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  • Eagles get defensive at right...

    WESTMINSTER — Danny DiFolco just wasn’t into a rhythm. His shot just wasn’t falling. But the Dakota Ridge senior can’t help himself. He had to have the ball in his hands at the end of the game. It was a good thing that he did.

    DiFolco scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half, including the Eagles’ final 11 points, as Dakota Ridge rallied for a 65-57 win at Standley Lake on Dec. 9. 

  • Chatfield captures Columbine...

    The Chatfield Chargers had been targeting the Columbine Wrestling Invitational for a year now. Ever since they finished third last year, they were determined that this was their year to win it.

    And win they did, taking first-place honors at the tournament with 173 points, two points ahead of second-place Arapahoe.

    “This is huge. We’ve been shooting for this all season,” Chatfield head coach Jeff Holland said. “We knew this was gonna be a breakout season for us and it was real nice coming out and taking this tournament.”

  • Rebels’ Kincaid runs to All-...

    There’s not much that Woody Kincaid hasn’t done this season. The Columbine senior won the prestigious Liberty Bell Invitational and the 5A state cross country championship, the first in school history. So why not add one more accolade.

    How about All-American?

    That’s what the Rebels runner pulled off Dec. 11 at the 2010 Foot Locker Cross Country Championship national finals in San Diego, Calif. Kincaid was named third-team All-America after running a time of 15 minutes, 27 seconds on the 5km course at Morley Field at Balboa Park. 

  • Chargers skate past Eagles for...

    It’s early in the season, but the Chatfield hockey team is making a statement that it will be a hard team to play. After an easy 7-0 win over Columbine two days earlier, the Chargers picked up a convincing 4-1 win over Dakota Ridge on Dec. 10 at the Edge Ice Arena.

    “I think we’ll definitely be tough to challenge this year,” Chatfield player Kurtis Youse said. “I think we have the talent to go far. It’s probably the best team we’ve had at Chatfield.”

  • 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