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Courtney Oakes

Sports Editor for the Aurora Sentinel, grand stands

OAKES: Former Regis Jesuit star Josh Perkins to play for national title in NYC

While the Regis Jesuit girls basketball team got denied the chance to play in the prestigious DICK’S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament by a Colorado High School Activities Association bylaw, Josh Perkins did not. The former Regis Jesuit boys …

OAKES: Keenon Clement gets one for family against Ken Shaw

Smoky Hill boys basketball coach Keenon Clement loves to call his father, Royce, on his way home from a game to talk about how his team did that night. Clement knew his dad would be particularly glad to hear about …

OAKES: Grandview volleyball team gets state championship rings

OAKES: Grandview volleyball team gets state championship rings

The shiny cherry on top of the Grandview volleyball team’s state championship-winning season came Thursday. The Wolves — who won the Class 5A state championship with a 25-22, 25-12, 25-17 sweep of Arapahoe on Nov. 9, 2013, at the Denver …

OAKES: Rangeview honors its top 30 boys basketball players of all-time

AURORA | With only two coaches in 30-plus years of boys basketball, putting together a list of Rangeview’s top 30 players wasn’t as much of a challenge as it might be for some schools. Only Terry Taylor Sr. and current …

OAKES: Rangeview girls basketball feeder team holding tryouts

AURORA | Middle school girls interested in eventually playing high school basketball for Rangeview High School can try out for the school’s new feeder team, the Rangeview Express, Aug. 23-24. Coach Chris Dolan — who enters his second season as …

OAKES: Gateway football team has new look for new season

OAKES: Gateway football team has new look for new season

How Ashour Peera’s Gateway football team plays this season is yet to be determined. Whatever they do, the Olys will look good doing it. Peera — the first-year head coach who came to Aurora from the powerhouse Miami Northwestern High …

OAKES: Gateway's Devundrick Walker chases dreams in Detroit

OAKES: Gateway’s Devundrick Walker chases dreams in Detroit

Virgil Walker is running on fumes, but come 7 p.m. Friday, he’ll happily slide behind the wheel of his car and point it toward Detroit. After weeks of scrimping, saving and doing whatever odd jobs he can find, Walker and …

OAKES: Hinkley offering football camp for 2-8 graders

Hinkley High School is offering a camp for youth football players at the school July 25-26. New Thunderbirds coach Jaron Cohen and his players will offer two sessions from 5:30-8 p.m. both days for boys and girls entering second through …

OAKES: Aurora holes-in-one, June

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 303-750-7699 or email sports@aurorasentinel.com: JUNE June 27: Douglas Willson, Fitzsimons G.C., No. 5, 85 yards, Sand wedge. Witnesses: …

OAKES: Terry Taylor Sr. enjoys Eaglecrest's run to state championship

OAKES: Terry Taylor Sr. enjoys Eaglecrest’s run to state championship

It’s been 28 years since he hoisted a state basketball championship trophy, so Terry Taylor Sr. knows how difficult they are to win. Fourteen years after he won his first state title as a coach in Utah in 1971, Taylor …