The week past in Aurora prep sports, 3.15-3.22.17

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Regis Jesuit sophomore Reed Babcock (4) heads towards the front of the Cherry Creek goal during the first quarter of the Raiders’ 14-11 win over the Bruins in an early season boys lacrosse matchup on March 15, 2017, at Lou Kellogg Stadium. Regis Jesuit’s win over Cherry Creek in a rematch of a Class 5A semifinal from last season was one of the highlights of the week past in Aurora prep sports (March 15-22, 2017). (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | A look back at some of the key games, tournaments and happenings in Aurora prep sports between March 16-22, 2017:

Courtney Oakes is Aurora Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel

A very early matchup of boys lacrosse powers went to Regis Jesuit March 15.

The Raiders trailed visiting Cherry Creek on several occasions early in the rematch of last season’s Class 5A semifinals, but caught up by halftime and scored six times in the third period in a 14-11 victory at Lou Kellogg Stadium.

Sophomore Reed Babcock tallied five goals to lead the way for Regis Jesuit, which also got three scores from junior Anders Erickson and two apiece from junior Nick Ringhofer and sophomore Jake Taylor.

Goalie Braden Host racked up 19 saves in the net for the Raiders.

• Senior Rebekah Burton volleyed in a shot with just under five minutes left in regulation to lift the Cherokee Trail girls soccer team into a 1-1 tie with Regis Jesuit March 21 at Legacy Stadium. The Raiders led for much of the game on a first-half goal by Abby Kassal, but finally allowed the equalizer after a late run of pressure by the Cougars. Neither team scored in two 20-minute overtimes to settle for a tie.

• The Regis Jesuit baseball team allowed seven runs in the top of the seventh inning in a 10-4 loss to Cherry Creek in the Raiders’ home opener March 21. With senior ace Caleb Sloan tossing four effective innings, Regis Jesuit had a 4-2 lead after three innings — with the last run scoring on a Geno Macias RBI triple — but the Bruins scored eight times in the final two innings off three Raiders’ relievers.

• Senior Teaggan Ilela had a second hat trick in as many days with three goals in the Hinkley girls soccer team’s 6-0 win over Gateway March 21 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium. Ilela scored four goals the previous day in a win over Overland and had three against the Olys in addition to an assist.

• Sophomore Amy Chitkoksoong shot a 2-over-par 74 to lead the way for Grandview at the 17th annual Grandview Invitational girls golf tournament March 20 at Heritage Eagle Bend G.C. The Wolves finished with the best team score by a single stroke and Chitkoksoong and Caitlin O’Donnell (87) were the top-performing duo.

• The Grandview boys and girls swept the titles at the Aurora City Championship track meet March 18 at Aurora Public Schools Stadium, as the Wolves topped Cherokee Trail in tight races to win both crowns. Hinkley’s Darrien Wells swept the 100, 200 and 400 meter runs in a big performance from a defending state champion.

• The Regis Jesuit boys swim team made an early season statement with a nearly 100-point victory over Fossil Ridge at the annual Dick Rush Coaches Invitational meet March 18 at Veterans’ Memorial Aquatic Center. Cameron Weese, Elijah Warren and the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Warren, Sam Jones, Jack Clouatre and Jackson Gurley posted victories for the Raiders, who racked up 489 points against a multi-classification field. Smoky Hill, Grandview, Cherokee Trail, Overland and Hinkley all scored points at the meet.

• The Grandview baseball team’s visit to Coors Field got away from the Wolves March 17 in an 11-4 loss to ThunderRidge on the Colorado Rockies’ home field. Senior Tyson Hays finished 2-for-3, Johnny Stang doubled in a run and Gunnar Foegen ripped a three-run double as the offensive highlights for Grandview.