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Lakewood pilot pleads guilty to UK alcohol offense

Erwin Washington could face up to two years in a British jail when he is sentenced in February on charges of being over the UK alcohol limit for working pilots.

National prep sports group honors Lakewood woman

National prep sports group honors Lakewood woman

Alice Barron, who fought to mainstream women’s high school sports in Jeffco and Colorado, enters the NIAAA Hall of fame for her contributions to school sports.

Notre Dame band plays into AHS student’s wish

Notre Dame band plays into AHS student's wish

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the wish of a Lakewood youngster, arranging a weekend with the Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish band with the help of a local alumni of the school.

Bear Creek 49, Thomas Jefferson 6

Bear Creek 49, Thomas Jefferson 6

To say the Bear Creek Bears dominated the Spartans of Thomas Jefferson would not do justice to the feat. Annihilation, probably wouldn’t work either. Think somewhere in the middle and you’ll begin to get the picture of how Saturday’s second-round playoff game went at Jeffco Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Pilot from Lakewood reportedly misses court date in London

Lakewood resident and United Airlines pilot Erwin Vermont Washington was removed from an international flight out of London bound for Chicago after he failed a breathalyzer test, according to media reports.

Teams turn focus to winter sports

With football, soccer and other fall sports fading from the spotlight, Lakewood’s athletic teams begin to focus to winter sports. Practice for boys and girls basketball, ice hockey, girls swimming and wrestling officially begins November 12.

Bear Creek soccer bests Coronado, moves to 2nd round

Bear Creek soccer bests Coronado, moves to 2nd round

Ask any coach or athlete and they’ll tell you a week long layoff can be the kiss of death when the playoffs roll around. So with a two week layoff, one could well understand coach Mike Ackerman’s concern. When the Bear Creek Bears came out sluggish in their first-round state playoff game against the Coronado Cougars, Ackerman’s concern turned to real angst.

Tiger Softball Team Clinches Berth In State Tourney

Tiger Softball Team Clinches Berth In State Tourney

The Lakewood Tigers, seeded 30th out of 32 teams trying to make their way into next weekend’s state softball tournament, watched the high fives and back slaps and wondered what went wrong in their first game of the regional tournament at Aurora Sports Park.

Lakewood Comeback vs. Columbine Falls Short

Lakewood Comeback vs. Columbine Falls Short

Years from now, some historian or library patron or just some curious, rabid football fan will stumble across a recap of the first game of Friday’s double-header at JeffCo Stadium. Perhaps they’ll glance at the final score – Columbine 41, Lakewood 29 – and think: “Losing by 12 points to one of the state’s top teams isn’t anything to be ashamed about.”

Bear Creek Bombs Lakewood

Bear Creek Bombs Lakewood

Playing the first game of a double-header under the bright October sun at JeffCo Stadium, Bear Creek’s Bears and Lakewood’s Tigers duked it out in contrasting styles: Bear Creek’s aerial attack and Lakewood’s steady ground assault.

Pomona Panthers 34, Bear Creek 26

Pomona Panthers 34, Bear Creek 26

Beneath the golden glow of a half moon and with the chilly autumn air to embrace him, Bear Creek High head football coach Tom Thenell stood on the lush green grass of JeffCo Stadium and longed for one thing: instant replay in high school.

Alameda Outlasts Skyview

Alameda Outlasts Skyview

Perhaps it is fitting that on International Talk Like A Pirate Day the Alameda Pirates would finally taste victory during the 2009 campaign, beating the Skyview Wolverines, 9-6.

Overland 28, Lakewood 14

Overland 28, Lakewood 14

Homecoming 2009 for the Lakewood Tigers will be remembered for big hits, big plays, big penalties and lost opportunities.

Dakota Ridge 30, Green Mountain 6

Dakota Ridge 30, Green Mountain 6

Green Mountain’s Rams started fast, taking a fumble from Dakota Ridge quarterback Bolton Howes as he scrambled on third down just minutes into Thursday night’s game at Jeffco Stadium.

Canon City squeezes past Alameda

Canon City squeezes past Alameda

Canon City Squeezes Past Alameda 23, 20