Twelve prep volleyball teams head to the Denver Coliseum for the Class 5A state tournament Nov. 11-12. They’ll come from Boulder, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Highlands Ranch, Greenwood Village, Littleton and Parker, but for the first time in at least 15 years, none of them will come from Aurora. It will be a noticeable absence, […]

Grandview High School volleyball Brennah Gaston, Madison Fleer, Raychel Reed and Angelica Juan on Friday Aug. 05, 2016 at Aurora Sentinel.
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AURORA | The Grandview volleyball team’s postseason exploits in recent years are well known. While other teams have rotated in and out of the state’s elite over the past decade-plus, the Wolves have been a constant in the deep rounds of the Class 5A state volleyball tournament under revered head coach Patty Childress. Childress retired following last season’s state tournament and Rob Graham took over, seeking to pick up where she left off.

Cherokee Trail High School's Mollee Picchione, Kenzie Hendon and Robyn Krause on Thursday Aug. 18, 2016 at Cherokee Trail High School.
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AURORA | Defending a state championship in any sport is difficult and the Cherokee Trail volleyball team has a big obstacle to its repeat chances. The Cougars’ emotional, inspiring run to last season’s Class 5A state championship stirred hearts and minds last season. Coach Terry Miller’s team faces a very tough challenge if it hopes […]