Boys Soccer

PARKER | The Grandview boys soccer team isn’t yet at a point where it expects to be in the Class 5A state semifinals every year, but perhaps 2017 was a beginning. The Wolves exceeded all expectations with their run to the Final Four, which ended Wednesday night in a 1-0 overtime loss to Denver East on at frosty EchoPark Automotive Stadium.

AURORA | Results and schedule for the 2017 Class 5A boys state soccer tournament which began on Oct. 26, 2017. Aurora teams bold and uppercased: Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel 2017 CLASS 5A BOYS STATE SOCCER PLAYOFFS CHAMPIONSHIP (Nov. 11 at […]

FORT COLLINS | The Hinkley boys soccer team’s return to the Class 5A state playoffs lasted a long time. In the postseason for the first time since 2013, the Thunderbirds stuck around all the way to the quarterfinals — longer than any other Aurora team save Grandview, a semifinalist — before their run came to an end Saturday at Fort Collins.

AURORA | AJ Watters is a proud member of Grandview’s “No Fly Zone” defense, but the Wolves senior likes to score goals, too. He’s only done it twice in the 2017 season thus far and the first came in a six-goal Centennial League rout of Mullen. Watters’ second score came Saturday night and it was absolutely massive, as he put in a rebound for the only goal of the game in fifth-seeded Grandview’s 1-0 Class 5A boys soccer state quarterfinal victory over 13th-seeded Fairview at Legacy Stadium.

AURORA | Locked in a fierce battle with Regis Jesuit in a rare meeting between the teams, the Grandview boys soccer team finally broke through Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Wolves went into halftime scoreless with the 12th-seeded and lively Raiders, but took control in the second half with goals from juniors Jaime Luna and Ian Oltman on their way to a 2-0 victory and a spot in the Class 5A state quarterfinals.

AURORA | Enock Kenge believed his right-footed punch early in overtime of Wednesday night’s Class 5A boys soccer second record state playoff contest was destined to sail wide of the goal. But in a magical 2017 season in which everything has gone right for the playoff-starved Hinkley, the senior midfielder’s shot twisted inside the goal post and into the back of the net to give his team a sudden 2-1 victory over district rival Rangeview at raucous Aurora Public Schools Stadium.