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.
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)
CENTENNIAL | The Eaglecrest girls soccer team is under new direction, as athletic director Vince Orlando revealed the hiring of Kari Hamilton on Friday.
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.
Doubles teams both new and familiar had significant success during the 2016 girls tennis season and they rose to the occasion at the end. Duos from three different Aurora schools appear on the 2016 Aurora Sentinel All-City Girls Tennis Team, which is based on results from the Class 5A state tournament.
AURORA | City selections from Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland and Smoky Hill, plus others, for the All-Centennial League girls soccer teams for the 2016 season as selected by league coaches.
The Eaglecrest football team won the Denver Broncos’ annual 7-on-7 tournament for the second straight season with a victory over Fairview on June 18 at the team’s Dove Valley headquarters.
AURORA | The following is a look at the players from the Aurora teams (Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland and Smoky Hill) and others who were voted all-conference first and second teams and honorable mention in the Centennial League for their play during the 2016 girls lacrosse season.
LITTLETON | The new “Colorado League” had the champion of the revamped C3 Challenge boys basketball tournament, but the Centennial League claimed bragging rights of the 24-team tournament.