The week past in Aurora prep sports, 4.26-5.2


The Grandview baseball team opened a big week of play with a 3-2 walk-off win in 10 innings over Arapahoe in Centennial League play on May 2, which assured the Wolves of second place in the league standings.

Jake Thurston — who was robbed of a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 7th inning on a leaping catch at the wall by Arapahoe left fielder John Mulhern — still plated the winning run by drawing a four-pitch walk with the bases loaded.

Starting pitcher Madison Spencer got a no-decision despite allowing just two unearned runs and striking out 12 in 9 innings, while Michael Tanner got the win by pitching a scoreless 10th inning.

• The Regis Jesuit girls golf team tuned up for the 4A Metro West Regional on May 7 at West Woods Golf Club by winning the final Continental League tournament of the season May 1 at Red Hawk Ridge G.C.

Kathleen Kershisnik was 2nd individually with a 72, while Sydney Gillespie shot an 81 and Sofia Vigil an 83 for the Raiders, who topped Highlands Ranch — the league champ — by eight strokes.

• The EMAC girls golf championship was decided at the second major tournament of the season on May 1 at Fitzsimons Golf Course in Aurora, with Northglenn rallying past Rangeview to take the title.

The Raiders — the South Division champs who also finished as runner-ups last season — had a seven-stroke lead through the first major, but the Norse were 24 shots better in the second tournament to finish on top by 11 strokes.

Sophomores Danae Bushman and Julia Kim each made first team All-EMAC by finishing 4th and 5th, respectively. Gateway’s Malorie Williamson and Hinkley’s Kasydi Valentine were 2nd team.

• The Grandview girls soccer team snatched the fourth playoff spot from the Centennial League in anticlimactic style on April 30 with an 8-1 win against Overland. Dom Premac scored twice and Brooke Genovese, Ashley Germann, Steph House, Nicole Molnar, Jen Rank and Meagan Wilson had one each as the Wolves won their fourth straight league game after an 0-3 start to edge Eaglecrest.

• The Liberty Bell Invitational on April 27-28 was a good test for Aurora’s best track athletes, who rose to the occasion in the high-profile meet at Littleton Public Schools Stadium.

Eaglecrest’s Danielle Williams (triple jump), Smoky Hill’s Zainab Sanni (100 meter dash), Grandview’s Adaeze Obinnah (shot put), Rangeview’s Rikki Gonzales (3,200 meter run) and the Smoky Hill boys 4×800 meter relay team of Kyle Ames, Tanner Ruhl, Dylan Adams and Clayton Adams all won event championships.

• The Regis Jesuit baseball team zeroed in on the Continental League championship with a 4-3 victory over Mountain Vista on April 27, with Joey Larson delivering the deciding hit in the bottom of the 7th inning. Max George tied the game with a home run in the fifth inning as part of a 3-for-3 day.

• The Smoky Hill girls soccer team registered a 3-2 win over Cherry Creek on April 26, getting the eventual game-winner from freshman Brynell Yount. Candace Cephers and Michaela Herrmann also scored for the Buffs, who secured the No. 2 spot in the Centennial League behind Arapahoe.

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