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AURORA | After sifting through a pool of around 50 legitimate candidates for its head football coaching job, Cherokee Trail announced the hiring of veteran coach Joe Johnson Tuesday. Cougars athletic director Steve Carpenter was pleased to welcome Johnson, who has spent 16 successful seasons as head coach at ThunderRidge High School. He will also serve as an upper level science teacher at Cherokee Trail.


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Josh Richardson only took up wrestling because of a bet with a friend, but nobody would have wagered he would be wrestling for a state championship Feb. 18. But there was the Cherokee Trail senior on the floor at Pepsi Center about to take the mat for the 160-pound Class 5A state championship with his singlet on backwards.