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


Castle View

  • Dillon O'Connor leads the Continental League soccer statistics through games of Oct. 15 with 36 points, 14 goals and eight assists.
  • The Class 5A top-ranked volleyball leaders have two players ranked near the top of the Class 5A state statistics. Senior Lauren Lowry is the leaders in assists with 599, or an average of 11.5 a set. Her younger sister, sophomore Leanne, is second in digs with 384, or 6.3 per set.
  • The football team led Rocky Mountain 14-10 going into the fourth quarter of the Oct. 13 game but gave up a touchdown and suffered its sixth consecutive loss. The Sabercats opened the season with a win over rival Douglas County on Sept. 1 but will take a 1-6 overall record into an Oct. 19 game against unbeaten Eaglecrest.

Douglas County

  • Dane Craig left Mountain Range to take over as the softball coach at Douglas County. The Huskies (13-9) are seeded 12th and will face fifth-seeded Columbine at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20 in the first game of the Class 5A state tournament. Mountain Range didn't qualify for the tournament. Junior Abbey Stallcup went 3-for-4 with four runs batted in and belted a 3-run walk-off homer in an 18-7 win over Chatfield on Oct. 14, which secured a state berth for the Huskies.
  • It's been a season of streaks for the soccer team, which won its first six games and then lost six in a row before ending the skid with a 1-0 victory over Mountain Vista on Oct. 3. The Huskies face Highlands Ranch on Oct. 18 in its first game after the fall break.
  • The football team will be seeking to snap a three-game losing streak when it plays Westminster on Oct. 20. Both teams are 1-6 overall and Douglas County topped the Wolves last season, 25-15.


  • Sophomore Andre Norman put on a show for the football team in a 51-17 loss to Evergreen on Oct. 13. He caught 15 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns. He leads the 3A West Metro League with 851 receiving yards for an average of 18.1 yards per reception and 121.6 yards per game.
  • Coach Alicia Oates' volleyball team has won 12 straight matches after 14 games this season and sophomore Payton Brgoch has played a key role. She leads the 3A Metro League with a .457 hitting percentage and is first with 52 blocks.

Rock Canyon

  • Easton Allred and Chris Theodore led the boys cross country team to a second-place finish at the Continental League championships on Oct. 11. Allred, a sophomore, was the individual champion with a time of 15:43 while Theodore came in second at 15:47.
  • Senior volleyball player Keeley Davis leads the Continental League and the Class 5A state statistics with 276 kills in matches through Oct. 15. In the Oct. 16 CHSAANow.com Class 5A poll, the Jaguars were ranked fourth behind three other Continental League teams. Castle View was first, Mountain Vista second and Highlands Ranch third.
  • Senior infielder Nick Merone, who hit .380 last season, has committed to play baseball at the University of Portland (Oregon).

Valor Christian

  • The unbeaten and top-ranked softball team heads into the Class 4A state tournament seeking its fourth straight title and faces No. 16-seeded Ponderosa on Oct. 20. The Eagles are hitting .424 as a team to support the pitching of senior Val Kilponen, who has an 0.35 earned run average and 249 strikeouts in 120 innings pitched. Over the last four seasons with Kilponen in the circle, Valor has compiled a 92-3 record.
  • In two Mount Lincoln football victories, the unbeaten and top-ranked Class 5A football team has outscored the opposition 85-14. Highlands Ranch, tied for first place in the league with Valor, is the next opponent for the Eagles on Oct. 20.
  • The volleyball team, ranked second in Class 4A, played Standley Lake on Oct. 17 and if the Eagles won it would give the team the outright Jefferson County 4A title. Junior Lily Thompson went into the match as the league leader with a .447 hitting percentage.


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