior Delaney Piper, 1:18.73), 200 freestyle relay (1:51.72) and 400 freestyle relay (4:04.31).

  • Wilson shows heart, grit in...

    Adam Wilson, after all he’s been through, never thought this would happen.

    Less than five months ago, the 6-foot-6 Columbine senior center was laying in a Kansas City-area hospital, his right kidney split in two after a freak accident during an Elite Next Level basketball tournament game. Forget about his high school playing career, his health was more of an issue at the time.

  • Dorris, Columbine hold off late...

    Conner Dorris came off the bench to score a team-high 16 points in the second half and the Columbine Rebels held off a late charge from visiting Littleton, 50-43, on Dec. 2 in the boys basketball opener for both teams.

    The Rebels led throughout, only trailing 3-2 early in the game before going on an 8-0 run to lead 10-3 late in the first quarter. The lead grew to 43-27 early in the fourth quarter before Littleton went on a 16-3 run to cut its deficit to 46-43 with 15.5 seconds left.

  • Unexpected offense sparks...

    Charlie Marchese provided the defense in goal that second-year head coach Justin Depretis was hoping for. But it was the Rebels’ offense that surprised him in the season opener. 

    Columbine scored three times on its first four shots in the second period to chase Valor Christian goalie Peter Kluth and four goals total in the frame en route to a 7-1 victory Dec. 3 at Edge Ice Arena. Seven different players scored for the Rebels, starting with Ty Shirley’s first-period goal and wrapped up with three power-play goals.

  • Eagles take 2nd at tourney

    Junior guard Kourtney Cryder admitted that she’s had some problems with free throws recently during practice. So it was no surprise that she was a little bit nervous before taking two shots from the charity stripe with the game tied and 8.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

    “I was nervous, but my coaches and my teammates had faith in me and they said to just go out there and make them and put them in. So I just focused the whole time,” Cryder said.

  • Roundup: Chatfield boys stun...

    DENVER — Chatfield rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to stun Mullen, 58-57, in the regular-season opener for both schools on Dec. 1.

    Brenden Mann scored 14 points and Kyle Evans added to for the Chargers.

    Mullen, which got 16 points from Anthony Stransky, led 30-24 at halftime before the Chargers rallied to tie the game at 44-all entering the fourth quarter. Chuck Smith added 15 points for the host Mustangs.

    Lady Chargers drop second straight to start season

  • Girls swimming results

     Following are winners from the Dec. 3 girls swimming meets between Standley Lake vs. Chatfield and Pomona vs. Columbine at Foothills Ridge Rec Center:

  • Familiar ending for Dakota Ridge

    LAKEWOOD — Ron Woitalewicz, in August, would’ve taken this. The Dakota Ridge head football coach said he would’ve been ecstatic if he had been told at the beginning of the season that the Eagles would be playing in the 4A state semifinals with a shot at a state championship riding on the line. He would’ve taken it in a heartbeat.

  • Dakota Ridge wrestling program...

    The Dakota Ridge High School wrestling program has been suspended for the 2010-11 season due to a lack of participants, head coach Larry May said.

    Athletic director Matt Heckel made the decision to forego the wrestling season on Nov. 19 after the program only signed up 11 wrestlers a week after practice had started. Jefferson County District rules mandate that a program have at least 14 wrestlers in order to have a paid coach. May is not a credentialed teacher in Jefferson County schools.

  • Winter sports previews: Boys,...

    Head coach: Steve Schimpeler
    Assistant coaches: Gary Anderson, Jed Hess
    Classification: 5A, Jeffco
    2009-10 record: 20-5, lost to Highlands Ranch in second round of state playoffs
    Top players: Dean Wright, Sr.; Kyle Evans, Sr.; Jensen Teague, Sr.
    Season opener: Dec. 1, at Mullen, 7 p.m.