Castle View • Basketball player Madison Hema, a junior, will be trying out this month for the New Zealand U17 national basketball team. She has dual citizenship. Her dad, girls basketball coach …
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• Basketball player Madison Hema, a junior, will be trying out this month for the New Zealand U17 national basketball team. She has dual citizenship. Her dad, girls basketball coach Matt Hema, is a native New Zealander who moved to Highlands Ranch in 1994. If she makes the team during the four-day tryout, she will play for New Zealand in Belarus at the U17 World Championships in July.
• The boys soccer team won its first five games. Junior James Steinke leads the team with 15 goals. The Sabercats play Chaparral in a Douglas County League game April 6. Castle View will be out to end a two-game losing streak against the Wolverines.
• The boys and girls track teams had four individual winners at the ThunderRidge Showcase held March 31 at Echo Park Stadium. Camron Dunfee was a double winner, capturing the boys high jump at 6 feet 6.50 inches and the triple jump at 43-5. Tyler Nelson won the discus at 156-0. In the girls competition, Lina Corrales won the 3,200 race in 11:27.25 and Sarah Sams was first in the discus with a throw of 121-7.
• Senior Jake Heintzelman leads the Douglas County lacrosse league with 20 goals and 32 points in six games.
• Tanner Riker, Emily Sloan and Devin Cadena were double individual winners at the ThunderRidge Showcase track meet on March 31. Riker won the girls 200- and 400-meter dashes with times of 25.55 and 58.70, respectively. Sloan won the girls 100-meter hurdles in 13.81 and the 300 hurdles in 44.42. Riley Masten won the girls high jump at 5-4.50 and AJ Bishop was first in the boys 1,600 with a time of 4:31.84.
• Jamie Tatum scored a first-half goal, which held up as the girls soccer team defeated Mountain Vista, 1-0, in a Continental League showdown March 30 between teams ranked in the top 10 of the CHSAANow.com poll.
• Anna Hall is tied for the best girls high jump of 5 feet 10 inches, according to MaxPrep national rankings. She ranks eighth nationally in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 42.93. At the Lyons Invitational on March 31, Lizzie Waters won the girls 300-meter hurdles in 45.32 and Destiny Grimes captured the 100 hurdles in 15.43. Kaden Keefe won the boys long jump with a 21-02.00 leap.
• Sophomore Copper Rich scored five goals when the boys lacrosse team earned a 16-9 win over Plant (Tampa, Florida) at the IMG Academy in Florida in the finale of a two-game road trip. After a contest against Cheyenne Mountain, the Eagles play Englewood on April 6.
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