On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

Posted 9/27/17

Highlands Ranch

The football team has two players among the Class 5A state statistical leaders after four games. Junior Tyler Dobbs is third with 51 tackles for an average of 12.8 per game. …

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On Campus: News and notes from local high school sports programs

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Highlands Ranch

  • The football team has two players among the Class 5A state statistical leaders after four games. Junior Tyler Dobbs is third with 51 tackles for an average of 12.8 per game. Senior kicker Jeremy Henning is tied for the state lead with four made field goals.
  • The volleyball team was ranked sixth in the CHSAANow.com poll that was released Sept. 25 - with four Continental League teams on the list. The Falcons played top-ranked Castle View Sept. 26 and face third ranked Rock Canyon on Oct. 26. Mountain Vista, ranked No. 2, is not on the regular-season schedule.
  • Non-league schedule wraps up for the football team on Sept. 26 against Westminster, a team the Falcons whipped 55-12 last season.

Mountain Vista

  • The girls and boys cross country teams swept team titles in the Sept. 23 Pat Patten Invitational. Led by sophomores Jenna Fitzsimmons and Sarah O'Sullivan, who were first and second, the girls had four runners in the top six. The boys had five scoring runners finish in the top 14.
  • The football team rebounded from its loss to rival ThunderRidge as quarterback Daden Wetzel passed for 242 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-21 victory over Arapahoe on Sept. 22.
  • The top two earned run average leaders in the Continental League are on the girls softball team. Senior Makayla Hoselton is the league leader prior to games the week of Sept. 25 with a 1.92 ERA in 43.2 innings pitched, followed by Erin Kerby with a 2.21 ERA in 44.1 innings pitched.

Rock Canyon

  • Punter Devin Reichert has been a weapon for the football team through four games, with four field goals, which is tied for the 5A state lead. He has converted 12 extra point kicks to give him 24 points.
  • The softball team will play the third of three games in four days Sept. 28 when the Jaguars meet ThunderRidge, a team which it has beaten in the past two games played between the schools.

ThunderRidge

  • Spencer Lambert, who was a cornerback last season as a sophomore, wound up with three schools records in the Sept. 15 triumph over Mountain Vista. His 337 yards and six touchdowns were new standards as was his 77-yard run from scrimmage.
  • Senior softball pitcher Rachel Bean leads the Continental League after games played through Sept. 22 with 87 strikeouts and 10 victories.

SkyView Academy

  • For the second straight season, sophomore Luke Wright has qualified for the 3A state golf tournament after carding a 79 during the 3A regional on Sept. 18.
  • Senior Jimmy Scavuzzo ran sixth with a personal best time of 16:35 and the Hawks were fourth in the Division 2 team standings Sept. 22 at the Dave Sanders Invitational cross country meet.

Valor Christian

  • Kicker Brian Brogan benefits from playing on an explosive football team but the sophomore has done his part, making 4-of-4 field goal attempts and adding 16 conversion kicks to give him a 5A-leading 28 kick-scoring points.
  • The boys golf team, which has won five state championships, will be seeking its sixth at the 4A state championship tournament that will be held Oct. 2-3 at Raccoon Creek near Littleton.
  • Junior Ethan Zemla leads a strong defense for the football team, which has recorded nine sacks for a minus 60 yards in four games for an average of 2.3 per game. Zelma has three of the sacks.

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