Grandview’s fantastic girls soccer season now includes a Centennial League title.
Sophomore midfielder Nicole Lyubenko buried a left-footed shot with just under 10 minutes left in regulation on April 27 to lift the Wolves over Smoky Hill 1-0 at frigid Legacy Stadium.
The win wrapped up the league championship for Grandview and Lyubenko scored three more goals April 28 in a 6-0 win over Overland that gave coach Tari Wood’s team a perfect 7-0 league record.
• Grandview junior Morgan Sahm shot a 72 on April 28 in the final Centennial League girls golf tournament of the season, as she used her strong round at CommonGround G.C. to finish first individually in the league.
The Wolves also got a 79 from senior Caitlin O’Donnell as they took first place as a team by four strokes over Cherry Creek and solidified a second place finish as a team behind the Bruins in the cumulative standings after five tournaments.
• The Regis Jesuit girls golf team played well despite cold, soggy conditions in the final Continental League tournament of the season played April 27 at The Pinery in Parker, wrapping up the league championship by a 30-stroke margin.
Senior Sydney Gillespie shot an even-par 72 to win her second league tournament of the season and finish first in the league standings in stroke average. Junior Mary Weinstein shot a 3-over 75 to finish second at the tournament and in stroke play average in the league, while sophomore Jaclyn Murray’s 81 left her third behind her two teammates in the tournament and fourth in the league overall.
• Junior Ryan Sullivan blasted a pair of three-run home runs and junior left-hander Jerome Bohannon allowed just two hits in five inning as the Cherokee Trail baseball team rolled past Mullen 11-1 April 25.
The Cougars played for the sixth time in six days and finished 4-1 in that stretch to bolster their position in second place in the final Centennial League standings.
• Aurora athletes performed well at the Liberty Bell Invitational track meet April 24-25 at Littleton Public Schools Stadium. Gateway’s Mike Ware won both the 200 and 400 meters, Regis Jesuit’s Javan Lanier claimed the 100 and Smoky Hill’s Blake Yount took the 800 in a city sweep of all non-distance boys running events, while Smoky Hill’s Dominique Carrasco claimed the 300 meter hurdles. In girls events, Smoky Hill won the 4×800 meter relay and Vista PEAK freshman Maya Evans finished way ahead of a multi-class field in the long jump.
• Led by Sophia Spelic, the Gateway girls golf team shot 35 strokes better in the second EMAC major tournament — held April 23 at Aurora Hills G.C. — to lift the Olys to a city-best fifth in the final league standings. Spelic finished 12th individually to earn second team all-league honors.
• Josh Melton scored six goals and Cooper Snowbarger added four as the Grandview boys lacrosse team won the Predators Cup traveling trophy for the second year with a 14-6 victory over rival Cherokee Trail on April 22 at Legacy Stadium.
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