Shawn Palmer


AURORA | Preview capsules for the matchup between No. 33 Mountain Range and No. 32 Rangeview in the first round of the Class 5A boys state basketball playoffs on Feb. 22, 2017. Full 5A state pairings and schedules, here: Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or sports@aurorasentinel.com. Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: […]


AURORA | Just two days after he signed his National Letter of Intent to play at the University of Denver, Rangeview senior guard Elijah Blake found out he will miss his senior season. Raiders coach Shawn Palmer confirmed that Blake — the 2015-16 co-EMAC Player of the Year who helped lead his team to the semifinals of last season’s Class 5A state basketball tournament — got the results on Friday from an MRI he had done on Nov. 10 that showed an injury he suffered in early October was a torn anterior cruciate ligament.


The smiles told the story of the inaugural A-Town All-Stars Game March 26. Time after time down the court at Aurora Central High School in the fast-paced debut game of the city’s top boys basketball players — as presented by the Aurora Sentinel — grins were flashed as past teammates, recent foes and old friends challenged each other to the delight of a large crowd.