AURORA | A look ahead at some of the key games, tournaments and happenings in Aurora prep sports (schedule subject to change):
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THURSDAY, JAN. 13: A good slate of Centennial League girls basketball has two 5:30 p.m. contests with Grandview home to Cherry Creek and Eaglecrest visiting Cherokee Trail. …In boys basketball, Rangeview takes its home floor at 7 p.m. against Valor Christian in a non-league contest, while Overland (vs. Arapahoe), Grandview (vs. Cherry Creek), Cherokee Trail (vs. Eaglecrest) and Smoky Hill (vs. Mullen) have 7 p.m. home games in Centennial League play. …A big Centennial League boys wrestling dual is scheduled for 7 p.m. when Eaglecrest plays host to Grandview. …Several Aurora girls swim teams have meets that include Regis Jesuit at home with Chaparral at 4 p.m., Hinkley at Rangeview at 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. swims at Grandview (vs. Mullen) and Smoky Hill (vs. Overland).
FRIDAY, JAN. 14: Aurora Central visits rival Hinkley at 7 p.m. in boys basketball, the same time Regis Jesuit welcomes in Rock Canyon for a Continental League battle of teams in the top 10 in the 5A rankings. …Hinkley is at Aurora Central and Vista PEAK goes to Legend in 7 p.m. girls basketball contests. …The Eaglecrest boys wrestling team visits Vista PEAK for a 6 p.m. dual meet. …The Regis Jesuit ice hockey team skates against Resurrection Christian at 5:40 p.m. at Family Sports Center in a Foundation Game. …The Smoky Hill Invitational girls swim meet begins with the diving competition. which starts at 6 p.m.
SATURDAY, JAN. 15: Rivals Eaglecrest and Grandview face off in Centennial League basketball on the Wolves’ home floor with the girls tipping off at 1 p.m. and the boys at 2:30 p.m. The Smoky Hill boys basketball team has a 2:30 p.m. visit to Cherry Creek, while Cherokee Trail treks to Arapahoe at 5 p.m. ….The Rangeview girls basketball team welcomes Rocky Mountain in for a non-league contest at 2 p.m. … The annual Smoky Hill Invitational girls swim meet — which has Cherokee Trail and Eaglecrest set to join the host Buffs in an 11-team field — begins with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. …The Armando Rodriguez Memorial boys wrestling tournament takes place at Eaglecrest with Overland and Smoky Hill scheduled to compete, while Aurora Central and Rangeview head to Rock Canyon and Hinkley visits Alameda International. …The Regis Jesuit girls basketball team plays at the Classic In the Country Challenge tournament as they play Southwest Academy (a team from Canada) in Berlin, Ohio, at 4:20 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 17: The only in-state contest of the day (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) has the Vista PEAK girls basketball team playing a 7 p.m. game at Doherty. …The Regis Jesuit girls basketball team continues at the Classic In The Country Challenge in Ohio with a matchup against Laurel at 11:40 a.m.
TUESDAY, JAN. 18: The Rangeview girls basketball team has a tall task in a 7 p.m. home game against top-ranked Valor Christian. …The Regis Jesuit girls swim team plays host to Grandview at 5 p.m. in a dual between Aurora programs. …The Vista PEAK and Overland girls and boys wrestling teams face off on the ‘Blazers home mat at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19: The Eaglecrest boys basketball team has a 7 p.m. home game with Arapahoe as part of a quality Centennial League slate that also has home games for Cherokee Trail (vs. Mullen), Grandview (vs. Smoky Hill) and Overland (vs. Cherry Creek). …The Eaglecrest girls basketball team has a test with a 7 p.m. visit to Arapahoe. …On the boys wrestling mat, Aurora Central welcomes Highlands Ranch in at 6 p.m.