The hopes of Colorado at the 2016 boys and girls Junior America’s Cup tournaments ride quite a bit on players from Aurora schools. Regis Jesuit’s Jaclyn Murray and Grandview’s Amy Chitkoksoong make up half of the state’s girls Junior Cup team, while Eaglecrest’s Davis Bryant again is part of Colorado’s four-player boys team. The girls […]
Until recently, Ryan Knorr didn’t even know he wanted to be an athletic director. But the 31-year-old decided to trade in his teaching job in social studies and as a coach to give it a shot when the opportunity presented itself. The chance came when former Overland athletic director Stephen DeSchryver earned a promotion to assistant […]
Life in Nigeria has changed a lot since Zainab Sanni called it home, but she returned for the first time in 12 years for an important purpose. The former track star at Aurora’s Smoky Hill High School — who was born in Nigeria and came to Colorado with her family when she was 9 — earned a chance to represent her native country at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Regis Jesuit senior-to-be pitcher Caleb Sloan has had an eventful summer thus far, as he has committed to a top-notch college baseball program and been picked for a pair of prestigious All-American games.
The upcoming Optimist International Junior Golf Championships have a world-wide field that includes qualifiers from 42 states, four Canadian provinces and 22 total nations.
AURORA | The following is a look at the players from the Aurora team (Regis Jesuit) and others who were voted all-conference first and second teams and honorable mention in the Centennial League for their play during the 2016 girls lacrosse season.
AURORA | Two individuals and a pair of relay teams from Aurora schools earned NISCA/Speedo All-American honors for the 2015-16 girls swim season. NISCA (National Independent Swim Coaches Association) issued its list of the top 100 performers from across the country who had met the All-American standard in each event during the course of the season and on that list was Grandview’s Mia Wood plus Regis Jesuit’s Amy Lenderink and a pair of the Raiders’ relays.
AURORA | Junior-to-be Elijah Warren and two relay teams from the Regis Jesuit boys swim team received national honors for their performances during the 2016 season. The list of National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA)/Speedo prep All-Americans, the top 100 performers in each event across the country, included good representation from coach Nick Frasersmith’s Raiders, the Class 5A state runner-up.
The Grandview girls soccer team is fond of three-letter acronyms — “GAS” (Get A Star) and “DOT.” (Defend Our Title) — and all the Wolves seem to do lately is “WIN.” Grandview finished off its second straight Class 5A state championship — the first for a 5A girls team since 1991 and 1992 — with a 2-1 win over Mountain Vista, pushing its jaw-dropping unbeaten streak to 35-0-1 dating back to March of 2015.
AURORA | Images from the 2016 Hog Wars strength and teamwork competition for prep linemen. Host Rangeview won the championship for the ninth time in the 12-year history of the multiple-event competition, topping a 16-team field that also included Aurora teams from Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Gateway, Grandview, Hinkley, Overland and Smoky Hill. (Photos by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)