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Today's Sports

  • Timely scoring propels Chargers

    Chatfield Senior head coach Brock Blume said he’s been looking for Daniel Froning’s game to come around all season. The expectations are there for the senior midfielder to score time and again. 
    On Oct. 24, in the first round of the 5A boys soccer state playoffs, Froning did that early and often.

  • Chatfield to host boys soccer...

    The Chatfield Chargers (11-3-1), seeded 13th in the 32-team 5A boys soccer state tournament will play host to the 20th-seeded Littleton Lions (9-4-2) on Oct. 24 at Lakewood Memorial Field in the opening round. The winner will advance to the second round to face either No. 4 Pine Creek or No. 29 Lakewood. The Chargers enter the playoffs on a five-game winning streak and undefeated in their last six games.

  • Cross country state qualifiers

    STATE QUALIFIERS
    The following is a list of area runners who’ve qualified for the Colorado High School cross country state championships on Oct. 26 at the Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs. The 5A girls race will begin at 11 a.m., with the 5A boys race to cap the day with a 1 p.m. start.

    COLUMBINE REBELS
    Maddy Smith, F, Columbine, Sr.
    DAKOTA RIDGE EAGLES
    Laurel Davis, F, Dakota Ridge, So.
    Natalie Gonzalez, F, Dakota Ridge, So.

  • Columbine’s Trammel fourth,...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    A common theme prevailed for Chatfield, Columbine and Evergreen’s top gymnasts at the 5A/4A Jeffco League championships on Oct. 19 at Evergreen High School: good but there's room for improvement heading into this week’s regionals and the following week’s state meets.

  • Falcons’ ground game beats down...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Roster numbers alone suggested that Front Range Christian would wear down Clear Creek in the second half of their 1A Metro League football game Oct. 18.
    The visiting Golddiggers suited just 18 players, including Jordan Howard, their leading rusher and passer, who saw limited duty on offense because of a sore hip. By contrast, the Falcons had no personnel issues, particularly with their 1-2 running back combination of Tanner Matoba and Seth Scadden.

  • Chargers strike out vs. Legacy

    AURORA — Ask head coach Nicole Janssen, and the Chatfield Lady Chargers probably weren’t expected to be at the 5A state softball tournament anyway. Chatfield returned just five seniors from last year’s state-qualifying squad. But there they were at Aurora Sports Park on Oct. 19.
    And they made themselves heard, albeit briefly.

  • Lightning shoots down Lady Eagles

    AURORA — As Rachelle Foos stood on the mound, a smile crossed her face as she delivered pitch after pitch in the sixth inning. It wasn’t because she was happy with the score, not with her Dakota Ridge Lady Eagles on their way to an 8-1 loss to Legacy in the 5A state softball quarterfinals. No, it was because she wanted to savor her final moments on the high school diamond.
    “I (wanted) just to make the best of my last time on the field. That’s what I was trying to do,” Foos said as she choked back tears.

  • Eagles lose their cool, then game

    LAKEWOOD — Dakota Ridge head coach Ron Woitalewicz walked across the field at his own pace. So did Eagles volunteer assistant coach Jim Juliana.
    Just moments earlier, both coaches, arguing an illegal touching call that negated an Eagles’ recovery of an onside kick at midfield, were ejected from the game in which Dakota Ridge lost 34-21 to Denver South on Oct. 18 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Workmanlike Lady Eagles headed...

    Rachelle Foos knew the situation. The Dakota Ridge senior pitcher talked to her teammates prior to playing Chatfield in the 5A Region 3 tournament Oct. 12 at Dave Sanders Field at Clement Park. She told them that the Lady Chargers were going to hit and that they were going to score, but that Dakota Ridge needed to come out, in her words, “10 times harder.”

    Dakota Ridge did that with a workmanlike approach, and the Lady Eagles are headed back to the 5A state tournament for a third consecutive year following an 8-2 victory.

  • Lady Chargers returning to state

    It went without saying that 2013 was going to be a challenging season for the Chatfield Lady Chargers. Last year’s team rode Rebecka Mintz’s pitching and Carlie Sexton’s hitting to a 5A state tournament berth. But both of them graduated, and this year’s squad had to fill those spots through a handful of players. With the perseverance Chatfield showed Oct. 12 at the 5A Region 3 softball tournament, the spots have been filled quite nicely.