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Today's Sports

  • Chatfield skates past Dakota...

    One of the coldest nights so far this winter did not stop the students, parents and faculty from going to the Edge Ice Arena to watch local rivals Chatfield and Dakota Ridge meet up in an early season Class 5A Foothills League ice hockey match-up.

    Although the 8-1 score shows a complete domination by the Chargers, the action on the ice tells a game of two evenly matched sides.

  • Inexperience catches up with...

    CENTENNIAL — Nine minutes was the difference Saturday for Dakota Ridge.

    From late in the second quarter through the third, the Eagles saw early foul trouble, youth, perimeter pressure and an experienced opponent create a Mission: Impossible.

  • Chatfield boys still searching...

    LITTLETON — Chatfield boys basketball coach Steve Schimpeler says that he’s going to have to gauge success differently this season.

    Schimpeler, known for his teams’ up-tempo style of play, recognizes that the Chargers might not put as many wins in the win column this season compared to years past.

  • Eagle girls looking for right mix

    Dakota Ridge’s Traci Nemechek is a coach this month as much as she is an alchemist trying to find that elusive five-player mixture.

    “Certain groups will come in and play really aggressive, and then other people come in and don’t maintain the intensity,” Nemechek said Friday night after the Eagles dispatched Doherty 57-36 in a Class 5A nonleague encounter.

  • Opening night blues

    It’s hard to get your rhythm when your lead guitarist and your drummer are out.

    That’s somewhat similar to how members of the Chatfield’s girls basketball team were feeling after last Thursday night’s 56-41 Class 5A nonleague loss to Mountain Vista.

  • Swim teams off to soaring start

    The 2007-08 girls swim season officially got underway last week with Columbine and Dakota Ridge meeting up in a dual meet on Friday. The two schools were joined by Chatfield, Ralston Valley, Pomona, Wheat Ridge, Arvada West and D’Evelyn for Saturday’s D’Evelyn Jag Invite.

  • Columbine's Bartok...

    Columbine’s 40-38 victory over Douglas County might not have been the prettiest girls basketball game ever played, but the end result was all that mattered.

    The win by the Rebels was their first of the season, but more importantly, it was the 300th career win for coach Jim Bartok.