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The week that was: A wrap-up of CCSD athletics for the week of Oct. 4
5A Boys Golf – Cherry Creek takes second in State
The Cherry Creek High School Bruins took second in the 2021 5A Boys State Golf Championships team standings this past week at the Colorado Springs Golf Club. Grandview took sixth. Centennial Conference member Arapahoe High School won the team title by 17 strokes.
Creek senior Jonathan Trigg (151, T-11th), junior Charlie Flaxbeard (154, T-21st), sophomore Pratham Parmer (155, T-25th) and freshman Andre Dumonteil (156, T-33rd) made up the Bruins squad.
Grandview seniors Lukas Beisner (148, 6th), Kenny VanWormer (155, T-25th) Charles O’Donnell (162, T-52nd) and Alex Chitkoksoong (166, T-65th) finished off a great season for the Wolves.
In the individual competition, Grandview’s Beisner came in sixth overall, with a two-day total of 148, shooting a two-over-par 73 on Tuesday, after a turning in a 75 on Monday. Arapahoe senior Will Kates took top medalist honors after a playoff with Pine Creek junior Wesley Erling. Both players finished the tournament with 142, five strokes ahead of Beisner.
Other CCSD individual finishers: Eaglecrest junior Andrew White (156, 33rd); Cherokee Trail freshman Christopher O’Donnell (162, T-52nd); Cherokee Trail senior Andrew Yang (168, 69th).
Congratulations to all of our CCSD golfers!
Football – Week 7 is in the books
Cherry Creek School District teams went 2-4 last week.
On Oct. 7, Overland fell behind the host Far Northeast Warriors 22-0 into the 2nd half at the Evie Dennis Campus Field in northeast Denver. But the Trailblazers (2-5), on the strength of two Christopher Linzy rushing touchdowns and an Andre Veasley scoring play, tied the contest at 22 with 7:29 left. But the Warriors hit the winning field goal late, to end the scoring 25-22. Next up, Overland hosts Prairie View on Oct. 15 at the Stutler Bowl.
Also on Thursday, Cherokee Trail fell to Arapahoe 42-28 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. The Cougars (4-3) got three touchdown passes and 304 passing yards from senior quarterback Logan Brooke in the losing effort. Next up, the Cougars host Smoky Hill on Oct. 14 at Legacy Stadium.
Last Friday, Smoky Hill got a big win over Eaglecrest. Final score from Legacy Stadium was 42-21. The Buffs (4-3) were paced by junior Tyliq Bowers’ three touchdowns, and two TDs from senior Marvin Jones III. Raptors junior QB Jarod Fisher threw two touchdowns in the loss. Up next, the Buffaloes play Cherokee Trail at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 1-6 Eaglecrest hosts Grandview on Oct. 15. Both of those games are at Legacy Stadium.
Also on Friday, No. 4 Grandview and No. 2 Cherry Creek played before a huge homecoming crowd at the Stutler Bowl. The two teams turned in great defensive performances as Creek prevailed 21-13.The Bruins (6-1) got on the board first with a 1-yard plunge by junior Christian Hammond. The Wolves (5-2) answered in the 2nd quarter with an 80-yard TD pass from sophomore QB Liam Szarka to sophomore Preston Baker to knot the score at 7. Late in the first half, Bruins junior Carlson Tann rumbled 46 yards to the endzone to up the lead to 14-7 going to the break. In the 3rd quarter, Creek junior Logan Brantley got to paydirt with a 4-yard run to make it 21-7 Bruins. In the 4th, Grandview senior Malique Singleton electrified the crowd with a 95-yard pick 6 to the house to cut the deficit to 21-13. The Wolves couldn’t get any closer and Cherry Creek held on for the win. Up next, Grandview plays Eaglecrest on Oct. 15 at Legacy Stadium. The Bruins are on the road on Friday night against Arapahoe at Littleton Public Stadium.
Boys Tennis – State tournament positions set
District tennis teams vied for positions in the state tournament with regional play last Tuesday and Wednesday. The 5A Boys State Tennis Championships will be held Oct. 14-16 at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver.
The Region 2 tourney hosted by Cherry Creek was dominated by the Bruins. Creek will send players to the state tourney in all seven events (1, 2 and 3 singles; 1, 2, 3 and 4 doubles).
In Region 7, held at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Overland senior Badreddin Massaudi qualified for No. 1 singles at state.
In Region 8, at Denver Tennis Park, Grandview juniors Alex Eckley and Caleb Hodges qualified for the state tournament in No. 2 Doubles.
Softball – Smoky Hill wins the Centennial
The Smoky Hill softball club finished the regular season 20-3 and takes first overall in the Centennial League. The 6th-seeded Buffaloes join CCSD clubs Cherokee Trail (12th seed, 2nd in the league) and Eaglecrest (14th seed, 3rd in the league) in tournament play at various sites across the state on Saturday, Oct. 16. The top two teams from each region advance to the state tournament Oct. 22-23 at Aurora Sports Park.
Congratulations and good luck to all of our CCSD tennis players!