AURORA | A look back at some of the key games, tournaments and happenings in Aurora prep sports from March 28-April 3, 2023:

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MONDAY, APRIL 3: The Smoky Hill baseball team held off Bear Creek for a 3-2 victory behind a complete game effort from starting pitcher Julian Garza, who struck out five and scattered three hits. Garza and Jackson Van Luit drove in runs for the Buffs. …Brody Ceyrolles and Tommy Munch drove in a pair of runs each and a four-run rally in the sixth inning held up as the Cherokee Trail baseball team defeated visiting Douglas County 8-6. …Aron Gardea allowed one hit in four innings on the mound and hit a grand slam in the Aurora Central baseball team’s 17-0 win over Gateway. … The Grandview girls tennis team edged Cherokee Trail 4-3 as the teams split doubles matches, while the Wolves took No. 1 (Shriya Ginjupalli) and No. 3 (Ava Stubbs) singles.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1: The Cherokee Trail girls tennis team had three finalists and finished second behind Chaparral in the final standings of the Amy Howe Memorial Tournament at Smoky Hill. Sierra Miller won the No. 2 singles title, while the No. 2 doubles team of Lauren Jose and Ava Archuleta and the No. 3 duo of Stella Hines and Reagan Harmon finished second. …The Cherokee Trail boys volleyball team won the championship of the Legend Tournament with three victories, including a three-setter over the host Titans. John Clinton and Jaime Coronel made the all-tournament team, as did Ayden Shaw of third-place Eaglecrest, which finished 2-1. …Gabriella Cunningham won the 100 and 300 meter hurdles for a split Grandview girls track team at the Altitude Running Invitational, while the Wolves also took the 800 sprint medley and 4×100 meter relay titles. Cherokee Trail’s Symone Adams swept the 100 and 200 meters. …Kahari Wilbon (200 meters) and Peyton Sommers (400) and the 4×400 meter relay team were victorious for Cherokee Trail in boys competition at the Altitude Running Invitational track meet. Grandview claimed the 4×100 and 4×200 relay events at the meet in Fort Collins. …Pierce Martinez (300 meter hurdles) and Peyton Taylor (high jump) earned wins for Eaglecrest at the NoCo Series #1 track meet at Niwot, while the Raptors got a win from their 4×200 meter relay on the girls side. …Naomi Clark scored two goals — including the game-winner — as the Grandview girls soccer team topped Regis Jesuit 4-3. Lexi Meyer scored twice for the Raiders. … Jax Pfister threw seven innings of four-hit baseball and Tanner Pachorek knocked in a pair of runs as the Grandview baseball team defeated Fort Collins 3-1. …Annika Boex scored with just under 12 minutes remaining to break a tie and lift the Eaglecrest girls soccer team over Prairie View 3-2. …Ellery Hesseltine, Haley Howard and Talei Ricketson had two goals apiece as the Eaglecrest girls lacrosse team defeated Palmer 6-5. …Joe Alie had three goals and three assists and Mason Kelly scored four goals as the Grandview boys lacrosse team defeated Pine Creek 14-7.

FRIDAY, MARCH 31: The Regis Jesuit boys volleyball team dropped a 25-20, 25-14, 25-18 decision to visiting Valor Christian. …The Cherokee Trail boys lacrosse team fell to Colorado Academy 14-6 at Stutler Bowl.

THURSDAY, MARCH 30: Jackson Van Luit threw four innings of no-hit baseball and the Smoky Hill baseball team allowed just two hits to Aurora Central in an 11-1 victory. Van Luit and Isaiah Seppelt each drove in two runs. …Christian Lopez and Brody Chyr had three RBI apiece and John May and Jace Filleman homered as the Regis Jesuit baseball team topped Eaglecrest 18-8. The Raptors got two RBI from Braylan Bell. …The Grandview girls soccer team ceded three second-half goals in a 4-1 loss to visiting Fossil Ridge.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29: The Smoky Hill boys swim team earned first places in all but one event on its way to a 123-47 Centennial League home dual win over Grandview. Daniel Yi and Sam Baker each posted a pair of victories, while Kyle Brushaber, Jake Baker and Ben Brewer also earned victories individually in addition to wins in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays. Matthew Scicchitano, Evan Higgins, Evan Linnebur and Ethan Finlay combined to win the 400 free relay for the Wolves. …Maddie Jokerst scored four goals, Grace Robinson added three and Emily Bradac and Carly Kennedy each had a goal and three assists for the Regis Jesuit girls lacrosse team in a 16-1 home win over Grandview. …The Gateway boys volleyball team defeated Rangeview 25-11, 25-18, 28-26 as Vincent Johnson collected nine kills and Frankie Beltran had 17 assists and seven service aces. …The Regis Jesuit boys lacrosse team edged Colorado Academy 7-6.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28: Connor Geiss struck out 12 hitters and walked just one in a four-inning no-hitter for the Overland baseball team in a 24-0 win at Gateway. Niko Gonzales drove in six runs with four hits for the Trailblazers. …The Cherokee Trail girls soccer team suffered its first loss of the season with a 1-0 road defeat against Columbine in a ranked matchup. …The Gateway girls soccer team picked up its first victory of the season with a 1-0 defeat of Overland in a matchup of local teams. Vivian Mendoza converted a pass from Jahayra Bernal for the only goal of the game for the Olys, who got 11 saves from Sarina Douangsavanh. …Brooke Roth scored a pair of goals and Elyse Bailey and Jaslyn Sanders also found the back of the net for the Smoky Hill girls soccer team in a 4-0 home win over Rangeview. …The Regis Jesuit baseball team dropped a 7-2 contest at rival Cherry Creek.

Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...

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