Arapahoe • Rod Sherman, who helped build Valor Christian into a state football powerhouse, is the new head football coach at Arapahoe. Sherman was the school’s athletic director from 2007-12 and …
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• Rod Sherman, who helped build Valor Christian into a state football powerhouse, is the new head football coach at Arapahoe. Sherman was the school’s athletic director from 2007-12 and was also an assistant football coach and offensive coordinator when Valor won five state championships. He became head coach in 2013 and won three state championships. It was announced in December that Sherman was no longer the coach at Valor. He replaces Mike Campbell at Arapahoe, who is now the head coach at Englewood. Sherman told Warriors football parents that he “loves the game of football for the way it can grow and teach young men incredible life lessons as they mature into the leaders of tomorrow.”
• Jeff Smith, the diving coach for the girls swimming team, has been named the Class 5A Diving Coach of Year in a vote of the coaches at the 5A state meet and published by CHSAANow.com along with their all-state teams. One of Smith’s divers, junior Franny Cable, won the 5A state diving championship.
• The girls basketball team was seeded 19th for the first round of the Class 5A girls state basketball playoffs and played at home in the first round contest against Arvada West. The boys basketball team, seeded 48th, opened the playoffs on the road.
• The girls basketball team was seeded 11th for the state playoffs and drew a first-round bye. The Bruins will host the winner of the Bear Creek-Northglenn game on Feb. 23. Standout sophomore guard Jana Van Gytenbeek missed the last game with an ankle injury but is expected to be ready to play in the Feb. 23 game.
• The boys basketball team was seeded 23rd and hosted a first-round game against Horizon. If the Bruins advance they would travel to play No. 10 Highlands Ranch on Feb. 24.
• The boys basketball team has averaged four wins in the past six seasons and this year’s squad ended the campaign with a 4-15 record.
• Sophomore Lillian Johnson leads the girls basketball team, scoring 6.9 points and averaging 8.1 rebounds.
• The hockey team saw its five-game winning streak snapped with a 9-4 loss to Resurrection Christian on Feb. 17. It was a game to decide the Peak Conference title. The Cougars finished with a 12-2-0 record in the league and 24 points while the Eagles were 11-2-1 for 23 points.
• Jakob Boos has scored 10 goals in the past six games for the Heritage hockey club and is second on the team in scoring with 34 points. Boos has 20 goals and 14 assists. Matt More is the Eagles’ scoring leader with 41 points on 17 goals and 24 assists.
• The girls basketball team was seeded No. 25 for the Class 4A girls basketball playoffs and hosted Canon City in an opening-round game. No. 8 Mesa Ridge will entertain the winner in a Feb. 23 second-round contest.
• The boys basketball team was seeded No. 45 and opened the state playoffs on the road with Jeffco 4A D’Evelyn waiting in the next round, which will be played Feb. 24.
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