The week past in Aurora prep sports, 9.6-9.11


The Grandview boys golf team finished third in the Centennial League standings when the fifth conference tourney finished Sept. 10.

In the previous tournament on Sept. 6 at South Suburban G.C., the Wolves got their first Centennial League meet victory since 2006 by topping Cherry Creek by a stroke. In the final tournament at Aurora’s Fitzsimons G.C., Grandview came in second behind the Bruins, who won the league title.

Grandview junior Devyn Solano finished fourth in points over the five tournament, earning him a spot on the All-Centennial League team.

• Through just five games, the Cherokee Trail boys soccer team has never doubled its win total from 2011 of three.

The Cougars improved to 5-0 with a 4-0 blanking of Lewis-Palmer on Sept. 11 at Legacy Stadium, as senior goalie Devin Reimer made 11 saves for the shutout and four different players scored.

• Aurora Central outlasted Smoky Hill 3-2 in an all-Aurora boys soccer contest that went two overtimes on Sept. 8 at Aurora Central.

Fernando Mendez had the winning goal for Aurora Central (2-0) on a pass from Freddy Fragozo early in the second overtime period, which was made possible by a tying goal in the second half by Edgar Guzman.

Jeff Gillis and Walter Prince each had goals for Smoky Hill, which dropped to 2-1-1.

• The Rangeview volleyball team finished second at the Overland Invitational on Sept. 8.

The Raiders beat their first four opponents to reach the championship matche and split sets with Boulder in the final. The Panthers prevailed 15-13 in the third set.

• The Grandview softball team took fourth at the Dave Sanders Memorial tournament Sept. 7-8 at the Aurora Sports Park, posting a 3-2 record.

The Wolves won their first three games against Pueblo Central, Brighton and Grand Junction Central on Sept. 7 to win their pool.

Grandview’s run — and perfect 6-0 start — came to an end on Sept. 8 against Mountain Vista, which had 13 hits in a 6-2 semifinal victory. The Wolves then lost a 7-5 decision to Loveland for third place.

Smoky Hill (2-6) won its first game at the tournament, but lost the next four.

• Joey Tuggle had a big game as the Smoky Hill football team picked up a big win Sept. 7 over Legend.

The senior running back racked up 308 yards of total offense and scored a pair of touchdowns, while Frank Thomas caught a 51-yard touchdown pass from Trent Clay for the winning points for the Buffaloes, who scored the last 14 points in a 23-19 victory over the Titans at Sports Authority Stadium.

Tuggle had 181 yards in returns — 142 on four kickoffs and 39 on two punts — in addition to 62 yards rushing and 65 receiving.

• Gateway’s uniforms weren’t all that shone brightly Sept. 7 at APS Stadium.

Sporting new bright orange jerseys, the Olys looked crisp from the opening kickoff in a 42-7 thrashing of Northglenn on homecoming.

Senior quarterback Tate Johnson threw two long touchdown passes to junior Anthony Holmes and ran for a score and seniors Nik Adams, Tory Adams and Lamont Lynch also rushed for touchdowns as coach Justin Hoffman’s Olys improved to 2-0.

Photo gallery by Marla R. Keown.

• Regis Jesuit knocked off No. 9 Horizon 21-14 on Sept, 7, as running backs Chase Bertinelli and Jalen Williams had touchdowns and defense back Will Deines secured the eventual winning points with a fumble return.

Reach Sports Editor Courtney Oakes at [email protected] or 303-750-7555