DENVER — The best thing for a young team to gain a little confidence is to pick up a victory over a high ranked opponent. On Tuesday night the Rebels of Columbine topped No. 5 ThunderRidge 10-8 at Shea Stadium.
“It was a messy game,” stated Columbine head coach Sonorah Hunter. “We just need to clean things up a little bit. I felt we could have played harder and beat them by a little more.”
The following is a list of area grapplers from Chatfield and Columbine high schools who’ve qualified for the 2017 state wrestling championships. Both will compete in the 5A competition, which begins Thursday at 7:15 p.m. with the preliminary rounds at the Pepsi Center.
Drama has rarely unfolded during Chatfield’s run to within one victory of a second straight unbeaten season in 5A Jeffco League boys basketball, and it was no different on Valentine’s Day after a 97-57 home rout of Dakota Ridge.
THORNTON — Abbey Selin, by her own admission, was pretty out of shape, and the D’Evelyn junior didn’t know what to expect coming into the 3A state swimming championships on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center.
WESTMINSTER — Missed opportunities early proved costly for the Chatfield Chargers. A pair of power plays in the opening seven minutes went unanswered, while host Standley Lake made the most of its man-advantage, scoring a pair of power-play goals in a 5-2 victory Feb. 3 at the Promenade Ice Centre.
There were any number of reasons for the Chatfield Chargers to have a letdown Feb. 1 against Lakewood. After all, the Chargers entered the 5A Jeffco League contest having won 24 straight conference tilts. They hadn’t lost in the league in nearly two years. Shoot, Lakewood hadn’t beaten Chatfield in the previous 14 encounters.