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Courtney Oakes

Sports Editor for the Aurora Sentinel, grand stands


Players and coaches of the Grandview volleyball team pose with the 2014 Class 5A state championship trophy they won with a three-set victory over Chatfield on Nov. 8, 2014, at the Denver Coliseum. The Wolves won their second straight state title and fifth overall in 10 trips to the championship match — all since 2003. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

With two Class 5A state championships already to its credit and a football team that could add another in the coming weeks, Grandview High School is rolling in the fall prep sports season. The Wolves’ first 5A state championship came on Oct. 25 when Emily Supercynski and the softball team topped Fossil Ridge 6-2 to […]

Congratulations to some local golfers who have recorded recent holes-in-one on Aurora golf courses. To report holes-in-one, have courses send faxes to 720-324-4965 or email sports@aurorasentinel.com: AUGUST Aug. 9: Charlie Nicholson, Aurora Hills G.C., No. 11, 155 yards, 6 iron. Witnesses: Dwight Salisbury, Duane Mellinger, John Weber. Aug. 9: Jeff Niblo, Aurora Hills G.C., No. […]

The third annual RJ Demps Memorial 3-on-3 basketball tournament — rescheduled from over the summer — is set for Saturday at Regis Jesuit High School. For the third time, the Regis Jesuit basketball program will honor the memory of the late RJ Demps — a well-liked point guard who helped lead the Raiders to the first […]

The fervor in the intense rivalry between Cherokee Trail and Grandview high schools should reach fever pitch Thursday. The Cougars and Wolves meet in powerhouse volleyball and football contests on the same night at the same place — Cherokee Trail — with fans of both schools now able to attend both contests because of a […]

As usual, the 2014 Eaglecrest Invitational volleyball tournament is a doozy. One of the better collections of teams from a variety of classifications is set for Friday and Saturday at The Nest, with the host Raptors, defending Class 5A state champion Grandview and Aurora Central representing Aurora in the 13-team field. Split into three three-team […]

Chance Siegele hasn’t seen a lot of seventh innings in his season-plus stint as Gateway softball coach. Either on the winning or losing end of blowout decisions, the Olys rarely have been in games in which the mercy rule (a lead of 10 runs or more after five innings) hasn’t been invoked. Gateway did that […]

The most eye-popping result of the first week of prep football for Aurora teams? Clearly Thursday’s Eaglecrest and St. Cloud (Florida) contest at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando fit the bill. A game so chock-full of action that Eaglecrest athletic director Vince Orlando ran out of battery power on his phone as […]

Robert O’Brien knew that new uniforms were coming and couldn’t wait for his Hinkley football players to see them. Christmas Day for the team came a day before the Thunderbirds’ Zero Week game against rival Aurora Central, when the players showed up to a team dinner to discover some new threads that amped them up […]

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