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Today's Sports

  • Eagles come up short in extras

    DENVER — It took 10 innings, but when all was said and done the Dakota Ridge baseball team left All-City Park on May 20 knowing that second-ranked Grandview, not it, would be advancing in the 5A state tournament.
    The heartbreaking 3-1 10-inning loss was a tough blow to the Eagles’ nine seniors. They, like everyone else, thought this was their year to go all the way. Making it to the playoffs as the No. 6 seed is no small feat. Holding a competitive team such as Grandview to one run for seven innings was practically colossal.

  • Carter-led Chargers take 8th

    FORT COLLINS — The Chatfield Chargers took eighth place with 112 points at the 2012 boys state swimming championships at EPIC Pool on May 19.
    The excitement had been building in anticipation of this meet all year. For Chatfield senior Bryce Carter, this year’s state meet was the culmination of four years of hard work and dedication. Carter, an All-America contender, took third in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 21.40 seconds and fourth in the 100 freestyle in 46.68.

  • Nagging hamstring injury spoils...

    LAKEWOOD — This was definitely not the way Erik Gaytan wanted to go out.
    The defending 400-meter champion re-aggravated a nagging hamstring injury May 17 in the boys’ 100-meter preliminaries at the 5A state track and championships at Jeffco Stadium which would hamper him throughout the weekend.

  • State title a surprise for...

    LAKEWOOD — McKenna Spillar practically surprised herself. The Dakota Ridge junior, with 100 meters to go in the girls’ 3,200 meters May 17 at the 5A state track and field championships, was in the lead. She couldn’t believe it.
    But the first-year state qualifier also knew, since Pomona’s Alaina Anderson and Rangeview’s Rikki Gonzales were nipping at her heels, that she had to remain focused. She, as Spillar said, gave it everything she had.
    That’s why she’s now a state champion.

  • Littleton's 4x400 girls...

    LAKEWOOD — Littleton's 4x400 girls relay team did what it has done now four years running. It went out a winner at the 5A state track and field championships.
    The Lady Lions of Rosa Hardarson, Grace Brittan, Dana Gaetani and Kaela Edwards held off Loveland for a third straight year en route to a victory in 3 minutes, 46 seconds on May 19 at Jefferson County Stadium. The winning time was a mere 0.31 seconds off of Littleton's state-winning time of a year ago.

  • Dakota Ridge's Spillar...

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge junior McKenna Spillar, in her first trip to the 5A state track and field championships, won the girls' 3,200-meter state championship May 17 at Jefferson County Stadium by the narrowest of margins.

  • Sports briefs

    GIRLS SOCCER
    Morris’ second-half goal sends Columbine to state quarterfinals
    LAKEWOOD
    — Ashley Morris scored the game’s lone goal off as assist from Rylie O’Keefe as fourth-seeded Columbine posted a 1-0 win over No. 13 Denver East in the Sweet 16 of the 5A state girls soccer playoffs on May 12 at Lakewood Memorial Field.
    The Jeffco League champion Lady Rebels advanced to the quarterfinals where they hosted Cherry Creek on May 15 at Lakewood Memorial Field. Results from that game weren’t available at press time.

  • Carter, Chargers prepared for...

    ARVADA — The Chatfield boys swimming team is hoping to make a splash at state. With three Jeffco League record-breaking performances just one week prior to the big event, the Chargers are looking good.
    Chatfield started off the 5A Jeffco League meet May 12 at Meyers Pool with a dominant near three-second win in the 200-yard medley relay. And with the bar set high, senior standout Bryce Carter didn’t disappoint.
    The University of Wyoming recruit set league records in the 50 freestyle (20.96 seconds)and 100 freestyle (46.36).

  • Mustangs slam door on Rebels’...

    The host Columbine Rebels baseball team lost to Mountain Range 11-3 in the first round of 5A District 3 tournament May 12, stunning ending their season and state tournament hopes.
    “Columbine is a great team,” Mountain Range head coach Jeremy Lustik said. “We are not better than them, but I think we got a couple clutch hits that we needed.”

  • Guerra’s three-run homer, wild...

    Dakota Ridge took the long way to a district title last May 12 at Dakota Ridge High School.
    The Eagles overcame a three-run deficit in the seventh inning to defeat Cherokee Trail 8-7, winning the 5A District 8 championship and advancing to their first state tournament since 2008. Dakota Ridge (17-3), seeded sixth, will play Regis Jesuit (17-4) in the first round of the eight-team double-elimination tournament on May 18 at 10 a.m. at Bishop Machbeuf High School.