Girls Softball

One of the staples of the summer in Aurora is the arrival of the annual Colorado Fireworks softball tournament, which brings hundreds of the top prep fastpitch softball club teams (18-under and 16-under) from across the country and a gaggle of college coaches to Aurora for a week. The Fireworks tournament begins on June 25 and is spread out across a variety of venues around Aurora, with the main action taking place at the Aurora Sports Park, as it makes full use of the facilities’ three outstanding four-field complexes. Highline Park, Horseshoe Park and Olympic Park also will be utilized.

Aurora had a treasure trove of talent during the 2016 softball season and it shone brightly in the biggest moments. City teams made up half of the final four teams in the Class 5A state softball tournament — Cherokee Trail and Eaglecrest — and both of those local programs were fueled by exceptional talent. Five members of the eventual 5A state champion Cougars lead the way on the first unit of the 2016 Aurora Sentinel All-Aurora Softball Team, which was selected by the Sentinel in conjunction with balloting of city coaches.

AURORA | Selections from Aurora teams (Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland and Smoky Hill) and others on the All-Centennial League teams for the 2016 softball season: Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel 2016 ALL-CENTENNIAL LEAGUE SOFTBALL TEAMS FIRST TEAM Aurora selections: Emily […]