Roundup: Vieselmeyer leaving Valor Christian
Valor Christian is shopping for a new football coach.
Brent Vieselmeyer, who guided the Eagles to four consecutive state championships, is leaving to assume the role as defensive coordinator at Houston Baptist, a school that will be playing its first season of Division I football this fall.
Vieselmeyer, the Colorado Community Media Coach of the Year after the Eagles won the Class 5A state championship last November, compiled a 55-11 record in five seasons at Valor.
EAGLES WIN HOOPS SHOWDOWN - Valor Christian, ranked No. 5 in Class 4A heading in to last Friday’s showdown, was sparked by Chase Foster’s 28 points in a 79-77 win over top-ranked D’Evelyn.
Foster, a junior, is scoring 22.1 points a game this season.
The Eagles jumped up to the top of the polls after the win over the Jaguars.
HERITAGE WINS TWO - Heritage boys won two games last week and allowed only 65 points in those contests.
The Eagles (4-6) beat Mesa Ridge 56-31 and routed Prairie View 62-34. Eli Ziegler leads the team in scoring, averaging 17.6 per contest. He scored 20 points in the win over Prairie View, and poured in a season-high 28 on Dec. 8 in a 67-50 victory over Gateway.
LITTLETON LOSES - Littleton (5-5) came back from the holiday break and suffered a 68-57 loss to Evergreen.
SLOW START - Heritage (2-7) girls were outscored 25-1 in the first quarter in a 71-38 loss to Doherty.
BRADBURY STARS - Valor Christian girls (4-9) lost twice despite the efforts of Kendall Bradbury.
The 5-11 sophomore had 19 points in a 63-52 loss to Pueblo West and scored 26 points in a 71-60 setback to Sand Creek.
RESUMING ACTION - Chaparral, a team averaging 59.3 points per game, was one of five teams that did not play last week.
The Wolverines play at Montbello tonight and face Grand Junction Friday.
Highlands Ranch faced Denver East Tuesday night. Legend was on the road at Mesa Ridge Tuesday and goes to Pine Creek tonight. Littleton battled Gateway Tuesday and plays Denver North Friday. Lutheran, unbeaten at 4-0, entertained Lyons Tuesday at plays at St. Mary’s Academy Friday.
ON THE ICE - Mountain Vista and Heritage’s hockey teams are both 4-0-0 in the Peak Conference.
Mountain Vista (7-1-0) whipped Valor Christian 8-1 last week and dropped a 2-0 non-conference decision to Regis Jesuit.
Heritage (6-1-0) lost to Monarch.
The Eagles’ Connor Crory leads the Peak Conference in scoring with 19 points on 12 goals and seven assists heading into this week’s action.
Michael Ellis of Mountain Vista has nine goals and eight assists and is tied for second in the scoring race with 17 points.
Ben Joseph of Valor Christian has 10 goals which rank third in the Peak Conference.