CLASS 4A FOOTBALL - CHAMPIONSHIP GAME PREVIEW

When Broomfield underwent a coaching change after last season, landing in the championship game wasn’t the first thing that came to mind.

CLASS 5A FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

It has been a long, difficult season in more ways than one with plenty of arguing and consternation about Colorado’s ever-changing football landscape. Lots of key injuries. One-sided league play. And highly questionable playoff designations in a field that was cut in half.
Photos Courtesy Valor Christian & Pomona Athletics

CLASS 3A FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

Normally a state championship game is attractive because of not only what’s at stake but the matchup usually brings together teams that rarely play one another. That’s not the case in Class 3A this year as Saturday will mark the fourth straight year that Discovery Canyon and Pueblo East will play t

RESULTS FROM WINDSOR DUAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

Six of the ten teams in the field were ranked in the top 10 of their class by On the Mat but it was a Nebraska visitor that took home the top trophy at the Windsor Tournament on Saturday. [READ]

RESULTS FROM CHUCK ANNAND INVITATIONAL (AKRON)

Akron was the site for the annual Chuck Annand Invitational and Platte Valley came away with the team championship. Team standings and individual results from each class are available courtesy of Track Wrestling. [READ]

RESULTS FROM BATTLE OF THE BEST TOURNEY (PINE CREEK)

Defending Class 4A state champion opened the new wrestling with the championship of the Battle of the Best tournament at Pine Creek high school. The event was a dual tournament with the Hornets besting seven other ranked teams to win the top prize. [READ]

VALOR CHRISTIAN WINS ANOTHER BIG SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

DENVER – Of the great runs in Colorado scholastic annals, Valor Christian’s in football continues on hallowed ground. [READ]

PINE CREEK GRABS 3RD FOOTBALL CROWN IN FOUR YEARS

DENVER – No one can deny Pine Creek’s presence has been felt in Class 4A. It was in its fourth championship game over six seasons on Saturday. But there’s something to be said outside the proverbial dynasty. [READ]

GIRLS TOP 10 BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD - DECEMBER 2ND

Week one of the girls’ basketball season brings fans a battle between #1 and #2 in Class 5A as Grandview meets Ralston Valley this evening. It’s one of just two matchups featuring ranked teams on the same court with the other taking place at the Ballard Classic in Springfield between #6 South Baca [READ]

BOYS TOP 10 BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD - DECEMBER 2ND

There are a few matchups involving top 10 clubs but the feature attraction for the first Friday of basketball is inside the San Luis Valley. That’s where Sanford can set a new all-time state record for most consecutive wins by beating visiting Swallows Charter. The three-time defending Class 2A st [READ]

WEEK ONE BOYS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

As is the case every year, the first week of basketball across Colorado is filled with tournaments. We include the schedules of the tournaments that we have thus far and will continue to update as brackets and pairings are provided to us. Tournament pairings can be emailed to us to kevin@coloradop [READ]

WEEK ONE GIRLS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

The opening week schedule for girls’ basketball is chock full of tournaments in all classes. Below is a list of tournaments that we have schedules for and please provide us with the brackets for events we’re missing by emailing them to kevin@coloradopreps.com. [READ]

CLASS 5A WRESTLING - PRE-SEASON INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Pre-season rankings for Class 5A weights have been released by Tim Yount and we release the top four in each class. Tim though often ranks 15-20 wrestlers in each weight and you can see the entire list by subscribing to this weekly newsletter and you can sign up by emailing tim@onthematrankings.com [READ]

CLASS 5A WRESTLING - PRE-SEASON TOP 10 RANKINGS

Although there were many changes to other classes, 5A was left unscathed except for Denver South moving up in classification and Pine Creek, Liberty, Lincoln, Loveland, George Washington, and Grand Junction Central moving down to 4A. Upwards of 30 schools have at least one wrestler we see as being [READ]

CLASS 4A WRESTLING - PRE-SEASON INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Several new teams have joined the division which shakes up the pre-season rankings a bit in Class 4A. We list the top four individuals in each weight class but Tim Yount with On the Mat Rankings often goes 10-15 wrestlers deep. You can see the entire list by subscribing to this weekly newsletter a [READ]

CLASS 4A WRESTLING - PRE-SEASON TOP 10 RANKINGS

For years the 4A class has had the depth to be, arguably, the strongest of the four classes. Some feel that 4A might be one notch below class 5A this year. Not in my view. I would argue that the best in this class could challenge the best in 5A. With the additions of Grand Junction Central, Pine C [READ]

CLASS 3A WRESTLING - PRE-SEASON TEAM RANKINGS

The move the committee made a few years ago to improve the equality of the divisions is still in my mind one of the best made for Colorado in a long, long while. The result has been much more consistency of wrestling with no one single division being able to say they are the toughest in the state. [READ]

CLASS 3A WRESTLING - PRE-SEASON INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Tim Yount with On the Mat Rankings has released pre-season rankings for Class 3A. We list the top four wrestlers in each weight class but Tim often ranks 15-20 deep. You can see the entire list by subscribing to this weekly newsletter and you can sign up by emailing tim@onthematrankings.com. [READ]

CLASS 2A WRESTLING - PRE-SEASON INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Wrestling season opens this week and Colorado Preps will again release individual rankings from Tim Yount and On the Mat each week. We list the top four wrestlers in each weight class but Tim often ranks 15-20 deep. You can see the entire list by subscribing to this weekly newsletter and you can s [READ]

CLASS 2A WRESTLING - PRE-SEASON TEAM RANKINGS

Class 2A has never run short of teams but has certainly felt the impact of small participant numbers in several programs around the state. The southern region this past year had five weights which either qualified all the competing kids or failed to have four in the weight. We hope this will chang [READ]

GIRLS TOP 10 SCOREBOARD - DECEMBER 1ST

The early season showdown between #2 Holy Family and #3 Mullen headlines the girls’ basketball schedule for Thursday night. It’s the only game on the schedule featuring two ranked clubs on the same court. [READ]

BOYS TOP 10 SCOREBOARD - DECEMBER 1ST

Day two of the basketball season brings fans a much busier top 10 schedule as many clubs embark on tournament play. Below is a schedule of games involving ranked clubs and if you have additions or final scores, please text that information to 970.380.7737 or email to kevin@coloradopreps.com. [READ]

GIRLS BASKETBALL - TOP 10 SCOREBOARD - NOVEMBER 30TH

Eight ranked teams stepped on the court as the girls basketball season officially opened Wednesday night and one game featured two top ten clubs squaring off. Results from the games are posted below and missing scores can be sent to us by text to 970.380.7737 or by email to kevin@coloradopreps.com. [READ]

BOYS BASKETBALL - TOP 10 SCOREBOARD - NOVEMBER 30TH

Opening night in boys basketball saw a few top ten teams get their season underway. Results from the games are posted below and missing scores can be sent to us by text to 970.380.7737 or by email to kevin@coloradopreps.com. [READ]

WRESTLING TOURNAMENTS SET TO OPEN 2016-17 SEASON

Much of the focus this week is on the state championship football games in Classes 3A, 4A and 5A and the start of basketball but the wrestling campaign also opens in major fashion with two attractive tournaments on Saturday. Pine Creek entertains a strong field at the sixth annual Battle of the Bes [READ]

SEASON OPENING PREVIEW FOR GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Wednesday is the official start of the girls’ basketball season and the opening week includes many attractive matchups. Below is a quick look at each classification and the teams that could contend for state championships next March. [READ]

SEASON OPENING NOTES FOR BOYS BASKETBALL

Five teams begin defense of their state championships as the new basketball campaign opens on Wednesday across the state. Fleming, Sanford, Colorado Springs Christian, Pueblo West and Overland are the teams with targets on their back as they’re defending state champions and each begins their campai [READ]

RETURNING ALL-STATE PLAYERS - GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wednesday is the start of the girls’ basketball season as that’s the first day official games can take place. As the season approaches, we get you set with a quick list of players that return after being named to either the first or second all-state team a year ago. [READ]

RETURNING ALL-STATE PLAYERS - BOYS BASKETBALL

Basketball season officially opens on November 30th as teams begin the quest for the 2016-17 state championship. Tournaments dominate the schedule for December and we’ll track virtually all the events throughout the month but to get you set for the start of the season we provide a list of returning [READ]

8-MAN FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

It almost seemed inevitable that Sedgwick County (11-1) and Akron (10-2) would meet up in the state finals for a second straight year. The two teams began the season ranked #1 and #2, respectively, and both were highly ranked for the entire campaign. Many challengers rose up during the season, but t [READ]

CLASS 1A FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

Regardless of outcomes from semifinals in Classes 3A through 5A, the battle between #1 Meeker and #2 Strasburg will be the only state championship game featuring two unbeaten clubs. Both the Cowboys and Indians are 12-0 on the season as they get set to collide on Saturday but none of the players on [READ]

CLASS 2A FOOTBALL - STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

After three rounds of playoff football in Class 2A, it’s down to La Junta and Kent Denver for the state championship on Saturday. The host Tigers are unbeaten on the season while Kent Denver makes a return visit to the site of their only regular season loss. [READ]

CLASS 4A FOOTBALL - STATE SEMIFINALS PREVIEW

Oftentimes the best games are in the semifinals, and this week’s 4A slate has potential to add credence to that notion. Perennial power Pine Creek will take on classification newcomer Chatfield in one and Broomfield will square off with defending-champion Windsor in the other. [READ]

CLASS 5A FOOTBALL - STATE SEMIFINALS PREVIEW

The year of complaining about Class 5A football stopped entering last week’s quarterfinals, so there certainly can’t be any whining or what-ifs about this weekend’s semifinalists. What we have left isn’t shocking -- two from the traditionally strong Centennial League, one from Jefferson County and [READ]

ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL TEAMS (ALL CLASSES)

All-state volleyball teams have been released by CHSAA. We list the first and second team honorees plus player and coach of the year in all five classes. All-state teams are compiled by CHSAA, MaxPreps and Colorado Preps. [READ]

CLASS 3A FOOTBALL - STATE SEMIFINAL PREVIEW

Four teams with a combined 44-4 record head into the Class 3A state semifinals this Saturday and two will advance to the state championship game on December 3rd. One battle features two unbeaten teams as Silver Creek heads to Discovery Canyon while Mead challenges two-time defending state champion [READ]

STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES (8MAN-1A-2A)

Three more champions will be crowned on the gridiron Saturday as eight man, Class 1A and Class 2A conduct state championship games. In-depth previews of each game will be provided later this week but up first are championship notes on all six teams involved. [READ]

PRE-SEASON GIRLS BASKETBALL RANKINGS RELEASED

Pre-season rankings for girl’s basketball were released today by CHSAA. Teams can begin their season on November 30th with the first month dominated by tournaments across the state. Here’s a look at the top ten in each of the five classes. [READ]

PRE-SEASON BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS RELEASED

The first basketball games of the high school season are set for November 30th and in anticipation pre-season polls have been released today by CHSAA. Below are the top ten boys basketball teams in all classes as announced today. [READ]

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: BAYFIELD AT LA JUNTA

As expected, the semifinal matchup between Bayfield and La Junta turned into a thriller as the Tigers scored late to secure a 14-13 decision over the Wolverines. Richard Carpenter was on hand and has the highlights. [READ]

WEEK 13 PLAYOFF FOOTBALL SCHEDULE - ALL CLASSES

Game times and dates have been finalized for the next round of playoff football in Colorado. All nine games on the schedule this week will kickoff at 1:00pm on Saturday. Three more state champions will be crowned as Classes 2A, 1A and eight man close out their season while semifinals take place in [READ]

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: HI PLAINS VS CHEYENNE WELLS

Hi Plains captured the third football title in school history as they beat Cheyenne Wells in the six man state championship game. Cole Honstead provides the extended game highlights. [READ]

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: MEEKER VS BENNETT

Bennett traveled to Meeker for a Class 1A Semifinal on Saturday with the host Cowboys scoring a 34-24 decision. Mackenzie Lewis has highlights from the game. [READ]