- Cherry Creek School District No. 5
The week that was: A weekly wrap-up of CCSD athletics
Boys and girls basketball – All-state teams announced
Cherry Creek School District student athletes earned 2020-21 all-state honors in basketball from the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA).
For the boys, Cherry Creek Bruins’ Julian Hammond III was named the 5A Colorado Player of the Year. The senior and CU basketball commit was also named to the all-state first team. First team honors also went to Eaglecrest senior and CU football commit Ty Robinson. Creek senior point guard and Iowa State football commit Myles Purchase was given second team honors. 5A honorable mentions went to Overland senior Jameel Wright and Smoky Hill’s Jordan Whitaker.
For the girls, Grandview junior center and Stanford verbal commit Lauren Betts and senior forward and Iowa verbal commit Addison O’Grady were accorded 5A first team honors. 5A honorable mentions went to Cherry Creek seniors KaCee Kyle and Abby Wrede and Grandview junior Marya Hudgins.
Congratulations to all!
Ice hockey – All-state and all-conference teams announced
CHSAA announced 2020-21 5A all-state and all-conference hockey teams on April 6.
CCHS senior forward Riley Hunt-Bahn and junior defenseman Ben Powell were named to the all-state second team. Both players were also named to the 5A metro all-conference first team. Seniors Aiden Tucker and Eugene Riewe got second team all-conference honors.
5A metro all-conference honorable mention recognition went to Bruins seniors Payne Pent and Kris Clarke; juniors Dalton Berkey and Jaymin Rolfe; and freshman Billy O’Grady.
You can see the complete list here.
Great job by all our student athletes!
Boys soccer – Grandview wins the 5A Centennial League title
The Grandview Wolves finished the regular season on top of the 5A Centennial League, with Mullen second and Cherry Creek third going into this week’s Centennial Challenge tournament running April 13-17. The Wolves wrapped up regular season play by going 2-0 last week, including a huge 3-0 win over the Mullen Mustangs, which wrapped up the league crown.
Unpredictable Colorado weather affected games last Tuesday. The Eaglecrest–Cherry Creek match and the contest between Cherokee Trail and Smoky Hill were both called after just 40 minutes because of blizzard-like conditions.
Grandview will play Cherokee Trail in the Challenge Tournament on Tuesday. The Cherry Creek Bruins took third place in the conference with a 3-1 win over Eaglecrest last Tuesday. They will host Overland in the Challenge on April 13. Second-place Mullen will host Smoky Hill and Eaglecrest will travel to Arapahoe for the rest of tournament play on Tuesday.
Girls volleyball – Cherry Creek and Cherokee Trail continue to roll
District volleyball clubs had a good week in 5A Centennial League play last week. Conference leader Cherry Creek went 3-0 with a win over Overland on Tuesday and a doubleheader sweep of Arapahoe on Wednesday. The Bruins have reeled off nine straight wins after a season-opening loss to Cherokee Trail. The CTHS Cougars won two games last week over Grandview and Smoky Hill to keep pace in the conference. Grandview is 1-1 and remains third in the league.