Today's Sports

  • Sports briefs

    Sanford’s first-half run seals Lady Falcons’ season
    — Sanford blew open a close game with an 11-2 run in the second quarter to go up by 15 points at halftime en route to a 52-26 victory over Front Range Christian in the first round of the 2A Region 6 tournament on March 2 at Otera Junior College.
    The Lady Falcons ended their season with a 10-11 record.
    Rye ended Sanford’s season at 20-3 with a 52-50 victory in Region 6 finals one day later.


  • Column: Students involvement...

    If you ask Littleton High School athletic director Mike Puchino what makes his programs stand out he’ll tell you it’s the people. The student-athletes to be specific.

  • Rebels’ postseason run ends in...

    DENVER — The clock finally struck midnight on the Columbine Rebels. Almost literally.
    Playing in the final game of the 5A boys basketball Great Eight at the Denver Coliseum on March 2, Columbine watched top-seeded Chaparral nearly run it out of the building en route to a 76-61 victory.

  • Chargers’ valiantly push Regis...

    DENVER — Chatfield’s season came to an end for a second straight year in the state semifinals, falling to Regis Jesuit, 3-2 in overtime, in the Frozen Four on March 2 at DU’s Magness Arena.
    The teams met in the first game of the season with Regis winning 2-0. But heading into the semifinals, Chatfield (14-7-1) had won its last six games by outscoring the opposition 37-9. And despite being outshot 38-12, the Chargers, led by Matt Smith’s 35 saves, were able to send the game into overtime.

  • Sports briefs

    Dakota Ridge nearly pulls off upset of top-seeded Chaparral
    — Host Chaparral got 18 points from Cory Calvert as the Wolverines rallied from a 12-point deficit to open the fourth quarter to topple upstart Dakota Ridge 60-58 on Feb. 24 in the second round of the 5A state tournament.
    Dakota Ridge (12-13), the eighth seed in the Ray Ball Region, upended Rocky Mountain 67-62 three days earlier in the first round. Then the Eagles built a 42-30 lead after three quarters against Chaparral.

  • Lady Eagles jump out to fast...

    One area of concern for Dakota Ridge’s girls basketball team this season has been slow starts.
    The Lady Eagles made sure that wouldn’t be an issue in their 63-23 win over Legend in the first round of the 5A state tournament on Feb. 22 at Dakota Ridge High School.
    Dakota Ridge scored 28 points in the first quarter and never looked back.

  • Column: FRCS coach pulls double...

    Wearing a checkered sweater, Mike Anderson was his calm, jovial self on the sideline. However, sipping on some water between games, the Front Range Christian coach had every reason not to be so laid back.
    After all, he doesn’t coach just one team, but two. The second-year Falcons boys basketball coach also is Front Range Christian’s girls head coach this season. It’s a challenging task to say the least.

  • Chargers lock up berth in...

    Chatfield kept its winning streak and playoff hopes alive Feb. 25 by knocking off host and Peak Conference top seed Bishop Machebeuf, 2-1, at the South Suburban Ice Arena.
    With the win the Chargers advance to the Frozen Four for a second consecutive season and will play Foohills Conference rival Regis Jesuit, a 2-1 winner over Mountain Vista in the quarterfinals. The game is set for March 2 at 8:30 p.m. at the University of Denver’s Magness Arena.

  • Columbine survives scare in...

    Whether it was the fact that Columbine came out a little slow, or Mullen just played better than expected, or if it was first-game playoff jitters, the Rebels can exhale.

  • Sports briefs

    DR, Chatfield, Columbine to play in 5A state tournament
    Dakota Ridge (14-9), the No. 7 seed in the Carol Callan Region, will host 10th-seeded Legend (9-14) on Feb. 22 in the first round of the 5A state tournament.
    Ninth-seeded Chatfield (11-12), also in the region, travels to eighth-seeded Loveland (11-10), while 11th-seeded Columbine (8-15) plays a first-round game in the Kaye Garms Region at sixth-seeded Cherry Creek (13-10).

    Columbine earns bye; Chatfield, DR make 5A state field