AURORA | A look back at some of the key games, tournaments and happenings in Aurora prep sports from March 24-30, 2022:
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THE WEEK PAST IN AURORA PREP SPORTS, 3.24-3.30.22
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30: The Vista PEAK girls tennis team took down Thornton 6-1 in a home dual match. …The Cherokee Trail girls soccer team played Columbine to a 0-0 tie after two halves and two overtime periods. …The Cherokee Trail boys lacrosse team dropped a 9-8 decision to Ralston Valley. …The Smoky Hill boys lacrosse team fell to visiting Pueblo West 13-8. …The Vista PEAK girls soccer team welcomed Mullen to APS Stadium and ended up on the short end of a 4-0 defeat. …The Cherokee Trail girls lacrosse team fell to Thompson Valley 17-3 at Legacy Stadium. …The Eaglecrest girls lacrosse team went down to Palmer Ridge 17-1 at Stutler Bowl. …The Eaglecrest boys lacrosse team dropped a 17-2 decision to Dakota Ridge at Trail Blazer Stadium.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29: In a strong Centennial League boys swimming dual meet, Smoky Hill topped Grandview 107-73. The Buffaloes won five events and two of those came from sophomore Daniel Yi, who broke Grandview’s 15-year-old pool record in the 100 yard breaststroke with his time of 59.53 seconds (more in the Aurora Sports Notebook, here). Freshmen Gherman Prudnikau and Oliver Schimberg won two events apiece for the Wolves. …The Cherokee Trail boys swim team dropped a tight Centennial League road dual at Arapahoe, 89-83. …The Regis Jesuit girls lacrosse team finally got to play its first game of the season and came out on top with a 14-4 win over visiting Chaparral in wet conditions. London Bachelet had three goals to lead five players with multiple goals, while Elsa Pater added four assists to two goals for the Raiders. …Ashley Weiss had a hat trick, but the Grandview girls lacrosse team fell to Castle View 18-8. …The Cherokee Trail boys volleyball team remained unbeaten with a 25-10, 25-12, 25-17 sweep of visiting Overland. …The Eaglecrest boys volleyball team got back on the winning track with a 25-18, 25-19, 25-23 road victory over Littleton. …The Grandview boys volleyball team dropped a 25-16, 25-18, 25-15 match to Cherry Creek. …The Eaglecrest girls soccer team finished in a 1-1 deadlock with Chatfield with the goal coming in the opening half from Annika Boex. …The Smoky Hill girls soccer team racked up eight goals in the opening half and went on to a 10-0 road win at Palmer. …The Gateway girls soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to visiting Harrison.
MONDAY, MARCH 28: The Regis Jesuit boys lacrosse team downed Grandview 12-9 in a strong matchup of two of Aurora’s top teams played at Lou Kellogg Stadium. Logan White racked up five goals to pace the Raiders, while Ethan Hughes had two goals — which came back-to-back in a key stretch in the third quarter — and Fletcher Sullivan had a goal and two assists. Spencer Day made 11 saves. …The Rangeview boys lacrosse team picked up an 11-3 road win over Palmer. …Despite Ashley Weiss’ three goals and two from Laurel Johnson, the Grandview girls lacrosse team fell to Chaparral 10-7. …The Rangeview girls soccer team earned a 5-1 home win over Skyview behind a three-goal effort from Jennesse Byrd. …The Vista PEAK girls soccer team picked up an 8-2 win over Aurora Central. …Erosh Rai had eight kills, Cornelius Tan recorded 17 digs and Deewan Subba dished out 26 assists, but the Gateway boys volleyball team lost to Westminster 15-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-23. …Tristan Rowley (9 blocks) led a strong effort at the net for the Vista PEAK boys volleyball team, which fell to Regis Groff 25-16, 25-13, 25-16. …The Regis Jesuit boys volleyball team dropped a competitive dual with Bear Creek, which prevailed 29-27, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20. …Smoky Hill announced the hiring of Brandon Alconcel as its new head football coach (more in the Aurora Sports Notebook, here).
SATURDAY, MARCH 26: The Regis Jesuit baseball team completed a tough three-day stretch with a quality 8-3 win over Valor Christian behind a strong start from Hayden Moore, who allowed just one earned run in 4 2/3 innings. Isaac Wachsmann and Andrew Bell had three hits apiece, while Wachsmann drove in four runs and Nate McHugh three. …The Eaglecrest baseball team started strong and held off Rocky Mountain for a 10-7 victory keyed by four strong innings from Connor Brennan. Jackson Bryant went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, while Brayden Stufft and Garth Morgan each drove in a pair. …The Vista PEAK baseball team split a pair of road contests, topping Pueblo Centennial 9-3 after a 7-5 loss to Pueblo County. Nolan Harper had two hits and earned the win for the Bison in the second game, while Brody Severin homered and drove in three runs in the opener. …Aurora athletes found plenty of success at the Broomfield Shootout Track & Field Meet, which was particularly good on the girls side. Regis Jesuit’s Fabiola Belibi swept the hurdles events, while Cherokee Trail had a pair of event-winners in Kaeli Powe and Sky Thompson and the Grandview 4×200 relay team won as well. The Grandview boys collected the 4×100 and 4×200 relay events and the Wolves got another win from Mateo Munoz in the high jump. The Cherokee Trail boys took the 4×800 relay. …Kiana Sparrow racked up three goals and had an assist as the Cherokee Trail girls soccer team rolled to a 6-0 win over Ponderosa. …The Grandview girls soccer team played to a 0-0 double overtime tie at Fossil Ridge. …John Clinton had 13 kills and Hudson Harms added 10 (with 12 digs) as the Cherokee Trail boys volleyball team topped Regis Jesuit 25-21, 25-22, 25-16. Caden Cole dished out 28 assists.
FRIDAY, MARCH 25: The Regis Jesuit baseball team blanked Cherry Creek 10-0 in rescheduled contest that saw Brian Fischer start and allow just one hit in five innings. Isaac Wachsmann homered as part of a three-hit day and joined Charlie Rogan with three RBI in the win. …Aaron Elgersma pitched a complete-game, three-hitter to lead the Smoky Hill baseball team to a 4-2 win over Highlands Ranch. Elgersma struck out eight to earn the win, while Isaiah Chavez-Seppelt drove in half of the runs for the Buffs. …The Grandview baseball team split a pair of games at the Coach Bob Classic in Arizona with a 14-2 win over West Salem (Oregon) and an 11-10 loss to Millenium (Arizona). Tony Crow went 3-for-3 with 4 RBI in the opener to back Kohl Rullo (who allowed two runs in four innings), while Bradley Marshall had three hits and three RBI in the loss. …Logan White scored three goals and had an assist as the Regis Jesuit boys lacrosse team topped rival Kent Denver 6-4. …J’Vion Bunch racked up five goals and had two assists to place the Rangeview boys lacrosse team to a 10-9 overtime win over Summit. …Joe Alie had five gols and John Alie added three goals and four assists as the Grandview boys lacrosse team rolled past ThunderRidge 25-7. …Karen Peprah, Ixcel Soto Gonzalez and Liliana Torres had two goals apiece for the Hinkley girls soccer team in a 10-1 win over the FNE Warriors. …The Gateway boys volleyball team downed Vail Christian 25-13, 25-16, 12-25, 25-20 behind Erosh Rai’s 18-kill performance, plus eight service aces from Dreyke Frederick.
THURSDAY, MARCH 24: Aidan Biaggi threw a five-inning no-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead the Grandview baseball team to a 10-0 win over Piedra Vista at the Coach Bob Classic in Arizona. Reese Chapman had three hits and 4 RBI and Matt Klaess had three hits as well in the Wolves’ 12-hit attack. …Connor Geiss allowed just one hit and struck out 15 batters for the Overland baseball team in a 10-1 win over Kennedy in a game that saw Niko Gonzales double and triple and score twice. …Keakalina Barnes and Naomi Clark scored goals in the second half to lift the Grandview girls soccer team to a 2-0 road win over Regis Jesuit. Jordan Nytes saved all five shots she faced. …The Eaglecrest girls track & field team finished sixth to lead Aurora teams at the Denver South Raven Invitational, which also included Aurora Central, Hinkley and Smoky Hill. The Raptors were led by wins in the 800 sprint medley and 4×100 relay (which has the state’s top time regardless of classification of 49.25 seconds), while Blythe Cayko took the shot put. Hinkley’s Courtney Wilborn won the 100 meter dash and finished second in the 100 meter hurdles. …John Clinton had 15 kills and Hudson Harms added 11 to pace the Cherokee Trail boys volleyball team to a 25-6, 25-21, 25-20 win over Grandview in a matchup of previously unbeaten teams. …Olivia Garcia, Vianca Mendoza and Abby Shannon had three goals apiece in the Overland girls lacrosse team’s 10-8 win over Rangeview. …Reagan Liu’s goal stood up for the Eaglecrest girls soccer team in a 1-0 win over Vista PEAK. …Torie Turner and Abby Winsor scored in the first half and the Cherokee Trail girls soccer team topped Castle View 2-1. …Nate McHugh, Dallas Macias and Isaac Wachsmann all homered and the Regis Jesuit baseball team topped Mullen 8-3. Brooks Gerig allowed three runs over five innings.