Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    Aparicio’s 41-yard field goal boots Rebels past Pine Creek
    — Columbine junior Jeremy Aparicio hit a 41-yard field goal as time expired to help the defending 5A state champion Rebels escape with a 13-10 win over host Pine Creek on Sept. 15 at District 20 Stadium.
    Aparicio had hit a 23-yarder earlier in the first quarter as Columbine (2-1) took a 10-0 lead. Bernard McDondle had earlier dashed off an 83-yard TD run.

  • Huskies’ offensive line, RBs...

    BAILEY — They have nicknames such as T-Rex, Spike and Sunshine. And you can guarantee that they weren’t given to his players by Platte Canyon head coach Mike Schmidt. But when you’re winning the way the Huskies are thus far in 2012 you can pretty much call them anything you want within reason.

  • Dakota Ridge packs it together...

    To ask Dakota Ridge freshman Cayli Hume there were two people who helped her pull through in her first Liberty Bell Invitational – God and teammate Vanessa Gonzalez.
    Spiritually, the man above was doing His part while her junior teammate was inspiring her on the course Sept. 14 at Heritage High School.
    “I definitely doubted myself a lot. Basically, I just struck with my teammate Vanessa. I wouldn’t have been able to do that without her and without help from God. He’s out there with me. He really strengthens me,” Hume said.

  • Long ball propels Chatfield to...

    Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven, eight, nine. That’s how the joke goes, but on Sept. 13 the joke could have gone more like this — why were the Lady Rebels afraid of batters six, seven and eight? Because each of them homered to help Chatfield shut out host Columbine 7-0.
    The numbers tell the story. Jersey numbers six, seven and eight each homered. No. 6 played batted in the seven hole, while No. 7 was in the six hole and the end score was 7-0. Eerie? Just a little.

  • Turnovers boost Chargers early

    LAKEWOOD — Five minutes, 42 seconds. That’s all it took from the time Chatfield’s Shane Millard  recovered the game’s opening kickoff until the Chargers scored their third touchdown Sept. 13 at Jefferson County Stadium. Chatfield couldn’t have asked for a better start. Dakota Ridge, meanwhile, might beg to differ.

  • Sports briefs

    Davis, Fountain-Fort Carson upset top-ranked Columbine
    — Anthony Davis rushed for two touchdowns and caught for another as Fountain-Fort Carson scored a 35-21 upset of top-ranked and defending 5A state champion Columbine on Sept. 7 at Jefferson County Stadium.
    Davis opened the scoring with a 33-yard TD reception from Cameron Hacker in the first quarter. He lated added TD runs of 1 and 3 yards as the Trojans (2-0) ended Columbine’s 15-game winning streak. Davis rushed 19 times for 100 yards

  • Reiss, Chargers plant early seed...

    LAKEWOOD — A number of things can happen in 12 seconds — an earthquake, 21 babies are born worldwide and 30 lightning strikes. That’s just to name a few. Add Jordy Reiss scoring a Chatfield goal against Wheat Ridge to the list.
    The senior striker, off an assist from Ryan LaGreca just seconds after the opening kickoff, pushed the first of two Chatfield first-half goals past Farmers goalkeeper Troy Fairbanks as the Chargers scored a 2-0 victory  Sept. 8 at Lakewood Memorial Field.  Chatfield took third place in the 5A/4A South Jeffco Invitational.

  • Rebels hold serve vs. Chargers

    Sometimes amazing things come in the most discreet packages. Such is the case with Chatfield No. 3 singles player John Simpson, who defeated Columbine junior Andy Wright on Sept. 5 at Marker Park in the league opener for both teams.
    Though Columbine won the match 5-2 — taking all four doubles matches with their predominately upperclass showing — it was Simpson, a freshman, who stole the show when he defeated Wright 1-6, 7-5, 6-3. After the match, Simpson maturely admitted that he made rookie mistakes that cost him valuable points.

  • EHS cooks up straight-set victory

    Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. It’s advise that any farmer or coach will tell you. It’s also advise that the Evergreen girls’ volleyball team heeded when it almost celebrated a pancake-play victory against Dakota Ridge before the point was overturned forcing a replay.
    In their 25-20, 25-23, 25-22 win over host Dakota Ridge on Sept. 5, the Lady Cougars managed to hold the ball and regain the serve when it counted, maintaining a low profile and never letting the Lady Eagles to get too much of a lead.

  • Sports briefs

    Johnson, Cherokee Trail take advantage of Chatfield’s miscues
    — Quarterback Aric Johnson rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as host Cherokee Trail spoiled Chatfield’s season opener with a 24-0 victory Aug. 30.
    Johnson hit Dominique Grady for a 19-yard scoring strike in the second quarter to give Cherokee Trail a 7-0 halftime lead. After Cameron Currington made it 14-0 in the third wit a 3-yard run, Johnson scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth.