Boys Soccer

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 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.