Chaparral • Senior Caleb Ream won the varsity race at the Washington Park Invitational cross country meet on Aug. 30 with a time of 16:31.00. George Maldonado III was fifth in 17:16.00, and the …
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• Senior Caleb Ream won the varsity race at the Washington Park Invitational cross country meet on Aug. 30 with a time of 16:31.00. George Maldonado III was fifth in 17:16.00, and the Wolverines captured the team title as the five scoring runners finished among the top 13. Ream was second in 16:06.00 on Aug. 25 at the Cherry Creek Steve Lohman Invitational at Cherry Creek State Park.
• Jeff Ketron picked up his first win as Wolverines football coach with an 18-10 victory over Rocky Mountain on Aug. 31. Senior Dylan Smithwick was a workhorse, carrying the ball 34 times and gaining 121 yards and a TD in the win.
• No. 2 Chaparral beat top-ranked Fossil Ridge, 3-1, on Aug. 29 in an early season girls volleyball showdown. The team was 5-0 following Aug. 31 wins over Arapahoe and Highlands Ranch in the Regis Jam tournament, which concluded Sept. 1. The team is averaging 12.3 kills per set.
• The football team edged Ponderosa, 20-17 on Aug. 24 but lost 21-7 to Poudre on Aug. 30 in Fort Collins. Senior Caden Meis rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown and also caught a TD pass in the win over Ponderosa. Meis was injured and didn’t play against Poudre. Sophomore quarterback Kalen Shoemaker hooked up with senior receiver Trustin Oliver for the only TD in the Poudre game. The Titans will be out to notch their second straight win over Rock Canyon when the teams meet Sept. 6 at EchoPark Automotive Stadium.
• The defending Class 5A state softball champions lost six of their first seven games to open the season but downed Broomfield, 6-3, and Mustang, Oklahoma,13-9, on Aug. 31 to open play in the Erie Tournament of Champions. Legend had games against Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Brighton to wrap up tournament play on Sept. 1. Junior Lauren Griggs and senior Payton Lincavage were the team’s leading hitters with .552 and .448 batting averages respectively through nine games.
• The girls volleyball team didn’t waste time collecting an impressive win. The Lions, ranked second in the 3A CHSAANow.com poll, swept No. 5 Valley, 3-0, in the season-opening match on Aug. 30. Junior Payton Brgoch had 15 kills, a 75 kill percentage and also had five blocks. Kennedy Johnson and Lexi Wilmoth accounted for all 27 Lions’ assists, with Johnson credited with 15 and Wilmoth 12.
• The football team lost its season opener, 36-17, to Platte Valley and the Lions will seek their first win at home Sept. 7 against Fort Morgan.
• Ryder Blair was a standout in the season-opening 20-17 football loss to rival Legend on Aug. as the 205-pound senior linebacker was in on 20 total tackles, 18 of them solo stops. Valor Christian topped the Mustangs, 30-6, on Aug. 31 in the second game of the season.
• Junior Chris Corn had four goals and 10 points in the first two games of the season for the boys soccer team as the Mustangs outscored the opposition 9-0. Spencer Eyers and Cameron Klein have shared the goalkeeping duties. Thomas Jefferson finally managed a goal for the opposition as the Spartans earned a 1-0 overtime win on Aug. 31.
• Baylie Koonce finished second in the Junior/Senior division race at the Ponderosa Mustang Stampede on Aug. 31. She was timed in 20:04.00.
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