AURORA | For the first time since early in the 2015-16 season, the Smoky Hill girls basketball team is on a one-game winning streak. On Saturday — in just the second game of the new 2017-18 campaign — the Buffaloes downed Hinkley 49-26 on the road to snap a losing streak that stretched 43 games and nearly two full calendar years.

DENVER | Forty-nine points would have been enough to win 23 of the 25 Class 5A state football championship games since Eaglecrest won its state title in 1993. Unfortunately for the Raptors, one of the two instances when it wasn’t enough came Saturday night, when Pomona put up 56 points at Mile High Stadium to beat Eaglecrest 56-49 in the highest-scoring 5A state championship game in history.