Denver East Claims DPS Boys Golf Championship
The Angels of Denver East were crowned champions of DPS on Wednesday at the DPS Boys Golf Varsity Cup. In one of the closest tournaments in recent memory, Denver East (219) held off late charges from Thomas Jefferson (240), Denver South (250) and George Washington (253) to bring home the title. Individually several student athletes shined, as there were four scores in the 70s. Kailer Rundkins of Denver East was the individual champion shooting an even par 70 on the day. Rounding out the top three was Brock Dowdy of Denver East (73) and Roger Nakagawa of Thomas Jefferson (73). CHSAA State Qualifying begins the week of September 21st with DPS featuring several competitors looking to qualify for the statewide tournament in October.
For a complete look at the results from the Varsity Cup and all of the DPS Tournaments of 2015, follow the link below
DPS 1st Team All League
Kailer Rundkins (East) 72.5 avg.
Brock Dowdy (East) 73.2 avg.
Roger Nakagawa (TJ) 75.2 avg.
Ryan Hunt (East) 79.2 avg.
Joseph Madden (East) 80.5 avg.
DPS 2nd Team All League
Ryan Rundles (South) 82 avg.
Sergio Quinn (South) 83.8 avg.
Jessie Aldridge (TJ) 86 avg.
Collin Waters (TJ) 86.4 avg.
Andy Villescas (TJ) 88.6 avg.
Regional Tennis Begins October 6th
5A Regional Tennis Tournaments begin October 6th, highlighted by Region 6, which will be hosted by Denver East. The defending Regional Champion Angels will host Lakewood, Coronado, Castle View, Douglas County and the FNE Warriors. DPS Runner-Up George Washington will travel to Regis Jesuit on October 7th for Region 5, while the Lancers of Abraham Lincoln travel to Fairview for Region 2. On the 4A side, Denver North, Denver South, Denver West, John F. Kennedy and Thomas Jefferson all travel to Colorado Academy starting on October 6th for Region 1 action. For a complete breakdown, follow the link below.
Denver West Moves to Top of DPS Boys Soccer Standings
With an impressive 1-0 win over the highly ranked FNE Warriors on Thursday, the Cowboys of Denver West moved to the top of the DPS Boys Soccer Standings. With an overall record of 5-0-1, the Cowboys have put together an impressive season to date, with wins over 4A powerhouses Ponderosa and Greeley Central among others. Up next for Denver West will be Dolores Huerta Prep on Saturday at 11AM followed by a massive League Matchup with Abraham Lincoln on September 29th at Abraham Lincoln High School 4PM.
For a complete look at the DPS Boys Soccer Standings follow the link below
DPS Impresses at JFK Commander Cup
The Commanders of John F. Kennedy hosted the prestigious Commander Cup XC Meet on Friday, September 25th at Bear Valley Park in Denver. The star studded field featured nineteen of the top XC programs in Colorado across all classifications.
Once again DPS put up an impressive display as Yohanes Alem of Denver South was crowned the Varsity Boys Champion and Kayla Young of Denver North was crowned the Varsity Girls Champion. Alem of Denver South will be among the frontrunners at the DPS League Championship on October 13th, while Kayla Young of Denver North will be looking to improve on her 2nd Place Overall finish at the CHSAA State Championship Meet by winning a State Title in 2015.
Other notable DPS finishers were Jacob Shipper of John F. Kennedy in the Boys Varsity Division who finished 4th Overall and Samantha Skeen of Denver North who finished 2nd Overall in the Girls Varsity Division.
For a complete look at the results follow the link below
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