Chaparral • The first-year hockey team entered the last week of the regular season with a 12-5-1 overall record and sat third in the Pinnacle Conference standings. The Wolverines were 11th in the …
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• The first-year hockey team entered the last week of the regular season with a 12-5-1 overall record and sat third in the Pinnacle Conference standings. The Wolverines were 11th in the RPI standings, which should give them a decent seed in the state playoffs, which begin Feb. 20
• The boys basketball team was dropped to third in the Feb. 12 CHSAANow.com Class 5A rankings after spending a week as the top-ranked team. Two other Continental League teams, Rock Canyon and ThunderRidge, have also been the No. 1 ranked teams this season.
• Senior Cade Fries was crowned the 182-pound champion Feb. 10 at the Class 5A Region 2 state qualifying wrestling tournament. He will enter the Feb. 15-17 state tournament with a 24-10 record.
• The boys basketball team, with regular-season-ending games against Heritage and Ponderosa, was hoping to advance to the state playoffs with a possible 13 wins. RPI standings will be used to qualify teams that are not the eight league champions. The Titans were in playoff shape, 17th in the RPI standings, but a lot of changes develop in a week.
• The girls basketball team, unbeaten in the 3A Metro League with a 9-0 ledger, had at least a share of the league title secured when it faced St. Mary’s Academy on Feb. 13. The Lions wrap up the regular season at home with a non-league game against Sterling on Feb. 16.
• The boys team sealed the 3A Metro League title with a 9-0 record and ends the season with non-league games against St. Mary’s (Colorado Springs) on Feb. 15 and at Sterling on Feb. 16.
• There will be four Mustangs regional wrestling champions competing in the Class 5A wrestling tournament Feb. 15-17 at the Pepsi Center. Senior Parker Benekas, a 170-pounder, 182-pound senior Tate Samuelson, 195-pound senior Jayden Woodruff and junior 285-pounder Cohlton Schultz, a two-time defending champion, won Region 4 state qualifying tournaments. Schultz is 46-0 this season.
• The girls basketball team, coming off a 50-44 non-league win over Skyview on Feb. 8, took it on the chin against 5A top-ranked Regis Jesuit on Feb. 9 and lost a 100-28 decision. The Mustangs trailed by 42 points at half. It didn’t get much better in the second half but freshman Liberty Line managed to score 19 of the team’s points.
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