Castle View • Zach Cushman birdied the final two holes he played on Sept. 18 at Murphy Creek Golf Course and finished tied for fourth with a 2-over-par 74 at the Class 5A Northern Regional …
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• Zach Cushman birdied the final two holes he played on Sept. 18 at Murphy Creek Golf Course and finished tied for fourth with a 2-over-par 74 at the Class 5A Northern Regional state-qualifying golf tournament. The 5A state tournament will be played at the Colorado Springs Country Club on Oct. 1-2.
• No. 2-ranked Valor Christian is next for the football team in the Metro South League opener on Sept. 28 at Douglas County School District Stadium. The Sabercats have not beaten the Eagles in five previous games. The team overcame a 14-0 deficit and rushed for 345 yards in a 42-21 win over Legend on Sept. 21. Senior Cole Oster gained 139 yards on 28 carries. Junior Jordan Jackson scored five touchdowns and ran for 118 yards on 23 carries.
• The volleyball team rebounded from a 3-1 loss to Highlands Ranch on Sept. 18 with a 3-1 victory over ThunderRidge on Sept. 20. Leanne Lowry, Marissa Coney and Paris Gorman combined for 38 of the team’s 48 kills against ThunderRidge. Brooklyn Rose had 44 assists.
• The softball team ended a four-game losing streak against rival Douglas County with a 4-1 win on Sept. 21. Sophomore Amber Rychlick led the offense with two hits and two runs scored. Kiah Parker belted a 2-run homer and junior pitcher Haley Hoy limited the Huskies to four hits while striking out 13 batters.
• Junior Katie Hilsman had two of the four hits managed by the softball team in the 4-1 setback to Castle View on Sept. 21. Senior pitcher Savanna Reiners leads the Continental League with 118 strikeouts in 110 innings pitched and her 12 wins are tied for the most in the league.
• Kenneth Saunders was the quarterback on the football team last season but the senior is second among 5A South League receivers this year with 18 catches for 244 yards and an average of 13.6 yards per catch. He has also rushed for 99 yards in five games. Hunter Rogelstad is second in the league with five sacks.
• Sophia Sobota had 17 kills in the volleyball team’s 3-2 win over Mountain Vista on Sept. 19. Abi Leitner had 19 assists and 12 digs in the match.
• The softball team blanked Highlands Ranch, 5-0, on Sept. 18 as six different players each had one hit. The win was the seventh in the past eight games for the Jaguars over Highlands Ranch.
• The soccer team beat Chaparral 3-1 on Sept. 18 and shut out Douglas County, 3-0, on Sept. 22. Calvin Ewing, Jack Hibbett and Kagan Giltinan scored the goals against Chaparral, while Ewing, Giltinan and Blake Peery got the goals in the game against Douglas County. Will Durbin made four saves and earned the shutout win over Douglas County.
• Melody Peotter has been named the new girls swimming and diving head coach. She was a four-year swimmer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and as a high school swimmer won the 2007 Indiana state championship in the 200 backstroke.
• Senior Jake Welch was the medalist at the 5A Central Regional golf tournament on Sept. 17 with a 4-under-par 68 at Legacy Ridge Golf Course. The Eagles were the regional runners-up after a playoff to determine the champion. The team lost the playoff with Fairview. Valor, five-time state champions and two-time runner-ups in lower classifications, will move up to 5A for the first time at the state tournament, which is set for Oct. 1-2 at the Colorado Springs Country Club.
• The softball team scored nine runs in the sixth inning to rally from an 8-4 deficit in a 13-8 triumph over Pomona on Sept. 22. Junior Eden McNally had three hits and two RBI and Mackenzie Wilson wound up with four RBIs.
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