Aurora had a treasure trove of talent during the 2016 softball season and it shone brightly in the biggest moments. City teams made up half of the final four teams in the Class 5A state softball tournament — Cherokee Trail and Eaglecrest — and both of those local programs were fueled by exceptional talent. Five members of the eventual 5A state champion Cougars lead the way on the first unit of the 2016 Aurora Sentinel All-Aurora Softball Team, which was selected by the Sentinel in conjunction with balloting of city coaches.
AURORA | City teams and athletes won two team championships and three individual titles during the 2016 fall prep sports season. Here’s an in-depth look at the Cherokee Trail softball team, the Class 5A state champion.
AURORA | City players (from Regis Jesuit) and those from other schools selected to the All-Continental League softball teams for the 2016 season.
AURORA | City players (from Aurora Central, Gateway, Hinkley, Rangeview and Vista PEAK) and those from other schools selected to the All-East Metro Athletic Conference softball teams for the 2016 season.
AURORA | Meet Chloe Knapp, Ms. October. The Cherokee Trail senior might have passed for Reggie Jackson (aka Mr. October) with the New York Yankees for her performance during the Class 5A state softball tournament, as she helped power the Cougars to their first ever state championship.
AURORA | Results and schedule from the 2016 Class 5A state softball tournament, scheduled for Oct. 21-22, 2016, at the Aurora Sports Park. Aurora teams bold and uppercased.
AURORA | Though a rematch between the Cherokee Trail and Eaglecrest softball teams seemed quite possible when the Class 5A state tournament bracket came out, but the way the Cougars and Raptors made it happen was far from predictable.
One team will play in the Class 5A state softball tournament for a fifth straight season, while the other is there for the first time since 2012. Yet there’s no doubt both the former, Eaglecrest, and the latter, Cherokee Trail,...
AURORA | Pairings and time schedule for the 2016 Class 5A state softball tournament scheduled for Oct. 21-22 at the Aurora Sports Park.