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  • Wilson’s ‘heart’ belongs to...

    Steven Wilson, who was drafted last month in the 35th round of the amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, turned down an offer to play for the organization on July 12.
    Wilson, who was attending orientation at Santa Clara University, was offered a $200,000 signing bonus and $180,000 for schooling by the Phillies. But the 6-foot-3, 190-pound right-hander, who signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Broncos earlier this year, was set on playing at the collegiate level.

  • Rogers takes game to the next...

    It was June 23 in Burlington, N.C., and Taylor Rogers was taking the mound like he’s done time and again. But this time it was different. This time, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound left-hander was making his first professional start for the rookie Appalachian League Elizabethton Twins.

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Chatfield high school team hosting camp at Edge Ice Arena

    The Chatfield ice hockey team will be hosting a camp for high school players in grades 9-12 at the Edge Ice Arena from July 23-26.
    Cost for the four-day camp is $100.
    For more information and to register for the camp, contact head coach Mark Glombecki at glombecki@msn.com.

    BASKETBALL
    Front Range Christian hosting three-day camp in July

  • Chargers win 4th of July tourney

    The Chatfield Chargers’ summer baseball program captured the Cherokee Trail Fourth of July tournament with an extra-inning victory over Fossil Ridge on July 1. Jason Lighthall capped the win with an RBI single.
    Chatfield, which had tied the Garretson Bears earlier during pool play, topped the Weld County-area team, which included serveral college players, as well as Mullen in elimination-round play to reach the finals.
    The Chargers were coming off a third-place finish a week earlier at the Decker Sports CWS tournament in Omaha, Neb.
     

  • Chargers tee off on Eagles’...

    An early start time didn’t bother Chatfield on July 7 against Dakota Ridge. The Chargers pounded out 13 runs on 17 hits in a 13-3 summer-league win over the Eagles at Dakota Ridge High School. The game was shortened to five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
    Chatfield scored two or more runs in four of the five innings. Chargers pitcher Patrick Barder allowed three runs on seven hits in five innings. He was even better at the plate going 3-for-3 with a home run.

  • Littleton High grad Huffer...

    It’s July 4, the day before 2008 Littleton High School graduate Becca Huffer tees off in the U.S. Women’s Open. She’s confident, comfortable and not showing the nerves that would be apropos for an amateur golfer playing in her first major.
    But being that Huffer, 22, was paired with Korea’s Mi Jung Hur and Canada’s Isabelle Beisiegel in the final group of the opening round, teeing off at 2:42 p.m. local time at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis., it would be easy for those nerves to knot her up.

  • Fate rides on United’s side

    The feeling was a weird one, according to Heritage High rising sophomore Madalyn McGuire. After all her U-15 Colorado United team went 1-2 in pool play at the 12-team Region IV tournament. So how could it possibly advance to the eight-team quarterfinals at Arvada’s Stenger Soccer Complex?
    For all intents and purposes it shouldn’t have. It had to have been fate.

  • South Platte Park offers...

     By Laura Bernero, for the Courier

    Between Santa Fe Drive and the South Platte River in Littleton, the South Platte Park natural area is a peaceful contrast to the nearby buzz of the city. The river winds through tall cottonwoods, and visitors and wildlife create the only bursts of activity among the seamless woods and wetlands.

    With warm temperatures tempting people to spend time outdoors, the park is in the middle of its busiest season of the year.

  • Sports briefs

    ICE HOCKEY
    Chatfield high school team hosting camp at Edge Ice Arena

    The Chatfield ice hockey team will be hosting a camp for high school players in grades 9-12 at the Edge Ice Arena from July 23-26.
    Cost for the four-day camp is $100.
    For more information and to register for the camp, contact head coach Mark Glombecki at glombecki@msn.com.

    BASKETBALL
    Front Range Christian hosting three-day camp in July

  • Champs crowned as season...

    More than 300 players and 24 teams made up Ken-Caryl Little League during the 2012 spring season, which concluded June 16 with championship games in the major-, AAA minor- and AA minor-league divisions. The following are summaries from those championship contests as provided by KCLL.

    MAJOR LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
    REDBIRDS ELUDE STORM

    Sam Low hit a two-run home run and Tyler Mell added a two-run triple in the first inning as the Redbirds eluded the Storm to win the KCLL Major League championship.