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Hannah Sendel, a freshman at Emory University in Atlanta, was chosen for the University Athletic Association SoftballAll-Tournament Team.
Emory University freshman Hannah Sendel of Greenwood Village was one of five Emory Eagles recently chosen for the University Athletic Association Softball All-Tournament Team.
The tourney was held March 12-16 in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Atlanta’s Emory won the conference crown with an 8-0 mark and Sendel was named Co-MVP of the tournament, sharing that honor with Amanda Genovese of Brandeis University.
Sendel hit .471, the fifth-highest mark during the tourney, rapping out eight hits in 17 trips to the plate. She drove in a league-high 15 runs and socked a conference-best four homers. She hit safely in five of the seven outings she played in and delivered a pair of multi-hit contests, including a 3-for-3 performance against Case Western in the finale of the tourney on March16.
She homered in four different contests, including a grand slam against Brandeis in the opening game of the championships.
During the year, Sendel has appeared in 23 of the squad’s 35 games – 18 as a starter – and is hitting .298 with 14 hits in 47 trips to the plate. She has driven in 22 runs and has stroked four homers and four doubles.
Sendel is a 2012 graduate of Cherry Creek High School.
Kent Denver sophomore Tom Kourlis takes a shot.Photo courtesy of Kent Denver
Submitted by Kent Denver
In its best season in at least 20 years, Kent Denver’s boys basketball team finished with an 8-0 record in the Metropolitan League and an overall record of 25-2.
The Sun Devils entered the 3A state tournament as the No. 1 seed and hosted their regional games at home in Black Field House, walloping Aurora West College Prep 71-28 and besting Aspen 62-49. The boys then beat Sterling 55-34 in the quarterfinals and Brush 59-38 in the semifinals before losing in an upset in the final game to Pagosa Springs by a score of 53-49.
Kent Denver senior Josh Repine, who had 16 points in the final game, was named to The Denver Post’s All-Tournament Team.
“It truly was the journey over the four months and not just the end product at the state championship game that matters,” said Kent Denver Head Coach Todd Schayes. “Winning the league and district titles was tremendous. The leadership of our 12 seniors on this team has really raised the bar for years to come. All of the players showed tremendous character and class throughout the season, especially in congratulating Pagosa after the final game.”
Kent Denver’s girls basketball team, meanwhile, enjoyed its best season since 2005, with a final record of 21-6 and an 8-1 finish in the Metro League. As the No. 12 seed in the state tournament, the Sun Devils beat Middle Park and Moffat County. Then, the girls fell 37-34 in a hard-fought game against St. Mary’s of Colorado Springs. The Sun Devils went on to finish as runners-up in the 3A state consolation tournament.
Finally, the girls’ swimming and diving team was the top 3A finisher in the Colorado 4A state meet. All of Kent Denver’s relay teams qualified for the meet, as did seniors Olivia Leoni and Lauren Abruzzo and sophomore Kendall Crawford in their individual events.
Notably, throughout her four years as a Kent Denver swimmer, Abruzzo did not lose a single race in a dual meet or at the League Championships — finishing with a record of better than 60 wins. In all, she holds seven records in the 11 events in which she has participated, and she has posted All-American times in both the 200 IM and the 500 free events. Abruzzo is currently ranked 8th in the country in the 500 free.
Jade Woolman and Ayana Jordan enjoy “Cookies with the Easter Bunny” at Arapahoe Community College on March 29. More than 50 children and their families attended the event to enjoy refreshments, games and free photographs with the Easter Bunny.Photo courtesy of Arapahoe Community College
Eaglecrest JV Cheerleaders compete at the final round of UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at the Walt Disney Resort on Feb. 9. Courtesy photos
The Eaglecrest Junior Varsity Cheerleaders earned a very respectable seventh place finish at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships at the Walt Disney Resort in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 9. Eaglecrest JV had an amazingly successful season with first place victories in their division at 6 out of 7 local competitions, including the Colorado State Championships.
In all, 17 teams from high schools across the country competed in the Large JV division at a preliminary round at the NHSCC. Eaglecrest JV was one of nine finalists to compete a second time, which determined the final rankings. All contending teams qualified for Nationals by winning first place in a regional competition prior to the NHSCC.
The Eaglecrest JV cheerleaders faced a great challenge in December when they had to re-choreograph a large portion of their routine, including the pyramid finale, for two fewer girls. The team had a very long and demanding season, beginning with try-out clinics and try-outs in April 2012, followed by regular practice sessions in spring and camp over the summer. In addition to competing, they cheer at the home games for the EHS JV football, girls’ volleyball, and boys’ and girls’ basketball teams.
The cheerleaders are required to meet the same academic eligibility requirements as other high school athletes, in addition to practicing as many as six days a week from August through February, including two days a week at a gym for tumbling and stunting. The expenses are covered by the cheerleaders and their families themselves, to include such things as competition fees, gym fees, clothing expenses, travel and lodging, and providing transportation to and from all practices, events, games and competitions.
Eaglecrest JV Cheerleaders at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney Resort, Orlando, Fla., following the competition Feb. 9. First row: Marissa Roller, Alexxus Traylor, Nikki Russell, Taylor Worley, Britta Struhs, Britney Gorman and Meleah Glenn. Second row: Weston Williams, Kenzie Schneck, Saleena Castro, Cori Birka, Shelby Creal, Lexi Ditzler and Taylor Green. Third row: Brianna Gragg, Jayden Vonfeldt, Breiana Olguin, Bree Morgan, Mackenzee Schwarze, Becca Smith, Akalyn Garvin and Gilli Breslar.
Cherry Creek High School sophomore Connor Sendel won Best in Show, Senior Division, and several other awards for his presentation on “iPad cases for Autism” at the 2013 Regional Science and Engineering Fair.Photo courtesy of Sendel family
Submitted by CCSD
Want to be amazed? Check out some of the projects Cherry Creek Schools’ students presented at the 2013 Regional Denver Metropolitan Science and Engineering Fair, Feb. 27, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
More than 560 students in sicth to 12th grade from schools across the metro area participated in categories ranging from cellular and molecular biology to electrical and mechanical engineering. Close to 200 professional members of the scientific and business community served as judges.
Challenge School eighth grader Avi Swartz won Best in Show, Junior Division, with his project titled “An attempted polynomial solution to an NP problem,” while Cherry Creek High School sophomore Connor Sendel won Best in Show, Senior Division, for his presentation on “iPad cases for Autism.” Sendel also received an all expenses paid trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering fair May 12-17 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Many CCSD students brought home category or special awards and earned the right to go on to the State Science and Engineering Fair in April.
Liberty Middle School sixth-grader Anselm Yededji had fun with his science fair project titled AHHHHHHH!!!! Use the Parachute.
Second Place – Kayla Seggelke
Oral Hygiene Assoc. – Daniel DaSilva
Cellular and Molecular Biology
1st place – Rahul Ramesh, “Constructing a Microbial Desalination Fuel Cell to Generate Electricity from Anaerobic Wastewater Sludge and Reduce Conductivity in Salt Water”
1st place – Melody Shellman, “Does Fracking Cause Earthquakes?- An investigation to see if fracking fluids contribute to earthquakes”
Engineering: Materials and Bioengineering
1st place – Aditya Kumar, “How Heat Affects Wood Glue”
– 1st place – Hari Sowrirajan, “Can Using Cyanobacteria Reduce CO2 Emissions from Cars”
1st place – Avi Swartz, “An attempted polynomial solution to an NP problem”
Physics and Astronomy
1st place – Sean Smith, “Seeing Sound: A study of Cymatics in two dimensions”
2nd place – Tyler Giallanza and Alex Martin
Medicine and Health
3rd place – Terry Chen and Peyton Dailey
3rd place – Courtney Haag
3rd place – Penaloza and Kyndall Hadley
Special Oral Sciences Award
– Tanzilla Purnota
University of Colorado Award for Best Math based Project
University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Award
Hutton Architecture Best Solar Energy Project
Cherry Creek Stewardship Partners SPASH Award for Best Water Quality Project
Cherry Creek High School sophomore Jacob Presken received first place and qualified for the State Science and Engineering Fair with his presentation on Does Quickdry dry quickly?Photos courtesy of Michelle Ancell
Apoorva Krishnan (1st Place/State Qualifier) – Investigation through correlation of obesity to clinical parameters observed in golden retrievers.
Joseph Schroer (2nd Place) – Aquatic live movement patterns through acoustic telemetry.
Behavioral and Social Science:
Bu Sun Kim (1st Place/State Qualifier) – Differences in auditory discrimination of bilinguals.
Neya Manavalan (2nd Place/State Qualifier) – Reliable testimony.
Cellular and Molecular Biology:
Joey Park, Matthew Winchester, and Nidesh Lamichhane (1st Place/State Qualifier) – Analyzation of aldehyde dehydrogenase evolutionary history and functionality.
Electrical and Mechanical Engineering:
Connor Sendel (Best in Show/International Qualifier, 1st Place category/State Qualifier, Engineering Special Award, Achievement in Engineering Award – Society of Professional Engineers, Materials Education Award) – iPad cases for autism.
Mechanical and Bioengineering:
Jacob Presken (1st/State Qualifier) – Does Quickdry dry quickly?
Ju Young Kwag (1st/State Qualifier) – The effect of synthetic fertilizer on harmful algal blooms.
Karenna Bol, Jacqueline Guerra, Claire Fielder (1st Place/State Qualifier, Special Award in Environmental Management) – Digestion of oil by various types of bacteria at various temperatures.
Hannah Keller (2nd Place/State Qualifier) – Effects of natural and synthetic fertilizers on soil.
Medicine and Health:
Vishal Krishnan (2nd/State Qualifier) – Understanding the mutations of Von Willebrand disease and how they affect blood clotting.
Allison Weinberger (3rd Place/State Qualifier) – The effect of homeopathic Arnica montana on fruit flies: does Arnica montana inhibit the lethal effects of Arnica montana in Drosophila melanogaster?
Michael Brady (1st Place/State Qualifier) – A microbial fuel cell for those without access to clean water and electricity.
Moeka Nakagawa (2nd Place) – The role of AMPK in alcoholic liver disease.
Dwight Clark (3rd Place) – Digestion of endocrine disrupting compound surrogates by Sphingomonas spp.
Jonathan Xu (2nd in show/International Qualifier; 1st Place Category/State Qualifier) – The effect of electromagnetic frequencies on cells.
Johnathan Treihoft, Ben Myers (2nd Place) – Plant growth as an effect of sound frequencies.
Cameron Summers (special award solar energy) – Harnessing the energy of the ocean currents.
Rebecca Schiff , Julie Sklar (special award for family medicine) – Exercise and type I diabetes.
More than 560 students in sixth to 12th grade from schools across the metro area participated in the 2013 Regional Science and Engineering Fair, held Feb. 27 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
Kelley Coffman-Lee bides the time at home last week with kids Chloe, Ethan and Gabe during the TCAP tests. The three Coffman-Lee children have never taken the standardized test for Colorado’s public-school students. The Centennial mother and her husband say the tests are unfair and a poor gauge of student achievement.Photo by Peter Jones
Some parents keep kids home, but school officials defend the standardized test
By Peter Jones
The Coffman-Lees are spending quality family time – together, but alone – at home on a recent Wednesday morning.
Kelley, the mom, keeps an eye on the hordes while teenage Gabe reels through a paperback, 8-year-old Ethan surfs his tablet and 11-year-old Chloe plays on the floor with Jack White, her new guinea pig.
“I kind of like it because I don’t have to go to school and I get to sleep in and stuff,” Chloe says of this day off from Cherry Creek Schools.
The fifth-grader’s smile fades as she remembers her classmates taking state-mandated standardized tests back at Canyon Creek Elementary School.
“I still feel bad for the kids that have to do the test all day and miss all the writing and reading that’s good for their brains,” she says.
This is a TCAP testing day, which means a day off for the TCAP-boycotting Coffman-Lees, who give the controversial standardized test a resounding F.
“I don’t think it’s a good way to assess what a child is learning,” Kelley says emphatically. “Year after year, the minority kids are the ones scoring the lowest. All children should be treated equally, but not all children are equal in terms of how they learn. The TCAP doesn’t take into consideration the kid’s background.”
None of the Coffman-Lees have ever taken the TCAP or its predecessor the CSAP – and they never will, as far as Kelley is concerned.
“You need to rewrite the test or you need to get rid of it,” she says.
Gabe, a freshman who takes advanced classes at Cherokee Trail High School, cannot say that he minds missing his classes for a few days every year.
“I think its dull just sitting there filling out bubbles for four hours,” he says.
He will be back at school at 2 p.m. for track practice anyway.
The pointed reasons for this day off are not lost on third-grader Ethan, who recalls explaining to classmates why he does not take the TCAP test.
“I just say it’s an unfair test to black kids, poor kids and girls,” the child says matter-of-factly. “When I say that, the other kids just stare at me.”
TCAP or Transitional Colorado Assessment Program is the successor to the CSAP, the Colorado Student Assessment Program. By law, the standardized test covering mathematics, reading, writing and science is given annually during a period of three weeks to all public-school students in grades third through 10th.
“It’s a well designed test with a number of validity checks,” said Elliott Asp, the Cherry Creek district’s assistant superintendent for performance improvement. “It gives information about both performance and growth on the part of the students. It’s also helpful information for the teachers.”
Asp concedes the TCAP is not a true diagnostic test, but says the results are nonetheless a valuable tool to help improve education and troubleshoot problems.
“Teachers use them to design their instruction. They look for trends and patterns where they were successful in some areas and could improve in others,” he said.
Schools are rated by the averaged scores of their students. Low-scoring schools receive required assistance from the Colorado Department of Education. Schools with consistently unsatisfactory ratings can be converted into charter schools. School districts with regularly low-scoring schools can lose their accreditation.
TCAP is also connected to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, which ties standardized test scores to qualifications for Title 1 and other federal education funding. The act signed by President George W. Bush required states to develop student-assessment tests in basic skills and set their own academic standards.
TCAP was instituted last year as a transitional test in response to new content standards approved by the Colorado Board of Education. A finalized version of the state’s standardized test is expected next year.
Small statewide jumps marked TCAP’s rollout in 2012. Although the results were largely flat overall, some districts, including Denver Public Schools, saw significant improvements. There were also slight statewide gains in reading and math, while other areas, such as writing, saw dips at some grade levels.
As for Cherry Creek, the district rose above the benchmark in the median-growth percentile, which charts student growth. Even so, fourth- and sixth-grade writing scores fell nearly seven points district-wide.
Although Cherry Creek has done some reevaluation as a result, Asp says the district finished remarkably well overall.
“We don’t have any low-performing schools,” he said.
An opt-out movement
In 2011, more than 1,420 students opted out of Colorado’s standardized tests, according to the Coalition for Better Education, an organization opposed to TCAP. A large group of TCAP-boycotting parents and students organized a school-walkout and demonstration last week at the state Capitol.
The Coffman-Lees are among the less than 2 percent of Cherry Creek students that regularly skip the tests each year, according to Asp.
For Kelley Coffman-Lee, the primary issue is fairness to minorities and students from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
“I just don’t think a [fair] test should continuously show better results for white males than minorities,” the Centennial mother said. “They have these unreachable standards and then say, ‘OK inner-city Denver, let’s see what you can do.’”
Despite last year’s statewide gains among black and Hispanic students and improvements in some of Colorado’s turnaround districts, there was still a double-digit performance gap overall in comparison to the state’s white students.
For example, Cherry Creek saw “inadequate” growth among students with disabilities and those qualifying for free or reduced lunch in some categories at all grade levels. The district received the same designation for minority students at the middle and high school levels. At the same time, “adequate” growth was measured in other learning categories for those same “disadvantaged” students.
According to Asp, the varying results have nothing to do with bias.
“The test is reviewed for bias in a variety of ways,” he said. “Every item that goes on the test is reviewed by several different groups. Every item is looked at, discussed and argued about. The test is also subject to peer review.”
What’s more, Asp says accommodations are often made for Spanish-speaking students and those with special needs.
Still, the will to succeed among some schools – especially those on the bottom rungs of the economic and educational ladders – can be fierce.
Last year, a cheating scandal at Beach Court Elementary School was a focal point for TCAP critics. Two years of standardized tests at the struggling west Denver school of underprivileged students were invalidated and the principal was fired after the district discovered widespread test-falsification by school administrators. Test scores plummeted at the school last year in the wake of the scandal.
Coffman-Lee thinks TCAP has created an unhealthy competition among schools that seek state funding from out-of-district open enrollment.
“It’s pitting schools against each other to see who can get the highest score,” she said. “The more students you get to each school, the more you’re going to get for each student.”
Asp stresses that Cherry Creek does not encourage “teaching to the test,” nor does the district tie test results to teacher bonuses.
No test result left behind
Many education experts think officials have placed too much emphasis on testing in the wake of No Child Left Behind. Still, Kevin Welner, an education professor and director of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, says there is nothing wrong with standardized tests per se.
“If we took the high-stakes consequences away and simply administered the tests to measure student learning, they would do a pretty good job of measuring student learning within the domains they’re focused on,” he said. “Before No Child Left Behind, a lot of schools were writing off a lot of students. You ended up with students whose schools were warehousing, instead of teaching.”
According to Welner, the problem is when school districts and governments put too much stock in the test results and use them to drive policy.
“We’re transforming the nature of what we expect schools to do,” he said. “Instead of setting up a mechanism with experienced skilled professional teachers, we’ve set up a mechanism that de-professionalizes the teacher and puts a lot of emphasis on an accountability system.”
While Welner is unsure of long-term alternatives, he says tests such as the TCAP should be one of a number variables considered when comprehensively evaluating a school’s or a teacher’s performance.
“We shouldn’t be looking for magic bullets,” he said. “We could reduce the amount of testing hugely, but testing, itself, I don’t see as problematic. We need to understand the limitations of an accountability system. We’ve taken assessments as a form of information and turned them into a battering ram.”
Coffman-Lee, for one, is unafraid of battling back – even when it means controversy in the classroom or elsewhere.
The vegan tofu lover made international headlines four years ago when the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles rejected her request for a personalized license plate reading “ILOVTOFU” because of perceived sexual connotations.
“I’ve been pushed to the fringe,” Coffman-Lee said of her more recent controversies with the school district. “I’m the parent who questions things. That’s what parents should be doing. In the end, parental rights trump school rights and state rights. I had to hang up on the school principal once.”
Asp encourages concerned parents like Coffman-Lee to call their elected officials, instead of school administrators.
“We’re going to abide by the law because we’re a public entity,” he said. “If you want to make a change in this, you’ll need to go to the legislature or the state education board and register your protests there.”
Eaglecrest High School teachers and students attending the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation luncheon left to right: Director of STEM Education Richard Charles, senior Ethan Pike, senior Emma Gardner, Principal Gwen Hansen, Asst. Principal Jim Roome, Athletic Director Shane Snyder and Sci-Tech Coordinator Steve Smith.
By Jan Wondra
Outstanding educators, parent volunteers and retiring Superintendent of Cherry Creek Schools Mary Chelsey were honored at the March 15 Cherry Creek Schools Foundation luncheon, held at the DTC Hyatt Regency. A crowd of hundreds of business leaders, city government officials, educators and foundation volunteers came together for the 19th time to honor outstanding educators and volunteers. The day’s theme, “A Formula for the Future,” reiterates the foundation’s mission to fund programs that strengthen literacy and learning, while supporting teachers through professional development and classroom grants.
The day’s dynamic keynote speaker, Steve Spangler, is a former Cherry Creek School District science teacher who is known across the country as “The Science Guy.”
“Building a strong partnership with the business community has been critical to public education,” said Chelsey, acknowledging the luncheon’s key sponsors [1st Bank and EKS& H], Arrow Electronics and Great West Life. “Technology and professional equipping of our teachers are keys to the future. I believe that with the right resources and opportunities our kids do remarkable things.”
The foundation has raised and given more than $7 million to the students and staff of the Cherry Creek School District. It invests in the future of the teaching profession through the Monte C. Moses Future Educator Scholarship, a $5,000 award to a student pursuing a degree in education. The 2013 recipient, Christopher Madsen, will graduate from Cherokee Trail High School this May. He is already pursuing his passion for teaching in the Teacher Cadet program and plans to attend the University of Northern Colorado next fall.
Parent volunteers Bill and Karen Fisher received the 2013 Champions of Education award for their enormous contribution of time, energy and resources to the district since 1995. The parents of six children, their youngest now at Campus Middle School, the Fishers believe that parent involvement is key to school success. Karen currently serves on the Executive Board of the Community Asset Project and Parents’ Council.
Karen and Bill Fisher, who were honored as 2013 Champions of Education by the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, with son Michael, a junior at Cherry Creek High School, and daughter Abby, a seventh grader attending Campus Middle School. Photos by Jan Wondra
Eric Flor, honored as the 2013 Catherin Canny Educator of the Year, knows something about passion for teaching. He has served CCSD for the past 26 years as a teacher at Meadow Point Elementary, Summit and Peakview, before becoming assistant principal at Mission Viejo Elementary, then principal at Walnut Hills Elementary, before becoming executive director of Elementary Education. He retires as assistant superintendent of Educational Operations.
“What a lucky man I have been,” he said. “To have worked for CCSD has been the best decision of my life.”
Students Yoon Ji and Ka Man Ling Chen, both of Eaglecrest High School, received the 2013 AVID Giving Generation Scholarship. Chen is Chinese but was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She plans to attend the University of Colorado Denver to pursue nursing. Ji, who is originally from Korea, moved to the United States in 2003 when he first began to learn English. He’s passionate about mathematics and plans to be a doctor.
“It’s not enough just to be just enough,” Chesley said. “We want more for our students. With support such as the foundation provides, we can change the world one student at a time.”
Chesley laid out the basis for preparing students for the future, comparing the mix to the “peanut-butter-cup-ice cream” of public education.
“There has to be an effective teacher in every classroom. We have to teach teachers; this must be a value. It’s been said that we’re the only profession that has all its clients at the same time. Then someone reminded me that so do airline pilots,” she chucked. “So I’ve amended that to ‘teaching is the only profession that has all its clients at the same time without a steel door separating them from the clients.’”
The District has developed a great partnership with Great West that has funded the Great West Great Teachers program, which provides ongoing professional development. CCSD also has a unique corporate partnership with Arrow Electronics that supports technology initiatives for the district, retooling computers, data storage and software to assure that the district students have access to the latest technology.
Retiring Cherry Creek School District Superintendent Mary Chesley with daughter Kathryn Wells and grandson Austin Wells, who attends Coyote Hills Elementary.Photos by Jan Wondra
Steve Spangler, nationally-known keynote speaker (and former Cherry Creek Schools teacher) with incoming Cherry Creek School Superintendent Harry Bull.Photo courtesy of Meaghan Ross, senior at Cherry Creek High School
The Warriors Maria Haas (No. 30) rebounds the ball after a missed free throw by Fruita’s Michelle Starr-Hunter (No. 44)
Team plays Highlands Ranch March 14
By Tom Barry
On March 7, things were rocking at the Denver Coliseum as the Arapahoe High School girls took the court to play ThunderRidge in the Elite Eight.
“We played great defense and ThunderRidge only scored two points at the end of the first quarter,” said Jerry Knafelc, Arapahoe’s head coach.
ThunderRidge made a strong effort in the third period and the momentum carried into the start of the fourth period when Arapahoe turned up their defensive game.
“Kera Riley flipped a switch in the fourth period and hit two, three point shots and went six for six in free throws,” Knafelc said.
Arapahoe won the contest 54 to 45 and will now advance to the Final Four.
Arapahoe’s Maria Haas (No. 30) goes up between two Fruita players in the fourth period to score two.Photos by Tom Barry
Arapahoe annihilates Fruita
There were around 200 fans that watched the game with over half of them coming to see the Fruita team from the metro area, in a quasi-reunion of friends and family.
Fruita was strongly outpaced by the shooting of Arapahoe in the first period 22 to 2. The Warriors kept up the pace and the shot selection in the second period. In the third period, the Wildcats gave the contenders a run for their money, which was short lived as they only scored four points in the last period.
In the closing few minutes, the lady Warriors passed around the ball declining to take a shot, as they had already handily won the game. The final score was 78 to 32.
“I thought our kids rose to the occasion in the sweet 16 and played with great focus and tenacity, said Knafelc in an upbeat manner. “I just think that Fruita was not ready for the pace that we played. We played great team offense and defense that that is what we do to be successful.”
Arapahoe girls will play Highlands Ranch at the CU Events Center in Boulder on Thursday, March 14, at 8:30 p.m.
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