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Today's Sports

  • 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).

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    Mother Nature strikes again

    The winter storm last weekend played havoc with the spring sports schedule yet again. All baseball, lacrosse, girls soccer, girls tennis and track meets scheduled for Saturday, April 16, were postponed. Jeffco baseball teams will have to scramble this week in attempt to get fields in playing condition with only four weeks left of the regular season before regional tournaments the second weekend in May.

    Fund-raising effort moved

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    Football registration

    Dakota Ridge Youth Football is now associated with Rocky Mountain Pop Warner. Registration for football and cheer/dance is open for players K-8 from now until July 15 for the fall 2016 season. To register, go online at dakotaridgesports.org and click on the football tab.

    Front Range off to hot start

  • D’Evelyn soccer unlucky against...

    LAKEWOOD — A rough two weeks of weather postponed a pair of non-league games and forced D’Evelyn’s girls soccer team into a confined indoor space.

    “We’ve been playing in our gym. We play good in a gym space,” D’Evelyn coach Paul Moline could say with a smile after a 3-1 loss to Wheat Ridge on April 5 at Lakewood Memorial Field.

  • Uphill climb for league three-...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine’s girls lacrosse team found itself on the wrong side of a dramatic second-half rally April 7 at Trailblazer Stadium.

    The Rebels seemed to have everything in hand when sophomore Maeve Hungerford scored with 13 minutes, 26 seconds left in the second half to give Columbine a 9-5 lead on Jeffco League rival Ralston Valley. However, the Mustangs (4-1, 2-0 in Jeffco League) scored five unanswered goals in a span of just less than two minutes to take a 10-9 lead.

  • Timely hits MIA for Columbine

    LAKEWOOD — Failing to get the third out to end innings came back to bite Columbine in its Class 5A Jeffco League baseball opener April 9 on Keli McGregor Field at All Star Park.

    Ralston Valley (5-3, 1-0 in league) scored six of its nine runs with two outs Saturday afternoon. Columbine, on the other hand, stranded 11 runners, six in scoring position, in a 9-2 loss.

  • Rebels have goal options

    LITTLETON — Columbine senior Tatum Barton admits she demands a lot from her younger sister, freshman Tessa Barton, on the soccer field.

     “Probably,” Tatum Barton answered when asked if she is a little hard on her younger sister. “It’s because I love her.”

  • Eagles soaring into key league...

    LITTLETON — It appears Dakota Ridge baseball is getting into the swing of things.

    The Eagles (6-3, 1-0 in Class 5A Jeffco League) outscored Mountain Vista, Chaparral and Pomona 27-3 in the span of six days last week to run Dakota Ridge’s winning streak to five games.

  • Walking in the park with Jean

    If you visit South Valley, Deer Creek Canyon or Hildebrand park on any given morning, you just might see Jean Viste hiking along a trail. 

    For nearly 17 years the Ken Caryl resident has been walking trails in South Valley, Deer Creek Canyon and other area parks while serving as a volunteer for Jeffco Open Space. She has helped hikers locate their cars, closed trails where the presence of bears and mountain lions presented danger, and administered first-aid to the injured.