Today's Sports

  • 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.    

  • All-conference spring sports:...


  • Athlete of the Year: Woody...

    Woody Kincaid just crossed the finish line, placing 11th at the Foot Locker Cross Country national finals last December in San Diego, Calif., when he ran into University of Colorado head coach Mark Wetmore. The words that Wetmore spoke were never so true.

    “When I finished the Foot Locker race I knew something was different. He said to me ‘your life just changed in 15 minutes.’ He’s right. It definitely did,” Kincaid recalled.

  • Coach of the Year: Bradd Markusch

    The puck came flying by Bradd Markusch’s head, just nicking the helmet the Chatfield hockey coach was wearing. The protective gear wouldn’t have been on if he hadn’t been diagnosed with a non-cancerous brain tumor last October.

  • Eagles add program to athletic...

    Dakota Ridge High School is adding boys lacrosse to its athletic program, replacing the void left when the school’s wrestling program failed to secure enough grapplers to compete this past season, athletic director Matt Heckel announced.

  • Spring sports all-conference...

    Corky Patton, Bear Creek; Ryan Reno, Bear Creek; Parker Clough, Columbine; Mike Thill, Columbine; Preston Fugita, Dakota Ridge; Nathanial Fishel, Dakota Ridge; AJ Valerio, Dakota Ridge; Steven Wilson, Dakota Ridge; Zach Perez, Pomona; Nate Olinger, Pomona; Mike Safranka, Pomona; Nick McCasky, Ralston Valley; Jimmy Coleman, Ralston Valley; Jake Sawaya, Ralston Valley; Ben Yokley, Ralston Valley; Kristopher Swanson, Standley Lake