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Today's Sports

  • Chargers prove doubters wrong

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Some scoffed when Chatfield, which finished third in the Jeffco League, received the No. 1  overall seed in the 5A baseball playoffs. And their misgivings almost seemed warranted with the Chargers on the brink of bowing out at home in the first round of District 1 play.

  • Dakota Ridge’s Merchant, Vance...

    ENGLEWOOD — Sydney Merchant didn’t think she was on her game at the 5A Central Region girls golf tournament on May 5, and this was despite being 1-under-par through 10 holes.

  • Barton, Lady Rebels escape in OT

    ARVADA — Tatum Barton was focused on the task at hand. The sophomore forward saw where Dakota Ridge goalkeeper Cassidy O’Hagen was, and she knew where she needed to finish her shot.
    She did just that, in the lower right corner of the net, and the Columbine Lady Rebels avoided a second-round upset, topping rival Dakota Ridge 2-1 in double overtime in the 5A girls soccer state tournament May 9 at the North Area Athletic Complex.

  • Rare plant, falcon nest...

    During a recent study of plant and animal life at Staunton State Park, the rare budding monkey flower was found on the Black Mountain parcel, along with a peregrine falcon nest.

    Raquel Wertsbaugh, coordinator of the Colorado Natural Areas Program, talked about the discoveries during a presentation at the Jeffco Open Space Advisory Committee meeting May 1.

    Areas of exposed Precambrian granite also have been identified on Black Mountain, Wertsbaugh said. Rock climbing on the mountain could imperil the rare plants and the falcon nest, she remarked.

  • Sports briefs

    WRESTLING
    Chatfield Senior High hosting pro wrestling event on May 10

    NRW Sports Entertainment is bringing its weekly iTV professional wrestling show, NRW Charged, to Chatfield Senior High School on May 10 for a double iTV taping.
    On the card, Chatfield assistant wrestling coach “Mercury” Matt Yaden goes up against current NRW champion Danger Dean and Trajan Ender battles Hoodlum in a Last Man Standing match. Many more wrestlers will be on the card.

  • State hopefuls off the mark at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    GREENWOOD VILLAGE — Some days, it’s just not meant to be. Just ask Jae Ferrin, Bernard McDondle and Joey Roselli, all of whom expect to challenge for state titles — McDondle is the defending long jump champion — at the May 15-17 5A track and field championships.
    Things didn’t quite go as planned for the trio at the May 3 Cherry Creek/Grandview Invitational at the Stutler Bowl, their last tune-up before this week’s Jeffco League Championships.

  • Weiman, Rebels bombard Eagles

    By Tim Donohoo
    For the Courier
    There is a very good reason as to why the University of Kansas baseball program latched on to Columbine senior pitcher Blake Weiman. He is tall, lanky and mixes his pitches well. And one other thing — he is just plain good.

  • Navratil to represent Dakota...

    DENVER — Rachel Navratil will represent the Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles at state after she placed second at No. 3 singles in the 5A Region 5 tournament May 1 at City Park.
    The Dakota Ridge senior was 7-1 in dual matches during the regular season. Last year, she played No. 3 doubles.

  • Lady Chargers serves up 2nd...

    BOULDER — Gabbie Jones and Catherine Day, Chatfield’s No. 2 doubles tandem, rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the first-set tiebreak against Fairview’s Angela Cai and Laura Jamison at No. 2 doubles en route to winning the 5A Region 4 championship on April 30 at Fairview High School. Jones and Day won the match 7-6 (10-8), 7-5.
    They earned one of five state-qualifying spots for the 5A Jeffco League champion Lady Chargers, who placed second to Fairview in the regional team standings.

  • Columbine’s No. 3 doubles team...

    Leah Rogers and Carley Maloney didn’t start out the 2014 season as partners, but they found out quickly that they were a perfect fit for each other.
    Columbine’s No. 3 doubles partners are aggressive players by nature. They communicate well on the court and they share a similar sense of humor. All of those ingredients proved to be a recipe for success.
    “It turned out to be a really good partnership. I think it worked out really well for both of us,” Rogers said.