- Cherry Creek School District No. 5
The week that was: A wrap-up of CCSD Athletics for the week of Oct. 31
5A State Gymnastics: Overland has a good showing
The Cherry Creek and Overland high schools’ consortium gymnastics teams competed on Nov. 3 and 5 at the 2022 5A State Championships at Thornton High School. Student athletes from district high schools competed in vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and floor exercise over the two days of competition.
Nov. 3 featured team competition. Overland ended the day tied for fourth overall, while Cherry Creek placed 11th.
“I was happy with the end result for sure,” Blazers Head Coach Lisa Sparrow said. “We started out a little rough on vault, and the girls dug themselves into a hole. They spent the next three events clawing their way out, and they did a fantastic job. We wound up being tied for fourth, and we entered the meet seeded seventh, so that was a huge improvement.”
OHS finished the day with their highest point total of the season, 178.975.
Overland junior Kyla Burke finished 5th overall in the All-Around standings. Cherry Creek’s Shayna Thighe came in 16th.
Nov. 5 was the individual event competition. The Trailblazers qualified five student athletes for the finals and they had their best showing in floor exercise, earning 7th, 11th, and 12th place finishes.
Congratulations to all CCSD gymnasts!
5A Girls State Volleyball: Three teams qualify for state
Regional play took place in girls’ volleyball on Nov. 4 and 5. Cherokee Trail, Cherry Creek and Grandview high schools each hosted, and all three teams advanced to the 5A State Championships, starting Nov. 10 at the Denver Coliseum.
In Region 6 at Grandview last Saturday, the 6th-seeded Wolves had a perfect day, sweeping No. 31 Dakota Ridge in the first best-of-five match of the day, three sets (25-18) (25-21) (25-20) to none. Then, GHS eliminated 19th-seeded Pine Creek in straight sets (25-20) (25-16) (25-23). The Wolves (19-6) will take on Denver South at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 in the first round of the state tournament.
8th-seeded Cherry Creek hosted Region 8 play on Saturday and advanced by defeating No. 29 Erie, 3 sets to 1 (25-17) (25-19) (23-25) (25-21) in the day’s first match. The Bruins then swept No. 17 Castle View (25-17) (25-19) (25-16) to qualify for state. The Bruins (18-7) will take on Centennial foe Cherokee Trail at 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 in a first-round match.
Finally, in Region 11 play hosted by the 11th-seeded Cougars on Saturday, CT defeated 26th-seeded Loveland in straight sets (25-17) (25-12) (25-7), and then took down No. 14 Douglas County 3 sets to 1 (17-25) (25-20) (25-22) (25-17) to get to the state tournament. The Cougars (17-8) will play CCHS at 12:30 p.m. Creek on Nov. 10 in round one.
Please note: Admission to all state volleyball events will be through AXS digital ticket sales only.
Good luck CCSD girls volleyball players!
5A Boys State Soccer: Cherokee Trail and Cherry Creek end their season
The Cherokee Trail and Cherry Creek boys soccer clubs got to second round play last week.
The Bruins fell to Broomfield 2-1 in double-overtime last Tuesday, ending Creek’s season at 10-5-2.
Cherokee Trail defeated Rampart 3-1 at the Stutler Bowl on Nov. 1, advancing to quarterfinal play at Englewood High School on Saturday.
The 7th-seeded Cougars ran into a buzz saw in No. 2 Denver East. The Cougars played a close first half, trailing the Angels 2-0 at halftime, but East scored three more goals in the 2nd half to eliminate the Cougars 5-0. CT finishes a great season at 13-5 overall.
5A State Football: Cherokee Trail and Eaglecrest take first-round exits
The 5A state football tournament began on Nov. 4, with the 22nd-seeded Cougars and 17th-seeded Raptors both on the road.
Eaglecrest travelled down south to take on No. 16 Fountain-Fort Carson, and fell to the Trojans 42-14. Raptors senior Diego Cearns rushed for two first half touchdowns, but EHS found itself on the short end of a 27-14 halftime score. The Trojans shutout the Raptors the rest of the way to advance. Eaglecrest finishes the 2022 season at 7-4.
The 22nd-seeded Cougars were on the road at EchoPark Stadium, taking on No. 11 Rock Canyon last Friday night. CT was behind 23-7 after three quarters of play. The Cougars made a game of it by scoring 13 unanswered points in the 4th quarter, but came up short, falling to the Jaguars 23-20. Sophomore quarterback Eliot Ming threw for three touchdowns in the loss. Cherokee Trail finishes the season at 4-7.
In the second round of the state tournament, No. 1 Cherry Creek (8-2) will take on Fountain-Fort Carson at the Stutler Bowl, and No. 4 Grandview (8-2) will host No. 20 Rocky Mountain at Legacy Stadium. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11.
Please note: Admission to both contests will be through GoFan digital sales only. Here’s the QR code:
CTHS football photo courtesy Theodore A. Stark.