Highlands Ranch • The girls basketball team, second in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, took charge early and raced to a 63-25 Continental League win over Legend on Jan. 23. Kasey Neubert led the …
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• The girls basketball team, second in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, took charge early and raced to a 63-25 Continental League win over Legend on Jan. 23. Kasey Neubert led the team with 14 points, and Autumn Watts returned from the injured list and scored 11 points. The Falcons jumped ahead 32-7 at halftime and went on to beat Chaparral, 58-26, on Jan. 25. Neubert scored 15 points to lead the team.
• Senior Aimee Burton was ranked high in the state’s best Class 4A swimming times compiled by Prepswimco.com. She was second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.26, second in the 100 butterfly with a 58.49 clocking and fifth in the 100 freestyle with a 54.46 time.
• The boys basketball team had top-ranked Chaparral on the ropes in their Jan. 25 Continental League game but was outscored 25-14 in the fourth quarter and lost, 66-56.
• Garrett Looney is the new football coach. He replaces Ric Cash, who was the school’s only football coach for 18 seasons. Looney was the interim head coach at Eaglecrest in 2018 and led the team to a 9-2 record. A former quarterback at Columbine, he also was an assistant coach at Cherry Creek, ThunderRidge, Valor Christian and Cherokee Trail.
• Jacob Strawn scored twice and had an assist in a 10-5 hockey loss to fifth-ranked Chaparral in a game played Jan. 21. Top-ranked Regis Jesuit outshot the Golden Eagles, 30-13, in the first two periods and recorded a 4-0 win on Jan. 23. Josh Cox’s third-period goal gave the team, ranked sixth in the CHSAANow.com poll, a 1-0 victory over Battle Mountain on Jan. 25. Goalie Tanner Stromberg made 28 saves in the shutout. Mason Anderson’s third-period tally was the game winner in a 2-1 win over Aspen on Jan. 26.
• The boys basketball team bounced Heritage, 71-49, on Jan. 23 and then topped Ponderosa, 57-41 on Jan. 25. Senior Simon May had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, Rhys Pulling scored 13 points, Ben Grusing added 12 points and Corban Gamble had eight steals to highlight the win over Ponderosa.
• The girls basketball team downed Heritage, 52-32, on Jan. 23 and turned back Ponderosa, 56-43, on Jan. 25. MacKenzie Gamble was high scorer for the Vista in both games with 13 and 16 points.
• The boys basketball team collected two Continental League wins with a 55-35 triumph over Ponderosa on Jan. 23 and a 51-41 victory over Heritage on Jan. 25. Senior Jaylen Eikenberg led the team with a combined 26 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and seven steals in the two games. Grant Figueroa had 22 points and Nick Fallin 19 points in the pair of victories.
• After a 57-43 loss to Ponderosa on Jan. 23, the girls basketball team rebounded with a 46-22 win over Heritage on Jan. 25.
• The girls basketball team started slow, falling behind by 25 points at halftime, in a 63-34 loss to Lutheran on Jan. 23.
• The boys basketball team also had trouble keeping up with Lutheran and was dealt a 68-37 setback on Jan. 23.
• The boys basketball team grabbed a 19-point lead early and cruised to a 66-55 win over Castle View on Jan. 25. Bailey Verk and Austin Holt each had 16 points and Colton Sanders chipped in 10 points in the victory.
• The girls basketball team lost a 45-38 Continental League game to Castle View on Jan. 25 and Green Mountain pulled away in the second half to earn a 40-32 non-league win on Jan. 26.
• Head volleyball coach Kaitlyn Hastings has decided to step away from her position after three seasons to attend to the needs of her growing family. She guided the Eagles to a 71-15-0 record. The 2018 team won the 5A state championship and finished with a 27-2 record.
• The girls basketball team, sixth in the CHSAANow.com Class 5A rankings, notched a 57-47 win over No. 8 Ralston Valley on Jan. 23 in an important Jeffco 5A contest as freshman Raegan Beers led the way with 21 points and 18 rebounds. Beers, the league’s scoring and rebounding leader, scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds in a 62-56 win over Lakewood on Jan. 25. The team got scoring contributions in the two wins of 23 points from Sydney Mckibbon, 22 from Jenna Siebert and 16 from Sara Nealy.
• Colton Carson had three goals and two assists and Mason Hoehn had a hat trick and four points in a 10-1 hockey win over Castle View on Jan. 26. The team, ranked second in the CHSAANow.com poll, lost 2-1 to third-ranked Cherry Creek on Jan. 25. Carlson scored a second-period goal but Cherry Creek responded with two goals later in the period.
• The boys basketball team recovered from an 82-75 loss to Ralston Valley on Jan. 23 with an 86-49 win over Lakewood on Jan. 25. Amondo Miller and Micah Leslie each had 14 points as two of the four players to score in double figures in the Lakewood victory.
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