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

Posted 11/8/17

Chaparral

Defensive leaders Jacob Stanton, Isaac Wilson, Tristan Dietz and Mickey Mcclelland will have the challenge of trying to contain defending state champion Valor Christian when the teams …

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

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Chaparral

  • Defensive leaders Jacob Stanton, Isaac Wilson, Tristan Dietz and Mickey Mcclelland will have the challenge of trying to contain defending state champion Valor Christian when the teams meet Nov. 10 in a first-round Class 5A football playoff game at Valor. Stanton led the Mount Evans league with 116 tackles and Wilson was the sack leader with 12. Chaparral faced Valor in a 2015 state playoff game and lost, 47-3.
  • The volleyball team earned a spot in the Class 5A state volleyball tournament, which is set for Nov. 10-11 at the Denver Coliseum. The Wolverines beat Rangeview and Loveland in the Region 4 tournament on Nov. 4 to advance. Chap is seeded fourth and will face Fruita Monument and Fort Collins in pool play. Chaparral lost 3-2 to Fort Collins on Sept. 9.

Legend

  • Prior to the Oct. 28 senior night game against Highlands Ranch, the Legend football team ran onto the field with several of the players carrying big American flags.
  • The Continental League co-champion boys soccer team had four players make the all-league first team. They were Keegan Palmore, Scott Mansfield, Nick Bernardoni and Austyn LeMarr.
  • The football team ended its season with a 5-5 record but had three defensive players who were statistical leaders in the Mount Lincoln league. Junior linebacker Caden Meis was the tackle leader with 120 and senior defensive end Tate Wildeman was the leader with six sacks in eight games. Junior Justin Boyd had seven interceptions to lead the league.

Lutheran

  • The Lions volleyball team swept Florence and Bayfield in the 3A Region 2 volleyball tournament on Nov. 4 and will head into the 3A state championships, which are set for Nov. 10-11 at the Denver Coliseum, as the No. 2 seed. Lutheran, with a 42-16 record in playoff competition, faces Bennett and Sterling in pool play.
  • The football team ended its season with a 44-7 loss to Green Mountain on Nov. 3 and finished with a 4-6 overall record. However, three players were leaders in the 3A West Metro League. Junior quarterback Nick Moss led the league in passing yards with 2,026. He tossed 14 touchdowns passes but he also threw 18 interceptions. Sophomore Andre Norman was the top receiver with 66 catches for 1,116 yards. Senior Shaden Siegfried had 114 tackles to lead the league.

Ponderosa

  • One loss can make a big difference in playoff seedings, as the football team discovered. The Mustangs were unbeaten and top-ranked with a 9-0 record prior to a 4A Foothills League championship game on Nov. 2 against Pueblo South. Ponderosa lost, 53-24. In nine previous games, the Mustangs had allowed only 45 combined points but now has to travel to Loveland for a Nov. 10 first-round 4A playoff game against the Indians.
  • The volleyball team played in the tough Continental League, which sent four teams into the Class 5A state tournament. Ponderosa benefitted from its league matches and qualified for the 4A state tournament after winning the Region 10 tournament on Nov. 4 with victories over Durango and Pueblo County. Junior Taylor Wiebold had 13 kills and a 76.5 percent kill percentage in the win over Pueblo County. The Mustangs are seeded 10th in the Nov. 10-11 state tournament at the Denver Coliseum and are in a pool with Holy Family and D'Evelyn.

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