The week ahead in Aurora prep sports, 4.19-4.25

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AURORA | A look at some of the key games, tournaments and happenings in Aurora prep sports from April 19-April 25 (All events weather permitting):

• The Cherokee Trail and Grandview girls lacrosse teams are scheduled to play at 5:30 p.m. April 19 at Legacy Stadium as the two rivals battle to improve their position in the Centennial League standings. The Cougars posted a 14-10 victory last season over the Wolves, who had won the previous four meetings.

• The 56th running of the Robert F. Caviness Invitational is April 20 at APS Stadium as the meet started by late Aurora Central and Hinkley coach Bob Caviness is contested yet again, with some differences. For the first time, Aurora Public Schools teams won’t be on hand other than co-hosts Aurora Central Hinkley, as the district is no longer involved in running the meet. Caviness’ children Craig and Marla continue to be the driving forces behind the meet, which began in 1957. Track events begin at 9 a.m.

• The Cherokee Trail and Smoky Hill girls soccer teams play at 8:30 p.m. April 20 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in a reschedule of a game wiped out by snow on April 16. The Cougars (5-1-2) and Buffs (5-1-1) sit in a tight grouping atop the Centennial League standings in the early going along with Eaglecrest and Cherry Creek.

• Regis Jesuit meets Columbine in girls lacrosse at 1 p.m. April 20 at Trailblazer Stadium as the Raiders, ranked sixth in the most recent Denver Post’s coaches poll, look for a second straight win over a Rebels team with eight wins in 10 games.

• Gateway is at Rangeview at 4:30 p.m. April 23 in a baseball game that will have an impact on the EMAC standings in the early going. The Raiders posted a 7-3 decision over the Olys last season and have won the last five meetings.

• Centennial League girls golfers try again April 24-25  with a pair of league tournaments scheduled for Meadow Hills G.C. (1:06 p.m., April 24) and Fitzsimons G.C. (1 p.m., April 25).

• Regis Jesuit plays host to longtime boys lacrosse rival Kent Denver at 7 p.m. April 24 when the two teams vying for supremacy in the South Suburban League hook up. The teams split two games last season — each decided by a single goal — but the Raiders topped the Sun Devils 5-4 in the state playoff quarterfinals.

• Smoky Hill plays host to Arapahoe at 4:30 p.m. April 25 in Centennial League boys swimming as the two talented teams gear up for the league championship meets in the weeks to follow. The Buffaloes hope to close the gap with Warriors, who won last season’s dual meet 228-141.

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

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