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Memebers of the Aurora Sentinel All-City girls soccer team from left, Hinkley's Teaggan Ilela, Grandview's Taylor Parker, Jessica Hixson, Nicole Lyubenko, and Vista PEAK's Kierra Cox on Tuesday July 05, 2016 at Aurora Sentinel.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

The Grandview girls soccer team is fond of three-letter acronyms — “GAS” (Get A Star) and “DOT.” (Defend Our Title) — and all the Wolves seem to do lately is “WIN.” Grandview finished off its second straight Class 5A state championship — the first for a 5A girls team since 1991 and 1992 — with a 2-1 win over Mountain Vista, pushing its jaw-dropping unbeaten streak to 35-0-1 dating back to March of 2015.


2016 Hog Wars lineman competition on July 13, 2016, at Rangeview High School. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Images from the 2016 Hog Wars strength and teamwork competition for prep linemen. Host Rangeview won the championship for the ninth time in the 12-year history of the multiple-event competition, topping a 16-team field that also included Aurora teams from Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Gateway, Grandview, Hinkley, Overland and Smoky Hill. (Photos by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)


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The boys lacrosse world in Colorado has become increasingly more competitive of late and so, too, have teams from Aurora. Regis Jesuit brought the Class 5A state championship trophy back for the second time in three seasons with a team that played at a very high level despite a lot of turnover.


Members of the 2016 Aurora Sentinel All-City Baseball Team, from left, Grandview's Zach Sundine and Cade Crader, Cherokee Trail's Nick Perez, Ryan Sullivan and Eric Cox, Gateway' Dylan Paulsen and Smoky Hill's Evan Richards pose July 1. Perez, Sullivan and Cox were part of a Cougars team that captured the first Class 5A state baseball championship for an Aurora program since 2011. (Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

There’s one more thing left to make the dream 2016 season complete for the Cherokee Trail baseball team: championship rings. Just over a month after they captured the Class 5A state championship, the Cougars were still waiting for the individual hardware to arrive. A handful of players from the Cherokee Trail team that won the […]


The All-City girls track team, back row from left, Cheokee Trail's Sydnee Larkin, Taylor Watson, Anastacia Johnson, Jaiden Paris, and Minnie Harrison, front row left to right, Cherokee Trails' Aumni Ashby, Vista PEAK's Maya Evans, Smoky Hill's Jaye Cooney, and Grandview's Michaela Onyenware and Brie Oakley on Thursday June 23, 2016 at Stutler Bowl.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

There was no sophomore slump in Aurora girls track — quite the opposite, in fact. Five sophomores — including four from Cherokee Trail — combined to win four of the six individual and relay state championships for city girls at the Class 5A and 4A state track meet, and they appear to just be getting […]


The All-City Boys Track, from left to right, Grandview's Caleb Randolph, Cherokee Trail's Ruben Estrada, Rangeview'd Ronald McQueen, Hinkley's Darrien Wells and Angel Heredia, Rangeview's Chance Walker, Grandview's Brian Burris, Smoky Hill's Tahir Hopkins and Grandview's Colin Armstrong on Thursday June 23, 2016 at Stutler Bowl.
Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel

A confident Hinkley boys track team rose to the occasion when it mattered most and caused a stir at the Class 5A state track meet. Thunderbirds’ athletes won two of the three state championships for Aurora boys athletes at Jefferson County Stadium and headline the 2016 Aurora Sentinel All-City Boys Track Team, which features 21 athletes from six different schools who were the tops among city performers in their respective events in the season-ending state meet.