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  • Chargers sophomore Garcia takes...

    THORNTON — The Kentucky Derby might be the fastest two minutes in sports, but it has nothing on swimming. If you blink you’ll miss the 50-yard freestyle, which lasts for only about 20 seconds.
    During the boys’ 5A state swimming championships May 17 at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, Chatfield sophomore Santana Garcia swam a lightening 50 free with a time of 21.38, landing him in ninth place. Douglas County senior J.P. Beach took first with a time of 20.30. Just one second was the difference between first and ninth.

  • Regis Jesuit’s pitching depth...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    DENVER — Pitching depth often is a deciding factor in the first weekend of the 5A state baseball championship series, where it’s not uncommon to play three games in two days. Just ask Chatfield, which, in essence, sent a co-No. 1 starter against Mountain Vista’s ace in the second game for both teams and its closer making his first start against Regis Jesuit’s No. 2 in an elimination situation.

  • Kadets control semifinal from...

    DENVER — Allie Sale and Rachael Walker shared a long embrace as tears trickled down their cheeks. Just minutes earlier, the Chatfield Lady Chargers’ unblemished 2014 girls lacrosse season came to a surprising end and the team fell to Air Academy 22-8 in the state semifinals at DU’s Barton Stadium on May 17.

  • Lady Rebels advance to 5A state...

    ENGLEWOOD — Maybe this is Columbine’s time.
    Five times the Lady Rebels have played for a 5A girls soccer state championship and five times they’ve come up empty. Will No. 6 be the one?
    Columbine earned the right to find out after Kelcey Cavarra and Amanda Porter scored in the game’s opening 22 minutes as the eighth-seeded Lady Rebels knocked off defending champion Mountain Vista 2-0 in the state semifinals May 17 at Englewood High School.

  • Chatfield’s Roselli shoulders...

    LAKEWOOD — Joey Roselli could barely lift his left shoulder after having surgery in November to repair a lingering torn labrum. The situation bummed out the Chatfield Senior High senior. His high school track and field career looked to be over before his final season started.
    Fast forward six months, and Roselli not only made his lone 5A state track and field championship appearance in the discus, but he placed fifth on May 15 at Jefferson County Stadium with a career-best throw of 148 feet in his final throw.

  • Columbine's near-flawless...

    Baseball in May is as unpredictable as the weather – one minute it’s sunny and beautiful, the next you’re soaked, frozen and bewildered.

    Such was the case for the Columbine Rebels, who walked off their home field heartbroken, many crying, because their spectacular 19-2 season end with a shocking loss to the Chaparral Wolverines 12-3 on May 10 in the District 3 finals.

  • Dakota Ridge proves that it...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER -- It didn’t take long for Dakota Ridge to establish itself in boys lacrosse. The Eagles bucked the odds by qualifying for the 5A playoffs in just their second year of varsity play, and, as the No. 12 seed, came close to stunning No. 5 Colorado Academy in the first round of the 5A state tournament.

  • Celebrating Staunton

    Staunton State Park will celebrate its first birthday this weekend, and park organizers are making sure the park is getting a fitting birthday bash.

    “We are all so excited to be celebrating the one-year anniversary of Staunton State Park,” said park manager Jennifer Anderson. “I just have the feeling that year two will be even busier, with more and more people hearing about the park.”

  • Track: Roselli doubles up at 5A...
  • Boys swimming: Garcia, 200...