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October 25, 2018
On campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs Arapahoe • Zach Westerman and Cameron Gail scored first-half goals as the boys soccer team held on to edge Cherry Creek 2-1 on Oct. 16. The win allowed the team to share the Centennial League title with Grandview and Cherokee Trail with 6-1 league records. The victory over Creek was only the third in the past 11 games against the Bruins. • Junior Cole Trautman was fourth in the boys race at the Class 5A, Region 1 cross country meet held Oct. 18 at Aurora Sports Park He was timed in 16:19.00 • Senior Katie Girard had eight kills and a 53.3 kill percentage, four total blocks and seven digs to spark the volleyball team’s 3-0 win over Smoky Hill on Oct. 16. Cherry Creek • Freshman Riley Stewart won the girls Region 1 cross country meet on Oct. 18 at Aurora Sports Park with a time of 18:22.00. The Bruins girls team captured the regional title with the five athletes that scored finishing among the top 13 runners. Sophomore Parker Wolfe was second in the boys race with a time of 15:50.00. • The football team can win the 5A Metro East title and secure a firstround playoff bye with a win over second place Grandview when the teams meet Oct. 26 at Legacy Stadium. Creek has won just two of the past eight games played against the Wolves but notched a 40-20 win last season. The Bruins remained unbeaten with a 35-14 win over Cherokee Trail on Oct. 12 after scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win. • The Centennial League-leading volleyball team downed rival Grandview 3-0 on Oct. 16 as Katie Sherman finished with 12 kills and seven digs to help pace the victory. Senior Emily Ettel had 29 kills in the win that clinched the league title for the Bruins. Englewood • The volleyball team defeated Arvada, 3-0, on
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The top four teams in 5A and all athletes who finish in the top 15 at the regionals qualify for the state meet. Cherokee Trail, Cherry Creek, Fossil Ridge, Broomfield and Monarch will be the top challengers the Vista girls in the race for the 2018
Castle View’s Amber Rychlick pulls in the outfield ground ball. Castle View was eliminated in action to Legacy 8-7 of the 5A State Softball Finals Oct. 19 at Aurora Sports Park. PHOTOS BY PAUL DISALVO team in over a decade. The Pirates were 15-2 after the Arvada victory to match the 15 wins of last season for the school, which managed to record a total of 44 wins in 10 seasons from 2007-2016. • The football team managed to trim Bishop Machebeuf, 6-3, in a 2A Colorado League game on Oct. 19. The Pirates (6-2) end the regular season Oct. 26 against Ridge View Academy. The six wins this so far season are the most in since 2010, when the Pirates won eight games.
in ninth. Faith Henderson was 15th in the girls race. • The football team improved its record to 7-1 overall with a 21-18 win over Denver South on Oct. 19. Will Callahan and Giannai Palazzo rushed for touchdowns and Everett Darrington returned a pass interception for a score.
Oct. 18 and moved into first place in the 4A/3A Colorado 7 League. It was the Pirates 11th straight win. The team beat Alameda, 3-0, on Oct. 16 as Deveyn Hainey led the way with 12 kills and 13 digs. With two more league games and an appearance in the Manitou Springs tournament on Oct. 27, the Pirates have a chance to become the winningest
Heritage • The boys soccer team wrapped up the regular season and played the spoiler role with a 1-0 win over Rock Canyon on Oct. 16. Marcus Unlig had the assist on the winning goal scored by Carlos Jimenez. The win cost Rock Canyon a chance to share the Continental League title with Castle View. • Ian Kelly ﬁnished fourth in Region 1, boys Class 5A cross country race on Oct. 18 at Aurora Sports Park with a time of 15:33.00. Cory Kennedy came
Littleton • The girls volleyball team beat Golden 3-1 in a match held on Oct. 16. Sophomore Allison Groustra had 12 kills, five service aces and 15 digs. • Rodrigo Marin scored the lone goal in the boys soccer team’s 1-0 win over Green Mountain on Oct. 16 and the Lions finished tied for second in the 4A Jeffco League with a 4-1-1 record. Golden won the league with a 5-1-0 mark. • Senior Christian Sapakoff came in 15th in the boys race at the Region 2, Class 3A cross country meet on Oct. 18 in Alamosa. He was timed in 17:00.04. Junior Hailey Lockhart was the top Lions runner in the girls race, finishing 23rd.
state 5A team championship. Fitzsimmons will be pushed by other regional winners, including Riley Stewart of Cherry Creek, Kiran Green of Brighton and Broomfield’s Sydney Swanker. The Norris Penrose course is regarded as one of the state’s more difficult courses. “It’s a very different course,” said Fitzsimmons. “There’s a lot more dirt and there are some different hills. But I feel that every course
is what you make of it and that one is pretty fun. This will be my third year of running on it and I’m excited to be back on it.” Dakota Ridge is the favorite and could be feeling pressure in the 5A boys team competition. The Eagles were 24 points better than secondplace Mountain Vista in winning the Region 2 meet on Oct. 18. Valor Christian junior Cole Sprout, the defending 4A state champion, will draw most of the
attention as one of the top runners this season in 5A, but he will be challenged for the state title by Dakota Ridge’s Austin Vancil. Sprout won the regional title with a time of 15:16.00, with Vancil right behind in 15:24.00. Jim Benton is a sports writer for Colorado Community Media. He has been covering sports in the Denver area since 1968. He can be reached at jbenton@coloradocommunitymedia. com or at 303-566-4083.
Rock Canyon’s Audrey Burt winds up for a pitch as the Jaguars knocked out Smoky Hill 3-2 in early round action of the 5A State Softball Finals on Oct. 19 at Aurora Sports Park.