Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead to the 2013-14...

    Five story lines lines to watch for as the 2013-14 boys basketball season gets under way:

    THE ONLY ONE. Chatfield, like Columbine, is dealing with its own mass turnover on the roster, especially in the starting lineup. Andrew St. Germain is the lone returning starter for the Chargers, who went 23-2 a season ago and reached the Sweet 16 for the 5A state tournament before being ousted by Legend. Chatfield will get tested early, starting Dec. 7 against fellow 5A state qualifier Arapahoe.

  • Balancing outdoor recreational...

    Getting outdoors in wide-open spaces can have health benefits for people. However, converting wild, unspoiled lands into recreational venues for humans can have a questionable impact on wildlife 

    Finding a balance between outdoor recreational needs and wildlife protection was a focus of the PLAN Jeffco conference on Nov. 16 in Golden.

    “Can wildlife survive in these areas humans tend to develop?” Dr. Mat Allredge, wildlife researcher with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, asked during his presentation. “Will all wildlife be tolerated?”

  • 5A All-Jeffco boys soccer,...

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in boys soccer and volleyball:

    Shazz Heale, Arvada West; Drew Bender, Arvada West; Brett Bender, Arvada West; Cruz Marquez, Arvada West; Alex Gamsen, Bear Creek; Ben Overholt, Chatfield; Robert Simpson, Chatfield; Lee Holmes, Chatfield; Nate Dunning, Columbine; Devon McAllister, Lakewood; Dillon Fee, Pomona; Alexander Makic, Ralston Valley; Peter Hendricks, Ralston Valley; Kyler Fowkes, Standley Lake; Cody Calcagno, Standley Lake

  • 2013-14 ice hockey capsule...

    Head coach: Mark Glombecki
    Assistant coaches: Steve McLeod, Shawn Rafferty
    Conference: Foothills
    2012-13 record: 8-11-1
    Players to watch: Tyler Seltenreich, Sr., forward; Brian Vits, Sr., forward; Nick Dawkins, Sr., forward; Alec Thompson, Jr., forward; Brett Thompson, Jr., defenseman; Stuart Shanley, Jr., defenseman; Cody Trujillo, Jr., goalie
    Key loss: Bryce Kuschel

  • 2013-14 wrestling capsule preview

    Head coach: Paul Peronard
    Assistant coaches: Russ Holt, Matt Yaden, Jordan Bybee
    Conference: 5A Jeffco League
    2012-13 recap: “It was an up-and-down season for us. We lost tough league duals to Bear Creek and Lakewood, but had great finishes at the league tournament,” Peronard said. Those finishes included Wilson George placing first, Jake Thayer second and Zach Lowe third. Thayer took fifth at state. Lowe and George just missed out on qualifying for state.

  • 2013-14 girls basketball capsule...

    Head coach: Mike Deutsch
    Assistant coach: Paul Quinlan
    2012-13 record: 11-14
    2012-13 recap: Chatfield reached the 5A state tournament after ending the regular season on a six-game winning streak. That, however, is something of an unfortunate trademark, Deutsch said, because that means the Lady Chargers were 5-13 before the streak. Chatfield’s defensive pressure helped its offense get in sync late in the season.

  • Five story lines for the...

    The following are just five story lines to follow as the high school girls basketball season gets ready to commence:

  • 5A All-Jeffco softball,...

    The following is the 5A Jeffco League all-conference selections for 2013 in softball and gymnastics:

  • Chatfield’s Nedved named an all-...

    Chatfield senior and 5A Jeffco first-team all-conference selection Madison Nedved played in the Colorado Coaches of Girls’ Sports 5A all-star game  Nov. 3 in Westminster.
    CCGS began sponsoring an all-state softball game in 1986 to provide girls a showcase for their talent. Each senior athlete is nominated by coaches in her league; while coaches representing all the leagues make the final selection of 72 athletes. Nedved, an outfielder and pitcher, also plays for the Colorado Elite Prospects 18A team.

  • Chatfield lacrosse trio sign on...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier
    Want to know why Chatfield is the defending 5A Jeffco League girls lacrosse champion and prohibitive favorite to repeat in the spring? Look no further than the Nov. 13 national signing day, when three Lady Chargers finalized their commitments to Division I programs.