Athletes battle for wins in fall sports

High schoolers back in action as seasons get underway

Jim Benton
Posted 8/29/21

All fall high school fall sports got into action with the start of the football season. The following is a highlight roundup from scores and details reported of a few of the games/matches involving …

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Athletes battle for wins in fall sports

High schoolers back in action as seasons get underway


All fall high school fall sports got into action with the start of the football season.

The following is a highlight roundup from scores and details reported of a few of the games/matches involving Douglas and Arapahoe County schools held between Aug. 23-28.


Cherry Creek 42, Doherty 0 — The two-time defending 5A state champions scored all its points in the first half in an Aug. 27 road victory. It was the 23rd consecutive win for the Bruins.

Littleton 48, Lincoln 0 — Junior Brycen Mhlanga averaged 17.3 yards per carry when he rushed for 190 yards and five touchdowns on 11 carries as the Lions snapped a 29-game losing streak with a win on Aug. 27. It was the first victory for Littleton since a 27-12 triumph over Palmer on Oct. 12, 2017.

Valor Christian 24, Regis Jesuit 6 — Senior Gavin Sawchuk rushed for 154 yards and one TD in an Aug. 27 win. Seniors Jordan Norwood and Cayden Hawkins each had eight tackles for the Eagles defense.

Castle View 27, Heritage 0 — The Sabercats won their first game in five meetings against the Eagles on Aug. 27.

Chaparral 35, Eaglecrest 21 — Senior Kylan Wilson had a big night in the Wolverines' season-opening win on Aug. 26. He had 317 total yards, 186 and four touchdowns passing and 131 yards rushing. He also had a 30-yard kickoff return and punted five times for an average of 45.4 yards per kick.

Mountain Vista 17, Poudre 0 — Freshman Carter Daniels had 101 yards and the Golden Eagles rushed for 287 yards in an Aug. 26 win.

Rock Canyon 35, Horizon 21 — Junior Aidan Duda rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns plus he also intercepted a pass in an Aug. 26 victory.

Fruita Monument 42, Highlands Ranch 17 — The Falcons passed for 314 yards but had only minus one yard rushing in a road loss on Aug. 27.

Boys golf

Rock Canyon wins — Senior Zach Lipfield carded a 1-under-par 71 to help Rock Canyon win the third Continental League tournament on Aug. 23 at Lone Tree Golf Club. The Jaguars finished with a score of 308 to edge second-place Highlands Ranch at 310.

Kadet Invitational — Arapahoe captured the team title with a score of 217 at the Kadet Invitational played Aug. 23 on the Blue course at Eisenhower Golf Club. Arapahoe's Matthew Wilkinson had a 4-under-par 68 to take medalist honors.

Arapahoe on top — Wilkinson had an 8-under-par 64 to pace Arapahoe to victory in the Centennial League's third tournament of the season on Aug. 24 at Aurora Hills golf course. The Warriors finished with a team score of 273, with Cherry Creek coming in second at 290. There were seven players that finished under par including Arapahoe's Grant Juergens with a 66, Charlie Flaxbeard of Cherry Creek at 69 and Max Zadvorny of Arapahoe with a 71.


Rock Canyon 1, Cherry Creek 0 — Junior Rachel Cook and senior Campbell Coddington combined to pitch a no-hitter in a win on Aug. 24. Cook pitched 4.1 innings and Coddington, who had two hits and a run batted in, hurled 2.2 innings.

Legend 13, Legacy 10 — Senior Hannah Coates went 3-for-3 with two home runs and six RBI and junior teammate Emma Harrington also went 3-for-3 with two homers and four RBI in an Aug.23 game.

Castle View 4, Grandview 2 — Sophomore Bree Robles went 2-for-3, scored a run and had two RBI on Aug. 23 when the Sabercats scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to pull out the victory. Castle View was down 6-0 after two innings in an Aug. 25 contest against Wheat Ridge but rallied for a 10-6 victory as Robles had three hits and three RBI.

Ponderosa 8, Discovery Canyon 6 — The Mustangs scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie and collect a win on Aug. 24. Senior Mia Page had three RBI for Pondo while junior Lauren Stucky and sophomore Olivia Trombley each had two. Ponderosa stayed unbeaten with a 3-2 win over Fruita Monument on Aug. 28.

Mountain Vista 7, Ralston Valley 6 — Sophomore Lauren Falk did all for the Golden Eagles in a narrow on Aug. 24. She was 4-for-4 at the plate, scored twice and had two RBI in addition to pitching 6.2 innings and allowed two hits to earn the pitching win.

ThunderRidge 10, Arapahoe 9 — Sophie Waldron had three hits for the Grizzlies in a Aug. 26 win despite being outhit 11-8. Lakyn Wilkinson and Taylor Miller had three hits for the Warriors.

Highlands Ranch 4, Valor Christian 3 — Two runs were pushed across the plate in the sixth inning to pull out a victory on Aug. 25. Senior Izzy Fierro had three hits, scored once, had an RBI and stole a base while senior Jaelyn Siedenwurn belted a two-run homer for the Falcons. Valor had five different players collect hits. The Falcons committed nine errors in a 13-12 loss to Dakota Ridge on Aug. 27 in a game in which Celie Page had three of Highland Ranch's 12 hits.


Cherry Creek 3, Rock Canyon 1 — Senior Macklin Riley scored twice to help the Bruins opened the season on Aug. 24 with a victory. Mason Mcgaffin tallied the Jaguars' goal.

ThunderRidge 2, Palmer Ridge 1 — Senior Arnel Hodzic got the game-winning goal in the second half of the Aug. 24 triumph. Ryan Vogler scored the first Grizzlies' goal.

Pine Creek 2, Legend 1 — Gavin MacFarland put the Titans up 1-0 but the team ended up losing the Aug. 26 contest.

Field hockey

Mountain Vista 6, Fossil Ridge 0 — Junior Addison Gilbertson had two goals to spark a victory in a game played Aug. 23.

Arapahoe 7, Fossil Ridge 0 — Senior Ella Rakowski had a goal and five assists for seven points and sophomore Bella Cote scored twice in an Aug. 24 victory. The Warriors lost 1-0 to defending state champion Regis Jesuit on Aug. 26.

Cross country

Lohman Invitational — Emily Lamontagne, a junior at Arapahoe, won the girls varsity race at the Steve Lohman Invitational, which was held Aug. 28 at Cherry Creek State Park. Lamontagne was timed in 17:50.80. Arapahoe won the girls team title.

Vista Nation Invitational — Ty Garrett of Valor Christian won the boys varsity two-mile run on Aug. 27 at the Vista Nation 2-Mile Invitational. He was timed in 10:08.00. Valor's Brooke Wilson captured the girls varsity two-mile run with a time of 11:28.00.


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