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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Timing plays key role for...

    ARVADA — Time may be of the essence, with less than a month to go before the end of the spring sports season. The Chatfield Chargers’ 200 medley relay team showed as much at the Jeffco Invite on April 20.
    The foursome of Eric Berg, Santana Garcia, Zach Kugler and Kelly Huddleston swam a finals time of 1 minute, 43.23 seconds to place second only to D’Evelyn at Meyers Pool.
    “I feel like we just put it out there and swam as fast as we can,” Berg said.

  • Track meet raises funds for...
  • Sports briefs

    BASEBALL
    Dakota Ridge snaps slide, tops Highlands Ranch at Coors Field
    DENVER
    — Jack Kotarba tripled twice and scored a run as Dakota Ridge snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over Highlands Ranch at Coors Field on April 11.
    Kaylor Greenstreet and Nick Carland each drove in a pair of runs. The Eagles pounded out 10 hits.
    AJ Valerio and four relievers combined to hold Highlands Ranch to four hits. Valerio pitched the first three innings, facing the minimum number of batters. He walked one and struck out three.