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    Winkler leads Chatfield to upset of Lakewood in league opener
    — Backup quarterback Kyle Winkler completed 11-of-16 passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns as Chatfield upset 5A state finalist Lakewood, 29-6, on Sept. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.
    Winkler threw touchdown passes of 36 yards to Larry Huff, 28 yards to Race Fenimore and 3 yards to Jake Thayer as the Chargers (4-1 overall, 1-0 5A Super 6) won their fourth straight game.

  • Prepared Hume leads Eagles...

    Even though, the Dakota Ridge cross country team has been competing Carson Hume called the Dave Sanders Invitational on Sept. 28 at Clement Park the first race he and his teammates have prepared for.
    “The last two weeks we’ve been totally training hardcore,” Hume said. “So I’m pretty happy with today.”
    He has good reason to be. Hume came in seventh in the boys’ Division I race in 16 minutes, 30 seconds. Only Arvada West’s Connor Lockwood, who came in third in 16:12, was faster than Hume among 5A Jeffco League runners.

  • League champs prep for regionals

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier
    The ball was probably in the air for three seconds, but it felt more like a minute. As it fell out of the sky Columbine’s Andy Wright waited for it, undoubtedly ready to hit a smashing overhead winner.
    Then, as the ball met his racket, it was clear his massive windup was a decoy the entire time. Wright faked everyone out, including his opponent, Dakota Ridge’s Micah Schulman, and perfectly decelerated his racket to hit a gorgeous shot with precision and touch just over the net for an easy winner.

  • McDondle, big plays help...

    LAKEWOOD — Big plays are somewhat commonplace for Columbine. Be it Bernard McDondle’s 56-yard TD run in the first half or his 55- or 75-yarders in the second, or Michael Burns’ own 75-yard scamper, they were all part of the Rebels’ ever-present rushing attack Sept. 28 at Jeffco Stadium.
    But if anything, Columbine’s 48-36 homecoming victory over Arapahoe was almost as much about what the Rebels did as it was what Arapahoe didn’t, at least in the first half.

  • Peters fitting right in

    Uniforms make everyone look the same. It helps remind those wearing them that they work for the same cause. But Dakota Ridge senior softball player Kristyn Peters might as well have an “X” on her uniform, because the second she hits the field, her extraordinary talent sets her apart.

  • Jeffco champ Columbine completes...

    By Will Petersen
    For the Courier

    Jeffco League champion Columbine cruised to an easy victory over Dakota Ridge on Sept. 27 at Marker Park in a final tune-up before regional play. The Rebels won six of seven matches, including three without dropping a game.
    No. 2 singles player Kellen Iverson, the No. 2 doubles combination of Mitch Clough and Galen Graham, and the No. 4 doubles team of Kevin Walls and Kyle Iverson all won their matches 6-0, 6-0.

  • Sports briefs

    Front Range’s Sloan qualifies for 3A state tournament
    AURORA — Front Range Christian’s Jared Sloan carded a 79 to qualify for the 3A state golf tournament for a second straight year at the 3A Metro Regional tournament Sept. 19.
    He tied for 11th place alongside Kent Denver’s Josh Repine and Peak to Peak’s Jack Cavanagh, nine strokes back of Ben Moore of Kent Denver and Behrod Keshtavar of Peak to Peak.

  • Columbine places third at...

           ARVADA — With the golf season quickly approaching its end, teams vied for their spot to go to 5A state championship. Columbine, Chatfield and Dakota Ridge competed against the best golfers in the Metro West Region on Sept. 17 at Indian Tree Golf Course.

  • Eagles capitalize on A-West...

    By Matt Glass
    For the Courier

  • Chatfield finds net early

    LAKEWOOD — Getting early pressure on the opposition has been something the Chatfield Chargers have been looking for. And against Jeffco League foe Pomona in their conference opener Sept. 20 at Lakewood Memorial Field it proved to be vital.
    Not to worry, the Chargers scored twice in the game’s opening 13 minutes, including Lee Holmes’ tally that proved to be the eventual game-winner, as Chatfield bounced back from its lone loss of the season with a 3-1 victory over the Panthers.