Smoky Hill High School

AURORA | For the first time since early in the 2015-16 season, the Smoky Hill girls basketball team is on a one-game winning streak. On Saturday — in just the second game of the new 2017-18 campaign — the Buffaloes downed Hinkley 49-26 on the road to snap a losing streak that stretched 43 games and nearly two full calendar years.

Emilie Roberts needed just a simple base hit to give her Smoky Hill team a win over Lakewood at the Dave Sanders Memorial tournament when she stepped to the plate Sept. 8. Any kind of hit would have brought home the winning run from third base, but this is not just any kind of season for the Buffs’ star senior catcher.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE | With youth all over the field, Zero Week was not the ideal time for the Smoky Hill football team to play its first game. Starting a slew of sophomores against a veteran-laden Highlands Ranch team on a blazing hot Saturday afternoon at refurbished Stutler Bowl, coach John Trahan’s Buffaloes endured a 53-7 defeat that came filled with lessons.

A team of students from Aurora will participate in the Feb. 11 competition at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton to determine the team to represent Colorado in the 27th high school National Finals of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl (NSB), which aims to interest today’s youth in pursuing careers in science and math