Today's Sports

  • Appel still golden

    FORT COLLINS — It turns out the only footsteps Evan Appel heard were his own as he sprinted down the home stretch Oct. 25.

    The Dakota Ridge senior was driven by a wealth of emotions, from the fear of being caught to the pressure of repeating as Class 5A state champions and the need to give the Eagles a great finish to a frustrating day.

    He needed just 15 minutes, 20.24 seconds to do it all.

  • Injuries, loss leave Rebels in...

    ARVADA — Columbine is a football team that will enter the 2008 Class 5A state tournament with more than a few concerns.

    Primary among them is the health of junior quarterback Danny Spond. Spond was knocked out of the Rebels’ Oct. 24 showdown with Pomona in the first quarter after sustaining a hit to his throwing shoulder. Spond, who missed two games earlier in the season nursing a similar shoulder injury, did not return.

  • Rebels dominate districts

    LAKEWOOD — Changing things up is sometimes good advice to follow.

    Just ask the Columbine volleyball team.

    When the Rebels’ play started to get stale and they took two big losses to Class 5A Jefferson County League rivals Lakewood and Chatfield late in the season, the Rebels knew change was on the way.

  • Chargers end regular season with...

    LAKEWOOD — The playoffs begin this week for the Chatfield Chargers and it might not take long for things to look eerily familiar.

    Either that or the Chargers will have to call the Class 5A postseason their “Redemption Tour.”

    The Chargers slumped to fifth in the Big 8 League standings Oct. 24 after suffering a wild 39-37 defeat to Arvada West at Jefferson County Stadium.

  • Chargers wrap up Jeffco League...

    LAKEWOOD — The Chatfield Chargers have shown during the boys soccer regular season that they have plenty of talent.

    The Chargers have solid goalkeeping, a seamless defense, a midfield that can play the ball direct or wide to either wing, and plenty of forwards and attacking midfielders that can finish. So ee

  • Chargers steamroll Rebels

    Columbine held its Senior Night on Oct. 17, but it was Chatfield’s lone senior that stole the show.

    In a Class 5A Jefferson County League volleyball match that featured big hitters on both sides of the net, Alysa Heath emerged as the most dominant force.

  • Rebels fall to eventual state...

    AURORA — Run support figured to be Columbine’s biggest challenge at the state tournament.

    It was.

    The Rebels got the usual outstanding pitching from senior fireballer Kelsey O’Brien, but the bats were left in the cave.

    Seventh-seeded Columbine advanced to the Class 5A state quarterfinals with a nailbiting 1-0 victory over No. 10 Brighton, before being ousted Oct. 17 by eventual champions and No. 2 seed Legacy in a 4-0 defeat.

  • Homecoming a sweet one for Eagles

    LAKEWOOD — Teams are supposed to win their Homecoming games with relative ease in front of their alumni.

    The Dakota Ridge Eagles lived up to that assumption and then some, thrashing Golden 59-3 Oct. 17 at Jefferson County Stadium in a Class 4A West Metro League game.

    For the Eagles it was their fourth consecutive win, all in blowout fashion, outscoring their opponents 259-11 in that span.

  • Chatfield diver scaling new...

    To dive on the highest level in college, Chatfield’s John Fox must go where most would choose not to.

    Nah, he’s not joining the starship Enterprise or anything like that.

    But, he is scaling heights, up to the tune of 10 meters.

    It’s all in an effort to land a spot on a Division I swimming and diving team.

  • Swings of emotion

    Columbine volleyball players ran the gamut of emotions in a 48-hour stretch.

    First up were the non-desired emotions of anger and frustration after taking one on the chin in a four-game home loss to Lakewood on Sept. 30 that could potentially keep the Rebels from a three-peat as Class 5A Jefferson County League champions.