On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Posted 10/3/17

Highlands Ranch

The boys and girls cross country teams won the varsity titles Sept. 26 at the Runners Roost Invitational. All five scoring runners were among the top 11 boys finishers and the …

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On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

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Highlands Ranch

  • The boys and girls cross country teams won the varsity titles Sept. 26 at the Runners Roost Invitational. All five scoring runners were among the top 11 boys finishers and the girls had three runners place in the top 10.
  • The third-ranked volleyball team has a .317 hitting percentage, led by 6-foot-4 sophomore Cassie Davis who leads Class 5A with a .531 hitting percentage.
  • The football team (4-1) opens Mount Lincoln play against Lakewood (5-0) on Oct. 7. The game will feature the Falcons' rushing attack (212.8 yards a game) against the Tigers' aerial assault (217.6). Ranch, however, throws for just 69 yards a game while Lakewood averages 165.4 yards rushing.

Mountain Vista

  • The volleyball team, ranked second in the Oct. 2 CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll behind top-rated Castle View, has been solid in all areas with an average of 19.1 digs, 11.8 kills, 9.6 assists, 2.2 blocks and 2.8 aces per set.
  • Vista's football team (3-2) plays its first Mount Evans league game against Aurora Hinkley on Oct. 5. The schools have only met once before with the Golden Eagles posting a 46-0 win last season.
  • In 2011, the soccer team won seven games, which is the fewest in the past nine seasons. This year's squad was 3-8 with four games remaining in the regular season, which ends Oct. 19.

Rock Canyon

  • The Jaguars cross country teams displayed potential Sept. 30 at the Polson Ranch Invitational. Chris Theodore was first, edging teammate Easton Allred, as the boys won the team title. The girls, paced by Shannon Osboba's third-place finish, was second and only a point out of first place.
  • Senior volleyball player Keeley Davis leads the Continental League and Class 5A in kills with 244 and an average of 5.4 per set.
  • The football team has been balanced so far this season averaging 186.8 yards rushing and 174.8 passing and that balance will be needed as the Jaguars face third-ranked and two-time 5A state runners-up Pomona in a Mount Evans game on Oct. 7.

ThunderRidge

  • There are 191 juniors and seniors participating in fall sports. Of those student-athletes, 129 have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher, which qualifies them for the CHSAA All-Academic team.
  • Following an 8-1 loss to rival Mountain Vista on Sept. 20, the softball team rebounded with three straight victories in which they collected a total of 36 hits to raise the team batting average to .378.

SkyView Academy

  • The boys cross country team dominated the varsity race at the Littleton Lions Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 26 with 20 points as four Hawks runners were among the first five to cross the finish line.
  • Junior Dan Leighton scored twice as the soccer team ended a streak of 12 straight losses dating back to last season as the Hawks played to a 2-2 tie with Prospect Ridge Academy on Sept. 28.

Valor Christian

  • Three teams are ranked high in the CHSAANow.com polls released Oct. 2. The football team is No. 1 in the Class 5A rankings and the softball team is top-ranked in the 4A poll. The girls volleyball team is No. 3 in the 4A rankings.
  • Three volleyball players lead the Jefferson County 4A hitting percentage statistics. Anna Davis is first followed by Lily Thomason and Courtney Lane.
  • Coach Rod Sherman's football team is undefeated and fared well against tough non-league competition. The Eagles have outscored opponents 30-15, and are averaging 401 yards of total offense per game heading into its Mount Lincoln league opener Oct. 6 against Legend.

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