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Today's Sports

  • Dakota Ridge wrestling program...

    The Dakota Ridge High School wrestling program has been suspended for the 2010-11 season due to a lack of participants, head coach Larry May said.

    Athletic director Matt Heckel made the decision to forego the wrestling season on Nov. 19 after the program only signed up 11 wrestlers a week after practice had started. Jefferson County District rules mandate that a program have at least 14 wrestlers in order to have a paid coach. May is not a credentialed teacher in Jefferson County schools.

  • Winter sports previews: Boys,...

    BOYS BASKETBALL
    CHATFIELD CHARGERS
    Head coach: Steve Schimpeler
    Assistant coaches: Gary Anderson, Jed Hess
    Classification: 5A, Jeffco
    2009-10 record: 20-5, lost to Highlands Ranch in second round of state playoffs
    Top players: Dean Wright, Sr.; Kyle Evans, Sr.; Jensen Teague, Sr.
    Season opener: Dec. 1, at Mullen, 7 p.m.

  • All-conference cross country,...

     Follwoing is a list of all-conference athletes in the Jefferson County League for the fall sports season in cross country and boys soccer:

  • Eagles advance in 4A playoffs in...

    LONGMONT — Trailing 28-24 with less than two minutes remaining, the Dakota Ridge Eagles faced a 4th-and-goal at the 7-yard line and called a play they hadn’t used in some time.

    Quarterback Bolton Howes rolled out to his right while receiver Derek Vander Velde rolled with him, drawing two defenders. Howes then planted and threw back to the left to a wide-open Keaton Greenstreet for the go-ahead score.

  • Sporting events, athletes that I...

    The turkey’s almost on the table, the family and friends are almost here and Santa Claus is traveling down the last stretch of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

    It’s that time of year to be thankful. Every year, I reflect back on the year that has been and give thanks to the athletes and sporting events I’ve been blessed to watch. So without further ado …

  • Sports briefs: Volleyball...

    Columbine’s Amanda Bloom and Chatfield’s Mary Pollmiller played Nov. 21 in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports volleyball game at Broomfield High School.

    Both players also were named to the Colorado High School Coaches Association game that will be played in June 2011 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greleey.

    Bloom, who recently signed her letter of intent to play at Nebraska-Kearney, and Pollmiller were first-team All-Jeffco Conference selections.

  • Fall sports: All-conference teams

    Following is a list of all-conference athletes in the Jefferson County League for the fall sports season:

  • Stunning end for Rebels

    AURORA — Jonathan Beverly realizes that nobody’s perfect. Everybody makes mistakes, including the Columbine Rebels. Unfortunately, 5A’s No. 5 seed made a few too many on Nov. 12 at Legacy Stadium.

    Be it a blocked field goal in the first quarter, a botched attempt in the fourth or a late interception, Columbine stubbed its toes once too often against underdog Grandview. In the end, it cost the Rebels a 14-7 loss to the 21st-seeded Wolves in the second round of this year’s state playoffs.

  • Columbine’s Bloom ready to take...

    Amanda Bloom was an inexperienced volleyball player when she stepped onto the court four years ago at Columbine High School. Now, she leaves as a decorated leader of the Rebels and the latest recruit signed to play at nationally-ranked Nebraska-Kearney.

    The Columbine senior signed her letter-of-intent to play for the Lopers on Nov. 10, the first day of the early signing period. 

  • Cancer scare can’t slow down O’...

    There are success stories and then there’s Kevin O’Brien.

    The Chatfield tennis player, along with his playing partner Ross Donovan, not only took second place at No. 3 doubles in the 5A state tennis championship back in October at Denver’s Gates Tennis Center, but they beat the Regis Jesuit duo of Tyler Brasel and Garrett Cochran in the process.

    That in itself is impressive enough. Factor in that O’Brien was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of cancer, back in January and the magnitude of his story growth immensely.