Highlands Ranch • Tarek Salem fired a 1-over-par 73 and tied for second in the 5A Western Regional state-qualifying golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Redlands Mesa Golf Club in Grand Junction. The …
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• Tarek Salem fired a 1-over-par 73 and tied for second in the 5A Western Regional state-qualifying golf tournament on Sept. 17 at Redlands Mesa Golf Club in Grand Junction. The Falcons, who won two Continental League tournaments, finished third in the regional event and coach Jon Cushing feels his team can still play better. The 5A State Tournament is set for Oct 1-2 at the Colorado Springs Country Club. Brendan Fricke was sixth in the regionals with a 74.
• The football team is 1-4 for the season, but sophomore quarterback Jake Rubley is the leading passer in the 5A Metro South League with 899 yards. He has completed 52 percent of his passes and has eight touchdown completions. Senior safety Brody Rule leads the league with 63 total tackles, including 42 solo stops.
• The volleyball team picked up its fourth consecutive win with a 3-0 victory over the Far Northeast Warriors on Sept. 21. The Falcons won the three sets by a combined 50 points. Junior Cassie Davis led the team with seven kills and Jill Borgerding has 23 assists.
• Elisandro Aragon shot a 3-over par 75 on Sept. 19 at Meadow Creek Golf Course in the Class 5A Southern Regional state golf qualifying tournament. He will be in the field for the 5A State Golf Tournament, which is set for Oct. 1-2 at the Colorado Springs Country Club.
• Regan Phillips had 11 kills while Cassie Pyles and Breklyn Pulling each had 10 in the volleyball team’s 3-0 win over Ponderosa on Sept. 18. Hannah Holmgren had 21 assists and Pyles was credited with 15.
• The softball team downed Douglas County, 5-1, on Sept. 17 and beat ThunderRidge, 4-1, on Sept. 19. The team stretched its winning streak to three games in a row with an 8-3 triumph over Ponderosa on Sept. 19. Senior twin sisters Annie and Kate Rourke paced the offense in the three wins. Kate went 5-for-9 with two runs batted in while Annie, the second leading hitter in the Continental League with a .550 average, was 4-for-8 with a pair of RBIs.
• The football team, coming off its first win of the season with a 34-20 victory over Legacy on Sept. 20, renews its rivalry with ThunderRidge on Sept. 28 at Shea Stadium. ThunderRidge has won the past two games in the rivalry and holds a 10-2 edge in the series.
• Hope James had an impressive run at the Pat Patten Invite cross country meet on Sept. 22 and finished seventh with a time of 19:48.
• Sophia Sobota had 17 kills in the volleyball team’s 3-2 win over Mountain Vista on Sept. 19. Abi Leitner had 19 assists and 12 digs in the match.
• The softball team blanked Highlands Ranch, 5-0, on Sept. 18 as six different players each had one hit. The win was the seventh in the past eight games for the Jaguars over Highlands Ranch.
• The soccer team beat Chaparral 3-1 on Sept. 18 and shut out Douglas County, 3-0, on Sept. 22. Calvin Ewing, Jack Hibbett and Kagan Giltinan scored the goals against Chap while Ewing, Giltinan and Blake Peery got the goals in the game against Douglas County. Will Durbin made four saves and earned the Douglas County shutout win.
• Luke Wright, an all-league selection for the Metro League, carded a 78 on Sept. 17 at Greeley’s Boomerang Golf Course in the 3A Boys Regional 3 state qualifying golf tournament. He will be one of the individuals in the 3A State Golf Tournament, which will be held Oct. 1-2 at Boulder Country Club.
• The boys soccer team collected its second win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Bishop Machebeuf on Sept. 18. Karl Gjerapic and Samuel Gonzalez each had two goals for the Hawks.
• The volleyball team edged Jefferson Academy, 3-2, on Sept. 20 and improved its record to 5-2. Junior Eliana Katzer led the team with 17 kills and 21 digs. Rachel Bigler had 15 assists and Keara Wallen 14.
• Senior shortstop Amanda Hedges leads the Continental League with a .569 batting average and 30 runs batted in. She is tied with Castle View’s Alexa Cordes for the home run lead with five. The team whipped Regis Jesuit, 15-2, on Sept. 17 but lost 4-1 to rival Mountain Vista on Sept. 19. The Grizzlies collected 14 hits in the five-inning win over Regis and Hedges drove in the lone run in the setback to Vista.
• The football team, ranked sixth in the Sept. 17 CHSAANow.com 5A poll, rallied in the fourth quarter but lost for the first time this season as Doherty held on for a 28-27 win on Sept. 21. Quarterback Ryan Gilmore passed for 192 yards and a touchdown. Spencer Lambert rushed for 161 yards and three scores and Ethan Frasier was in on 14 tackles to lead the defense. The team faces rival Mountain Vista in a Sept. 28 game at Shea Stadium.
• Melody Peotter has been named the new girls swimming and diving head coach. She was a four-year swimmer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and as a high school swimmer, won the 2007 Indiana state championship in the 200 backstroke.
• Senior Jake Welch was the medalist at the 5A Central Regional golf tournament on Sept. 17 with a 4-under-par 68 at Legacy Ridge Golf Course. The Eagles were the regional runners-up after a playoff to determine the champion. The team lost the playoff with Fairview. Valor, five time state champions and two-time runner-up in lower classifications, will move up to 5A for the first time at the state tournament, which is set for Oct. 1-2 at the Colorado Springs Country Club.
• The softball team scored nine runs in the sixth inning to rally from an 8-4 deficit in a 13-8 triumph over Pomona on Sept. 22. Junior Eden McNally had three hits and two RBIs and Mackenzie Wilson wound up with four RBIs.
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