AURORA | The seniors on the Regis Jesuit boys soccer team waited their entire careers to win a Continental League championship. When they had the chance to do just that Tuesday with a win over Chaparral at Lou Kellogg Stadium, they took full advantage.
AURORA | The massive group of seniors on the Hinkley boys soccer team — nearly every player on the roster — has and will experience a lot of firsts in 2017. The Thunderbirds can now call themselves conference champions for the first time since the current group of seniors arrived at the school — and for the first time since 2009 overall — while they will also get to experience postseason play for the first time in the near future.
AURORA | The Grandview boys soccer team followed coach Brian Wood’s plan to a tee and the result was a league championship.
AURORA | The Hinkley boys soccer team all but wrapped up the EMAC championship with a 3-0 victory at Aurora Central Saturday. Coach Marcos Madera’s Thunderbirds had a one-game lead on the Trojans going into the contest and made sure it didn’t get away, scoring twice in the first half and once early in the second half to stay unbeaten through nine conference games.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE | If it wanted any shot to win the Centennial League championship, the Grandview boys soccer team knew it needed a 3-0 win over league-leading Cherry Creek Thursday. That’s exactly what the Wolves came away with from the battle with the Bruins at Village Green Park, as they scored three times in the second half for a 3-0 victory that kept them alive in the league title chase.
AURORA | The Gateway boys soccer team couldn’t have had a more satisfying result than the one it came away with Oct. 6. The Olys dealt rival Rangeview its first EMAC loss since 2013 with a 2-1 double overtime victory at Aurora Public Schools Stadium.
As conferences go, there may be none more overlooked than the EMAC. With a few exceptions in sports such as boys basketball, the league that formed in 2010 has taken a backseat in many minds to power conferences such as the Centennial and Continental leagues.
AURORA | Seemingly destined for overtime, the Hinkley boys soccer team got a late break in Thursday’s scoreless deadlock with Gateway. With time ticking away in regulation in a scoreless battle in front of a large following on the Olys home field, the Thunderbirds were awarded a penalty kick for a take down in the goal box.
AURORA | With another game coming up the next day, Vista PEAK boys soccer coach Federico Gomez didn’t have much time to savor the Bison’s overtime win Wednesday. That being said, there was some satisfaction in how his team prevailed against a tenacious visiting Denver West squad that won last season’s matchup.