AURORA | Jim Bartok found out long ago that it’s not acceptable to light up a cigar while on the bench coaching. The longtime girls basketball coach won’t have to worry about where he smokes his Stogies anymore, as he’s called an end to a coaching career that stretches back more than four decades as a head coach or assistant.
AURORA | The Aurora prep sports scoreboard for Thursday, April 21, 2017.
AURORA | With another chance to win the Predators Cup within its grasp, the Grandview boys lacrosse team pounced on rival Cherokee Trail in the fourth quarter Friday night. Deadlocked at 7-7 after three tight quarters at Legacy Stadium, the Wolves scored the last four goals of the game in an 11-8 to claim the […]
AURORA | Jessica Hixson came into Tuesday evening’s Centennial League girls soccer showdown with 34 career goals, but none so far in the 2017 season. A stalwart defender moved up to the midfield by coach Tari Wood, the Grandview senior finally got on the scoresheet with a second-half goal that turned out to be the game-winner in the Wolves’ 3-2 victory over Cherokee Trail at Legacy Stadium.
AURORA | Team and individual rankings for Aurora boys swimmers and others as compiled by PrepSwimCo.com as of April 5, 2017.
AURORA | Two Aurora baseball teams looking to find their grooves both took a step towards it Monday. While Monday’s 5-4 Regis Jesuit victory over Cherokee Trail could hardly be described as a thriller — except for the final inning when the Cougars pulled within one on Michael Morris’ three-run home run — both teams exhibited traits that bode well for postseason aspirations.
Another fantastic boys basketball season and another state championship for Aurora. It’s become a trend lately. While the 2016-17 season wasn’t quite as dominant as the previous one, city programs were in the thick of things all season and the Class 5A state championship trophy came back again with Eaglecrest hoisting it this time. Aurora’s top talent appears on the Aurora Sentinel’s All-Aurora Boys Basketball Team, which is selected by the Sentinel in conjunction with input of city coaches.
Grandview, one of Aurora’s historically great girls prep basketball teams, is justifiably well-represented on the 2016-17 Aurora Sentinel All-Aurora Girls Basketball Team. The Wolves put themselves in the conversation with the Division I-laden Regis Jesuit teams of recent years during a 27-1 season that saw them go undefeated against Colorado teams and win the program’s first Class 5A state championship in decisive fashion.
Aurora’s top talent wasn’t confined to one spot during the 2016-17 wrestling season, as six programs had at least one wrestler earn a spot on the Aurora Sentinel’s All-Aurora Wrestling Team. Based primarily on results from the Class 5A/4A state tournaments at the Pepsi Center, the All-Aurora team includes six wrestlers from Grandview in addition to three from Cherokee Trail, two from both Overland and Regis Jesuit and one apiece from Rangeview and Vista PEAK.