- Cherry Creek School District No. 5
The week that was: A weekly wrap-up of CCSD athletics
State Spirit – Three district teams take second at State
District cheer and pom squads represented CCSD very well last Thursday and Friday at the Colorado State Spirit Championships in Colorado Springs. On March 25, the Smoky Hill cheer squad took the runner-up trophy in 4A/5A Gameday division. Valor Christian took home the state crown with 96.95 points over the Buffaloes’ 93.80. Cherry Creek placed sixth.
On March 26, the Cherry Creek pom squad took home second-place honors in the 5A Poms division with a final score of 90.38, narrowly bested by Rock Canyon’s 91.15 - less than a point. Grandview took third.
Also on day two, Cherokee Trail was the runner-up in the 5A Jazz division trailing State Champion Mountain Vista. All in all, a great showing by our district cheer and pom teams!
Also, Eaglecrest dance coach Mistelle Comeau-Jimenez was awarded the Virginia Lorbeer Impact Coach Scholarship Award by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA). The award is given to the individual who “shows dedication to their program, demonstrates integrity, emphasizes the team aspect of the sport and takes the lead in supporting their school and community.” Ms. Comeau-Jimenez has been the Raptors dance choreographer since 2014. Congratulations!
Volleyball – Cherokee Trail off to a great start
The No. 4 Cherokee Trail girls volleyball team has played very well in the first two weeks of the season. Last week the Cougars went 3-0, posting straight set wins over Smoky Hill, Eaglecrest and Mullen. No. 5 Cherry Creek also went 3-0, getting wins over Mullen, Smoky and Grandview. The No. 6 Wolves went 3-1 last week, besting Eaglecrest, Smoky Hill and Overland. Several district clubs participated in rare multi-venue doubleheaders on March 26 because the brevity of the COVID-19 Season C scheduling.
Unified Athletics is back
CCSD Unified basketball and bowling clubs are back in action. Unified Sports joins student athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. Unified sports emphasizes training and playing together to further understanding of all athletes and ability levels.