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Today's Sports

  • Lady Chargers slide by in foul-...

    It may have been Chatfield and Columbine, but that was about the only thing that was familiar with the fifth-place game of the Rebel with a Cause girls basketball tournament on Dec. 6.

  • 2014-15 girls basketball capsule...

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Mike Deutsch
    Assistant coaches: Terry Nickels, Liz Baker
    2013-14 record: 7-17 overall, 5-11 5A Jeffco
    Players to watch: Gabby Miller, Jr., 5-7, G; Peyton Gibler, Jr., 5-4, PG; Jessica Jarecki, Jr., 5-7, SF
    Key losses: Emily Lachenmeyer, Kate Gelston, Katie Glander, Shelby Piper

  • Girls basketball: Lady Eagles...

    Dakota Ridge head coach Rich Gavelda is back, as is junior point guard Caitlin Navratil. But the Lady Eagles must replace its top two scorers — Jae Ferrin and Lauren Wood — after a 19-win season, which included a trip to the 5A Great Eight.

  • 2014-15 boys basketball capsule...

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Steve Schimpeler
    Assistant coaches: Gary Anderson, Todd Glasser, Craig Aukland
    2013-14 record: 20-5 overall, 14-2 5A Jeffco League
    Players to watch: Joe Miks, Soph., 6-1, Wing; Cameron Pearson, Jr., 5-11, PG
    Key losses: Alec Wray, Andrew St. Germain, Riley Welch, Austin Rice

  • Boys basketball: Turnover...

    Part of wearing a Chatfield boys basketball jersey is the expectation that comes with it. However, for the 2014-15 season, those expectations might have to be altered a bit considering the turnover the Chargers underwent this year.

    Chatfield graduated 10 seniors from last year’s 20-5 squad, which won its second straight 5A Jeffco League championship, and lost another key player, sophomore Riley Welch, who transferred out of state.

  • County ups grant limit for...

    Jeffco Parks and Open Space has increased the amount it could provide for an overhaul of Clement Park’s irrigation system.

    The county raised the amount to $1 million from the normal $400,000 cap for one-to-one matching grants. The Foothills Park and Recreation District board has unanimously approved seeking the grant, which would require the district to spend $1 million on the project as well.

  • 2014-15 girls swimming capsule...

    CHATFIELD LADY CHARGERS
    Head coach: Ron Johns
    Assistant coaches: Holly Boen, Monica Games, Sean Gillispie
    Swimmers to watch: Averly Hobbs, Sr., diver; Jenelle Croizer, Soph., diver; Peyton Wayment, Soph., freestyle; Heather Stevens, Jr., freestyle; Halley Kopec, Jr., breaststroke; Abby Olegby, Soph., butterfly
    Key losses: “We should have won league last year,” Johns said. “In terms of swimmers, it was tough to lose Hailey Gerze.”

  • 2014-15 wrestling capsule...

    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Paul Peronard
    Assistant coaches: Matt Yaden, Gabe Watson, Jordan Bybee, Russ Holt
    Conference: 5A Jeffco League
    Wrestlers to watch: Riley Thayer, Sr., 132 pounds; Andrew Erickson, Sr., 152; Jonah Bedel, Sr., 160
    Key losses: Wilson George, Dylan Seeman

  • Carnation Bowl caps year of...

    LAKEWOOD — “Coach, coach … Who would win in a battle between Superman and Batman?”

    It was a question that Jeffco Midget Football Association (JMFA) head coach for the Dakota Ridge Eagles, Dave Loomis, faced in all seriousness during the middle of a “very intense play” earlier this season. It was the kind of question that reminded Loomis that coaching 8 to 10-year-old football isn’t as straight-forward as it might seem.

  • Caudill has a passion for riding

    Dalton Caudill, then 3 years old, rarely watched television, but he pulled up a chair while at grandma’s house and sat attentively watching the screen. His attention span, normally non-existent, wasn’t about to waver. He was fixated on watching motocross.

    “It came on, and I was watching it for a while, and I liked it. I was like, “I want to do that,’” said Dalton, who is now 7.