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  • Chargers locked into girls...

    LAKEWOOD — A shot on goal is never a bad thing.

    Chatfield proved that fact April 28 at Lakewood Memorial Field. The Chargers’ first shot on goal came in the 55th minute and led to the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over rival Dakota Ridge.

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  • Nothing settled as Wilson faces...

    LAKEWOOD — Senior Brittany Wilson notching her eighth shutout of the season in net for Columbine’s girls soccer team April 20 wasn’t a shocker.

    However, Columbine failing to find the back of the net for the first time this season was a bit of a surprise. Rival Chatfield kept the potent Rebels’ offense off the board in the eventual 0-0 draw at Lakewood Memorial Field.

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    Tait finishes tied for 16th

    Columbine junior Marcus Tait had a top-20 finish at the Class 5A boys golf state tournament Oct. 6 in Fort Collins.

    Tait fired rounds of 74 and 75 at Fort Collins Country Club during the two-day tournament to place tied for 16th. It was his third appearance in the state tournament. Tait placed 64th as a freshman and 43rd as a sophomore. Fort Collins golfer Hunter Paugh claimed the individual title with rounds of 69 and 71. Regis edged Coronado and Lakewood to win the 5A team title.

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    All-state girls soccer

    Columbine High School’s Tatum Barton and Brittany Wilson were first-team all-state selections in voting done by CHSAANow.com, ColoradoPreps.com and MaxPreps.

    Barton, a senior forward, scored 13 goals this season, third-best on the team.

    Wilson, a senior goalkeeper, had a goals-against average of 0.6 in 19 games. She averaged about two and a half saves per outing.

    Columbine’s Kelcey Cavarra, a senior midfielder, was a second-team selection. She scored eight goals and added 12 assists.

  • Volunteers work on new trail...

    "If not me, who? If not now, when?”

    This adage often is a motivator for those called to action, whether that’s something as monumental as military service or as simple as trail-building.

    On Saturday, at least, it was the latter for about 90 volunteers who participated in a National Trails Day event at Jeffco Open Space’s Matthews/Winters Park.

  • Football standouts made their...

    LAKEWOOD — It might not have surpassed the special memories on the football field at Jeffco Stadium, but Dakota Ridge senior Cale Ferrin found the right way to end his prep sports career.

    Ferrin, who placed third in the high jump at the 5A Jeffco League Championships the previous week, finished fourth at the state meet May 19.

  • Short stay at state baseball for...

    DENVER — Having won nine-of-10 games entering the Class 5A baseball double-elimination state tournament, Dakota Ridge liked its chances for a long stay.

    Unfortunately for the Eagles, losses to Cherokee Trail (May 20 at All-City Field) and Mullen (May 21 at Machebeuf High School) brought the season to an abrupt end for Dakota Ridge (15-8 record).

  • Youth volunteers restore eroded...

    A heavily eroded section of trail near the Audubon Center, a bird sanctuary and educational center at Chatfield State Park, now has a smooth path for hikers thanks to the efforts of high school students in the Cairn Youth Program of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado.

    South Jeffco resident Davis Bonner, a senior at Heritage High School, and others in the program worked April 23 to restore the trail, which had been washed out by rain.
    “Our job was to shovel crusher fine along the trail,” Bonner said.

  • Dakota Ridge stays in league hunt

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge’s girls soccer team is doing everything it can to make the big dance.

    The Eagles (5-7, 3-1 in Class 5A Jeffco League) has won four of their last five games, including a trio of conference victories. The goal is to grab one of the three automatic bids to the 32-team state tournament that are awarded to the top three teams in 5A Jeffco.