Arapahoe • Jack Tickle and Riley Rottschaefer tied with Liberty’s Brandon Bervig for medalist honors at the Class 5A Southern Regional state golf qualifying tournament on Sept. 19 at Murphy Creek …
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• Jack Tickle and Riley Rottschaefer tied with Liberty’s Brandon Bervig for medalist honors at the Class 5A Southern Regional state golf qualifying tournament on Sept. 19 at Murphy Creek Golf Course in Aurora. All three golfers had 1-under par scores of 71 but a playoff was canceled because of rain, so the three were tri-medalists. Coach Harry Buckner’s team won the regional championship with a 219 total as Caleb Busta finished tied for seventh with a 77. The 5A state tournament is set for Oct. 1-2 at the Colorado Springs Country Club.
• The football team opens play in the Metro East League on Sept. 28 with a game at Littleton Public Schools Stadium against Cherokee Trail. The Warriors ended non-league play with a 4-1 record following a 52-6 win over Douglas County on Sept. 20. It was the most points scored by an Arapahoe football since a 59-17 win over Fossil Ridge on Sept. 17, 2010.
• Junior Mia Glover went 2-for-2, scored twice, drove in one run and had a sacrifice bunt as the softball team rallied to earn a 5-3 Centennial League victory over Smoky Hill on Sept. 22.
• The football team, top-ranked in the CHSAANow.com 5A poll on Sept. 17, defeated Chaparral 49-7 on Sept. 20 and will face Overland in the Metro East League-opening game on Sept. 28. The Bruins have defeated the Trail Blazers in the past 10 football games played between the schools. The Bruins scored six first-half touchdowns against Chaparral to build a 42-0 halftime lead and played reserves most of the second half. Senior tight end Vance Brazile caught three passes for 51 yards and two went for touchdowns.
• Junior Amelia McCarthy scored three goals as the top-ranked girls field hockey team blanked Cheyenne Mountain, 5-0, on Sept. 20.
• Alex Frey sparked the girls softball team to its 10th straight win when the Bruins downed Mullen, 9-1, on Sept. 20. The junior had two hits, scored twice and drove in two runs to support her complete-game pitching effort as she allowed just five hits and struck out 10 batters.
• Senior Ian Kelly ran a 16:19.00 and finished fifth in the Division I boys race on Sept. 22 at the Dave Sanders Invitational cross country meet.
• Eli Nicholls, off an assist from Nathan Tinaglia, scored the game’s only goal in overtime to lift the boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Ponderosa on Sept. 20. Tinaglia and Koku Millet-Barrett had the goals in a 2-0 win over Highlands Ranch on Sept. 18.
• The boys cross country team had two runners finish in the top 10 in the Division 2 boys competition at the Sept. 22 Dave Sanders Invitational cross country meet. Senior Christian Sapakoff was sixth with a time of 17:17.00 and senior Christian Olsen was 10th in 17:35.00. Freshman Grace Valentine was the leading Lions girls runner with an 18th-place finish in 21:10.00.
• The girls volleyball team downed Wheat Ridge 3-0 on Sept. 20, which marked its second win in the past three matches.
• The boys tennis team improved its dual meet record to 7-1 with a 7-0 win over Arvada on Sept. 20. Senior Ethan and sophomore Ollie Montoya are 9-0 this season in No. 4 doubles competition.
• The softball team edged Arvada, 7-6, on Sept. 20. Sophomore Emma Garcia went 1-for-3 with three RBIs in the victory.
• In three-game football statistics, senior running back Ikaika Gonzalez-bentosino is averaging 10.3 yards per carry and has gained 382 yards.
• The volleyball team won six sets in sweeping Riverdale Ridge on Sept. 18 and Alameda on Sept. 20. The closest margin was 10 points in any of the six sets. Junior Deveyn Hainey leads the team with 57 kills, Lily Johnson has 16 blocks and Ashlynn Hainey has been credited with 83 assists.
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