LAKEWOOD — The positive steps Dakota Ridge’s boys lacrosse team took during its spring break trip to California got plowed away like the snow from a Colorado blizzard.
The Eagles (1-5 record, 0-1 in league) picked up their first win of the season during the three-game trip to the west coast and played in another pair of close games. However, the momentum didn’t carry over in Dakota Ridge’s Front Range League opener against Boulder (2-3, 1-0) on April 1 at Trailblazer Stadium in Lakewood.
Dakota Ridge High School exchange student Emmanuel Mwinbong is doing a community service project to help his home country of Ghana. Mwinbong is asking for donations of mosquito nets or money to buy nets to bring back with him to Ghana and help with the awareness of the malaria endemic.
The fund-raiser will be Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, at Jeffco Stadium during the two-day Pomona Invitational track meet. Nearly 60 track teams from across the state are scheduled to participate in the meet.
LITTLETON — Believe it or not, Chatfield’s baseball team is well ahead of where it was at this point last season.
Yes, the Chargers advanced all the way to the Class 5A state championship game before falling short in the title game against Rock Canyon. However, Chatfield didn’t win its third game of the 2015 season until April 20. A rough 1-8 start before Chatfield’s remarkable late-season run is something that still sticks with this current group of Chargers.
BOULDER — It took the defending state champions, along with one of the top recruits in the nation, to end Chatfield’s boys basketball season.
Overland ended the Chargers’ 15-game winning streak with a 72-50 victory in the Class 5A state semifinals March 11 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder. The Trailblazers’ 6-foot-10, 240-pound senior De’Ron Davis, who will play for Indiana University next season, powered Overland on both ends of the court against Chatfield.