AUG. 29, 1996 AN INAUSPICIOUS START • Other than it was the first game of the inaugural season there wasn’t much else one would want to remember from Dakota Ridge’s 45-0 loss to Regis Jesuit at Jeffco Stadium in Lakewood. The game was all but over by halftime with the Eagles trailing 31-0. Regis Jesuit’s Dan Hurley rushed for 137 yards and three scores.
Tennis runs deep in Stephen and Carol Ann Holmes’ family. The couple has five sons — four of whom have played singles on the Chatfield Senior High varsity team. Christian Holmes, however, became the first of the siblings to play No. 1 singles for the Chargers, emerging as the top player in one of the Jeffco League’s best programs as a freshman in 2015.
Looking out over Red Rocks Amphitheatre early Saturday morning, the rows were filled with a dazzling rainbow of bright colors — pinks, blues, greens, yellows, purples and reds. The colors were as diverse as the participants who wore them — men and women; children and seniors; novices and experts; families and groups of friends.