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Today's Sports

  • Columbine softball stuns Mullen

    LITTLETON — Columbine softball’s offense was on fire during Tuesday’s game against Mullen, though it took a little while to heat up.

    Mullen, ranked No. 5 in 4A in the latest CHSAANow.com poll, came out swinging in the first few innings and kept the Rebels at bay — but the Rebels won 7-5. In the bottom of the fourth inning, after going down 5-1, Daysha Mendez had had enough.

    With the bases loaded, the senior center fielder swung for the fences and succeeded, sending the ball over the center-field wall. It never had a chance of staying in.

  • Eagles fall in school’s first...

    DENVER — In its first game under the Dakota Ridge veil, the Jeffco girls field hockey team often found itself on the defensive.

    The Eagles just couldn’t stick it to Cherry Creek in their season-opening 8-0 loss to the Bruins, but they did get a major boost from sophomore goalie Megan Jackson.

    “I think she’s really taken what she’s learned in these last two and a half weeks and really transformed herself into an awesome goalie,” said head coach Jessica Summers.

  • Columbine football opens with...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Columbine football proved it can — and will — throw the ball through the air this season.

    The Rebels’ passing game actually opened up the running game on opening night on Aug. 23 at Jeffco Stadium. Columbine senior quarterback Logan DeArment connected with junior Luke Folsom on a 73-yard touchdown pass on the Rebels’ fifth offensive play from scrimmage. 

  • Chatfield Chargers gallop to win...

    By Dennis Pleuss

    Jeffco Public Schools

    LAKEWOOD — Chatfield senior Hunter Barnes matched his rushing touchdown total from last year in the first half Saturday night at Jeffco Stadium.

    Barnes scored a trio of touchdowns on the ground (6, 21 and 18 yards) before halftime as Chatfield cruised to a 42-0 victory over Gateway in its week one football opener.

     “I knew he (Barnes) had a future,” Chatfield coach Bret McGatlin said. “He finally got his time to shine. Talk about a great kid. I’m proud of him.”

  • Rockies host youth clinic for...

    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes the smallest gesture can make a big difference.

    At All-Star Park on Saturday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies taught baseball techniques to participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, which partners with Chatfield football.

  • Rockies host youth clinic for...

    LAKEWOOD — Sometimes the smallest gesture can make a big difference.

    At All-Star Park on Saturday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies taught baseball techniques to participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, which partners with Chatfield football.

  • Chargers shut out Jaguars in...

    DENVER — There was no stopping Isabelle DiNapoli on Monday.
    On the mound at D’Evelyn High School, the Chatfield sophomore pitched a beautiful game, striking out six while only allowing two hits. No one came in to relieve her.

  • Field hockey in Jeffco finds new...

    By Dennis Pleuss
    Jeffco Public Schools

    For nearly a decade, the lone girls field hockey program in Jeffco was based at Golden High School.
    A move last spring allowed Dakota Ridge High School in South Jeffco to take over the reins of the field hockey program that has drawn student-athletes from across the district and outside Jeffco.

  • Rebels still looking to contend...

    DOVE VALLEY — It may be a new year and a new season, but Columbine football will still be in the running to win state again.
    Prior to their first game, the Rebels are No. 2 in the CHSAANow.com preseason rankings, second only to Cherry Creek.
    Last year, the Rebels came tantalizingly close, but were snuffed out in the semifinals in a heartbreaking, one-point, double-overtime loss to Eaglecrest. Heading into this season, that fire burns deep within them.

  • Chargers face tough schedule...

    DOVE VALLEY — Despite losing more than three dozen seniors last year, the Chatfield football team is looking forward to another potentially strong season.
    Of course, it doesn’t hurt that 30 more seniors have stepped in to fill their shoes this year.