- Cherry Creek School District No. 5
The week that was: A weekly wrap-up of CCSD athletics
Basketball – Week highlighted by thrill at Smoky Hill
CCSD boys basketball teams battled hard amongst themselves last week. No. 1 Cherry Creek continued its perfect season going 2-0 with wins over Eaglecrest and Arapahoe. No. 9 Overland went 1-1 to maintain third place in the Centennial League. But the game of the week was a wild 80-76 Eaglecrest overtime win over host Smoky Hill. The first meeting between these two clubs was cancelled due to the pandemic, but was more than made up for last Friday night. The Raptors had a nine-point run in the last minute to tie the very tough Buffaloes, and then won the contest in overtime.
District girls teams played to form last week. No. 1 Grandview had decisive wins over Overland and Mullen to remain unbeaten. Eaglecrest also went 2-0 with wins over Cherry Creek and Smoky Hill to stay in fourth place in the Centennial League.
Girls Swimming – Cherry Creek continues to pace the district
The No. 2 ranked Cherry Creek Girls Swimming and Diving team continues to post meet victories within the district. Next up, the Bruins face Chatfield in a virtual meet on Feb. 23. Eaglecrest’s senior diver Catherine Rodocker placed first in the Centennial Diving Invitational at Grandview on Feb. 20. Rodocker was the runner-up at the State Championships in 2020.
Girls Wrestling – grapplers had a good week
The Eaglecrest Girls Wrestling team continues to perform well in their inaugural season. Led by coaches Sparky Adair and Bailey McLaughlin, the Raptors went 2-0 last week with victories over Vista Peak (36-21) and Legacy (30-24). Next up, the girls host a tri-meet with Bennett and Mullen on Feb. 25.
Hockey – Ice hockey team bounces back
The No. 6 Cherry Creek hockey club went 2-1 last week. After suffering a shutout loss to Denver East on Wednesday, the Bruins swept a home-and-home series over Columbine on Feb. 19 and 20. Next up, Chatfield on Feb. 24 at the Edge Ice Arena in Littleton.