on Friday June 17, 2016 at Family Sports Center.
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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 […]

Smoky Hill's Zainab Sanni poses March 15 at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora. (Heather L. Smith/Aurora Sentinel)

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.

on Monday March 14, 2016 at Aurora Sentinel.
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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.

Regis Jesuit High School's Ty Coen on Tuesday July 05, 2016 at CCCS Swimming Pool.
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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.

Memebers of the Aurora Sentinel All-City girls soccer team from left, Hinkley's Teaggan Ilela, Grandview's Taylor Parker, Jessica Hixson, Nicole Lyubenko, and Vista PEAK's Kierra Cox on Tuesday July 05, 2016 at Aurora Sentinel.
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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.

2016 Hog Wars lineman competition on July 13, 2016, at Rangeview High School. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

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)


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