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The week that was: A weekly wrap-up of CCSD athletics
Baseball – CCHS coach Marc Johnson gets huge milestone
Cherry Creek High School head baseball coach Marc Johnson reached a major career milestone last week. The Bruins’ skipper tied the Colorado record for high school wins held by Eaton High School legend Jim Danley. Johnson tied the record of 807 wins with Creek’s 8-1 victory over Mullen on May 8.
“I’m obviously very pleased and I’m more pleased that my team came out ready to play hard and had a great game,” Johnson said. “It’s always about trying to help kids become better, develop character and have guys that are going to be great people in society. We’re just trying to be better baseball players while we go for that goal,” he added.
Coach Johnson is in his 49th season at CCHS and said he’s had lots of support.
“This couldn’t have been done without all the other people, including families, the kids, the coaching staff, the school and the administration. Everyone has been a part of it,” he said.
Coach Johnson and his team will attempt to break the record with win 808 in the coming days.
Congratulations to Coach Johnson and the Cherry Creek High School baseball program on a truly remarkable achievement.
Volleyball – State tournament set
The 5A Colorado State High School Volleyball tournament is set for May 12-13 at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. An eight-team field will compete for the state title in a single-elimination format. Eighth-seeded Grandview will take on No. 1 Mountain Vista at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and fifth-seeded Cherry Creek will face No. 4 Columbine at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. You can view the entire bracket here.
Season D Athletics – CCSD teams are in full swing
Season D spring athletics are now fully underway. District clubs in girls and boys lacrosse, girls golf, girls soccer, girls tennis, baseball, girls and boys track, boys swim & dive and the newly-sanctioned boys volleyball are all in competition. Players and coaches across the district and state hope Colorado’s unpredictable weather will cooperate so all games, meets and matches can be held. Good luck to all season D student athletes!