- Cherry Creek School District No. 5
The week that was: A wrap-up CCSD Athletics for the week of June 19
5A Baseball: All-state teams announced
The 2023 All-state baseball teams were announced on June 21. Honorees were selected by the leagues and coaches throughout the state.
Tommy Munch – senior C/3B, Cherokee Trail
Brody Ceyrolles – sophomore 3B/RHP, Cherokee Trail
Clifford Goldy – senior OF/1B/3B, Grandview
Cameron Larson – junior RHP, Cherry Creek
Tommy Marsh – senior 3B/RHP, Cherry Creek
Jax Pfister – sophomore RHP/1B/3B, Grandview
Jon Rossi – junior OF/SS, Eaglecrest
Ben Steele – senior 1B/OF/LHP, Cherry Creek
Congratulations to all CCSD baseball student athletes!
Kurby Lyle Award: Two Cherry Creek student athletes honored
Cherry Creek High School graduates Sawyer Billings and Blake Purchase are the Kurby Lyle Award honorees for the 2022-23 season.
Billings was a star for the Bruins’ girls lacrosse team as a four-year letterman (her freshman season was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic). She has committed to play lacrosse at Stanford after taking a gap year to volunteer and study abroad in Europe. She will enter the school in the fall of 2024.
Oregon football commit Blake Purchase was a four-time State Champion with the CCHS football team and also lettered in basketball. Purchase is the Colorado Gatorade Player of the Year for the 22-23 season.
The Kurby Lyle Award, established in 1988, honors the legendary basketball coach and former athletic director for Chery Creek High School. Each year, one male and one female recipient are selected by CCSD athletics directors from nominations from the district’s six comprehensive high schools.
Congratulations Sawyer Billings and Blake Purchase!
Billings and Purchase photos courtesy of Theodore A. Stark.