Sports roundup: Soccer playoffs on tap

Daniel P. Johnson
Posted 10/25/12

Heritage, thanks to its 12-1-1 overall record and Class 5A Continental League regular season title, enters the 5A boys soccer state tournament as the …

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Sports roundup: Soccer playoffs on tap


Heritage, thanks to its 12-1-1 overall record and Class 5A Continental League regular season title, enters the 5A boys soccer state tournament as the No. 3 seed in the 32-team field.

The Eagles (9-1-1 Continental League) played No. 30 Liberty in the opening round. Results were not available at press time. With a win, Heritage would play the winner of No. 14 Loveland/No. 19 Rock Canyon in a second round game, to be completed by Oct. 29.

Arapahoe (11-3-1, 5-1-1) finished second in the Centennial League and earned the No. 8 seed in the state tournament. They played host to No. 25 Legend in the opening round. A win would likely set up a second round meeting with No. 9 Cherry Creek (8-5-2, 3-2-2); a team the Warriors defeated 4-1 in the regular season.

Regis Jesuit (8-6-1, 7-4) also qualified for state and are the No. 20 seed. The Raiders, who finished in a four-way tie for third-place in the Continental League, played at No. 13 Rangeview in the opening round.

The winner of that game takes on the winner of No. 4 Smoky Hill/No. 29 Doherty in the second round.

In 4A, Valor Christian, which played an independent schedule, qualified for state and entered the tournament as the No. 17 seed. The Eagles (8-5-2) played at No. 16 Widefield.

Kent Denver finished fourth in 3A Region 6 with a record of 5-2-1, 11-3-1


The Sun Devils are the No. 5 seed in the tournament and played host to No. 28 Heritage Christian in the first round. A win would have the Sun Devils playing either No. 12 Bishop Machebeuf or No. 21 Estes Park in the second round.

Cherry Creek a win away from Centennial League title: The Bruins may have stumbled against Cherokee Trail, but they still control their destiny in regards to the Class 5A Centennial League volleyball championship. Cherry Creek (17-5, 5-1) closed out the regular season Oct. 23 against Mullen. A win against the Mustangs would move them into a tie with Eaglecrest atop the standings, but thanks to the head-to-head tiebreaker - Cherry Creek beat Eaglecrest 3-2 on Sept. 26 - the Bruins would earn the higher seed in regional play.

In the Continental League, Heritage (13-6, 7-4) finished in a fourth-place tie with Highlands Ranch, three games behind league champion, Chaparral. Regis Jesuit came on strong in the second half and was sixth in the league with a 6-5 mark (9-9 overall).

Valor Christian is 13-5 on the season, playing an independent schedule in 4A. The Eagles haven’t lost an in-state game yet this season.

Saint Mary’s Academy defeated Kent Denver 3-1 on Oct. 18 for the Wildcats’ first win in 3A Metro League play.

The Sun Devils have yet to win a league game.

Arapahoe football closes in on Super 6 league title: With a 14-0 victory over Bear Creek, Arapahoe moved to 7-1 on the football season and 3-1 in Super 6 league play. The Warriors are tied atop the standings with Chatfield (6-2). The two teams play at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium and the winner will be the league champion.

Bruins still control Centennial League destiny: Despite a 39-30 loss to Grandview, Cherry Creek (5-3, 3-1) still can clinch a share of the league title with a win against Eaglecrest (4-4, 1-3) in the regular season finale. Grandview and Cherokee Trail also have 3-1 records within the Centennial League.

Valor Christian keeps rolling: The Eagles have now won six straight games, the last a 58-7 romp over Palmer on Oct. 19. Valor Christian (6-2), which played an independent schedule, closes out its regular season Oct. 26 at home against Rock Canyon.

They are postseason eligible and will likely be one of the top four seeds when the 5A state brackets are released over the weekend. 


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