Cherokee Trail

AURORA | The discussion since the advent of the controversial “waterfall” alignment for Class 5A football two seasons ago bore fruit Thursday at the Colorado High School Activities’ football committee meeting. The experiment that reclassified teams with little to no history with each other into divisions — which created logistical challenges, hurt attendance and sacrificed district and neighborhood rivalries — came to an end and a return to a more traditional set up is now favored by the football committee.

COLORADO SPRINGS | Regis Jesuit’s Isalina Colsman learned lessons about running in the Class 5A girls state cross country race last season that she put into practice Saturday in her return. The Raiders’ sophomore got off to a comfortable — but not crazy fast — start at the Norris Penrose Equestrian Center, maintained her position and finished strong in a well-executed run that earned her All-State first team honors and a spot in the program recordbooks.

AURORA | The Cherokee Trail football team made it a happy Homecoming for its faithful with a 24-14 win over Rock Canyon Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The injury-riddled Cougars (3-4) got a boost late in the first half when a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown from senior Darius Swanson sent them into the lockerroom with a 14-6 edge and they held on despite six turnovers.