AURORA | City teams and individuals ranked in the preseason in Classes 5A and 4A by Tim Yount and On The Mat ahead of the 2016-17 season.
AURORA | A look at key dates, information and players to watch for Aurora programs during the 2016-17 boys basketball season.
AURORA | A look at key dates, information and players to watch for Aurora programs during the 2016-17 girls basketball season.
AURORA | A look at key dates, information and wrestlers to watch for Aurora programs during the 2016-17 wrestling season.
AURORA | A look at key dates, information and swimmers/divers to watch for Aurora programs during the 2016-17 girls swimming season.
LITTLETON | Final results for the 2016 Rebel With A Cause girls basketball tournament played Dec. 1-3 at Columbine High School. Eaglecrest finished undefeated in three games to win the championship.
AURORA | City selections (Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland and Smoky Hill) and other selections on the All-Centennial League teams for the 2016 boys soccer season.
The Eaglecrest football team’s undefeated run came to a frustrating end Nov. 18. The Raptors completed a perfect 10-0 regular season, rolled past Chaparral in the opening round of the Class 5A state playoffs and built a two-score lead in the first half of a quarterfinal matchup at Regis Jesuit.
CASA GRANDE, ARIZONA | Grandview senior Brie Oakley won yet another cross country championship on Saturday, this one at the Nike Southwest Regional. The recently crowned Class 5A state champion topped a field of runners from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada at the Grand Sports Academy, finishing with a meet-record time of 16 minutes, 56 seconds.
In a tie ballgame, Regis Jesuit’s Jake Heimlicher made a season-changing play Nov. 18. Late in the third quarter of a Class 5A state football quarterfinal playoff contest against Eaglecrest, the extremely active junior defensive end read a screen pass from Raptors quarterback Jalen Mergerson, batted down the ball to keep it from crossing the line of scrimmage, scooped it up and scored the go-ahead touchdown. The fourth-seeded Raiders made the defensive score stand up and held off fifth-seeded Eaglecrest for a 34-24 victory on the frigid turf at Lou Kellogg Stadium, simultaneously grabbing a spot in the 5A semifinals for the first time since 2010 and ending the Raptors’ unbeaten season.