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Today's Sports

  • Lady Chargers answer back

    LAKEWOOD — Julia Lisella seemed to be infallible in goal. Robyn Thomas and Taylor Campman took advantage of Columbine’s stingy defense to generate offense, scoring three goals in 35.1 seconds. Everything seemingly was going the Lady Rebels’ way. And then it didn’t.

  • Cyclists, residents discuss road...

    Nearly 100 concerned cyclists and Deer Creek Canyon residents joined Jeffco County Commissioner Donald Rosier at the Sampson Community Club building in Littleton last Wednesday to discuss safety on the canyon’s roads.

    “The issue here is safety,” Rosier told the packed house. “Nobody here is happy with the way things are now, and that’s why we’re here tonight.”

  • Sports briefs

    SOFTBALL
    Van Lingen to replace Atencio as Dakota Ridge head coach
    Marv Van Lingen, Dakota Ridge’s junior varsity softball coach, has been named the school’s varsity softball coach, according to athletic director Matt Heckel.
    Van Lingen replaces Dave Atencio, who resigned in March to take the varsity head coaching position at Valor Christian.
    Atencio coached Dakota Ridge to nine state tournament apperances in his 17 years at the helm with the Lady Eagles, including a berth in last year’s title game.

  • Gators steal narrow win from...

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine shortstop Michael Burns took off for home plate. The Rebels senior thought his hand got under the tag, though he did feel the catcher’s glove on his shoulder. It was a bang-bang play for sure.
    “I thought I had the bag. The kid had a long motion going home. Maybe I got a bad jump, but I thought I had the bag,” Burns said.

  • Bats slow to show up for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — If there’s one thing Jack Kortarba and the Dakota Ridge Eagles don’t lack, it’s confidence. They believe they can score at any time, even when they’re trailing by eight runs.
    That’s what Dakota Ridge did April 27 at Keli McGregor Field at All-Star Park. The only problem was, the Eagles didn’t score enough runs. Their six-run rally, while valiant, wasn’t enough, as the Eagles suffered their first 5A Jeffco League loss 11-8 to Ralston Valley.

  • Chargers come up clutch late

    LAKEWOOD — Realistically, Chatfield Senior girls soccer coach Brock Blume said, freshman Bree Bezdek should have 10 goals this season, but she has only four. That’s how good she is and can be. Blume almost certainly is going to be a player to watch in the future.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS TENNIS
    Thrilling win at No. 2 doubles helps Chatfield trip Columbine

    Madi Mamaghani won at No. 1 singles and Chatfield’s No. 2-4 doubles teams also scored victories as the Lady Chargers held off Columbine 4-3 on April 20 at Marker Park.
    Mamaghani won 6-0, 6-0 over Columbine’s Jane Selindh. Chatfield’s No. 3 doubles team of Hannah Ohman and Peyton Pritekel scored a 6-2, 6-1 win over Megan Lacy and Leah Rogers, while the No. 4 team of Sarah Martin and Jade Moore won 6-3, 6-2 over Jordan and Alexandra Sturgell.

  • Money raised for marathon victims

    As a runner, Carson Hume said he felt a tugging to support and encourage the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. He had to do something. So the Dakota Ridge junior student-athlete did.
    The events of that day left him and his family in shock. He talked with his dad, John, a little bit and came up with the idea to hold a fund-raiser. The only question was what. Maybe a benefit concert, but that didn’t seem like a good fit in such a short period of time. His attention turned toward running, specifically Dakota Ridge’s track team.

  • Winter’s return plays havoc with...

    The grass is green, flowers are blooming, and the birds are chirping. Those are typically the signs of spring. But not here. Not this year.
    Old Man Winter’s unwelcome return in recent weeks has played havoc with the high school athletic sports schedule. Events have either been outright canceled or postponed multiple times. It’s causing a logistical nightmare for athletic directors to reschedule events for later in the season.

  • Chatfield's plan works...

    LAKEWOOD — The plan was a simple one, though the simple ones aren’t always easy to execute. Just take control of the game in the first half and, if you need to, work on making crisp passes in the second.
    In Chatfield’s case it was that simple in an 18-0 one-sided girls lacrosse victory over Conifer on April 18 at Trailblazer Stadium.
    Ali Peper led the Lady Chargers with four goals. Rachel Walker, Jessa Arne and Kendra Lanuza each added three goals, while four other players also scored.