AURORA | In the midst of a playoff-like contest Saturday afternoon, Grandview senior Leilah Vigil didn’t realize her team had fallen into a nine-point hole in the third quarter against visiting Cherry Creek. Coach Josh Ulitzky certainly knew the precarious position the Wolves were in down 40-31 to the Bruins four minutes into the second half of their Centennial League showdown and he was pleased to see how they responded.

AURORA | A 91 percent free throw shooter through Eaglecrest’s first 12 games, Branden Bunn shot just 3-for-9 from the charity stripe Friday night. The senior guard made the biggest one of the night with 13.9 seconds remaining, however, which broke a tie and eventually held up to give the Raptors a wild 50-49 Centennial League boys basketball win at Smoky Hill in front of a packed house.

AURORA | The Aurora prep sports scoreboard for Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018: Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel BOYS BASKETBALL Prairie View 61, Gateway 55 Score by quarters: Gateway        4  18  12  21 — 55 Prairie View  9  13  19  20 — […]

AURORA | Danny Fisher wanted the ball in Daijon Smith’s hands in the closing seconds of Wednesday night’s Centennial League boys basketball clash. The Overland coach didn’t like the initial set-up, however, so he used a time out to set up a play for his senior guard with 4.3 seconds remaining and the Trailblazers down two points to Grandview.

AURORA | Natalie Rotondo knew she celebrated a little too much, but she let loose in her last Smoky Hill Invitational Jan. 13. The Smoky Hill senior — who carved the letters “S” and “H” into her hair in special tribute — won the 200 yard freestyle at the meet for the third year in a row and was one of the driving forces behind the host Buffs’ second-place finish behind loaded Heritage.