Today's Sports

  • Columbine strikes out Mustangs

    ARVADA — Mike Thill’s right arm felt like, in his words, a noodle. But it was well worth it. After all Columbine wasn’t supposed to win, but it did.

  • Chatfield just misses out on...

    ARVADA — Chatfield looked to be one event away from a league championship. Then came the breaststroke.

    Lakewood High School took four of the top five spots in the event to surge into the lead and held on to best the Chargers, denying them of their first league title in school history at the Jefferson County League boys swimming championships at Meyers Pool on May 14.

    Lakewood scored 446 points, beating out Chatfield by nine points. Ralston Valley came in third. Columbine finished with 109 points.

  • Wheat Ridge ends Columbine'...

    LAKEWOOD -- Wheat Ridge didn’t just rain on Columbine’s parade it poured on it, literally.

    With a constant rain falling May 11 at Trailblazer Stadium, the third-seeded Farmers utilized a balanced offensive attack to thwart the Rebels, posting a 12-2 victory in the second round of the boys lacrosse state playoffs.

  • Chatfield girls lacrosse team...

    LAKEWOOD -- Katie Larson scored four goals and Shelby Piper added a hat trick as the Chatfield Lady Chargers scored a 14-6 first-round victory over Grandview on May 11 in the girls lacrosse state playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The win was the first playoff victory in school history for 14th-seeded Chatfield (12-4), which advances to face third-seeded Kent Denver (11-4) on May 13 at 5 p.m. in the second round.

  • Dakota Ridge open girls soccer...

    LAKEWOOD -- Kelsey Loupee scored one goal and assisted on another as third-seeded Dakota Ridge opened the 5A state girls soccer playoffs with a 2-0 win over Fruita Monument on May 10 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    Junior midfielder Kyla Jamison opened the scoring when she deflected in a Loupee corner kick in the 21st minute to give the Lady Eagles (13-1-2) a 1-0 halftime lead. Loupee added an insurance goal in the 54th minute when she booted a shot into the top right corner over the outstretched hands of Fruita Monument goalkeeper Kylie Goetz.

  • Falcons bound for regionals

    PARKER — A lot was on the line for the Front Range Christian Falcons heading into their District 8 semifinal match-up with Denver Christian. Win and the Falcons move on to the finals and play for a seed in the regional playoffs, but lose and their season ends.

    The spectators couldn’t have asked for a better game with so much on the line, but in the end John Ross came through for the Falcons, pitching a complete game and providing three RBIs in the Falcons’ 9-8 win over Crusaders on May 6 at Double Angel Field.

  • Chatfield charges through...

    Katherine Ross had good reason to be nervous about her final-round match with Bear Creek’s Alex Martinelli at the 5A Region 3 championship on May 5 at the Ken Caryl Ranch House. After all, it was Martinelli who soundly defeated her just three weeks earlier on the same court.

    But that was then and this was now. My how things changed in three weeks.

  • Columbine takes down Lions, again

    LAKEWOOD — On April 23, Columbine defeated Littleton, 8-2, at Invesco Field at Mile High to win the Littleton Cup tournament. Two weeks later, on May 6, Columbine and Littleton squared off again in the first round of the state boys lacrosse playoffs at Trailblazer Stadium with Columbine coming out on top again, this time by a score of 9-2.

  • Eagles rally from seven down,...

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles were sky high entering the top of the seventh inning, having come back from a seven-run deficit to take the lead against Ralston Valley.

    But after the game, they couldn’t have been lower as Ralston Valley catcher Nick McCasky hit a two-run home run off reliever A.J. Valerio to give the Mustangs a 9-8 win on May 4 at Dakota Ridge High School.

    “I just left it up. It was a bad pitch,” Valerio said.

  • Roundup: Mountain Vista puts...

    Host Mountain Vista broke out for nine first-half goals en route to a 15-4 victory over Chatfield in the first round of the state boys lacrosse tournament on May 6 at Shea Stadium.

    Mitch Banich led the Chargers with two goals. Brady Hammond and Casey Kopchik also scored for Chatfield (7-9).

    Mountain Vista (12-4), seeded 10th, advanced to face seventh-seeded Mullen (8-7) in the second round on May 10. Results of that game weren’t available at press time.