AURORA | The Aurora prep sports scoreboard for Monday, Dec. 11, 2017.
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.
AURORA | Mike Schmitt didn’t quite get to have the quintessential storybook ending to his football coaching career at Eaglecrest High School, but it was good to the very last page. Just two days after leading the Raptors to the brink of a historic Class 5A state championship in a 56-49 loss to Pomona at Mile High Stadium, Schmitt informed his players on Tuesday morning that he was stepping down after eight years with the program.
CASTLE ROCK | Schedule and results for the 2017 Douglas County Holiday girls basketball tournament scheduled to be played Dec. 6-9, 2017, at Douglas County High School.
DENVER | Photo gallery from the 2017 Class 5A state football championship game played between Eaglecrest and Pomona on Dec. 2, 2017, at Mile High Stadium.
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.
AURORA | A capsule look at the 2017 Class 5A state football championship game matchup between No. 2 Eaglecrest and No. 4 Pomona.
For the past two seasons, the Eaglecrest football team has been determined to control its own fate on the field. Since the Raptors missed out on the 2015 Class 5A state playoffs because of the effect of another team’s transgressions, they’ve worked to be the author of their own story.
AURORA | City teams and individuals ranked ahead of the start of competition in the 2017-18 season in Classes 5A and 4A by Tim Yount of On The Mat.